Preparation Classes of IELTS

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The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) measures English proficiency for individuals whose first language is not English. The British Council jointly administers the test, IDP: IELTS Australia, and Cambridge English Language Assessment. IELTS is a paper-based exam with two versions available: the Academic Module and the General Training Module. Annually, over two million people undertake the IELTS exam. It comprises four components: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking, with scores ranging from 0 to 9. IELTS scores are recognized by more than 10,000 entities in 140 countries, including government bodies, academic institutions, and employers.

Ways to take IELTS

IELTS on paper

Examinees at an official IELTS testing center take the Listening, Reading, and Writing tests at a designated desk equipped with the necessary question papers and answer sheets. They can opt to provide their responses using either a pen or pencil. On the other hand, the Speaking test is conducted in person with a certified IELTS examiner.

IELTS on computer

In an official IELTS testing center, candidates complete their Listening, Reading, and Writing tests using a computer. The questions are presented on the screen, and the answers are inputted via a keyboard and mouse. Conversely, the Speaking test is administered in person, involving direct interaction with a certified IELTS examiner.

IELTS Online

IELTS Online serves as an alternate method for taking the IELTS Academic test. It adheres to the same structure, content, timing, and scoring criteria as the version administered at a test center. The convenience of IELTS Online allows you to take the test from your home or any other private location with a reliable internet connection. The Speaking test is conducted with a certified IELTS examiner through an online video call.

IELTS score scale

Band score Skill level  Description
9 Expert User The test taker has a fully operational command of the language. Their use of English is appropriate, accurate, and fluent and shows complete understanding.
8 Excellent user The test taker has a fully operational command of the language with only occasional unsystematic inaccuracies and inappropriate usage. They may misunderstand some things in unfamiliar situations. They handle complex and detailed argumentation well.
7 Good User The test taker has operational command of the language, though with occasional inaccuracies, inappropriate usage, and misunderstandings in some situations. They generally handle complex language well and understand detailed reasoning.
6 Competent User The test taker has an adequate command of the language despite some inaccuracies, inappropriate usage, and misunderstandings. They can use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situations.
5 Modest User The test taker has partial command of the language and copes with overall meaning in most situations, although they are likely to make many mistakes. They should be able to handle essential communication in their own field
4 Limited User The test taker's basic competence is limited to familiar situations. They frequently show problems in understanding and expression. They are not able to use complex language.
3 Extremely Limited User The test taker conveys and understands only general meaning in very familiar situations. There are frequent breakdowns in communication.
2 Intermittent User The test taker has great difficulty understanding spoken and written English.
1 Non-User The test taker cannot use the language except for a few isolated words.
0 Did not Attempt the test The test taker did not answer the questions.


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