International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
If English isn’t your first language, then it is necessary to provide proof of proficiency in the English Language, if you want to apply for a Master’s programme in the USA. This proficiency can be proved by attempting the English Language Tests. TOEFL and IELTS are the two most popular English Language assessments which are recognized by all the institutions/ Universities in the United States. These standardized English language tests assess all aspects of a language – reading, writing, speaking and listening. Both the exams are widely accepted in all Universities and have similar testing patterns, but we suggest that IELTS is a simpler, better option. This guide will assist you with all the stages involved in IELTS test-taking.
Table of contents
Before You Start
Step by step guide
After You Register
|Listening||4 sections - 40 questions||30 minutes|
|Reading||3 sections - 40 questions||60 minutes|
|Writing||2 Tasks (150 words, 250 words)||60 minutes|
|Speaking||3 parts||11 – 14 minutes|
On the Test Day
You have many resources online to get the best score you are expecting! And these resources are all free! So a dedicated self-study should get you through. The resources given below cover all the aspects of IELTS test preparation.
You should make the best use of the free online preparation course – Road to IELTS. It contains nine practice tests, four informative e-books, and advice videos from the British Council IELTS experts. It will provide you with insights about your strengths and weaknesses via graphs and tables.