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Best IELTS Coaching Institute in Chandigarh, Mohali. IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, is designed to assess the language ability of people who want to study or work where English is the language of communication.

IELTS is recognised and accepted by over 10,000 organisations worldwide, including universities, employers, professional bodies, immigration authorities and other government agencies.

Accessible and convenient

IELTS is offered up to four times a month in more than 140 countries. Tests are held on Saturdays and Thursdays for Paper-Based Tests. And Multiple Test Dates & Slots for Computer-based Tests. The result is also received in 5-7 days.

The international test

IELTS is internationally focused in its content. For example, texts and tasks are sourced from publications from all over the English-speaking world; a range of native-speaker accents (North American, Australian, New Zealand, British etc.) are used in the Listening test; and all standard varieties of English are accepted in test takers' written and spoken responses.

The test that's tried and trusted

IELTS has been developed by some of the world's leading experts in language assessment and is supported by an extensive programme of research, validation and test development.

The level of the test

IELTS is designed to assess English language skills across a wide range of levels. There is no such thing as a pass or fail in IELTS. Results are reported as band scores on a scale from 1 (the lowest) to 9 (the highest).

The IELTS band score scale .

  • 9 Expert user
  • 8 Very good user
  • 7 Good user
  • 6 Competent user
  • 5 Modest user
  • 4 Limited user
  • 3 Extremely limited user
  • 2 Intermittent user
  • 1 Non user
  • 0 Did not attempt the test



Timing

Approximately 30 minutes (plus 10 minutes to transfer the answer on the answer sheet).

Questions

There are 40 questions. A variety of question types are used, chosen from the following: multiple choice, matching, plan/ map/diagram labelling, form completion, note completion, table completion, flow-chart completion, summary completion, sentence completion, short-answer questions.

Test Parts

There are 4 sections:

Section 1 : is a conversation between two people set in an everyday social context (e.g. a conversation in an accommodation agency).

Section 2 : is a monologue set in an everyday social context (e.g. a speech about local facilities or a talk about the arrangements for meals during a conference).

Section 3 : s a conversation between up to four people set in an educational or training context (e.g. a university tutor and a student discussing an assignment, or a group of students planning a research project).

Section 4 : is a monologue on an academic subject (e.g. a university lecture).

Each section is heard once only.

A variety of voices and native-speaker accents are used.

Skills assessed

A wide range of listening skills are assessed, including:

  • understanding of main ideas
  • understanding of specific factual information
  • recognising opinions, attitudes and purpose of a speaker
  • following the development of an argument.

Marking

Each correct answer receives 1 mark. Scores out of 40 are converted to the IELTS 9-band scale.

Scores are reported in whole and half bands.