IELTS is an English Language Proficiency Exam for studying or immigrating to English speaking countries.
IELTS is available in both paper-based and computer-delivered formats with an option of
taking either Academic IELTS or General Training IELTS
Suitable for students intending to study abroad and is conducted 4 times in a month. Test takers are required to sit at a desk and attempt the test traditionally via pen and paper
Suitable for aspirants intending to immigrate and is conducted 4 times in a month. Test takers are required to sit at a desk and attempt the test traditionally via pen and paper.
Suitable for students intending to study abroad and is conducted multiple times in a month. Test takers are required to attempt the test via computer at a test center.
Suitable for aspirants intending to immigrate and is conducted multiple times in a month. Test takers are required to attempt the test via computer at a test center.
Differences between Academic and GT IELTS?
Which one you need?
The IELTS Exam is classiﬁed into Academic and General Training types. The one you need will depend upon whether you want to study or immigrate. Read on to know more.
Suitable for students intending to study abroad Accepted by all institutions across USA, Canada, New Zealand, UK, Australia, Ireland, and more Comprises of topics suitable for anyone entering university or college Academic IELTS is diﬃcult than General Training IELTS
Suitable for aspirants intending to immigrate to a new country Accepted for immigration purposes to Canada, UK, USA, Australia, and New Zealand Comprises of topics based on general interest General Training IELTS is easier than Academic IELTS
taken every year
Over 3400 American colleges and universities accept IELTS
Widely accepted by Ivy League Institutions too
Preferred English test for students intending to study in the USAWant to study in the USA? Book an Appointment
Accepted by the Citizenship and Immigration Canada and IRCC
All Canadian universities and colleges prefer IELTS over any other English test
General Training IELTS mandatory to gain Canadian Permanent ResidencyWant to study in Canada? Book an Appointment
All British universities prefer IELTS scores over any other test
IELTS UKVI - the only test meeting the requirements of United Kingdom Visas and Immigration
Test jointly owned by UK based British Council and Cambridge AssessmentWant to study in United Kingdom? Book an Appointment
Preferred English test by Australian Universities and Department of Home Affairs
Test jointly owned by Australia based IDP: IELTS Australia
Required by the Home Affairs Australia for the Permanent ResidencyWant to study in Australia? Book an Appointment
New Zealand Government requests IELTS as evidence of English language proficiency
Widely accepted by all New Zealand universities and colleges
IELTS score mandatory to attain Permanent ResidencyWant to study in New Zealand? Book an Appointment
Accepted by all Irish Institutions including UCD and Trinity College Dublin
Mandatory for Nursing Registration in the country
Required by the Irish High Commission to prove English language proficiencyWant to study in Ireland? Book an Appointment
The IELTS exam aims to assess your english language skills across 4 sections which include Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking. The IELTS Academic and IELTS general test formats vary for reading and writing sections.
The IELTS Exam is scored from 0 to 9 Bands where 0 is the lowest and 9 highest. Test takers also receive individual scores for each section and the overall band score is the average of each band score. Overall band scores are calculated to the nearest whole or half band.
|band score||skill level|
|9||Expert user with full operational command of the language|
|8||Very Good user with full operational command of the language with occasional errors|
|7||Good user with an operational command of the language with occasional errors, misunderstandings, and inaccuracies|
|6||Comptent user with effective command of the language despite errors, misunderstandings, and inaccuracies|
|5||Modest user with partial command of the language and likely to make mistakes|
|4||Limited user with basic command of the language and frequent mistakes, inaccuracies, and errors|
|3||Extremely Limited user with the ability to understand general meanings in familiar situations|
|2||Intermittent user with great difficulty in understanding or writing the language|
|1||Non user with no ability to understand the language|
|0||Did not attempt the test|
Many Universities ask for a similar TOEFL or PTE scores when one has given IELTS or vice-versa. Generally, a comparison is needed to examine admission eligibility for a selected institute.
The 3 language tests are like one another as they are dissimilar. Every one of them measures all the specified skills of the English Language. The price of these tests is roughly same and the time duration differs out slightly. All 3 tests are on the market in India at most of the main centers throughout the year. Each of these tests have their benefits, and downsides over others.
|IELTS Academic||TOEFL iBT||PTE Academic||Proficiency Level|
It works wonders to get over the exam anxiety. Make sure you sleep well a night before the test and wake up fresh to ace the exam!
If you ﬁnd your heart rate rising before the exam, take a deep breathe in and then out. It will help you calm down and control your nerves
Most students worry too much. Even if you are not able to get the desired score, just know that you can try again. The key is not to lose heart
If you can’t sleep a night before the exam due to stress, calm yourselves down by listening to music. It will relax your mind and help you fall asleep
Eat healthy breakfast or chat with a close friend. Do whatever makes you happy so that you are in a good mood when you reach the test center
The world is not going to end if you don’t ace the exam in the first go. There are opportunities available all around you, stop worrying and focus
Both paper-based and computer-delivered IELTS cost INR 14000 which can be either booked online or by visiting a British Council Partner or an IDP oﬃce throughout India. The test fee can be paid either by,
The test taker can request both IDP and British Council a revaluation of the IELTS test in case they are not satisﬁed with the result.
The Test Report Form contains all the vital information of your test including the test date, test center, band scores, and your personal information.