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IELTS: International English Language Testing System

The IELTS test is taken by students who are interested in furthering their academic careers. The competitiveness of college admissions dictates a good IELTS score as a minimum to even be considered by some colleges. The IELTS test requires that you understand the underlying concepts of the English language. The University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES), the British Council and IDP Education Australia jointly manage the IELTS. Most universities in UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand accept an IELTS overall band score of 6.0 or 6.5 for entering academic programmes.

  • The IELTS test covers 4 content areas:

    • Writing- 60 minutes
    • Reading- 60 minutes
    • Listening – 28-30 minutes
    • Speaking- 12-14minutes
  • The maximum amount of time allowed to take the IELTS test - 2 hours and 45 minutes.
  • The key IELTS testing tips are stated as follows
    1. Improve your writing skills.
    2. Review reading passages that frequently occur on the IELTS test.
    3. Improve your vocabulary.
    4. Be familiar with the format of the IELTS test.
    5. Practice intensely for the listening and speaking tests on the IELTS test.
  • Select one answer per question. Do not leave questions blank.

  • Books for preparation: Cambridge IELTS, Ace The IELTS.
  • Test Fees: 7200 INR.
Published date : 30 Aug 2009 05:47PM

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