ABOUT IELTS

ABOUT IELTS

  • Who should take the IELTS test?

    Students applying to study in the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA. Medical professionals planning to work or follow further study in the UK, Australia or the US. People planning to emigrate to Canada, Australia or New Zealand.

  • What is Academic Module?

    The Academic Reading and Writing Module assess whether a student is ready to study or train in the medium of English at an undergraduate or post graduate level.

  • Why do I need to take the IELTS test?

    IELTS assesses your English language ability. A good score (usually 6.0 and above) is an entry requirement for many colleges and universities worldwide.

  • How can I register for the test?

    To take the test with the British Council in India you can either register online/offline. Impel is an authorized center for Test Date booking for British Council and candidates can register through Impel in-order to appear for the test.

  • How much does the IELTS test cost and what is the advantage if I register for IELTS at Impel offices?

    The fee for IELTS test varies from time to time. Currently the fee is Rs 7200, if paid at The British Council offices and Rs. 7,400 if the fee is paid with a credit card at IDP Education Australia offices throughout the country.
    If you register for IELTS at any of the Impel offices, you will get a discount of Rs. 100.

  • How often can I take the IELTS test?

    From 1 January 2007, the policy on candidates re-taking IELTS has been amended. The restriction on re-taking IELTS within 90 days has been removed and candidates will be able to repeat the test whenever they wish.
    It should be noted however that IELTS scores are not substantially improved merely by taking the test on multiple occasions. To significantly improve a score it is necessary to engage in further study of a serious nature. Gain score studies carried out under the IELTS funded research programme indicate that scores are unlikely to improve dramatically without extensive English language tuition in the interim.

  • How and when will I get my results?

    Results are normally declared in 13 days.

  • What is the mandatory level English (IELTS) in-order to apply for Australian student visa?

    5 band s IELTS is a mandatory requirement for obtaining a student visa, in other cases where the student has less than 5 overall band score, then he/she might be required to take an English programme for an entire year.

  • What do I need to bring with me to the test?

    You need to bring your passport, hall ticket and stationery for all the modules of the test. If, you have registered online then you also need to bring a colour passport-sized photograph on the day of the test.

  • What is the format of the test?

    The test has four parts:

    1. Listening – 30 minutes
    2. Reading – 1 hour
    3. Writing – 1 hour
    4. Speaking – 13 – 15 minutes

    The Listening, Reading and Writing tests are all taken on the same day. The Speaking test can take place up to seven days before or after the other papers. It is usually within one day of the Listening, Reading and Writing tests at British Council India.

  • What is General Training Module?

    General Training is suitable for candidates who are going to English Speaking Countries to undertake work or for immigration purposes to Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

  • How long is the IELTS qualification valid?

    This depends on the receiving institution. Two years' is the normal period of acceptance.