The International English Language Testing System, IELTS, is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who intend to work or study in a country where English is the primary language of communication.
IELTS is administered by the British Council, The University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL), and International Development Program (IDP).
IELTS score is recognized by universities, employers, government immigration agencies and other professional bodies in many countries including UK, USA, Australia and Canada. There are many institutes and visa consultancies that offer IELTS coaching in Ahmedabad.
Structure of the Test
The IELTS is structured to assess the students on four levels: Listening, Writing, Speaking and Reading English. The test is created to reflect the type of language spoken every day in any English-speaking country and also covers variations such as British, American and Australian English. The total time for the examination is of 2 hours and 45 minutes.
Types of IELTS Exam
The IELTS exam is of two kinds, IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. IELTS academic is for the students who are looking to apply in foreign universities for courses of Under Graduate or Post Graduate level.
The IELTS General Training is for people who are looking to migrate into an English speaking country, for work training or for studying courses that are below degree level.
Visa consultancies and IELTS coaching institutes in Ahmedabad help the aspirants choose the correct examination for them.
IELTS does not have a Pass or Fail score. The candidates are scored between 0-9 for each section of the test, that is, Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. Fraction scores like 7.5 or 4.6 are also awarded. International Universities usually ask for a minimum overall score of 6 and a minimum score of 4 in each section.
To prepare for this exam, candidates can study themselves or enroll into various IELTS coaching institutes in Ahmedabad. To start with, they should first familiarize themselves with the format of the paper.
They should focus on understanding the questions and types of tasks associated with the various sections. Many sample practice test papers are available online that aid in the preparations.