1. What is IELTS?
IELTS is the International English Language Testing System. It measures ability to communicate in English across all four-language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – for people who intend to study or work where English is the language of communication.
It has two modules - Academic and General.

2. Who takes it and why?
Any student who is seeking admission into a foreign university can take this exam to show his English proficiency. For Australia, IELTS is MUST.
Now depending on what student is going for, he can choose academic or general module:
• Academic module should be taken by those applying for tertiary,    undergraduate and postgraduate courses and for professional registration.
• General Training module should be taken by those undertaking training    programs, not at degree level and for Immigration. This module is not    designed to test the full range of formal language skills required for academic    purposes.
3. When Can I appear for the test?
IELTS is held a limited number of times each month at different locations. One can choose the center of his choice and can reserve a seat. Registration for a specific test date closes 15 days prior to the test date.

4. What are the format and the duration of the test?
The complete test takes 2 hours and 45 minutes.
Test Section questions Time
Listening 4 sections – 40 Items 30 minutes
General/Academic Reading 3 sections – 40 items 60 minutes
General Writing/Academic Writing 2 tasks – 150 words and 250 words 60 minutes
Speaking   11 – 14 minutes

5. How can I register for the test? What is the exam fee?
One can register via IDP or BRITISH COUNCIL. These two testing agencies conduct IELTS. We are glad to announce that we are authorized IELTS booking center. So students can take the advantage of registering from CAREER MAKERS. The current exam fee is Rs.8900.

6. When will I receive my scores?
The scores are sent to the student approximately 15 days after the exam.

7. How long are the scores valid?
The scores are valid for 2 years.

8. What is the maximum score and what is considered a good score?
The candidate is evaluated on a scale of 9 or 9 bands. A band score of 7 and above 7 is considered good.
9. For any further information and recent updates related to the examination log on to through BRITISH COUNCIL and through IDP.
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