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About IELTS 2021
The International English Language Testing System or IELTS 2021 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 2021 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.
What is IELTS?
International English Language Test (IELTS) is an exam that is designed to help students aspiring to study, work in or migrate to countries such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and USA where English is the native language. The IELTS exam is used to assess the ability of students to listen, read, write and speak in English. IELTS exam is graded on a scale of 1 to 9 and the scores used for admissions. The British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English are joint owners for IELTS.
IELTS 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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.
|General, OBC, SC, ST||Offline, Online||Transgender, Female, Male||₹ 13250|
IELTS 2021 Syllabus
In order to score well in the IELTS 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 mock tests is integral for comprehensive preparation for the IELTS 2021 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 2021 Exam Centers
Documents Required at Exam
- Current valid government issued passport
The IELTS 2021 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 2021 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
SIR PLEASE TELL ME if MY 12TH SCIENCE PERSENTAG 75 CAN I APPLY IELTS AND HOW MANY BENDS GET TO GO TO CANADA AND CAN YOU TELL ME THE ADMISSION PROCESSES ? THANK YOU
First of all when it comes to the eligibility criteria for IELTS, candidates are required to be above 16 years, there is no such educational qualification or aggregate for that matter, now IELTS is of two types, one for academic purpose and another is for work purpose/migration, now the question about band is more dependent on the course and university you'll be applying for but you haven't mentioned much details regarding , this generally securing 6.5 band or above helps, this is just an average score, when it comes to admission process there are many more factors taken into consideration,, to know more about IELTS , visit our page at https://studyabroad.careers360.com/exams/ielts
where to learn English fluently (0tohero) in Bangalore?
Online sites classes running in offline mode where you can learn everything from the basics to the advanced level of English proficiency and writing.
Some of the best online sites for English Speaking are- Udemy, learn English.com, English specialisation course by course, British Council English Classes, etc. There are multiple offline modes of coaching institutes in areas such as electronic City, Begur, etc. Where you can learn English speaking.
Hope this information helps you!!
HELLO SIR SIR CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME CAN I GO CANADA AFTER 12TH SCIENCE OR AFTER B.E I CHOOS MY COURSE COMPUTER SCIENCE AND I BELONG GENERAL CETGARI AND TOTAL COST OF IT PLEASE GUIDE ME.. THANK YOU
To go to Canada for further studies, you first need to clear IELTS exam , it is an international English language testing system , every one who wants to go Canada either for business or studies need to clear this exam. this exam is basically to check your proficiency in English language. And next, you need to take admission in any college there to get the study visa (you can report to any nearby Visa/passport consultant for more information). Also, it will cost you around 18-19 lakhs (including admission in the college there).
Hope I answered your query, thankyou!
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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Goodluck for everything ahead:)
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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Happy learning! !