Here are the details of IELTS 2013 Exam, 2014 Dates, Paper Pattern, Centres, Colleges and Online Application Forms.
What is IELTS?
IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System. British Council, the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations jointly conducts the exam which measures Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking skills of the Students in English. About 5,000 government agencies, educational institutions and professional organisations around the world accept IELTS scores as proof of English proficiency of the Students. Over 9,38,000 people take this test across 120 countries.
IELTS 2013 Paper Pattern :-
IELTS has four parts – Listening (30 minutes), Reading (60 minutes), Writing (60 minutes) and Speaking (11–14 minutes). The total test time is 2 hours and 45 minutes. The Listening, Reading and Writing tests are done in one sitting. The Speaking test may be on the same day or up to seven days before or after the other tests.
IELTS 2013 Eligiblity:-
Anyone can take the IELTS test, there is no minimum education qualification required for taking the test. Students below 16 years of age are not eligible to apply. IELTS is an eligibility test for Students who want to migrate to English speaking countries.
Institute/colleges accepting IELTS score :-
IELTS is the world’s proven test. Due to its high quality controls, IELTS is accepted by thousands of organizations in over 135 countries.
Universities, schools, training colleges, tertiary institutes
Government departments and agencies
Professional and industry bodies
Multinational companies and employers
IELTS 2013 Sample Papers :-
IELTS 2013 Practice Papers will be available in this space so stay tuned with us.
IELTS 2013 Exam Date :-
IELTS Marking Scheme :-
There is no pass or fail in IELTS. Students are graded on their performance, using scores from 1 to 9 for each part of the test – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. IELTS uses a 9-band scoring system to measure and report test scores in a consistent manner.
IELTS 9-band scale :-
Each band corresponds to a level of English competence. All parts of the test and the Overall Band Score can be reported in whole and half bands, eg 6.5, 7.0, 7.5, 8.0.
Band 9: Expert user: has fully operational command of the language: appropriate, accurate and fluent with complete understanding.
Band 8: Very good user: has fully operational command of the language with only occasional unsystematic inaccuracies and inappropriacies. Misunderstandings may occur in unfamiliar situations. Handles complex detailed argumentation well.
Band 7: Good user: has operational command of the language, though with occasional inaccuracies, inappropriacies and misunderstandings in some situations. Generally handles complex language well and understands detailed reasoning.
Band 6: Competent user: has generally effective command of the language despite some inaccuracies, inappropriacies and misunderstandings. Can use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situations.
Band 5: Modest user: has partial command of the language, coping with overall meaning in most situations, though is likely to make many mistakes. Should be able to handle basic communication in own field.
Band 4: Limited user: basic competence is limited to familiar situations. Have frequent problems in understanding and expression. He/she is not able to use complex language.
Band 3: Extremely limited user: conveys and understands only general meaning in very familiar situations. Frequent breakdowns in communication occur.
Band 2: Intermittent user: no real communication is possible except for the most basic information using isolated words or short formulae in familiar situations and to meet immediate needs. Has great difficulty understanding spoken and written English.
Band 1: Non-user: essentially has no ability to use the language beyond possibly a few isolated words.
Band 0: Did not attempt the test: No assessable information provided.
Where To Get The Application Form :-
Students can contact their nearest examination center or visit the official IELTS website for more information about application procedures and the location of a test center near.
IELTS 2013 Results :-