What is IELTS?
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What is IELTS? - IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System. In this article candidates can know all about IELTS.


Reach: Score accepted by 7000+ institutions in over 130 countries; over 1.7 million candidates appear every year at more than 800 test centres; available on 48 fixed dates a year up to 4 times a month; 64 test centres in India; held usually on Saturdays & Thursdays.

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IELTS Versions & Format: Two versions - The Academic module and The General Training module

About IELTS Test: Four parts that take 2 hours 45 minutes. Listening, Reading & Writing tests are done in one sitting while Speaking test may be on the same date. 1 copy of your test report and up to 5 test report forms (TRFs) posted to your desired institution(s).

Conducting Authority: IELTS is jointly managed by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL)

Cost of Test: Academic and General Training tests cost the same: around Rs 7,900-Rs 8,900 in India.

Test Scores: There is no pass or fail report. IELTS uses a 9-point scoring system-the Overall Band Score (OBS) where total score varies between 0-9. Candidates receive their Test Report Form in 13 days after the test date

Validity: Scores are valid for two years. One can apply for an enquiry on results procedure within 6 weeks of the test date. You pay an enquiry fee, which is fully refunded if your band score changes

Website: www.ielts.org

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IELTS Test Pattern

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what is the cost of hotel management course in canada ????

Snehlata Sinha Student Expert 21st Jan, 2020

Hey,

This depends on which university you wish to go and the city where you want to reside.

The living costs do vary from province to province and within a province city to city.

The estimation of costs will be provided to you in the admission letter you receive from the university.

Alternatively you can obtain admission handbooks from few universities and there will be indication of costs for tuition fees, living expenses and medical insurance etc.


Hope this helps.

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As I Pursuing my engineering in electrical and electronics engineering is IELTS / TOFEL exams are suitable for me to enter MS in Germany for Abroad

Archita Aggarwal 16th Jan, 2020

Hii

If you want to pursue your MS in Germany abroad, first you need to find out which college are you exactly aiming for and then decide to weather go for IELTS/TOEFL. Some universities do accept IELTS and some do accept TOEFL as a proof for your English proficiency. Without proving your English proficiency you can not go for studying Abroad

Hope this answer helps.

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how much does it cost overall to study PhD biochemistry at mit uk. and wat should be my GRE and TOEFL/ IELTS scores ?

Ameya Narendra Parkar 13th Jan, 2020
Dear Aishwarya,
I would like to tell you that PhD in biology is available at MIT, in that you can choose your research area as biochemistry.
PhDs are usually full funded but if theres any tuition fee present then your PI can only tell you about that.

  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
Minimum score required: 6.5
Electronic scores send to: MIT Graduate Admissions

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Minimum score required: 90 (iBT) 577 (PBT)
  • Institute code: 3514
  • Department code: 35

I hope this information helps you

all the best
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hi, i wanted to do mba from Germany with a government college but i have less than 60%(59.7) in my graduation(B.sc) so am i eligible if not so if i score good in gmat/ielts/toefl will this help me to get the admission in public college of Germany. i have a experience of 2 years in IT.

Sanjay Khandelwal 8th Jan, 2020
Hello
For different university and college there are different eligibility criteria, you must have 6-6.5 IELTS score for that, work experience is not compulsory but they will consider during application, they may have interview also. You can do MBA but you must see the criteria in University you wish to desire. In B-School that will not be a problem i think. If you can mention any college then i can help further.
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How can I get into the MBA courses of top business schools in USA? Should I take GRE or GMAT? TOEFL or IELTS? Which are the best coaching institutes to prepare for these exams?

Leon George 3rd Jan, 2020

Hello Tamaghna,

Yes to get into top business schools in USA, you can either take GRE or GMAT for getting into one of the best and top business schools of USA.

TOEFL and IELTS  are exam for non native English speakers. TOEFL only tests academic subjects whereas the IELTS academic option will have academic reading and writing sections with general listening and speaking sections.

The top business schools in USA are-

  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Stanford University
  • Harvard University
  • Columbia University
  • University of Chicago
  • Yale University
  • Duke University

Good coaching institutes for GRE and GMAT are-

  • Career Launcher
  • AIEL
  • Jamboree
  • Gateway Abroad
  • Fateh Education
  • Tutor Jar

These are some of the best coaching centre for GRE and GMAT

Thank you

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