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Overview of IELTS test

Jan 7th 2015 at 10:15 PM

The International English Language Testing system, abbreviated to IELTS, is a standard test, which is conducted and managed by the British Council, the university of Cambridge examination and IDP Education Pvt Ltd. This test is generally organized to evaluate the proficiency of an individual in English. IELTS test has very great significance. Every year, more than 1.4 million of people all around the world take this test to pursue education in foreign universities and for the migration purposes.


IELTS test is very similar to TOEFL and is very important for non-native English speakers for study abroad and migration purposes. This test is conducted in two categories- Academic and General. The Academic category is designed for the students from countries where English is not the native language. Those who want to pursue higher education in countries like New Zealand, USA, Canada and Australia, need to take the test compulsorily. The general category is designed for those who want to migrate to a country which requires the IELTS test report during visa processing.


The IELTS test comprises of four modules, including writing reading listening. Except speaking, the three modules-reading, writing and listening have to complete on the same day. The speaking module could be conducted before and after the others modules. It has duration between fourteen to fifteen minutes, while the listening module has duration of thirty minutes and other parts have a time limit of sixty minute.


The IELTS report comprises of nine band scale, where each scale represents the level of the candidate in the English writing, reading, listening and speaking. The applicants need to score 5.5 to 7 on the band scale to get admission in a foreign university. Some universities and colleges require foreign candidates to have band score between 8 to 8.5 to get admission in their preferred course.


IELTS coaching in Jaipur is very helpful for the students to perform better on the test. Coaching not only helps in improving your English level, but also enhances your skills in all the four modules of language. Moreover, it also helps students to familiarize with the recent IELTS test format. A good and renowned coaching center not only over the course, but also helps students in making good strategies an applying the best techniques to perform better on the test.


AEC Overseas is the leading IELTS coaching center and renowned for offering quality training and courses for IELTS, GMAT, TOEFL and SAT tests.


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