IDP IELTS Examination

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Speaking Section

The speaking section of the IELTS examination is nothing but a personal interview. It is a one to one session. The interview is taken separately for every candidate. An interview goes on for about 15 minutes. The interviews are taken once the writing sessions are over. The time for the interview is decided at the time of the writing session by the examiners. Interviews are taken by a specialist examiner. The interview is broadly divided into three parts. The first part is of an introduction of the candidate and about his academic and co-curricular activities so far. In the second part of the interview the candidate is given a particular topic and is asked to speak on it for about a couple of minutes. The third part of the interview is a discussion between the candidate and the examiner on the same topic on which the candidate has spoken in the second part.





Test Procedure

The IELTS is conducted on 48 days throughout the year. The examination is held on Saturdays and Sundays. The test centers are spread in around 120 countries throughout the world. These countries have  centers in various cities. A candidate can apply for the test center of his choice. You will get the complete information about this examination on web site www.ielts.org. You need to contact the test center of your choice for registering your name for the particular attempt. You should be a little careful while choosing a center and a test date since every test center may not conduct both the modules.

The registration fee for the test is around $140. During the time of registration and later on during the actual test date you need to produce a document of your identity. It could be your valid passport or a national identity card. You are permitted to carry only these documents and the writing materials to the exam hall. One must adhere to the rules and regulations of the exam. Otherwise you will be disqualified from taking the test.

Generally the IELTS is conducted in a conventional paper-pen format. However, at some of the centers you may have a facility of taking the test online.

IDP IELTS Examination Scores

Marks for every section of the exam are given on a scale of 0 to 9. The zero score in any section indicates that you have not attempted it at all. The nine score means you are totally confident about the skills tested in that particular section. The scores of all the sections  are averaged again on a scale of 0 to 9. Each of the bands of score indicates a particular level of English language proficiency. One should aim for at least a score of 6 or 7. In some universities you may find a minimum requirement of scores in every section. The results of this test can be received within two to three weeks of the test date. One can check out from the official web site www.ielts.org the latest information about the scores.

Conclusion

The IELTS  is an internationally recognized test and is taken by thousands of people all over the world every year. Everyone has a different reason to take this test. It could be either for academic reasons or for jobs in leading English speaking countries. Good grades in the IELTS can become an identity of your English proficiency. Whatever may be the result of your examination, serious preparation can definitely prove fruitful in your future career.

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