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How To Study IELTS.

Whenever you want to apply for a visa for studying overseas, Immigrating or to work as a professional in an English speaking country, they will ask for your IELTS examination Results. This is to check your English communicating skills to see whether you can fit easily in that community with out any difficulties.

IELTS means International English Language Testing System. Nearly all over the world trust this testing system for Education, Immigration and Professional accreditation. There are six IELTS modules as Listening, Academic Reading, General Training Reading, Academic Writing, General Training Writing, and Speaking.

IELTS is managed by University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations, British Council and IDP Education Australia IELTS Australia jointly.

Also they offer an annual award of £1,000 for the Master's-level dissertation or thesis in English which makes the most significant contribution to the field of language testing.

There are Two Modules
The Academic Module
This is for the people who want to have higher education in place like University.
The General Training Module
This is for those going to undertake non-academic training, work experience, or planning to immigrate to an English speaking country.

IELTS is accepted for students who want to study in Australia, UK, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and South Africa. Also Many USA higher education Institutes too accept IELTS as a way to prove English Language skill.

Australia and Canada request IELTS for the people who want to immigrate.

The IELTS is conducted in paper-based or a computer-based exam depending on the Exam Center.

The IELTS is to test the persons skill in speak, read, listen and write the English Language. The band Scores are in the range from 1 - 9 depending on the person's skill in each section.

9 is for Expert User
8 is for Very Good User
7 is for Good User
6 is for Competent User
5 is for Modest User
4 is for Limited User
3 is for Extremely Limited User
2 is for Intermittent User
1 is for Non User
0 is for did not attempt.

Normal Score requirements: 5.5 or higher for Undergraduate programs, 6.5 or higher for Graduate programs. There are certain fields such as Linguistics, Law and others have higher minimum score qualification.

Register for the IELTS.
There are more than 300 testing centers all over the world. Normally they offer 4 Exams sessions in a month. You can register online at

If you are planning to enter a College or university, you must inform the testing center, and must take the Academic Module.

For students working with Professional Body on university placement, it is very important that you identify the Professional Body as a score recipient at the time or registration by selecting the Institute from the ˜Professional Bodies listing to which you would like scores sent.

Time to take the Exam
If you are going to follow a course in August or September should sit for the IELTS exam in May or June, if there is a need arise you can sit for the Exam again in October or November.

Exam Fees: Fees are set by test centers. Expect to pay around £90 GBP or $140 USD.

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