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.

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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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I am studying in std 11..Can I prepared for IELTS??

Mansi Singh 12th Nov, 2019
Hi Limbachiya,
The minimum age to prepare for IELTS is 16 years. If you are 16 years old and hold a valid passport then you can apply for IELTS. Though there maybe exceptions for admission in particular institutions. But generally the minimum age limit is 16 years.
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hi Im doing graduation in Delhi University. and learning German language. i want to do masters in Germany. please guide about ielts exam?

Shivam bhardwaj Student Expert 12th Nov, 2019
Hello Bhanu,
Hope you are doing well.
IELTSis an English language exam that is required to be taken by international candidates considering studying or working in a country where English is the main language of communication. Most popular countries where IELTS is accepted for university admissions are the UK,Australia,New Zealand,USA, andCanada. The exam mainly measures the ability of test-takers to communicate in the four basic English language skills listening, reading, speaking, and writing. IELTS exam is jointly owned and conducted by IDP Education Australia, British Council, and Cambridge English Language Assessment.
IELTS 2019 exam is required for migration as well as academic purpose abroad in English speaking countries like Australia, UK, New Zealand, USA, and Canada. It is the only English Language Test approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) for visa applicants applying both outside and inside the UK. A lot of students get confused about why are the IELTS scores required. The simple answer to this is that foreign universities and visa granting authorities need to be sure that you will not have communication issues while staying in the country. You need to show agood understanding and strong command of the English language and that is why your overall IELTS scores are so important. Another common doubt students have is whether IELTS is acompulsory exam or not. No, IELTS isnt compulsory in all university admissions. Many universities might not even require IELTS scores for admission purposes. But remember that if you dont give IELTS, your chances of getting the student visa might suffer as the visa officers may not be convinced about your English proficiency without IELTS scores. So it is safer to appear for IELTS and aim to score at least 6 bands overall.

You can take the IELTS exam with the British Council or IDP up to once a week (four times a month). The British Council and IDP global schedule for test datesare 48 days per year.

IELTS Eligibility:
IELTS can be taken by anyone irrespective of age, gender, race, nationality or religion, however, the IELTS test is not recommended for those under 16 years of age.
Hope this will help you.
Good luck
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Highest mark in IELTS to get good scholarship

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 10th Nov, 2019

hi,

different university has different band criteria for giving scholarship. to get 8+ band in ielts is really possible for those students who are already proficient in english. getting 8+ score in ielts is fair score to get scholarship.

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Can I write IELTS to work as a gynecologist in Canada after completing my PG in Canada

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 10th Nov, 2019

hey,

IELTS examination is the language proficiency test exam for study in abroad. if you want to work in canada you need to have working visa permit. ielts exam has nothing to do with your working process. most of the candidates return india once they have completed their studies in abroad.if you want to work in any hospital of canada it is necessary to fulfill the criteria and entrance test of Canadian medical council.

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Is it mandatory to take IELTS exam after clearing the cut off for nmat? i read it somewhere...while filling the form.

Bhaskar Nakkina Student Expert 11th Nov, 2019

Hii,

The MBA entrance exam conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council is NMAT. The NMAT score is accepted by NMIMS University and other top B schools in India. IELTS is the mandatory Entrance test after clearing the Cut off for NMAT, to get admission in NMIMS Mumbai and its other campuses as well as 20 other MBA colleges in India.


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