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The IELTS exam is a stepping stone for those seeking brighter avenues abroad, both educational and professional. We cannot stress enough on the significance of achieving good scores for your future career prospects. Oxford IELTS classes in Ahmedabad have devised a unique, time-tested, and one of a kind pedagogical method of teaching students. Our dedicated modules for academic and general IELTS have a proven track record of yielding scores par excellence. A testament to our programme’s success is the fact that 98% of all our students have successfully achieved their desired scores. Get in touch with Oxford IELTS Coaching Ahmedabad today and get one step closer to achieving your dream score.

Which one should I take?

Depending on your objective, i.e. whether you want to go abroad to pursue higher education or you’re looking to immigrate for lucrative opportunities, you need to opt for either IELTS academic or IELTS general.

Since educational institutions and/or country-specific immigration laws have unique requirements, please make sure you pick the right test after checking with the respective organization.

Test Details

IELTS Academic

The academic module of IELTS is meant for students who wish to apply for higher education in an English speaking country. It’s an accepted evidence of one’s linguistic prowess in English across the world by education and training providers.

IELTS General

The general module of IELTS is meant for those who seek to study, work, or immigrate to English speaking countries. It is an acceptable benchmark of your linguistic proficiency for migration to Australia, the UK, Canada, the United States, and New Zealand.

Test Format

Although the listening and speaking modules are the same for both academic and general IELTS tests, the reading and writing modules are different. The subject matter of the Academic IELTS test is suitable for prospective university students. Consequently, they’re scored differently as well. The table below will give you a comparative idea of how reading and listening scores differ in academic and general IELTS tests.

30 Minutes

> Questions based on 4 recordings of native English speakers

– The first recording is an everyday social conversation between 2 people.

– The second recording is an everyday social monologue

– The third recording is a discussion between 4 people in an educational setting.

– The fourth recording is a speech on an academic topic.

Number of questions – 40

Timing – 30 mins + 10 mins to transfer your answers on the answer sheet.

Grading – Each question is for 1 mark.

Types of questions: Tasks are chosen from the following categories:

  1. MCQs
  2. Matching
  3. Map/Diagram labelling
  4. Form/table/flow chart
  5. Sentence completion

60 Minutes

The Questions are designed to gauge your reading skills. This module will test you on a wide range of parameters, such as, reading for the crux, reading for intricate details, comprehending the intent, and identifying the author’s position on various subjects.

Number of questions – 40

Grading – Each question is for 1 mark.

Timing – 60 minutes. No additional time to transfer your answers.

The test involves 3 long form texts that are taken from various literary sources, like magazines, books, and newspapers. The topics are usually non-specific and can be understood perfectly well by almost anyone, regardless of their specialization.

Types of questions:

Tasks are chosen from the following categories:

  1. MCQs
  2. Interpreting information
  3. Interpreting the intent
  4. Matching information
  5. Sentence completion
  6. Summary completion
  7. Diagram completion
  8. Short answers

60 Minutes

The questions are intended to measure your reading skills. This module will test you on a wide range of parameters, such as, reading for the crux, reading for intricate details, comprehending the intent, and identifying the author’s stance on various topics.

Number of questions – 40

Grading – Each question is for 1 mark.

Timing – 60 minutes. No additional time to transfer your answers.

The test involves 3 sections that may consist of either 2-3 short texts or multiple shorter texts. The texts are sourced from diverse literary sources, like magazines, books, and newspapers. The topics are usually non-specific and can be understood perfectly well by almost anyone, regardless of their specialization.

Types of questions:

Tasks are chosen from the following categories:

  1. MCQs
  2. Interpreting information
  3. Interpreting the intent
  4. Matching information
  5. Sentence completion
  6. Summary completion
  7. Diagram completion
  8. Short answers

60 Minutes

The questions are intended to measure your writing skills. It will test your ability to communicate your opinions with precision and relevance. Additionally, it’s also meant to assess your comprehensive abilities in terms of recognizing relevant information in graphs, diagrams, and tables. 

Consists of 2 tasks, both of which need to be written in a formal manner:

> The first task requires you to summarize or paraphrase information that is provided to yyou in the form of a graph, diagram or chart. You need to write approximately 150 words in around 20 minutes.

