International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
About IELTS 2020
The International English Language Testing System or IELTS 2020 is an internationally accepted English language proficiency test conducted by the British Council, IDP Education, Cambridge Assessment English. IELTS is conducted for those candidates who want to study or work abroad and whose first language is not English. The IELTS 2020 scores will be used to satisfy English language proficiency requirements for various undergraduate and postgraduate programs as well as visa application requirements. There are universally three governing bodies for the IELTS namely, British Council, IDP IELTS: Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment. There are two types of IELTS examinations which are the IELTS Academic test which is more suitable for candidates seeking admission to a foreign college or university and the IELTS General test which is suitable for candidates seeking foreign employment. IELTS scores are accepted internationally in nearly all countries and the scores are valid for up to 2 years after the date of the exam.
IELTS 2020 Highlights
|Full Exam Name||International English Language Testing System|
|Short Exam Name||IELTS|
|Conducting Body||British Council|
|Exam Level||University Level Exam|
|Mode of Application||Offline / Online|
|Application Fee (General)||13250 Rs [Offline] +1 More|
|Mode of Exam||Online and Offline|
|Exam Duration||2 Hours 45 Minutes|
According to the governing bodies, there are no eligibility criteria of IELTS 2020 exam which needs to be met in order for a candidate to give the IELTS exam except that the candidate must carry a valid passport at the time of the exam. The IELTS 2020 exam has no eligibility criteria as it is a test of proficiency in the English language and is, therefore, open to candidates of all ages and backgrounds.
Mode of Application : Offline and Online
Mode of Payment : Credit Card | Debit Card | Demand Draft
The IELTS exam is available on 48 fixed dates throughout the year, 4 times a month. In order to apply for the IELTS 2020 exam, candidates must follow fill the application form and schedule the test. However, it is advised that the candidates must find a nearby test centre before applying for the exam.
Step 1 - Visit the registration link on the official British Council portal for IELTS
Step 2 - The candidate must select the format of the IELTS examination he or she wishes to give i.e. IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training.
Step 3 - Register for the IELTS by filling in the requisite details.
Step 4 - The candidate can then select available test dates at the required test location as per his or her convenience.
Step 5 - The final step in the application process is the payment of the exam fees which can be done via credit card, debit card, or demand draft. The application fee of IELTS for India is Rs 4000.
|SC, General, OBC, ST||Offline, Online||Male, Female, Transgender||₹ 13250|
In order to score well in the IELTS 2020 test, candidates should keep the following preparation tips in mind:
IELTS Reading Preparation tips:
- Candidates should read slowly and understand the nuances of each sentence in the passage before attempting to answer questions.
- Candidates should work on vocabulary and read long texts beforehand to gain familiarity with the types of questions that will confront them on the test day.
IELTS Writing Preparation tips:
- Candidates should practice writing and expression opinions with clarity in order to score well on the writing section.
- Practice should be carried out in a timed environment to give the candidate a semblance of what he or she will have to face on the test day.
IELTS Listening Preparation tips:
- Candidates should practice listening to various accents and enunciation styles to avoid surprises on the test day.
- Candidates must harness the power of multitasking and take comprehensive notes during listening exercises in order to appropriately answer the questions.
IELTS Speaking Preparation tips:
- Candidates should practise oral communication in English in order to gain fluency.
- Candidates must ensure clear enunciation and refrain from hesitation in a conversation.
The IELTS 2020 exam pattern is the same for IELTS Academic and IELTS General Tests. The two tests only differ in the type of questions presented in the reading and writing sections of the test.
The IELTS 2020 exam comprises 4 sections or parameters in which a candidate's proficiency in English is evaluated:
The reading, writing and listening sections are conducted in one slot and the speaking module is conducted in a separate slot which is in a 7-day window after or before the reading-writing-listening slot.
IELTS 2020 Exam Pattern
|Section||Duration||No. of Questions|
|Speaking||11-14 minutes||3 part conversation|
The speaking module comprises 3 part one-on-one conversations with an IELTS representative and the component is scored on the basis of the candidate's oral performance in a life-like environment. Candidates are given the option to take the speaking test on any other day.
Practising and solving IELTS 2020 mock tests is integral for comprehensive preparation for the IELTS 2020 exam. Candidates can easily access free IELTS mock tests for both the IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training tests from the Careers360 sample paper store.
All the sample tests contain the following four modules for preparation:
- IELTS Reading
- IELTS Writing
- IELTS Listening
- IELTS Speaking
IELTS 2020 Exam Centers
Documents Required at Exam
- Current valid government issued passport
The IELTS 2020 results are generally available 13 days after the test date. The IELTS results can be accessed online via the candidate's IELTS registration account using the candidate's passport number and registration number. However, the result of the computer-delivered exam is made available after 5-7 days of the exam date.
IELTS 2020 scores are calculated on a 1-9 point scale which is a mean of the individual sectional scores. If the average of the sectional scores ends in 0.25 then the overall score is rounded off to the next half band. In the situation that the average of the sectional scores ends in 0.75 then the overall IELTS score is rounded off to the next full band.
Questions related to IELTS
I cant speak fluent English can I attend IELTS if any chance is there to clear the exam
Hope your doing good
- The benchmark for testing the proficiency of English of a candidate is really set at a high level. So when a candidate thinks about taking the test, he should first assess his depth of knowledge in the English language.
- If you want to learn fast, then work harder. Learn in a scientific and systematic way. Be patient you can’t learn overnight.
- When you are learning ‘Spoken English,’ right from the word go start speaking and thinking in English.
Thinking in English? Sounds strange? But its’ a must for learner. Basically, learners from Non-English speaking countries think in their mother tongue and then translate into English. Its’ a completely wrong way, you must think in English.
Try your best to overcome your ‘Mother Tongue Bias.’ Its’ one of the biggest problems in case of the ‘Non-Native English Speakers.’ Read something loudly, record it using any device, then listen the recorded version to spot the difference and try to rectify it by repeating the process.
When you are learning ‘Spoken English,’ right from the word go start speaking and thinking in English.
Try to take up more mock tests and sample tests for more clarity and confidence.
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what is the minimum marks required for applying for the ielts test
This year onward there are no minimum IELTS Eligibility criteria 2020 set by the conducting bodies like IDP and British Council for the IELTS exam.
IELTS is an exam which is accepted by countries where English is the main language for communication purposes. It might be one of the basis for employment into an organization, or eligibility for admission into a particular institute, or a compulsion for the purpose of migration into a specific country.
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I hope it helps you.
Happy learning! !
any chances is there to conducte IELTS exam in this year ?2020
I have done my BDS from Bangalore. Will SAT, IELTs, and TOEFL be of any use for doing my MDS in foreign??
Yes , your mentioned exams SAT, TOFEL, IELTS will be helpful for getting into foreign universities for MDS , almost all Universities in maximum countries require one English language proficiency test which may be either TOFEL or IELTS , now it's your choice which one you will go for and now if it is about SAT so in such it is not mandatory but majority of University accept your admission through SAT exam also, while apart from this some other exams are also accepted for admission in foreign universities .
Best of luck.
is ielts exam happening right now..please tell me
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