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IELTS

International English
Language Testing
System

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WHY IELTS?
 HIGHER STUDIES

 NATURALISATION & IMMIGRATION

 PROFESSIONAL JOBS

WHO CAN TAKE IELTS?


 ONE WITH AGE 16 YEARS OR ABOVE.

 ONE WITH A VALID PASSPORT

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COUNTRIES WHICH RECOGNISE
IELTS

 AUSTRALIA
 NEW ZEALAND
 UNITED KINGDOM
 CANADA
 Various other commonwealth
countries
 USA

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WHO ADMINISTERS IELTS?

IELTS
University of Cambridge
Local Examination Syndicate

BRITISH COUNCIL - UK IDP - Australia

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TEST CENTERS
IN NORTH INDIA
TEST CENTER FREQUENCY
NEW DELHI TWICE A MONTH

CHANDIGARH TWICE A MONTH

JALANDHAR ONCE A MONTH

JAIPUR ONCE A MONTH

LUDHIANA ONCE A MONTH

BHOPAL ONCE IN TWO MONTHS

LUCKNOW ONCE IN TWO MONTHS

AMRITSAR ONCE A MONTH

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TEST TYPES

 GENERAL TRAINING
FOR IMMIGRATION

 ACADEMIC
FOR HIGHER STUDIES
FOR PROFESSIONAL WORK VISAS

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TEST STRUCTURE

IELTS
LISTENING
READING WRITING SPEAKING
COMPREHENSION
COMPREHENSION SECTION SECTION

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LISTENING
TIME ALLOWED 30 MIN. + 10 MIN.

PROCEDURE  FIRST MODULE OF THE TEST


 CASSETTE IS PLAYED
 INDIVIDUAL HEAD PHONES ARE PROVIDED
 ATTEMPTING QUESTIONS FROM THE BOOKLET
 TRANSFERING ANSWERS (USING PENCIL ONLY)

NUMBER OF QUESTIONS 40 QUESTIONS DISTRIBUTED OVER 4 SECTIONS

STRUCTURE SECTION 1 – Conversation on a social/ semi-official


topic
SECTION 2 – A monologue about a social topic
SECTION 3 – Conversation on between 2-4 speakers
about an academic topic
SECTION 4 – A university-style presentation of an
academic topic by one speaker

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READING
TIME ALLOWED 60 MIN.

PROCEDURE  SECOND MODULE OF THE TEST


 ATTEMPTING QUESTIONS FROM THE
BOOKLET AFTER READING THE UNSEEN
PASSAGES
 TRANSFERING ANSWERS (No extra time
provided)
 ONLY PENCIL IS ALLOWED

NUMBER OF 40 QUESTIONS DISTRIBUTED OVER 3 SECTIONS

QUESTIONS
QUESTION TYPES T/F/NG, HEADINGS, MCQs, SENTENCE
COMPLETION, MATCHING etc.

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ACADEMIC READING
VS
GENERAL TRAINING READING

ACADEMIC GENERAL
TRAINING
READING  THREE PASSAGES FORM  THREE PASSAGES FROM
MAGAZINES, JOURNALS OR NOTICES, ADS,
PASSAGES NEWSPAPERS MAGAZINES & BOOKS
 PASSAGES FOCUSED ON ACADEMIC  PASSAGES FOCUSED ON
ISSUES SOCIAL ISSUES

DIFFICULTY COMPARATIVELY DIFFICULT EASIER


LEVEL

TIME ALLOWED 60 MIN. 60 MIN.

NUMBER OF 40 40

QUESTIONS

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WRITING

TIME ALLOWED 60 MIN.

PROCEDURE  THIRD MODULE OF THE TEST


 TWO WRITING TASKS OF SPECIFIED
WORD LIMITS TO BE COMPLETED
 OPTION OF USING A PEN OR A PENCIL

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ACADEMIC WRITING
VS
GENERAL TRAINING WRITING

ACADEMIC GENERAL TRAINING

FORMAT OF  INTERPRETING AND  WRITING A LETTER


QUESTIONS DESCRIBING A GRAPH/CHART
 GIVING AN OPINION OR
 GIVING AN OPINION OR SUGGESTING A SOLUTION TO A
SUGGESTING A SOLUTION TO A PROBLEM
PROBLEM

DIFFICULTY MORE DIFFICULT EASIER


LEVEL

TIME ALLOWED 60 MIN. 60 MIN.

WORD LIMIT 150 WORDS FOR GRAPH/CHART 150 WORDS FOR GRAPH/CHART
250 WORDS FOR ESSAY 250 WORDS FOR ESSAY

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SPEAKING
TIME ALLOWED 10 TO 15 MIN.

PROCEDURE  ONE TO ONE INTERVIEW


 ENTIRE CONVERSATION IS RECORDED

STRUCTURE  INTRODUCTION AND INTERVIEW


 TOPIC CARD
 EXTENDED QUESTIONS ON TOPIC CARD /
DISCUSSION

WHAT IS  GRAMMAR
 FLUENCY
ASSESSED
 PRONUNCIATION
 VOCABULARY
 BODY LANGUAGE

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