WHAT IS IELTS?
(The International English Language Testing System)
This test checks the ability of English of non-native English speakers. Everybody interested in overseas study or immigration and in some cases while applying for international jobs, may be required to undergo an IELTS test. The IELTS score is required to get admission into many renowned universities across the world and a majority of immigration destinations demand their applicants to take IELTS test in order to qualify for the eligibility criteria. The IELTS test works as a perfect medium to check language proficiency and in many cases helps people to find out numerous employment opportunities. English language skills have always been one of the major selection criteria as far as the eligibility factor under the point based system is concerned. IELTS score of an immigrant applicant offers an opportunity for the immigration officers to judge the applicants for their English. Earlier, there were face-to-face interviews with the applicants and come to a final judgment but it had many loopholes and the outcome usually resulted in bias outcomes. This test helps the immigration officer to judge the candidate on the basis of all the required four skill such as understanding power, reading abilities, speaking skills and listening capabilities.
ADMINISTERS OF IELTS
IELTS test is jointly administered by the British Council, IDP IELTS Australia and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations.
TEST FORMAT OF IELTS
IELTS test is conducting in two versions – Academic and General. It is important for the student to know at first hand that in which version he/she supposed to take the test.
Out of four modules, the first three modules of the test, Writing, Reading, Listening are taken on the first day without any break .While the Speaking test can be taken either 7 days before or after the other modules or on the same day.
NEED OF TWO VERSIONS
The Academic test is for those who want to study in an English-speaking country. The General Training test is for those who want to do work experience or training programs, secondary school or migrate to an English-speaking country.
All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking tests.