IELTS Selection Procedure 2019
Ranjini Basu, 09 May 2019, #IELTS
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IELTS Selection Procedure 2019: The scores of IELTS 2019 as conducted by British Council, and IDP: IELTS Australia is accepted by over 10,000 organisations and institutions across the globe, according to the selection procedure of IELTS 2019. While the IELTS selection procedure 2019 depends on the eligibility criteria set by the respective organisations or universities the candidate will be applying to, aspirants should ideally have scored at least 6-band or above to qualify for most of the standard institutions. If aspirants are desirous of bagging a seat in the top colleges, an overall 7/7.5 band IELTS score or above would be beneficial. The sectional scores should be somewhere between band 7- 8. The IELTS 2019 selection procedure depends largely on the version of the test one is opting for. According to the test pattern of IELTS, it is conducted in two formats - IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. As the purpose of the two versions of the IELTS test is different, the exam pattern also differs for Reading and Writing modules. In this article, candidates check the complete information related to IELTS selection process 2019.

Selection Procedure of IELTS 2019- IELTS Academic and General Training

Purpose

IELTS Test version

Study at university at undergraduate or postgraduate level, join a professional organisation in an English-speaking country

IELTS Academic

Study at below degree level, work or undertake work-related training in an English-speaking country, emigrate to an English-speaking country

For resident visa/work permit

IELTS General Training

The version of IELTS 2019 can be selected by candidates depending on the institution or organisation they wish to get admission. As no specific IELTS eligibility criteria are prescribed by the IELTS conducting bodies, hence there is no specific IELTS selection procedure 2019 for any college/ university. However, as the selection procedure of IELTS 2019 varies between organisations, candidates need to be thorough with the admission requirements of the respective institute at the time of filling up of the IELTS application form. While every organisation sets its own entry requirements pertaining to the IELTS 2019 selection procedure, in some cases both versions of IELTS may be accepted as well.

Further, the IELTS score also varies according to countries, universities and the programme the student is applying to. To cite an example, most of the business schools in the USA accept an IELTS score band of above 7 while those in Oceania or Asia accept IELTS score above 5.5 in the IELTS selection procedure 2019.

IELTS requirements of the world’s top universities in the USA in 2019

Name of InstitutionCountryIELTS minimum requirement (undergraduate programmes)IELTS minimum requirement (postgraduate programmes)
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyUSA77
California Institute of TechnologyUSA77
Harvard UniversityUSA77
University of MichiganUSA77
Yale UniversityUSA77
University of ChicagoUSA77
University of PennsylvaniaUSA77
Johns Hopkins UniversityUSA77
University of California, BerkeleyUSA77
Columbia UniversityUSA77
New York UniversityUSA7.57.5
University of MinnesotaUSA6.56.5


IELTS requirements of the world’s top universities in the UK in 2019

Name of InstitutionCountryIELTS minimum requirement (undergraduate programmes)IELTS minimum requirement (postgraduate programmes)
University of OxfordUK77.5
University of CambridgeUK77
Imperial College LondonUK77
London School of Economics and Political ScienceUK77.5
University of NottinghamUK77
University College LondonUK6.56.5
University of EdinburghUK6.56.5
Durham UniversityUK6.56.5
University of BristolUK66
University of BirminghamUK66.5
Queen Mary University of LondonUK66.5
University of LeedsUK66.5

*Source - British Council

Candidates can check IELTS Result 2019/ IELTS Band here!

The IELTS syllabus covers four English skills, namely Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The tests should be covered within a total duration of 2 hours 45 minutes. While the Listening, Reading and Writing modules are conducted on the same day; the Speaking module may be either conducted on the same day or within seven days before or after the test. Universities refer to the overall IELTS scores/band of the candidates in the IELTS selection procedure 2019. Worldwide, there are more than 1,100 test centres for administering the IELTS Test. Test dates can be scheduled by the aspirants from the list of given IELTS test dates. However, confirmation on the IELTS test date will be received only if there are available seats as on the chosen date. More than three million IELTS tests are taken each year. Aspirants who wish to pursue education or work opportunities abroad may appear for the IELTS exam. For guidance regarding preparation for IELTS, prospective test takers can refer to the free IELTS sample papers available for download.

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