> The second task requires you to write an opinionated essay on a given topic. You need to write approximately 250 words in around 40 minutes.

Number of questions – 2

Grading – The 2nd task carries more weightage than the 1st one. Keep in mind that they’re both assessed independently, meaning that your performance, good or bad, in either task will have no bearing whatsoever on the other one.

Timing – 60 minutes. 

Types of questions: 

  1. Describing visual information in your own words.
  2. Write an opinionated response to a given topic.

60 Minutes

The questions are intended to measure your writing skills. It will test your ability to express yourself with clarity, and grammatical accuracy. 

Consists of 2 tasks, both of which can be written in casual or formal styles.

> The first task requires you to write a letter with regards to a hypothetical situation. You need to write approximately 150 words in around 20 minutes.

> The second task requires you to express your opinions for a given topic. You need to write approximately 250 words in around 40 minutes.

Number of questions – 2

Grading – The 2nd task carries more weightage than the 1st one. Keep in mind that they’re both assessed independently, meaning that your performance, good or bad, in either task will have no bearing whatsoever on the other one.

Timing – 60 minutes. 

Types of questions: 

  1. Writing a letter in a style of your choice.
  2. Writing an opinionated essay in response to a given topic.

A recorded test that assesses your vocal communication abilities. 

Roughly divided into 3 sections:

> In the first section, you will be asked questions related to yourself and your preferences. This section won’t take up more than 5 minutes.

> In the second section, you will be provided a random card with a topic. You will be given a minute to prepare before being required to speak on the given topic for around 2 minutes. Additionally, the examiner may also ask you a couple of brief questions on the same topic.

> The third and final section deals with detailed questions about the topic given to you in the second section. It is an opportunity to delve in depth about issues related to your topic. This section will take around 5 minutes to conclude.

Timing: Anywhere between 10 to 15 minutes.

Types of questions:

  1. Personal questions that are meant to familiarize the examiner with the candidate’s background, and preferences.
  2. Speaking on an everyday topic is supposed to test your spontaneity and the ability to convey your opinions in an organic flow.
  3. The examiner will ask you in-depth questions about the opinions expressed in the 2nd part. It is primarily intended to analyse your ability to discuss ideas, and speculate on wide-ranging issues.

Grading: 

You will be graded on account of your performance on the following metrics:

> Fluency and coherence.

> Grammatical accuracy.

> Pronunciations

> Vocabulary.

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FAQs

The International English Language Testing System, or IELTS, is an exam that assesses candidates’ English language proficiency in order to work, study, or migrate in an English-speaking country.

IELTS consists of four modules, each of which assesses the following abilities: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

More than 9000 universities throughout the world recognise IELTS exam results.

IELTS is recognised by many additional nations and institutions where English is the language of teaching or workplace, in addition to the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, the United States, and New Zealand.

Visit the IELTS website to schedule an appointment at a time and location that is convenient for you.

IELTS normally costs between 13 and 15 thousand India Rupees, depending on where you want to take it.

No watches are allowed in any module of the IELTS exam.

It’s a common misconception that the IELTS validity has been extended to 3 years. There has been no such official announcement, and the validity still remains 2 years.

There is no limit for how many times you can appear for the IELTS.

The IELTS score is valid for 2 years from the date of result

If you familiarize yourself with the test structure and prepare accordingly, IELTS will not be difficult for you.

6 is competent

7 is good

8 is very good 

9 is Expert

The general IELTS test suffices for Canadian PR.

No you cannot. None of the modules can be retaken separately. You can, however, retake the entire test as many times as you want.

The IELTS indicator test has been introduced for those countries where IELTS exams have been suspended due to Covid 19. Please confirm with the organization you’re applying to before enrolling for this test.

There is no dress code for any IELTS module.

No dress codes apply to any of the IELTS modules.

Most certainly not. Not only will you be banned but you’re also at the risk of inviting legal action if you’re caught.

There is no such favourite month.

You can always work harder and reappear whenever you’re ready.

It’s always going to be a matter of preference. Some find the instructions of the physical IELTS too cumbersome, while others find speaking to a human evaluator much more comfortable.

There are no pass and fail scores.

One should give 3-6 months to prepare for the IELTS exam.