The International English Language Testing System, or IELTS, as it is popularly called, is an English Language proficiency test that is required to be taken by non-native students so as to study in countries where the medium of instruction is English. IELTS is accepted by Universities in USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. It has become a mandatory test for study in Australia now. All other study destinations require one to appear for either the ToEFL or the IELTS.
The IELTS tests all four language skills that are important for effective communication: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The structure of the IELTS is as follows:
|Section||NTime Allocated||Scoring Sale||Description|
|Reading||60 Minutes||0-9||Reading has 3 passages and 40 items (questions). Each item is worth one mark.|
|Writing||60 Minutes||0-9||It consists of 2 tasks (Writing Task 1 and Writing Task 2) and candidates must answer BOTH tasks.|
|Listening||40 Minutes||0-9||IELTS Listening has four sections, each with 10 items (or questions). Each item is worth one mark.|
|Speaking||11-14 Minutes||0-9||IELTS Listening has four sections, each with 10 items (or questions). Each item is worth one mark.|
IELTS is conducted in India by British Council. We are now a Member of the British Council IELTS Partnership Programme and the IELTS Registration Centre for British Council. You can visit us and register at no extra cost. The registration fee for IELTS is Rs. 9300. The detailed information about registering for the IELTS can be found at www.britishcouncil.org. IELTS is offered on specific days of the year. One may access the whole schedule which can vary depending on the country by following the given link www.ielts.org or by contacting us. IELTS can be taken unlimited number of times. IELTS score will be valid for 2 years after from the date the test was taken.