International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the high-stakes English test for study, migration or work. IELTS is a standardized test and available in 2 modules: “Academic”, “General training”. It is jointly managed by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English, and was established in 1989.
Where can IELTS take you?
Clearing IELTS exam increases the chance of students intake in countries like Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and the USA.
Students with an IELTS certificate are recognized as a proficient English speaker by almost 10,000 education and training providers around the globe.
Talking about the available tests:
IELTS Academic – is for the students who aspire to go abroad to study undergraduate or postgraduate level courses. In this test, the council assesses if the student is comfortable enough to live in an environment where English is spoken as a first language.
IELTS General Training – is for the students who wish to study or train at below level degree courses. In this test, the council focuses on the aspect if the student has the basic survival skills in broad social and workplace contexts.
Selection of the correct test
Students have more inclination towards the IELTS Academic test as it supports their study and application to study overseas but It is essential to consider the entry requirements of an institution whether it accepts the kind of IELTS test a student has appeared for. We at Unicoll Worldwide guide the students about the requirements of an institution and which test they should appear for to suffice them.
The IELTS test assesses a student’s ability in listening, reading, writing and speaking in less than three hours. Listening and Speaking are the same for both the IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. The difference is in the subject matter of the Reading and Writing components and depends upon which tests a student is appearing for.
Listening, Reading and Writing components are conducted on the same day and the Speaking component is conducted within a week before or after the other tests.