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Find Out Everything You Need To Know About The IELTS Test

November 2016

IELTS i.e. International English Language Testing System is a standardized English proficiency test that assesses English Language skills in the areas of Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. It is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP- Australia and University of Cambridge ESOL EXAMINATIONS.

IELTS is graded on a band scale of 0-9. Candidates will be given a score for overall language ability as well as scores for each of the four skills.

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What is the test format?

Listening consists of 40 items with approximately 30 minutes

Academic Reading OR General Training Reading consists of 40 items with 60 minutes

Academic Writing OR General Training Writing consists of 2 tasks with 60 minutes

Speaking consists of 3 parts and lasts for 11 to 14 minutes

How many times is the IELTS exams conducted in a month?

Generally, the IELTS is conducted 3-4 times a month in large metro cities across India. The frequency of the test depends upon where you wish to give the test.

Where can I go to register for the IELTS?

Edwise is an IELTS registration centre for the British Council. The only documentation needed for registration purposes is the candidate's passport details, payment can be done through a Debit/Credit card, Cash or a Demand draft

Why are there two versions of the test?

The Academic test is for those who want to study at a tertiary level in an English-speaking country, while the General Training test is for those who wish to work or wish to train or study at below degree level or migrate to an English-speaking country. All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking tests but different Reading and Writing tests.

How long does the IELTS score results take?

The IELTS exam results are available in 15 calendar days.

How is the IELTS different from the PTE and TOEFL?

The IELTS is a paper based test, while the PTE and TOEFL are both online based tests. All three test have the same four components, ie. Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking, however the tasks in each of these tests differ from each other

What is the cost of score reporting for IELTS?

The IELTS provides free score reports for upto 5 universities on the day of the test, after which cost of score reporting will be charged for a fee.


IELTS for UKVI is a UK government approved Secure English Language Test(SELT) This test is the same test as the IELTS test, but is video recorded for increased security. It may also be mandatory depending on the requirements of your institution.

Who can take the IELTS UKVI and the procedure?

The test is for test takers wishing to study at Undergraduate or Postgraduate levels and for those seeking professional registration in the UK

How is the IELTS different from IELTS UKVI?

The pattern for both tests are the same, only difference is UKVI is video recorded and sent to the visa office. The UKVI registration fee is Rs. 17650/- while the IELTS registration fee is 11,300/- (wef 1st October, 2016)

IELTS Training at Edwise

  • 30 hours of intensive and comprehensive training
  • Cambridge IELTS, official publication or IELTS issued as courseware
  • British Council trained faculties
  • Maximum 10-15 students per batch, making sessions personalized
  • Teaching pedagogy involves a strong focus on enhancing the performance in all facets of the test Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking /li>
  • Guiding students with approach towards different question types, and providing sufficient practice in all areas of the test
  • Qualified, experienced and trained faculties
  • Well stocked library
  • 20 full-length mock tests
  • Facility of home issuance of book
  • Availability of weekdays (Tuesday- Friday, 2 hours per day) and Weekend Batches (Saturday- Sunday, 4 hours per day) under regular mode
  • Availability of Fast Track Mode (Tuesday- Sunday, 4 hours per day) for people who want to complete the course at the earliest
  • Facility of shifting to any branch throughout India

What Edwise Students studying IELTS says...

"Without Edwise, getting to this point would have been very confusing and stressful. The IELTS training given to me by Edwise played a major role in obtaining a good score of 8 bands and also helped me win the 2015 British Council IELTS Award. I would recommend Edwise to any student who plans to go abroad. Edwise has helped me with the application process, related exams, visa applications and also prepares you to live in a new country."
Chakshudaa Masih- IELTS Coaching

"IELTS has always been one of the core exams when it comes to going overseas either for academic purposes or even for work/migration and it is always a scary thought of achieving the desired hand score. Edwise has always been acting as a strong catalyst in training students for the IELTS exam. Edwise looks for every volume and expert knowledge of trainers it with no exception becomes the most liable choice as a student for IELTS coaching."
Utkarsh Shah - IELTS Coaching

"I am very thankful to Edwise for helping me score an 8.0 band in my IELTS. I joined the IELTS classes with a lot of apprehensions. But from the first class itself I felt extremely comfortable. The faculty here has provided me with personal training and this has helped me clear my examination with flying colors. I would once again like to thank the entire staff of Edwise who helped my dream come true."
Shruti Preman - IELTS Coaching

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Also read: How to Score High on the IELTS Academic Reading Test


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