IELTS score between 1 and 9 for each part of the test – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. You can score whole (e.g., 5.0, 6.0, 7.0) or half (e.g., 5.5, 6.5, 7.5) bands in each part. Universities often demand an IELTS score of 6 or 7. They may also demand a minimum IELTS score in each of the 4 sections.
How IELTS score is calculated
IELTS score are calculated on the basis of performance in the IELTS exam. If your performance is better, then you will get good band score in your exam. Your IELTS Score is depended on all four modules such as Listening, Writing, Speaking and Reading. If you have no required skills to take different tests based on modules then you are not going to get your dreamed IELTS score.
How long does it take to do the IELTS test?
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.
Is IELTS valid for 3 years now?
The IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) is valid for two years. At present, IELTS score is valid for a three year period for Australian General Skilled Migration (GSM) applications.
Is there any pass or fail in the IELTS exam?
There is no pass or no fail in the IELTS exam. Generally, when you take any test or exam then there can be the possibility of getting passed or failed. But here in this case, you will not get failed but you may be disqualified to continue your higher education in choice of college or university.
IELTS Speaking Test module consists of a face-to-face interview with an examiner. The examiner will lead the candidate through the three parts of the test: an introduction and interview, an individual long turn where the candidate speaks for one to two minutes on a particular topic, and a two-way discussion thematically linked to the individual long turn. This interview will last for approximately 11-14 minutes. The examiner records the interview.
IELTS Speaking Test Part 1 lasts for 4 to 5 minutes and begins with introduction. The examiner then asks a number of questions about familiar topics such as your studies, work, hobbies, interests, etc. Your answers are from your life and experience. There is no right or wrong answer.
IELTS Speaking Test Part 2 (Cue Card)
Part 2 lasts 3 to 4 minutes and is based on the candidate giving a short talk. You are giving a card with a familiar topic and several prompts. You have one minute to get ready and make some notes. When the preparation time is up, or if you are ready earlier, start talking. You should talk for two or three minutes on the topic given. You do not have a choice of topic but the topics are based on your own experience, such as a person or place you know, or an event or activity you have experienced.
IELTS Speaking Test Part 3 (Discussion)
Part 3 lasts for 4 to 5 minutes. The questions in IELTS Speaking Test Part 3 will be related to the topic in IELTS Speaking Test Part 2. So if, for example, Part 2 was about a teacher, then Part 3 might be about Education. They allow you to discuss more abstract issues and ideas. Part 3 is a discussion between you and the examiner.
[NB: You are expected to be able to respond to questions on familiar and unfamiliar topics and to speak at length. You are assessed on a nine-band scale for fluency, vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation.]