What is the IELTS?

The International English Language Testing System, or IELTS as it is more commonly known, is an English language competency exam that non-native students must take in order to study in countries where English is the primary language of instruction. Universities in Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States recognise IELTS. It is now a requirement for studying in Australia.

If you want to take the IELTS, you should be aware that there are two sorts of IELTS exams: Academic and General. For all students, the Listening and Speaking sections are the same. The Reading and Writing components of IELTS Academic and IELTS General, on the other hand, differ. Make certain you understand which form of exam is ideal for you.


What is IELTS Academic?

The IELTS Academic is required of working professionals and students who wish to pursue further education at colleges or institutes overseas. There are four sections in this test:

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Listening: You must listen to four distinct recordings of native English speakers speaking in this segment. Following each recording, you will be asked a series of questions. The first two portions are about ordinary social situations, while the latter two are about educational and training situations.

Reading: This portion is 60 minutes long and includes three lengthy passages. These general texts are drawn from books, journals, periodicals, and newspapers. For replies, students are expected to skim and read these passages.

Writing: The IELTS writing test is 60 minutes long. The first assignment in the test is to write a 150-word description of a table, chart, or diagram. The second challenge requires you to compose a 250-word short essay.

Speaking: It takes around 11-14 minutes to complete the IELTS speaking test. This is a face-to-face interview portion of the test. The interview resembles a discussion between the examiner and the test taker. It helps you to naturally converse with the examiner about a known topic.

What is IELTS General Training?

 IELTS General is taken by anyone asking for a visa to travel to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom, as well as students wishing to enrol in high school or a vocational training programme.

IELTS General Training assesses your ability to communicate in English in a more realistic and everyday setting. It is divided into four sections:

In terms of format and complexity, the Listening and Speaking tests are identical to IELTS Academic. The following are the other two sections:

Reading: The IELTS General reading test lasts 60 minutes and is divided into three components. The first two parts contain short factual paragraphs about issues that are important to everyday living, such as job applications, corporate policies, and so on. One lengthier and more sophisticated paragraph appears in the third and final portion.

Writing:It takes 60 minutes to finish the IELTS General Writing part. It demands you to write a 150-word letter as well as a 250-word essay.

What is the IELTS scoring system?

  • Scoring is between 0 (minimum) and 9 (maximum) with a 0.5 band increment. Four scores are reported on the IELTS™:
  • Reading score said on a 0-9 band scale, with 0.5 band increment
  • Listening score reported on a 0-9 band scale, with 0.5 band increment
  • Writing score reported on a 0-9 band scale, with 0.5 band increment
  • Speaking score reported on a 0-9 band scale, with 0.5 band increment

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