International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is one of the most popular English language proficiency tests for non-native English language speakers seeking opportunities for study abroad, migration or work-visa purposes in English speaking countries such as USA, UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, South Africa etc. It is jointly managed by Cambridge University English Language Assessment and IDP Education Pvt Ltd. Over the last 10 years, DIKSHA has helped more than 600 learners to ace the IELTS exam with an average score of 7.5 and thus pursue their higher studies or professional career abroad.
There are two versions of the IELTS
The Academic Version (IELTS – Academic) is for students planning Study Abroad or for medical professionals such as Doctors or Nurses who wants to study or practice in English Speaking countries. The General Training Version (IELTS – GT) is for other professionals planning to migrate or work abroad. IELTS is globally recognised by more than 11,000 universities, colleges, schools, employers and immigration bodies including 3,400 institutions in the USA. Like all other English language proficiency tests, IELTS too has 4 different sections – assessing the test-taker’s ability to Read, Listen, Write and Speak in standard English language. Each of these 4 sections is graded on a scale of 1 (non-user) to 9 (expert user) and the overall IELTS band score is average of the sectional scores.
IELTS Test Structure
IELTS can be taken as Paper-based test or as Computer-based test. The Listening, Reading and Writing sections of IELTS are completed on the same day but the Speaking section is generally scheduled a day or two before or after that. The total test time for Listening, Reading and Writing sections combined is 2 hours and 45 minutes. While Listening and Speaking sections of the test are same for both IELTS Academic and General Training modules, Reading and Writing tasks are somewhat different.
No of Questions
For Academic: 3 Reading passages with total 40 Questions;
For GT: 3 sections with multiple short passages in first two and 1 long passage in the third with total 40 Questions
1 – 9
4 different audio recordings (2 conversation and 2 monologues) with 10 Questions for each. So total 40 Questions.
30 minutes + 10 minutes for answer transfer time
1 – 9
For Academic: Task 1 – describe some visual information like graph/ chart/ diagram (150 words, 20 minutes)
For GT: Task 1 – write a letter explaining or requesting something (150 words, 20 minutes)
For both: Task 2 – write an essay in response to a point of view or argument or problem (250 words, 40 minutes)
1 – 9
Part 1: Introduction & Interview (general questions)
Part 2: Long Turn/ Task Card (speak on a particular topic at length)
Part 3: Discussion (on issues somewhat related to the topic in part 2)
Total number of questions vary
11 to 14 minutes
1 – 9
DIKSHA Transcend – IELTS Test-Prep: Ensure a 7.5+ band score in IELTS
Delivered by a team of qualified (TESOL Certified/ Trained by IDP and ETS) English Language trainers and designed by English language training domain experts, DIKSHA’s IELTS Test-Prep course has helped more than 1000 IELTS aspirants with an unparalleled track record of 7.5 average band score!
Our IELTS preparation classes are designed to get our students fully acquainted with the IELTS exam pattern with all question types and expected responses to secure the highest possible marks. Besides, our classes are also extremely helpful to improve overall English language proficiency of the candidates and rectify even the minute errors often committed by non-native English speakers. Trainer guided reading and listening practices, trainer evaluated writing and speaking tasks, exhaustive practice materials for home practice and most importantly real-life full length IELTS mock tests with expert evaluation at DIKSHA ensure that our students consistently come up with flying colours in the IELTS exams.
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* Apart from standard courses, various customized courses/ fast track courses/ one to one tutoring/ Mock Test packages are also available to meet specific requirements of the students.