International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the international standardized test of English language proficiency. It is the most popular proficiency test for the Queen’s language for higher education. IELTS was started in 1989 and continues to set the standard for English language testing today.

Amrita Global Education conducts one of the most comprehensive IELTS course for students aiming to pass this highly competitive and tough test. There are four sub-tests, or modules, to the IELTS test. These include Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. It is mandatory for students to appear and pass for all four sub-tests. The Listening and Speaking tests are the same for all students but the Reading and Writing tests are different for the General Training Module or Academic Module.

Amrita Global Education has a highly qualified and experienced faculty with a great track record of having coached hundreds of students successfully. We have a faculty that specializes in IELTS. Our course includes full practice with mock speaking sessions, interactive sessions and information sharing sessions about techniques that can help students achieve success easily. Our batch sizes are limited to allow personalized attention on every student. Flexible batch timings are available for your convenience.

There are two kinds of IELTS:

  • Academic IELTS: The Academic IELTS exam is the advance test to determine whether candidates are qualified to enroll in graduate and undergraduate academic programs where English is the medium of instructions.
  • General IELTS: The main aim of the test is to check the basic survival skills of candidates in social and educational contexts. It is a simple test for candidates who are applying for immigration and want to study at a non-degree level in abroad.

The simple chart below shows the main similarities and differences in the General and Academic IELTS

Same Different
Listening Module Reading Module
Speaking Module Writing Module

IELTS which is International English Language Testing System is same like TOEFL. Other than U.K, other countries have an IELTS entrance. Our IELTS training courses are well acknowledged and have the properly designed curriculum.

Total 9 bands

Target: 7.5+ bands
Course Duration: 2 Months
Classes: 5 days a week for regular students
Class duration: 2 hours per day therefore 10 hours per week

Weekend classes on Sat and Sun for working candidates are also available

Duration: 3 Months

Class duration: 6 hours per day

New Batch: Its starts every week.

IELTS Listening marking schemes

For the listening test, which contains 40 questions, the approximate band scores can be calculated using this table.

Band Score 9 8.5 8 7.5 7 6.5 6 5.5 5 4.5 4 3.5 3 2.5
Score / 40 39-40 37-38 35-36 32-34 30-31 26-29 23-25 18-22 16-17 13-15 10-12 8-10 6-7 4-5

IELTS General Reading marking schemes

For the general reading test, which contains 40 questions, the approximate band scores can be calculated using this table.

Band Score 9 8.5 8 7.5 7 6.5 6 5.5 5 4.5 4 3.5 3 2.5
Score / 40 40 39 37-38 36 34-35 32-33 30-31 27-29 23-26 19-22 15-18 12-14 9-11 6-8

IELTS Academic Reading marking schemes

For the academic reading test, which also contains 40 questions, but is more difficult, the approximate band scores can be calculated using this table.

Band Score 9 8.5 8 7.5 7 6.5 6 5.5 5 4.5 4 3.5 3 2.5
Score / 40 39-40 37-38 35-36 33-34 30-32 27-29 23-26 19-22 15-18 13-14 10-12 8-9 6-7 4-5

IELTS Writing marking schemes

The two writing questions are marked out of 9 according to the following criteria:

  • Task Achievement
  • Coherence and Cohesion
  • Lexical Resource
  • Grammatical Range and Accuracy

IELTS Speaking marking schemes

The speaking test is also marked out of 9 according to the following criteria:

  • Fluency and coherence
  • Lexical resource
  • Grammatical range and accuracy
  • Pronunciation

Conducted jointly by University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL), British Council and IDP Education Australia, IELTS or International English Language Testing System is a mandatory test that for those people who want to study or work in those countries, where English is used as a language for communication.

IELTS exam is one of such exams, which is conducted every year to judge the comprehensive understanding of English as a language among those students who wish to drift in foreign countries for temporary purposes; be it for study or work purpose. The exam is taken to test reading, listening, speaking and writing skills of aspiring students.

There are two types of IELTS exam i.e. 1) Academic Version 2) General Training Version.

Academic Version examis for those candidates who wish to get admission in foreign universities or institutions and for professionals from Medical field immigrating to English speaking country for practicing purpose.

General TrainingVersion is for those individuals, who want to undertake non academic training or to gain work experience.

It’s an online exam that is offered 3-4 times a month. IELTS exam is conducted in online as well as offline mode. Currently, over 130 countries use IELTS exam’s score.