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All About IELTS

The International English Language Testing System or IELTS as it is more popularly known is the world’s most favoured English Language Proficiency test for further education and migration to a foreign country where English is the dominant language.

A vast suite of educational institutions, employers, governments and professional bodies trust and recognize IELTS as the preferred English proficiency examination for aspiring students, professionals and migration applicants.

The IELTS exam is structured and designed to test the proficiency of an applicant in the four skills of the English language – IELTS Reading, IELTS Writing, IELTS Speaking and IELTS Listening.

IELTS Listening: IELTS Listening lasts approximately 30 minutes. It is divided into four sections, each of which is played on cassette tape in increasing difficulty. Each section could be either a dialogue or a monologue. The test is only given once, and the questions for each section must be answered while listening, though students are given time to double-check their answers.

IELTS Reading: IELTS Reading exam lasts 60 minutes. Students are given either an Academic Reading or a General Training Reading test. Both tests are divided into three sections, with the sections increasing in complexity.

IELTS Writing: IELTS Writing is also 60 minutes long. Students can choose between an Academic Module and a General Training Module. Students must complete two writing assignments that require various writing styles. There are no options for question topics.

IELTS Speaking: IELTS Speaking exam is a one-on-one interview with a properly qualified examiner. The interview is taped and divided into three parts: an introduction and interview, an individual long turn in which the candidate speaks for one or two minutes on a specific topic, and a two-way conversation thematically related to the individual long turn. This interview will run between 11 and 14 minutes.

All IELTS scores are between 0 to 9 band with the possibility of getting a .5 score in each skill. For example, a test taker could get a 6 band in speaking but a 6.5 band in reading.
Each skill is scored between 0 to 9 bands with an overall score in the same range. The overall band score is an average of the band scores of all four skills.

IELTS Writing IELTS Speaking IELTS Reading IELTS Listening Overall Band score
5.5 6 7 6.5 6.5
IELTS Writing IELTS Speaking IELTS Reading IELTS Listening Overall Band score
4 4.5 5.5 6.5 5
IELTS Writing IELTS Speaking IELTS Reading IELTS Listening Overall Band score
7 7.5 8.5 8 8


The IELTS exam has two variants:

• Academic IELTS
• General IELTS

Academic IELTS

The Academic IELTS exam is structured to test the level of English proficiency of the test taker applying for an Academic or professional training endeavor at an Institution in an English Speaking country. The test simulates the academic requirements of English and evaluates if the test taker is ready to proceed with the professional training or studies applied for.

General IELTS
The General IELTS exam is structured to test the English proficiency of the test taker in an everyday social and workplace context.

The test simulates the workplace and social requirements of English and evaluates if the test taker is ready to deal with the professional and social requirements in an English speaking country.

IELTS preparation begins with diagnostic tests to determine the candidate’s strengths and shortcomings. To properly comprehend the IELTS exam pattern, it should comprise IELTS practise papers, online courses, official study resources, IELTS books, and IELTS sample answers. IELTS preparation time is determined by the candidate’s proficiency level; on average, 2–3 months of preparation time is deemed enough. IELTS preparation can also be done at home with the right materials and study materials. Experts recommend taking an online IELTS exam for time management and real-world experience as part of your IELTS preparation.

If you choose self-study to prepare for your IELTS exam, you must study from the top IELTS books and resources that are widely available. Because you will be working alone, you should ensure that you are adequately prepared for the preparation step.
You might also choose to enrol in an IELTS preparation.

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The Manya IELTS programs are structured with content developed by experts in the IELTS prep arena and are, beyond a doubt, the most structured, tried and tested method to achieve the desired band score in the IELTS exam.

Manya – The Princeton Review has a repertoire of expert Master trainers for IELTS exam, who work to ensure that every student reaches the pinnacle of their exam capability during the program.

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Can I write in pencil on my IELTS exam?

You must write in pencil for the Listening and Reading components in the IELTS exam. However, for the Writing test, you can use a pen or a pencil as per your convenience.

How are the IELTS tests marked?

IELTS uses a 9-band scoring system to report test scores in a consistent manner. You receive individual band scores for Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking and an Overall Band Score on a band scale from one to nine.

How can I choose date for IELTS exam?

For the Paper based Test 

The IELTS has about 48 fixed dates in a year – 4 test dates in a month. Tests are held on Saturdays and Thursdays.

For the Computer delivered Test 

Up to 7 days a week, 3 times a day. To find out test dates in your area, visit IELTS official website or contact your nearest test centre.

Can I cancel or postpone my IELTS test?

For the Paper based

Yes, request for cancellation or postponement should be given upto 5 weeks prior to the scheduled date with valid documents.

For the Computer delivered IELTS

Request for cancellation MORE than 1 weeks ahead of the test date

How much does it cost to study IELTS?

How much it will cost you to study IELTS vary from country to country. Your counselor will advise the test fee for your country in your local currency, or you can contact your nearest test centre. The IELTS test fee is the same for both versions of the test (Academic and General Training).

Does the IELTS exam need coaching?

An expert and proficient coach is absolutely required for a focused approach to IELTS. IELTS trainers are certified by the IELTS co-owners, the British Council or IDP Australia.

What is the IELTS coaching fee?

The IELTS exam costs the same for both the General Test and the Academic Test. The exam fees for both the paper-based and computer-based IELTS exams are the same. The rates have been kept the same for the convenience of both students and professionals seeking admission or employment in an English-speaking country.

How to prepare for IELTS?

Guide your preparation by taking a practise test to identify your strengths and weaknesses. This is an important step in your initial preparation because it will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses. It is not only necessary to strengthen your weaknesses, but it is also necessary to strengthen your strengths in order to lay a solid foundation for the examination.

How much time is required for IELTS?

It all depends on one’s willingness and commitment, because it’s all about practicing and improving in three areas: reading/comprehension, writing/articulation, and speaking/fluency. Following that, there are practical applications ranging from interviews to write-ups and discussions.

It will take about 3-6 months if you are a beginner and work hard.

2-4 hours of practice per day.


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