IELTS - International English Language Testing System
IELTS is designed to assess the following English skills of an individual:
A candidate can choose to take one of the following exams depending on the requirement of the candidate:
- IELTS Academic: To join or study at a university at graduation and post-graduation level or to join a professional organisation in an English speaking country.
- IELTS General: To join or study courses below graduation level (example HNC/HND etc) at a college/university or to undertake work-related training in an English speaking country.
IELTS in India is conducted by British Council, University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations and the IDP: IELTS Australia.
Scale of Score
In this part, the candidate will be asked to hear 4 different monologues or recordings. the candidate will have a total of 30 minutes to listen to the recording and record their answers. An extra 10 minutes will be then allowed to transfer the answers on to the answer sheet allowing the candidate an overall time of 40 minutes to complete the listening part of the test.
In this part, the candidate will be asked to read 3 different passages containing descriptive, discursive or analytical text. The candidate can also be tested on reading graphs, illustrations or even diagrams. The candidate gets an overall time of 60 minutes to read and answer the questions from all three passages.
In this part, the candidate will be asked to write a short essay of approximately 150 words followed by another writing task of describing a chart, diagram or a graph in approximately 150 words. The candidate will be given an overall time of 60 minutes to complete this part of the test.
In this part, the candidate will be required to take a face-to-face interview with an examiner. In the interview, the candidate will be asked short question followed by speaking at a length on a familiar topic and a discussion between the examiner and the candidate.
Test centres in India
Test accepting Countries
Booking the Test
- Valid Passport
- 2 Photographs
- Demand Draft (Fees)
The test fees is currently ₹9,000 however, from 1st April 2015, the test fees is going to be ₹10,400.
You can also request your counsellor at Paramus Education to assist you with the exam booking. We will be happy to do this for you.