IELTS

International English Language Testing System

IELTS is the world’s proven English test that measures a candidate’s ability to use all four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking in English. IELTS is jointly managed by the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations, British Council and IDP Education Australia. The test is designed for those people who plan to study or work in an English-language speaking country. The test focuses on International English, which includes British English, American English and other varieties like Australian or South African English.

Around 6,000 academic and professional establishments around the world recognize IELTS scores as a valid indicator of ability to use English to communicate. Over 2 million aspirants take IELTS every year across 120 countries to start the journey into international education and employment. IELTS is one of the fastest growing English language tests in the world.

IELTS is accepted by most British, Australian, Canadian, Irish and New Zealand educational institutions for higher education. IELTS is also gaining recognition in the US as an alternative to TOEFL.

The Listening, Reading and Writing tests must be taken in one day; however the Speaking test can be taken on the same day or up to two days later upon the discretion of the test centre. IELTS scores are recorded as levels of ability, called Bands. 9 bands is the highest for each of the language skills. Test result is announced on the 13th day after the written examinations.

The IELTS has the following format

SNSkillsAcademic ModuleGeneral Training Module
02Listening- 4 sections, 40 questions
- 30 minutes + 10 minutes transfer time
- 4 sections, 40 questions
- 30 minutes + 10 minutes transfer time
03Reading- 3 sections, 40 questions
- 60 minutes
- 3 sections(1st & 2nd Sections further divided), 40 questions
- 60 minutes
04Writing- 2 tasks
-60 minutes
- 2 tasks
-60 minutes
05Speaking11 to 14 minutes11 to 14 minutes

Other Information:

Exam Fee Test Validity Full Marks Minimum Requirement
Around Rs. 17,000 2 Years Band Score 9 6 (UG*) & 6.5 (G*)

*varies according to institutions/courses

IELTS Preparation at ICS:

ICS conducts IELTS preparation classes for thirty-two hours in a period of six weeks with an hour per day from Monday to Friday. The students have an unlimited access to the Self Access Library to practice the skills. Every Sunday, full tests are administered by the faculty and the test papers are assessed by qualified examiners. Students’ essays are provided with teachers’ feedback for improvement.

Admissions are open every Single Monday. All you have to do is just come over and register any day of the week for a class at your convenient time and start the class the following Monday.

Useful links related to IELTS

www.ielts.org (information about test)
www.britishcouncil.org/nepal (information about test dates)