IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

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Structure of IELTS


Score- from 0 to 9 Band scores
Duration: 40 minutes
The listening test has 4 sections and which includes 40 questions each of one mark.


Score: from 0 to 9 Band score
Duration: 60 minutes
There are three passages included in Reading and the total of 40 questions each of one mark.


Score: from 0 to 9 Band score
Duration- 60 minutes
Writing test includes 2 tasks:
Task 1 - Letter for General Training and Report Writing for Academic Training.
Task 2- Essay


Score- from 0 to 9 Band score
Duration- 11 to 14 minutes
The test format is like an interview. It is one on one interaction with three rounds.

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Why IELTS at Erudite Academy?

Frequently Asked Questions

+What is IELTS?

IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System. It holds the highest dominion as far as the proficiency test for further studies and global migration process is concerned. If a person is migrating to a country that requires him/her to in an environment that adheres to English language then it is mandatory that he takes this exam.
It is extremely popular and is jointly owned by IDP and British Council.

+What is the difference between General and Academic IELTS?

Though the pattern of paper set by the IDP and British Council is the same for General and Academic level, there is a subtle difference between the two. The academic IELTS is taken by an individual to pursue further studies at a postgraduate level. This is applicable to both graduate and undergraduate studies.
The general category test is used to check ability of skilled professionals of any working sector. It is imperative to get a good score in both sectors for best results.

+How many times in a year can we attempt IELTS?

The key to scoring in IELTS is improving English language on a whole. One can give the exam multiple times to clear and there is no restriction on the same; though it is best advised to take a decent break, prepare and then reappear to analyse the mistakes made earlier better.

+What is the final marking system in IELTS?

There are four sections in the exam. This is inclusive of both Academic and General category. The scores are calculated between 0 and 9. You can score almost anything between this like even a 5.5. The overall band score is the average score of all the skills in all the four sections.

+What is the validity of the score taken in the IELTS exam?

A. The validity of the score is two years.

+How many sections are there in Academic and General module of IELTS?

There are four sections Namely:
Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking.
The speaking and listening sections are common to the Academic section while the other two slightly differ.

+Do we have negative marking system in IELTS?

The best part is there is no negative marking system; so, it is advised that one fills out all the blanks right till the end of the paper. What you need to be wary of is marks can be deduction for wrong usage of grammatical sentences, spellings etc, given the fact that this is a proficiency exam for English.

+What is the exam pattern at IELTS?

IELTS is an exam measured to check a candidate’s proficiency of English language in four different sections namely Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. There are two authorities that are responsible for conducting and executing the exam namely ETS (Educational Testing Service) and British Council. There are two versions of the exam depending on the requirement of the candidate. One is Academic and the other is General category. The complete duration is 2 hour 45 minutes. The Speaking section can be taken on or before 7 days prior the LWR (Listening, Writing and Reading). The speaking section is a one-on-one test to assess Confidence and ability to deliver English language effectively.

+ How much does it cost to take IELTS?

The pen and paper based IELTS will cost you 12,650/- INR. While the computer-based exam will cost you 13,300/- INR respectively. There are various modes of payment for this. The nearest centre should be able to guide you on this.

+what is the passing score of IELTS

There are four sections in IELTS. Each part is scored in bands between 0 to 9. There are possibilities of half points also such as 6.5 or 5.5. This is true for both the academic and general categories. Your overall score is the band score aggregated in all the four sections. There is no concept of failing the test. Every organisation (GT) or college (AT) has a cut off that is mandatory for you to score.

+Is IELTS needed for Canada work permit ?

A work visa to Canada is temporary and IELTS is needed with a decent score in all aggregate of all four sections. You also need the CLB (Canadian Language Benchmarks) to test the proficiency of candidate work visa and how well you have met the requirements.

+How can I score more in IELTS?

The only way to ensure a fabulous sure shot clearance in IELTS test is to practice all sections diligently. You must understand your core weaknesses and adapt the right methodology to strategically work on them on a daily basis. This includes using the resources appropriately and understanding preparation pattern. You can always re-take the test again.

+For which countries is IELTS needed?

In most countries English is the main spoken language and also widely accepted. As far as giving the exam for work purposes is concerned all major countries in the world will need you take this exam. Each organisation has their prerequisites of hiring and test scores in the IELTS exam. Major contractors and employers globally accept IELTS scores. In case of Academic IELTS, this test is mandatory for almost all major universities in manor countries offering Graduate and Post graduate courses. it’s a check point to see if you can adjust yourself in an English-speaking environment




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    Karan S.
  • It has certainly been a fruitful experience under the guidance IELTS trainer at Erudite Academy. His lucidity in teaching along with appropriate approach actually paved the way for me with better results. My trainer at Erudite Academy not only gave me all the attention and guidance but also planned out an effective schedule for me and boosted my confidence. Also only limited no. of students are given admission in a batch to make sure that personal attention will be given to each student. I think Erudite Academy is one of the best IELTS Training Institute in Pune (Aundh).

    Sarbojeet Sarkar


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