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IELTS Frequently asked questions 

What is IELTS?

IELTS is an International Level English test which certifies a person as an English language Speaker.

IELTS Exam Validity?

IELTS exam has 2 years of validity.

Passport requirement for Booking the IELTS Exam?

Passport should have 6 months validity and at least one page empty.

How to calculate IELTS Bands/score?

IELTS Score can be between 1 to 9 and is calculated according to a specific scale.

What is the IELTS General?

IELTS General is valid for Immigration and Work Visa.

What is the IELTS Academic?

IELTS Academic is only valid for Study Visa and medical licensing.

Does a nursing Student take IELTS General or IELTS Academic?

Nursing Students must have IELTS Academic because they have to join classes for the Nursing license.

What is Life-Skills in IELTS?

Life-skills A1 and B2 are valid only for Spouse visa cases for already settled persons in the United Kingdom (UK).

Which countries Accept IELTS Exam?

All English-Speaking Countries accept IELTS Exam like – Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, USA, United Kingdom and so on.

What is the IELTS exam booking pattern?

There is two Website for booking IELTS Exam:

  1. britishcouncil.org
  2. ieltsidpindia.com

Create an Account and verify your Account

Fill all personal details using your passport.

Pay online via Debit Card, Credit Card or Net banking.

And offline payment (Challan) also available for the British Council.

Select your Speaking Date.

What is CELPIP?

CELPIP test is only for Canadian immigration or Permanent Residence and it is conducted by Paragon Testing Enterprise. The British Columbia University recognizes the CELPIP Exam.

What is CELPIP FULL FROM?

The Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program.

What type of exam is CELPIP?

CELPIP Exam is fully computerized and it is available in two versions:

CELPIP General L S (Listening, Speaking) 1 Hour 10 Minutes: This is meant for Permanent Residents in Canada to convert their PR into Citizenship.

The CELPIP General: Listening, reading, Writing, Speaking and its Duration is 3 hours: It is in the same category as the IELTS General Training exam.

N.B: The exam is soon to be launched in India

What are the parts of the exam?

Parts of the Exam:

Time allotted: 47-55 minutes: Listening

NUMBER OF QUESTIONS COMPONENT SECTIONS
1 Practice Task
8 Part 1: Listening to Problem Solving
5 Part 2: Listening to a Daily Life Conversation
6 Part 3: Listening for Information
5 Part 4: Listening to a News Item
8 Part 5: Listening to a Discussion
6 Part 6: Listening to Viewpoints

READING

Time allotted: 55-60 minutes

NUMBER OF QUESTIONS COMPONENT SECTIONS
1 Practice Task
11 Part 1: Reading Correspondence
8 Part 2: Reading to Apply a Diagram
9 Part 3: Reading for Information
10 Part 4: Reading for Viewpoints

WRITING

Time allotted: 53-60 minutes

NUMBER OF QUESTIONS COMPONENT SECTIONS
1 Task 1: Writing an Email
1 Task 2: Responding to Survey Questions

SPEAKING

Time allotted: 15-20 minutes

NUMBER OF QUESTIONS COMPONENT SECTIONS
1 Practice Task
1 Task 1: Giving Advice
1 Task 2: Talking about a Personal Experience
1 Task 3: Describing a Scene
1 Task 4: Making Predictions
1 Task 5: Comparing and Persuading
1 Task 6: Dealing with a Difficult Situation
1 Task 7: Expressing Opinions
1 Task 8: Describing an Unusual Situation

How is the scoring done?

Scoring is done according to a CLB level.

CELPIP LEVEL CELPIP DESCRIPTOR CLB LEVEL
12 Advanced proficiency in workplace and community contexts 12
11 Advanced proficiency in workplace and community contexts 11
10 Highly effective proficiency in workplace and community contexts 10
9 Effective proficiency in workplace and community contexts 9
8 Good proficiency in workplace and community contexts 8
7 Adequate proficiency in workplace and community contexts 7
6 Developing proficiency in workplace and community contexts 6
5 Acquiring proficiency in workplace and community contexts 5
4 Adequate proficiency for daily life activities 4
3 Some proficiency in limited contexts 3
M Minimal proficiency or insufficient information to assess 0, 1, 2
NA Not Administered: test taker did not receive this test component /

Listening and Reading is Auto checked while Writing and Speaking is checked by Examiners.

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