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?
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:
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
Can I appear for the test?
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.
4 sections – 40 Items
3 sections – 40 items
2 tasks – 150 words
and 250 words
11 – 14 minutes
5. How can I register for
the test? What is the exam fee?
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
The scores are sent
to the student approximately 15 days after the exam.
7. How long are the scores
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.