English Proficiency Test
IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System that is required to be taken by international students and workers who wish to study or work in a country where English is the primary language of communication. The United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and Canada are the most prevalent nations where IELTS is recognized for university applications. The four major English language competencies examined by the exam are listening, reading, speaking, and writing.
IELTS TEST TYPES:
IELTS has two types: IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. Both tests assess your English language skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking.
All IELTS scores are between 0 and 9. You can also get .5 scores as well. There will be band scores for each individual skills (listening, reading, writing, speaking) and an overall band score. The overall band score is an average of all four individual skills. As per the official test website, overall test results are calculated to the nearest 0.5 or to a whole band score. The score is pushed to the nearest whole band or half a band depending on the proximity.
The test is divided into 4 modules: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking.
The IELTS score validity for General and Academic is two years across the globe.
In India, both IELTS academic exam fee and IELTS general exam fee have the same prices, which is ₹15,500.