IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the most widely taken English Proficiency examinations conducted around the world. The test aims to evaluate the skills of the test taker in four sections mainly Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. Jointly conducted by three bodies namely the University of Cambridge ESOL, the British Council and IDP, the exam is taken by individuals who wish to migrate overseas for study, work, or immigration. Any candidate who seeks to move to an English Speaking Nation needs to take the IELTS exam to prove his Language Proficiency skills.
IELTS Exam is conducted on different dates countrywide. Listening, Reading and Writing Section takes a total of 2 hours and forty minutes and the speaking test involves a brief interview with the examiner for 10-15 minutes on a range of questions based on personal interests to short conversations. There are two versions of IELTS examination namely the General Training and Academic. The famous English Proficiency Exam is task-based where the applicant involves accomplishing several tasks while attempting the test.
Steps to Apply for the IELTS Exam
- Booking the IELTS Exam Date and Venue
Application of the IELTS Exam begins with the booking of the Test Date and Venue. Candidates can choose from the available dates and the location as per his convenience.
Any candidate who aspires to appear for the IELTS examination needs to fill the application form as a prerequisite. The Application form can be filled in either of the two ways online or offline videos. Candidates now have the option to pay through online or offline mode. Great prudence has to applied while completing the application form as there are numerous fields to be filled. Thus it is necessary to go through the form carefully before attempting to fill it. All the applicants choosing the offline option should accompany the specified documents along with the application form.
The steps to be followed in filling the IELTS Application Form offline is explained below.
i) Download the IELTS application form from the official IELTS site (ielts.org
) and follow the details.
ii) filling the application form correctly, followed by providing a recent clear photograph and identity number(Usually Passport Number ).
iii) Submit the form to the nearest centre along with the application fee.
iv) Await for the confirmation of date and time by the centre.
v) Candidates are asked to report to the centre along with the documents which include the confirmation email and the Identification Document.
The results of the IELTS exam shall be available 13 days after the date of the exam. Candidates should be proactive in choosing the test centres across the country as they tend to fill fast. IELTS Results will be available 13 days after the test-taking.
Since there are two methods of application for the IELTS Exam, similarly, there are two ways of submission of Application Fee, Offline and Online. Application Fees for the IELTS exam is INR 11,100 up until September 30, 2019. After 1st October 2019, the fee will be increased to INR 11,300. For the applicant opted for the offline registration process, needs to pay using the offline mode. The application form can be paid by cash. Candidates opting to pay by Demand Draft, it should be made favouring “the British Council” and make it payable at New Delhi.
Online Method of IELTS Exam is divided into 5 broad steps.
i)Download the IELTS Application Form from the IELTS Official Site.
*ii)Complete the form online and make a payment using a Credit Card or Debit Card.
*Mandatory Details to be Filled in the IELTS Application Form
- Date of the test of the candidate’s choice
- Test city
- Name of the candidate
- The version of the IELTS exam
- Candidate’s address
- Email and phone number
- Date of birth
- Identity document and number
- Code and name of the country of nationality
- Code and name of the first language
- Sector and level of occupation
- Reason for taking the test
- Which country does candidate wish to apply to?
- Where is the candidate studying English?
- Level of education
- How many years has the candidate studied English?
- Permanent disability
- Details of organisations or agencies that the candidate would like to have his result sent to
- Declaration, Signature and Date
- Occupation details, there are certain codes for the level and sector that the applicant will have to refer to and choose from.
Guidelines to be noted for completion of the IELTS Application Form
Candidates should be extremely vigilant in the completion of the IELTS Application Form, Submission of the Application Fees and accompanying documents. Any missing document can lead to the rejection of the application form or delay in your result. Thus in order to omit these mistakes, and to prepare thoroughly for the exam, the candidate should seek guidance from the best faculty.
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