Educational technology ,careers and future : What is IELTS and advantage of IELTS for Higher Education

Monday, December 24, 2018

What is IELTS and advantage of IELTS for Higher Education

What is IELTS and different types ?

IELTS is International English Language Testing System .If you want to go for higher study(MS or MBA) in English speaking nations or  course in English in any foreign countries you are required to pass IELTS exam before getting VISA for the country. 

Not only study, if you want get a work visa or VISA for a stay you need to clear IELTS first, except tourist VISA and On-site work Visa.

Few Facts about IELTS

  • IELTS is conducted in nearly 140 countries at 1200 centers.
  • IELTS is conducted on 48 dates in a year ,means four times a month on Thursday or Saturday as per availability of candidates.
  • IELTS is organized in partnership by
  1. British Council
  2. IDP:IELTS Australia

Types of IELTS

Basically there are two types of IELTS exams both include written tests as well as personal interview :

1. IELTS  Academic

This is basically required for the students who wants to go higher education in any the foreign countries in English Language.This test includes some features of academic language and assesses you if you are ready to study and take training in the foreign country.This is the approach by all the institutions across the globe accepting IELTS.

2. IELTS  General

This test is to be cleared by those individuals who want to take secondary education, get training or work experience in the forign countries. This test is also desired for migration to United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Because this test judges to language skills of the individual for survival in these countries

IELTS Life Skills

One more version of IELTS is IELTS Life Skills. It is for people who need to prove their English speaking and listening skills at Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) Levels A1, A2 or B1.It is available in three levels :
  • IELTS Life Skills – A1 Speaking and Listening
  • IELTS Life Skills – A2 Speaking and Listening (offered in the UK only)*
  • IELTS Life Skills – B1 Speaking and Listening.
In 2016 UK modified rules for  IELTS Life skills. After two-and-a half-years in the UK, non-EEA national partners and parents on the family route will need to pass a speaking and listening test at level A2 in order to qualify, for further leave to remain on the five-year partner or parent route to settlement

Important Dates

Test DateModuleRegistration Deadline
Test Date 05/01/2019Module IELTS AcademicRegistration Deadline 27/12/2018
Test Date 05/01/2019Module IELTS General TrainingRegistration Deadline 27/12/2018
Test Date 19/01/2019Module IELTS AcademicRegistration Deadline 10/01/2019

Study Material For IELTS

Various websites provides free study Material for IELTS exams can also be purchased online.


1. Can we study abroad without qualifying IELTS?

Yes ,It depends on the university you are applying few universities allow GATE qualified students to study, you may check universities in Singapore.

2. Does one require to qualify IETS for going On-Site during Job?

No you Don’t require if going On-site .

3. Is there any alternate to IELTS?

Yes, TOEFL is an alternative to IELTS and accepted widely.

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Shane Lowney said...
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