What is IELTS?
IELTS is the International English Language Testing System, which tests English proficiency across the globe. It is a mandatory requirement for admission to a higher education institution in Australia. It is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP- Australia and University of Cambridge ESOL EXAMINATIONS.
IELTS has two types of modules- Academic or General Training. All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking modules but different Reading and Writing modules.
IELTS tests all four language skills - listening, reading, writing and speaking. The Speaking test is a face-to-face interview with a certified Examiner. It is interactive and as close to a real-life situation as a test can get. IELTS is graded on a scale of 0 - 9, known as Band Scale. Generally, a score of at least 6 bands for UG & 6.5 bands for PG is required in each section. The result is available in 15 working days.
Academic or General Training
The Academic format is for those who want to study or train in an English-speaking university or Institutions of Higher and Further Education. Admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses is based on the results of the Academic test.
General training is for those who want to train or study at below degree level, or work or undertake work-related training, or immigrate to an English-speaking country.
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