IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System, which is a global state-sanctioned trial of English language capability for non-local English language speakers. It is jointly managed by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia, and Cambridge Assessment English.
There are two types of IELTS tests: Academic and General Training. Listening and Speaking are the same for both tests, however, the topic of the Reading and Writing sections differs relying on which test the candidate takes. IELTS can be taken either on paper or computer depending on the choice of the test taker. The test score is valid for two years from the test date.
The Listening, Reading, and Writing sections of all IELTS tests are completed on the same test date, without any breaks in the middle of them. The Speaking section, notwithstanding, can be finished as long as seven days prior to or after another test date.
IELTS is acknowledged by more than 10,000 associations in excess of 140 nations. These include colleges, schools, universities and training organizations, government divisions, and immigration authorities.
There is no pass or fail in IELTS. It is scored on a nine-band (0-9) scale, with each band comparing to a predetermined capability in English.
The nine-band scale of IELTS describes the following English capabilities:
|Has full operational order of the language: appropriate, exact, and familiar with complete understanding.
|Very Good User
|Has the completely operational direction of the language with just periodic unsystematic mistakes and inappropriate. False impressions may happen in new circumstances.
|Has the operational direction of the language, however with periodic errors, wrongness, and misconceptions in certain circumstances. For the most part, handles complex language well and comprehends point-by-point thinking.
|Has commonly viable order of the language in spite of certain errors, inappropriate, and mistaken assumptions. Can utilize and see genuinely complex language, especially in recognizable circumstances.
|Has the incomplete direction of the language, adapting to generally speaking importance much of the time, however, is probably going to commit numerous errors. Ought to have the option to deal with fundamental correspondence in possess field.
|Essential fitness is restricted to well-known circumstances. Has visit issues in comprehension and articulation. Can’t utilize complex language.
|Extremely Limited User
|Passes on and sees just broad significance in extremely recognizable circumstances. Visit breakdowns in correspondence happen.
|No genuine correspondence is conceivable aside from the most fundamental data utilizing secluded words or short formulae in commonplace circumstances and to address quick issues. Has incredible trouble understanding spoken and composed English.
|Basically has no capacity to utilize the language past conceivably a couple of disengaged words.
|Did not attempt the test
|No assessable information was provided at all.
|No. of Question
|4 sections (40 questions)
|Approximately 30 minutes of listening and additional 10 minutes to transfer answers from the question booklet to the answer sheet.
|3 passages (40 questions)
|Exactly 60 minutes including answer transfer time.
|Exactly 60 minutes. Recommended 20 minutes for task 1 and 40 minutes for task 2.
There are four IELTS paper-based test dates in a month. Its score is available online on the 13th day of the test date and the hard copy of the result is provided on the 18th day of the test date. Its score is valid for two years from the test date.
PTE stands for Pearson Test of English which is a computer-based English proficiency test for study abroad and immigration. PTE Academic is accepted by thousands of universities and is also accepted for visa purposes by the Australian and New Zealand governments.
PTE Academic assesses real-life, academic English, so you will hear a range of accents in the test, from British and American to non-native speakers, so you will be exposed to the kind of accents you will experience in your regular daily existence.
There are three principal parts to the test: Speaking and Writing (together), Reading and Listening. There is an optional 10-minute break between the Reading and Listening parts.
|Part 1: Speaking & Writing
(77 – 93 minutes)Personal introductionRead aloudRepeat sentenceDescribe imageRe-tell lectureAnswer short questionSummarize written textEssay (20 mins)
|Part 2: Reading
(32 – 41 minutes)Multiple choice, choose single answer multiple-choice, choose multiple answers-order paragraphsReading: Fill in the blanks reading & writing: Fill in the blanks
|Part 3: Listening
(45 – 57 minutes)Summarize spoken test multiple choice, choose multiple answers fill in the black highlight correct summary multiple choice, choose a single answer select missing wordHighlight incorrect wordsWrite from dictation
PTE, an alternative to the popular IELTS test, is flexible in terms of test dates and results are available from 24 hours to 5 working days. Its score is valid for two years from the test date.
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