International Languages Testing System, managed jointly by BC (British Council) and IDP. IELTS is a standardized test for non-native speakers of English who aspire to study abroad or/and work or/and to migrate to a country where English is the native.
The IELTS is a globally recognised English test. Statistics show that over 1.4 million applicants take the test each year to apply for overseas education and employment. Over 6,000 institutions in 135 countries recognise this test.
The IELTS is conducted in over 500 international centres, four times in a month. A number of people from different backgrounds appear for the test, making it one of the most accepted forms of international testing. This makes it imperative for aspirants to plan a structured preparation before taking the IELTS.
|Skill||NO. of Question||No. of Section||Time|
|Speaking||-||4||11 - 14 Mins|
|Reading||40||3 Passages||1 Hour|
|Writing||2||2 Essays||1 Hour|
IELTS is a 3 hour 15 minute exam. Speaking is tested on an entirely different day post/prior to listening, reading and writing tests.
ISDP – Integrated Skill Development Programme, one of its kind course, is developed by language experts at MSKOOLS. This program looks into all the four skills in both perspectives: individual and integrated ways. The activities involved are designed for paper based, internet based and scenario based tests.
IELTS Listening and Reading papers have 40 items, each carrying one mark. Band scores (ranging from Band 1 to Band 9) are awarded depending on their raw scores.
Detailed performance descriptors function as a strict rubric for examiners marking the Writing and Speaking sections of the IELTS exam.
The performance descriptors describe the candidate performance level at each of the 9 bands.
The four criteria on which the examiners award a band score in the Writing Section are:
Similarly, the four criteria on which the examiners award a band score in the Speaking section are:
The IELTS exam fees is Rs. 11,100/-.
Request for Transfer of Test Dates :
If you cancel your test or request a transfer of the IELTS exam up to five weeks prior to the scheduled test date, the test centre will charge an administration fee. An administrative charge of INR 2,825 (Two Thousand Eight Hundred Twenty Five only) (including Service Tax) is applicable.
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