About IELTS 2020

The International English Language Testing System or IELTS 2019 is an internationally accepted English language proficiency accreditation which is required by candidates who want to study or work abroad and whose first language is not English. The IELTS 2019 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
Languages English
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

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According to the three governing bodies, there are no eligibility criteria of IELTS 2019 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 2019 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 : Online and Offline

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 2019 exam, candidates must follow the given procedure:

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 payment of the exam fees which can be done via credit card, debit card, or demand draft. 

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
ST, General, OBC, SC Online, Offline Male, Transgender, Female ₹ 13250

In order to score well in the IELTS 2019 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 practice oral communication in English in order to gain fluency.
  • Candidates must ensure clear enunciation and refrain from hesitation in a conversation.

The IELTS 2019 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 2019 exam comprises 4 sections or parameters in which a candidate's proficiency in English is evaluated:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Speaking

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 2019 Exam Pattern

SectionDurationNo. of Questions
Reading60 minutes40
Writing60 minutes2
Listening30 minutes40
Speaking11-14 minutes3 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.

Practising and solving IELTS 2019 mock tests is integral for comprehensive preparation for the IELTS 2019 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

State City
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Anand
Baroda
Mehsana
Rajkot
Surat
Punjab Amritsar
Jalandhar
Ludhiana
Moga
Patiala
Kerala Angamaly
Calicut
Kochi
Kottayam
Thiruvananthapuram
Thrissur
Karnataka Bengaluru
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Odisha Bhubaneswar
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Coimbatore
Madurai
Delhi New Delhi
Haryana Gurgaon
Uttar Pradesh Noida
Lucknow
Goa Goa
Assam Guwahati
Rajasthan Jaipur
Telangana Hyderabad
West Bengal Kolkata
Siliguri
Maharashtra Mumbai
Navi Mumbai
Pune
Bihar Patna
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Jharkhand Ranchi
Andhra Pradesh Vijayawada
Visakhapatnam

Documents Required at Exam

  • Current valid government issued passport

The IELTS 2019 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 2019 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. 

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Questions related to IELTS

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I have done my BDS from Bangalore. Will SAT, IELTs, and TOEFL be of any use for doing my MDS in foreign??

ag12345545 Student Expert 22nd May, 2020
Hello.
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.
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is ielts exam happening right now..please tell me

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 7th May, 2020

hi,

british council of india conducts ielts exam and exam center has 55 location in india, however due to covid 19 out break many of the exams get rescheduled and cancelled.

For any query pertaining  to IELTS or related to postponement of your IELTS Exam, please send your query  to ExamsCustomerCare@britishcouncil.org (mailto:ExamsCustomerCare@britishcouncil.org)

follow below link to know more details,

https://www.britishcouncil.in/exam/ielts/important-information-covid-19-ielts-candidates

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are there any classes for ielts preparation

Manisha 5th May, 2020

Hello aspirant

There are many online courses which educate IELTS preparation free of cost.

Other classes which prepare yourself in a smart way are

•IELTS, PTE, GRE,GMAT online training classes in Mumbai, coaching centre, A wing, 506, opp Laxmi industrial estate above volve car showroom, Andheri link Rd, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra.

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what is the process of giving IELTS Exams

Devanshi Adhikari 3rd May, 2020

Hello aspirant,

IELTS(International English Language Testing System) is a widely used English language test is given to evaluate an individual's English skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. The validity of IELTS scores is 2 years. The test is open to any candidate who want to pursue higher studies abroad or is seeking an employment opportunity in any one of the English speaking countries that require language proficiency. The steps for registering is as follows:

  • Check the available IELTS 2020 exam dates
  • Choose a test location from one of 500 IELTS test centres around the world
  • Register for the test and pay the fee after entering details.

IELTS application form 2020 process is:

  • Go to the IELTS official websites.

  • Select the name of the country/territory and click on 'Continue'

  • Choose month, date, and module/format (Academic/General Training) as per your preference

  • After checking availability of the test date, click on the tab 'Apply'

  • Read and accept the Terms and Conditions

  • Fill in the personal and academic credentials to register for IELTS 2020

  • Choose payments mode: debit card, credit card or demand draft and pay the registration fee

  • Finally, select up to five universities of your choice to send the IELTS test scores.

Hope this helped you.

For more information you can visit :

https://studyabroad.careers360.com/articles/ielts

Thank you.


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If I want to go to uk, canada or usa to pursue higher studies, which exam should i give? GMAT,GRE,SAT,ACT, TOEFL OR IELTS? Also, please give me a comparisons between these exams

Anantika Kushwaha 30th Apr, 2020

Hello Aspirant,


The type of exam should you give depends on the University you're looking for and also the course.


SAT or ACT is basically for Undergraduate courses while GRE and GMAT is for Postgraduate courses. TOEFL and IELTS are basically English Proficiency tests. They are given by the candidates whose native language is not English, it too varies according to the university. Every university has it's different criteria but if you're looking for Undergraduate course then you should give SAT as it is accepted by many universities and the language exam based on what the university is accepting.

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