There are plethora’s of questions arise in our mind about IELTS. Some as what is the meaning or what is IELTS? Purpose of IELTS? How we could prepare for IELTS? What is the IELTS Band? How many Bands in IELTS? Which brand is good? Which Band has no recommendation under it? For how many years it will be valid? Which institute provides IELTS training? And so on…. 

So here you will get the answer to your queries.

Basically the Word IELTS stand for “International English Language Test System”. 

This test is for the evaluation of English ability of a non-native English Speakers.

Generally, the IELTS Purpose is for Study, Employment and Immigration Globally. If we compared it to other Cambridge English exams, the IELTS is more useful for immigration or acceptance into university.

If we talk about IELTS preparation then firstly, we have to know in which sections IELTS test consist.

There are four parts in IELTS Test.

  • IELTS Listening 
  • IELTS Reading

  • IELTS Writing

  • IELTS Speaking

Further there are two versions for acquiring these above four sections of IELTS which is IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training.

If you’re wondering, “What is IELTS test content like?” we’ll take a look at the format of these four sections in more detail below.

The IELTS evaluate four English skills. There are assessments for the “LITERACY” English skills, reading and writing. And the IELTS also tests your ability in listening and speaking, the conversational English skills. It tests your English skills with a variety of question and different type of task. You’ll need to answer multiple choice questions in various formats. There are also short answer questions, where you must write in the correct word or phrase. And there are tasks where you will talk to a native or near-native English speaker and write essays or letters in English. 

There is more detail on the Test format of these four section of IELTS.

For schooling, university and other business matters the require IELTS so that they know you will have basic English knowledge before they meet you or have a conversation with you, after that they will judge if you are suitable for there or not.

For better understanding the IELTS score reported as band score that is from 1 to 9

In IELTS test, your English-language skills are measured against band scores. These band scores range from a band 0 to a band 9 with each band score corresponding to a level of English-language competence.

For example, a band score of 6 assign to a competent user who generally has effective command on English despite some inaccuracies, inappropriateness and misunderstandings. They can also use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situations. Consider it average passing band.

For example, if you get a 6.5 in Reading, 5 in Writing, 7 in Speaking, and 6.5 in Listening, the average of these 4 scores would be 6.25. This score would be rounded up to 6.5 for your overall band score.

9 ?      Expert User
8 ?      Very Good User
7 ?      Good User
6 ?      Competent User
5 ?      Modest
4 ?      Limited
3 ?      Extremely limited
2 ?      Intermittent
1 ?      Non-User

Your IELTS score will be valid for 2 years after the Test Date.

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