IELTS is the most common and worldwide acceptable language proficiency test for pursuing higher education and global migration. Its full form is ‘The International English Language Testing System’.
As IELTS is a worldwide accepted test, more than 10,000 organizations in the world accepted the test including universities, immigration departments, government agencies, professional bodies and multinational companies.
IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council and IDP. Talking about the materials International teams of writers contribute for this. Test writers from different English-speaking countries develop IELTS content so it reflects real-life situations.
There are two types of the IELTS test:
– IELTS Academic for students who want to pursue education abroad and
– IELTS General Training for the immigration, work experience or training programs.
Listening and Speaking are the same for both tests, but the subject matter of the Reading and Writing sections differs depending on which test you take.
As both of its types have different importance, as per your requirement you need to select the type. Make sure to check the requirement of iELTS types in the organization where you are going to apply for.
The IELTS test has its four sections: Listening for 30 minutes, Reading for 60 minutes, Writing for 60 minutes and Speaking from 11-14 minutes. The total test time is 2 hours and 45 minutes. The first three parts of the test are held on the same day in the order of Listening, Reading and Writing without break. Speaking tests will be held either on the same day or seven days before or two days after , depending on local arrangements.
The official IELTS test centers will help the people having visual, hearing, speaking or learning difficulties. If someone needs a modified version of IELTS, he needs to give 3 months prior notice. If special arrangements (for example, extra time) need to be made then please give the test center six weeks’ notice. Your English language ability will be assessed objectively, regardless of any disability or special needs that you may have.
Visit the website of British Council https://www.britishcouncil.org.np/ > Test An Exam > Test IELTS with British Council > Book Now > select book now if you want to take exam in Paper Based or Computer Based > Fill Details like Date, Location and Module in Find Test Date Column > Click on apply of the selected date > Then fill all your details correctly and Apply. After submitting the application you need to pay fee i.e. Rs. 21500 before 5 days of the exam date. And mail your payment slip to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can postpone or cancel your application in a few terms. If you do that before 5 weeks of the exam date, you will get full refund after ducting administration charge. If you do that within 5 weeks of the test date because of medical reason you will get a refund deducting local administration charge. Otherwise you will not get a refund. If you get delayed by circumstances beyond your control (e.g. a transport strike) the test center may offer you a test on the next available test date.
If you inform within 5 days of the test date, you will refund the local administration charge otherwise you will lose your money.
‘The Listening, Reading and Writing tests are always completed immediately after each other and with no break. The Speaking test will be held either on the same day or seven days before or two days after that, depending on local arrangements.
In the test room you can bring only a pen, pencil and eraser. Also you need to bring your passport. Mobile phones, papers, watches are not allowed inside the exam hall. Mobile phones should be switched off otherwise you will get disqualified.
You will take the Listening test first, followed by the Reading and Writing tests (there are no breaks between these tests). Your Speaking test will be held either on the same day or seven days before or two days after that, depending on local arrangements.
As IELTS is an international test, a variety of English accents are used.
Yes it provides you instruction in the first 3 sections it gives instructions and pauses once in the middle. But in the last section the full section gets completed at once. At the beginning, you hear instructions then you read section 1 questions, listen to section 1 and answer the questions.
No, there will not be any extra time to transfer your answers as like listening test. Reading test carries one hour and within that period you need to write all your answers.
Yes you can make it. The IELTS Examiner will not see your question paper.
You need to bring your identification card i.e. Passport. Beside that no other things are allowed.
Each part of IELTS carries a score of 0-9 band. Total band is calculated on the same basis.
There is no pass or fail in IELTS. Scores are graded on the 9-band system. Each educational institution or organization sets its own level of IELTS scores to meet its individual requirements.
Your Test Report Form will be posted to you 13 days after your test date. Some test centers also provide SMS alerts and an Online Results Service. Keep your Test Report Form in a secure place as you only receive one copy.
The test report is valid for the period of 2 years.
You will be given the original one. But copies cannot be sent to test takers but IELTS will forward a Test Report Form to your relevant institution or embassy. Up to five copies will be sent free of charge and for additional copies you need to pay some administrative charge.
There is no limit on sitting the test but it is preferable to practice more before appearing for the second test.
If you think that there is error in the marks of the IELTS, you can apply for rechecking within 6 weeks of your test date. You need to pay charge for each section you like to request for rechecking. After 2-21 days you will get the result. If you mark an increase your payment will get refunded.
If such happens the test center may offer you a test on the next available test date.