International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is an English language proficiency exam which helps to evaluate the individual’s familiarity with English language. It is required by an individual who is willing to work or study in any country with English is the native language. It helps to make sure that you won’t be having any problems communicating, studying or working in those countries. IELTS is graded on a scale of 1-9.
Most of the universities and institution international students apply compulsorily require an English proficiency test to be shown in order to determine whether the student is capable to communicating, studying in English. Among various English proficiency test, IELTS is the most popular one because it is accepted by most of the universities in the country with English as its native language. It’s shows your level of familiarity with English language and in order to study in some countries, you must be able to show high level of English language. IELTS gives the host idea about the individuals total level of English as it includes various tests like listening, reading, writing and speaking. Most of the institutions in countries like UK, Australia, Canada, USA, New Zealand accept IELTS as proficiency test.
IELTS takes various tests to determine the overall ability of the candidate to be able to understand and communicate in English. The different tests that fall under IELTS are:
Reading: This determines the candidate’s ability to read different English phrases and articles and get see whether they can understand author’s opinions and take out the main ideas and information from the text.
Writing: it shows the candidates ability to write in English with proper grammar and also their ability to put together the ideas in an organized manner.
Listening: it displays the candidate’s capacity to understand different things, ideas and opinion in English which will help to communicate not just by sharing views but by sharing emotions.
Speaking: it shows whether the person can communicate in English, present their ideas, views and opinions to others and not have trouble displaying their information.
These are the fields which IELTS focuses on and the fields in which the tests occur. Candidate should be able to get the required marks as an average of all these tests in order to be capable for getting admitted to institution and getting student Visa.
There are two types of IELTS test and the user can take any one of them based upon their requirement. The students are required to give IELTS Academic and for person willing to work or migrate to other country need IELTS General Training. IELTS Academic mostly determines whether the candidate is capable of using English suitable, required for academic environment. Students are required to give IELTS Academics. IELTS exam can be taken both online as well as offline. Most people prefer taking an online paper based IELTS exam but even the online IELTS exam is pretty popular. The format for both the exams are same just the mode of giving exam is different.
Cost of attending college in Canada varies a lot depending on the city, university and the type of degree the student is applying for. IIELTS exam take place throughout the year so that there isn’t a problem for the students who are willing to take the test during their academic year and apply for foreign studies right after the exam ends. Students are suggested to take IELTS exam like 3-4 months before applying to the university because there can be some problems and delay in result and getting prepared beforehand helps in not being affected by some minor delay. There are places across the country where students can take IELTS tests. The official places having centers to take IELTS exam which are Birtamod, Biratnagar, Chitwan, Butwal, Kathmandu and Pokhara.
The process of registration for IELTS exam can be online as well as in person. British council is the most common provider of IELTS exam in Nepal. In order to register for IELTS exam online, the candidate must follow these steps:
After registration you’ll receive mail giving you the details of the date when the exam is going to be conducted. Fees of IELTS exam depends on whether you’re giving an online exam or an offline paper-based exam. The cost of offline paper-based test is NPR. 27100 and online computer-based test is NPR. 25,300. Students can reschedule their test in case of emergency and can also cancel their examination. But upon cancelling of the examination students will not be refunded the total amount of money
Eligibility score of IELTS depends upon the country you’re applying to and the university in general. There are no fixed marks in IELTS that’ll make the admission in the university certain. Some university requires high IELTS score to get admission into and in some university, students can get into with a little lower score. Different countries have different minimum band score required by the students to get in order to get into a university there. In UK it’s 5.0 which is the lowest. In USA, Australia and New Zealand the minimum band score is 6.5 and in Canada it is 6.0. The age limit to take IELTS exam is 16-year-old. So, any candidate willing to take IELTS exam should be 16-year-old in order to be eligible to give IELTS exam. Candidate do not have any restriction on the number of attempts they have to give the exam. It they’re not satisfied with their result, they can give their exam again until they get satisfactory results.
IELTS exam is the most popular English language proficiency test which is accepted by over 140 countries including USA, Australia, Canada, etc. IELTS test is taken by students who’re not living in a country with English as native language and it is required for employment, studies and work in different countries. IELTS test determines the overall ability of the candidate to be familiar with English language and their ability to be able to communicate and share their views and opinions in it. IELTS tests is owned by different companies among which the most popular ones are British Council and IDP IELTS in case of Nepal. 7.5 and above is believed to be the best score to achieve as it is not as difficult as achieving a 9 and almost all the good universities accept a score of 7.5 and above. IELTS test can be taken more than once without facing any problems.