IELTS for Study

IELTS for Study

IELTS for Study


IELTS is a great exam choice if you intend to pursue your higher education in any English-speaking country. As you know, IELTS is accepted by major English-speaking countries like the US, the UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. In the USA alone, IELTS is accepted at 3,400 universities, and 11,000 organisations, both universities and employment bodies, around the world accept IELTS for international students’ admission and recruitment purposes. More importantly, IELTS is conducted in both formats: Paper and Computer-based. Particularly, the introduction of the computer-based format has been proven beneficial for students to complete the test within the given time and score their desired mark.

Today, let us learn more about the IELTS Academic - format of the exam, which students take to pursue their higher education in any of the English-speaking countries.

As a study-abroad aspirant, if you aim to score a high band in IELTS, then AECC will be the right choice. Besides providing study-abroad services, we conduct IELTS coaching classes with expert trainers. Enroll now and score a high band to get admission to your preferred university. Reach out to us now and book your slot in our next IELTS batch.

IELTS - Academic

IELTS Academic is one of the two formats of the exam. The exam is conducted for students wishing to continue their higher education abroad, especially in English-speaking countries. The exam is conducted for 2 hours 45 minutes. 
Students are required to take the first three parts of the exam - which are Listening, Reading and Writing on the same day without any breaks between them. Speaking is conducted on the same day or seven days before or after the exam depending on the arrangement of their test centres.
Now let us explore more about each section separately.

Listening

Objective - Assessing students’ ability to understand main ideas, factual information, recognise opinions, attitude and purpose of a speaker.
  • Time Allotted - 30 Minutes. Extra 10 minutes to transfer the answers from the question booklet to the answer sheet.
  •  Number of Questions - 40.
  • Question Types - Multiple choice, Match, Label the diagram, Flow-chart completion, Sentence Completion.
  • Format - Four recordings displaying conversations happening between native English speakers.
  • Scoring - One mark for each correct answer. Scores are finally converted to band 9 scale.

Reading

Objective - Assessing students’ ability to pick up the general sense of the passage, main ideas, detail, inferences, implied meaning, opinions, attitude and purpose.
  • Time Allotted - 1 hour.
  • Number of Questions - 40.
  • Question Types - Fill in, Match, Sentence Completion, Short Answers, Multiple Choice.
  • Format - It comprises of 3 long paragraphs that are both descriptive and Analytical, taken from books, magazines, journals and newspapers.
  • Scoring - One mark for each correct answer. Scores are later then converted to 9 band scale.

Writing

Objective - Assessing students’ ability to response appropriately, organise ideas and use vocabulary and grammar accurately.
  • Timing Allotted - 60 Minutes. 20 minutes for task 1 and 40 minutes for task 2.
  • Number of Questions - 2.
  • Question Types - Paraphrase the given information.
  • Format - Task 1 - Visual information in the form of a graph, chart or table.
  • Task 2 - Information in the form of an argument or problem.
  • Scoring - Scoring according to your performance.

Speaking

Objective - Assessing students’ ability to communicate opinions and information on everyday topics and common experiences, speak at length on a given topic, organise their ideas coherently, express and justify their opinions and finally analyse, speculate and discuss about issues.
  • Allotted Time - 11-14 minutes.
  • Number of Questions - Depends on the examiner.
  • Question Types - General and Personal.
  • Format - Self-introduction, Talking about a particular topic, Talking about general or personal matters.
  • Scoring - Scoring according to your performance.

IELTS at a Test Centre

Taking IELTS at your preferred test centre comes with its own advantages. You can request your test centre to send your result to a maximum of five universities of your choice, and they will send it for free. But if you have additional universities on your list, a separate fee will be charged for each university you choose.

IELTS - Online

On the contrary, if you take the IELTS test at your home, you can send your result to as many universities as you like without paying any fee. IELTS online results are provided in an electronic format.

As a study-abroad aspirant, if you aim to score a high band in IELTS, then AECC will be the right choice. Besides providing study-abroad services, we conduct IELTS coaching classes with expert trainers. Enroll now and score a high band to get admission to your preferred university. Reach out to us now and book your slot in our next IELTS batch.

FAQs - IELTS For Study

Yes. It is easy to study for IELTS, if you are ready to put in efforts on a daily basis. On the other hand, joining an IELTS coaching institution will also reward heavily.

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