IELTS is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is the first language of communication. IELTS is jointly managed by University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL), British Council and IDP Australia. IELTS conforms to the highest international standards of language assessment. It covers the four language skills- Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. IELTS is recognized by universities and employers in almost all countries, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the USA. The total Duration of IELTS is approximately 3 hours, including the Speaking module.
The Academic Module assesses whether a candidate is ready to study or train in the medium of English at either the undergraduate or postgraduate level. Admission of undergraduate and postgraduate courses should be based on the results of this module. An overall score of 6.5 is considered good for Most Of the Universities- but the range may vary from 5.5 (for Diploma Courses) to 7 or 7.5 Bands (for Health & Education related courses.) The General Training Module emphasizes language skills in broad social and workplace contexts. It is required for candidates who are going to migrate or planning to undertake work experience or training program to an English-speaking country- such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the UK. The acceptable score may vary from 6 (Actual Photograph of Insight Classroom) Bands to 7 Bands Overall- Depending upon the Category of Migration & the requirement of the employer.
|Section||Number of Questions||Duration|
|Listening||4 Sections; 40 Questions||30 mts.+ 10 mts. To Transfer|
|Academic/General Reading||3 Sections; 40 Questions||60 minutes|
|Academic/ General Writing||2 Tasks; 150/250 words||60 minutes|
|Speaking||Personal Interview; 3 Sections||11-15 minutes|
(Source: Official IELTS site – www.ielts.org )