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IELTS BANDS Vs SCORES

Firstly, it is important to understand the difference between the 2 types of IELTS is IELTS Academic and IELTS-General Training.

IELTS Academic

IELTS Academic test is generally taken by those who wish to pursue their studies at international level that in foreign colleges or universities as an undergraduate or postgraduate or postgraduate student.

By doing IELTS Academic a Study Visa would be granted.

IELTS General Training

IELTS- GT Test is commonly taken by those who wish to migrate to other nations in search to work or to earn their livelihood. In this test, generally your every-day and non-academic English is analyzed.

Later, after qualifying IELTS-GT test with appropriate scores, migration to an English speaking country is granted.

IELTS- Academic and GT are evaluated on different parameters and hence the scores also varies for both the type of IELTS.

How is the IELTS Listening Test Evaluated

Initially, understanding the IELTS Listening pattern is important for both Academic and GT test. Marking pattern of Listening for IELTS-Academic and GT is absolutely same as mentioned ahead.

IELTS – Listening modules contains 40 questions for which associated audio is played in the form of multiple audio dips. By listening to the conversation, relatively correct answers are to be written on the question booklet. Later, in additional 10 minutes as transferring time, these answers are to be copied or emulated on the answer sheet. Lastly, at the time of checking raw scores out of 40 are generated as the count of correct answers. Afterwards, these raw scores are checked for corresponding IELTS Bands ranging from 0 to 9. Certain slabs are marked of raw scores corresponding to the IELTS Bands.

Listening Bands Calculator is attached along with.

How is the IELTS Reading Test Evaluated?

In the beginning it is required to understand the Reading pattern for both the types of IELTS test that is Academic or General Training as both are quite different from one another.

Although, the types of question remains same for both types of test that is T/F/NG, Gap fillings, question/Answer, MCQs, Match the columns, List of headings, sentence completion etcetera. One score is marked corresponding to one correct answer.

In reading-Academic generally 3 Passages are given from professional and academic journals, text books, relevant magazines, documentaries, newspapers etc.

While those of Reading –GT it contains 3 sections, Where the first two are divided further into two divisions and the texts are generally based on advertisements, guidebooks, magazines, notices or employee manuals etcetera.

Reading Answers are recommended to be transferred simultaneously because no etcetera time is allotted for transferring the answers unlikely the listening test.

Later, After checking the answers for the reading modules raw scores are generated  and then, these are matched with the corresponding IELTS bands ranging from 0 to 9. Certain slabs are marked for the raw scores corresponding to the IELTS Bands provided both IELTS-Academic reading and General Training Varies from one another.

Reading Bands Calculators are attached along with

How is the IELTS Writing Test Marked?

IELTS writing Test comprises of two varied tasks to represent the writing skills within specific time boundation of 1 hour to cover up both the tasks. Both the tasks are generally marked by two different examiners or sometimes more number of examiners mark your writing test to ensure accuracy and fairness. These trainers are commonly intensively trained and monitored to ensure consistency, quality of marking and unbiased  scores, no matter from which part of the world the test is taken. The parameters of marking Task 1 and Task 2 are as described in the writing band descriptors.

How is the IELTS Speaking module marked?

Initially there are 3 parts of IELTS Speaking Test comprising of Introductory Questions
- Monologue Long Turn
- Follow up Questions

This test is generally conducted in a quiet room with a qualified examiners who will engage you in a conversation. Undoubtedly it sometimes to make you comfortable the examiner can slow down for you, repeat or rephrase the question if you ask for it.

Speaking parameters are quite rigid in evaluating the speaking skills. Owing to assist you with these parameters, speaking band descriptor is provided.

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