What is IELTS?
IELTSstands for International English Language Testing System which is one of the most widely accepted scores for language skills in countries like the USA, UK, New Zealand, Canada, and Australia, and other parts of the world as well.
This test evaluates a candidate based on –
- Reading ability
- Writing ability
- Speaking ability and
- Listening ability
The score is given between 0 to 9 where 0 is the lowest band and 9 being the highest band given to the experts in the language.
The IELTS Reading test contains 40 questions. Each correctly answered question fetches 1 mark. Therefore, the maximum score you can achieve is 40. A band score ranging from Band 1 to Band 9 is then awarded based on this score.
Time Required: 60 minutes.
When marking the Writing section of the test, examiners use detailed assessment criteria which describe written and spoken performance at each of the 9 IELTS bands.
Examiners give a band score for each of the 4 areas: Task Achievement (for Task 1), Task Response (for Task 2), Coherence and Cohesion, Lexical Resource and Grammatical Range and Accuracy. These 4 are given equal-weighted.
The writing component consists of 2 parts–one is Academic and the other one is General. Most students opt for the Academic pattern which is a bit tough, but in the General IELTS, the Candidate has to undergo Letter writing session. Task 2 carries more weightage in your final band score than Task 1.
Remember: illegible handwriting will reduce your final score.
Time Required: 60 minutes.
Examiners award a band score for each of the 4 criterion areas: Fluency and Coherence, Lexical Resource, Grammatical Range and Accuracy, and Pronunciation. These 4 get equal weightage.
There are three parts of the test and is in the form of an interview. The interview will most probably seem like a friendly conversation that typically covers some aspects of your past, present, and future situations.
Time Required: 11 to 14 minutes
The test has 40 questions. The listening materials are recorded on a cassette tape/CD/DVD and you will get a chance to hear it just once. When the recorded material ends you will have just 10 minutes to copy your answers into the answer sheet.
Time Required: 30 minutes
How Skyscape International can help you with your IELTS?
Skyscape International being one of the most experienced international visa and settlement expert also provide IETLS training. With us, you can expect –
- Great study material and properly structured course for IELTS for both intermediate and advanced level candidates
- We have both online and classroom training
- We can also personalize your training requirements as per your speed to catch up on things
- Progress reports of individual students
- Weekly lessons and doubt solving classes
- We have highly qualified and experienced trainers for IELTS
- Great infrastructure
- Other facilities
IELTS: Some Frequently Asked Questions with Their Answers (FAQs)
It entirely depends on your specific place of residence or location where you could be staying. Choose a center which is nearest to you if you are not facing the online test for the IELTS.
Again it depends on your choice. If you want to migrate to Canada, mention Canada; if you want to migrate to Australia, mention Australia.
Yes, you can! Though changes to your IELTS total do occur, don’t expect a jump of a band or more as it’s uncommon, even as you won’t get better results in the Listening or Reading papers of the exam as such cases are rare.
CLB stands for the Canadian Language Benchmarks. These are the national standards used in the nation for describing, measuring and recognizing the English-language proficiency of adult immigrants and soon-to-be immigrants, for residing and doing a job in the nation. While the CLB employs a scale of 1 to 12 points to decide language level, s the IELTS test has a score of 1 to 9 for every specific skill segment.
You must get not less than an average of 6.0 bands on the 4 sections. If you get an average of 6.5 bands on the 4 sections or at least 6.0 bands in each, you will be deemed a competent user. But if you manage to get an average score of 9.0, you will be considered an expert user with full, native-like fluency – both in creating the language and fiuring it out.
Yes, for Express Entry (EE) and some Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs), it’s! However, if you get very low IELTS score, it doesn’t mean you won’t necessarily get an Invitation to Apply (ITA) or that the door to Canada immigration has been shut for you. A low IELTS score though will affect your total Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, in the process, weakening your immigration chances.
You can try the PNP route as most PNPs accept applicants with even low IELTS scores. Some don’t even require IELTS Test results.
We offer dedicated IELTS classes to help you prepare for the crucial step and have expert language instructor guiding and helping you prepare for it. Through practice tests, in exam like conditions, we provide guidance and assistance to crack the exam with high scores. We inform the candidates about the kinds of questions asked, and how to answer these, for the best possible results.
Yes, it’s! Till September 30, this year it’s complimentary! So hury! Time is running out!
Yes, you can as we DO offer IELTS coaching to help you prepare and get a good score without you having to get visa services from us. You have to pay 8000 INR only for this.
We have an experienced IELTS instructor who provides the training and language support to help you do well for the important exam.
No, we don’t! It’s your learning and grasping skills that decide how well you will perform at the IELTS exam though we leave no stones unturned to equip you well on all the 4 fronts of the test–reading, writing, speaking and listening. If any service provider gives you any sort of 100% guarantee, stay away! It could be just trying to fleece you and playing with your worst fears.