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IELTS Study Visa

IELTS Study Visa

The full form of the abbreviation (IELTS) is the International English Language Test System. It is a standardized test that is done either online or paper-based which consists of two modules namely:

  • General
  • Academic

Test format

Speaking and Listening modules remain the same for both tests, but the subject matter of the Writing and Reading sections differs depending upon which test you are going for.

The Writing, Listening, and Reading sections of all the IELTS exams are completed on the same day, with no breaks in between them.

However, the speaking section could be completed up to a week before or after the other tests and your test center will advise you regarding this.

The entire test time is generally 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Band score 

A Band Score conversion table has been produced for each version of the Writing, Reading, and Listening test which translates scores out of 40 into the IELTS 9-band scale. Scores are reported in half and whole bands.

One mark is being awarded for each correct answer in the 40-item examination. Intense care should be taken when writing answers on the answer sheet as grammatical errors and poor spellings are penalized.

How could you register for this test?

You could register for your IELTS test by THREE quick and easy steps:

STEP1: You need to search for your nearest IELTS test location.

Looking for your nearest test location could be easier, as in over 140 countries there are more than 1600 test centers.

STEP2: You then need to register for your test by paying online for which you need a valid identity document.

STEP3: A written confirmation will be sent to you regarding the scheduled date and time of your IELTS exam when your application has been processed.

Where could IELTS take you?

You can travel the world with IELTS. You need to demonstrate your English abilities to achieve a study visa for several countries, depending upon which country you wish to travel to.

Australia: Entire colleges and universities accept this test and professional associations have set minimum language requirements for professional registration.

Canada: To gain a Canadian visa, you need to illustrate your English language skills. The minimum score varies depending upon what sort of visa you have been looking for.

Moreover, all educational institutes accept IELTS.

The IELTS score one needs depends totally on the requirements of your visa and the organization where you wish to
study or work in.

New Zealand: IELTS has been considered as a high stake English language for the one looking to work, live or study. New Zealand accepts IELTS as proof of one’s English abilities for visa application.

UK: Academic, as well as General IELTS, are accepted by the UK Immigration as evidence of English proficiency for those planning to work, study and live.

USA: The United States of America has said YES to IELTS by accepting it in over 3,400 institutions. Colleges and universities in the USA that enrol more than 1k international pupils have now started accepting IELTS as evidence of English proficiency for their international applicants.

How long is the is IELTS test valid for?

Generally, the result of the IELTS exam is valid for two years, although several variables are affecting the length of time over which the score remains valid.

For paper-based exams, results are available 13 days after the test.
For computer-based examinations, results are made available between 5-7 days.

Is it possible to appear for IELTS more than once?

Yes, in fact, every candidate can’t achieve the desired band score by appearing in the exam for once.
Thus, there is a possibility to sit for the examination multiple times.

The role of IELTS in PR:

Australia: Achieving permanent residency allows one to work, study and live in Australia. As English, being the primary medium of communication in the country, one needs to prove that he could meet a minimum language standard for all the day-to-day conversations, be it talking to your colleagues or ordering a flat white.

To obtain a visa for Australian permanent residency, one needs to take either the IELTS General or Academic Training.

Canada: If you have an intention to study and then work within Canada, also if you have considered the process of getting permanent residency there, you are required to provide proof of your language skills to gain a Canadian visa, be it English or French.
To apply for permanent residency, you require a minimum language proficiency of CLB 7, which is considered as a minimum of 6.0 for each section of the IELTS.
New Zealand: The most preferred and extremely demanded destination be chosen by aspirants is, therefore, New Zealand.

To complete its PR application process, applicants need to fulfill all the eligibility criteria along with IELTS.
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