The IELTS or the International English Language Testing System is a widely accepted test of the English language and accepted in many foreign universities and institutions all over the world, especially across Canada, Australia, the UK, New Zealand, and the USA.
The scores of an IELTS examination are assigned, in terms of bands, and the range of the score is from 0 to 9 in which the O score is given to the least performing, and 9 bands is given to the expert in the language.
The passing score of the candidate or the minimum score requirement will depend on the University to which the candidate has applied or the immigration program through which he is applying for selection.
However, a score of 6 is a competent score and is the least required score at most of the places. The test is usually conducted in the above-mentioned 4 categories and a candidate has to qualify in all.
IELTS Test Components
The test has 4 components even as the total time taken to complete the test is 2 hours and 45 minutes.
The IELTS Reading test contains 40 questions. Each correctly answered question fetches 1 mark. Therefore, the maximum score you can achieve is 40. A band score ranging from Band 1 to Band 9 is then awarded on the basis of this score.
Time Required : 60 minutes
Examiners award a band score for each of the 4 criterion areas: Fluency and Coherence, Lexical Resource, Grammatical Range, Accuracy and Pronunciation. These 4 get equal weightage. There are three parts of the test and are in the form of an interview. The interview will most probably seem like a friendly conversation that typically covers some aspects of your past, present, and future situations.
Time Required: 11 to 14 minutes
When marking the writing section of the test, examiners use detailed assessment criteria which describe written and spoken performance at each of the 9 IELTS bands. Examiners give a band score for each of the 4 areas:
Task Assessment(for Task 1), Task Response(for Task 2), Coherence and Cohesion, Lexical Resource and Grammatical Range and Accuracy. These 4 are given equal-weighted. The writing component consists of 2 parts, one is Academic and the other one is General. Most students opt for the Academic pattren which is a bit tough, but in the General IELTS, the candidate has to undergo a Letter writing session. Task 2 carries more weightage in your final band score than Task 1.1.
Remember: illegible handwriting will reduce your final score.
Time Required: 60 minutes
The test has 40 questions. The listening materials are recorded on a cassette tape/CD/DVD and you will get a chance to hear it just once. When the recorded material ends you will have just 10 minutes to copy your answers into the answer sheet.
Time Required: 30 minutes
Why SPTC Visas for IELTS
Designed and structured IELTS course for intermediate and advanced level students: We offer highly designated & structured study material for both intermediate and advanced level students
Classroom & online sessions: We provide both classroom and online options to cater to the needs of students with varying needs. While classroom sessions are provided on Saturdays, online sessions are provided from Monday to Friday.
Individualized instruction/classes: We offer customized classes keeping the specific needs of students of all kinds.
Interesting & interactive learning mediums to increase students’ understanding of course materials: Our approach to assisting and teaching students is highly unique, and we use different interesting & interactive learning mediums to increase students understanding of course materials.
Weekly lesson plans: We offer weekly lesson plans to help you prepare well.
Progress reports for each student: We offer progress reports for each student so that they know where they stand and how much efforts need to be made more.
Three Sessions Everyday: We at SPTC visas have a dedicated certified IELTS trainer to provide extraordinary IELTS assistance regularly for three months with a mission to make our clients successful for their immigration needs.
First-rate Training: We provide quality training by an expert and highly experienced instructor having many years of relevant experience training students and visa aspirants to crack the IELTS test exam with ease and high scores.
Excellent Infrastructure: SPTC Visas have an amazing state-of-the-art infrastructure, in the form of dedicated classrooms, online sessions, and studying resources to train applicants and students to do well in the exam, and come out with flying colors.
Expert Trainers: Our trainers are 100% certified and have the right credentials to train and equip visa seekers and students to perform well in the exam and score high bands.
Great Counseling Support: We also provide counseling to our students and visa candidates and encourage and inspire them to do well in the important exam.
Amazing Progress: Those who seek and get IELTS coaching from us exhibit notable improvement and turnaround and their performance jumps extraordinarily. Not only this, they become more confident and assured of getting high scores and IELTS bands.
Complimentary Services: IELTS coaching is a chargeable service with a fee as high as INR 15,000 a month, however, we provide IELTS coaching for free to our enrolled clients. It is our commitment to provide free online IELTS coaching until our clients achieve the IELTS score they desire. Take advantage of the complimentary service and enroll today to take an important step towards realizing your immigration dream.
IELTS Program Details at SPTC Visas
Important Tips & Tricks for cracking the IELTS Examination: It’s a myth that one must have a very good background in the language to do well in the test. It’s not true! Even if you don’t have a good background, you can do well with regular practice and the right approach. We share with our students the various tricks and tips to do well in the exam and score high bands.
Speaking Skills: It’s vital to perform well on this aspect and our instructor ensures our students become reasonably good in this.
Listening Skills: It’s also critical to comprehend and decode what you hear and so we equip our students do well in this by giving them the necessary coaching and training in this.
Reading Skills: Yet another vital cog in the IELTS test exam scheme of things, we cover it in the best possible way for you, so that you are well covered, and do well on this component of the exam and get high bands as well.
Writing Skills: It’s the toughest section for most students. And, so we cover the aspect in detail for you, so that you do well in this component also and score high bands to get high overall IELTS scores.
Doubt Clearing Sessions: We ensure that none of your doubts related to the IELTS test exam remain unanswered and unattended by answering all your queries and removing all of your doubts related to the crucial language test.
Number of Sessions & Class Duration: We offer three sessions daily at our state-of-the-art center.
Flexible Timings: We have flexible coaching timings to make certain that our students caught up with different time schedules are not inconvenienced, and they get training as per their convenience and availability.
Custom-made Coaching: Our coaching is especially crafted towards attending to the minutes of details and tailor-made as per the specific language backgrounds and grasping skills of our students.
Though we train you by one of the most competent professionals and IELTS instructors around and provide a highly specialized program material to cover all the 4 components of the IELTS test exam, in the best possible manner, we don’t guarantee that you will perform with a 100% success rate and achieve the highest average IELTS bands.
Under no circumstances shall SPTC be held accountable for the not-too-good or below-the-par performance of the students. Several factors could be at play even while a great deal may depend on your learning skills and grasping powers, besides language backgrounds.
However, this is not to suggest that you will not do well as there are high chances that under the guidance of our expert language trainer and meticulously crafted IELTS program you will show a notable improvement and do reasonably well in the important IELTS test exam.