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IELTS popularity grows with increasing demand for Immigration and overseas studies

Posted on 2017-11-14 13:18:29.000000


IELTS popularity grows with increasing demand for Immigration and overseas studies

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The evidence of growing popularity is also reflected in increasing number of applicants to the British Council IELTS Scholarship award. This year, eight students won awards worth Rs.3 lakh each and they were admitted in institutions across the world, including USA – Sarah Deverall India Director of IELTS Examinations

 

More than 9,000 educational institutions, professional associations and governments in 135 countries recognise the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) for entry into academic institutions and employment.

The number of those taking the test in India has also grown over the years, with over 3,000 institutions and programmes in the USA using it as the tool to measure English language proficiency.

On the occasion of the test having completed 25 years, Sarah Deverall, India Director of IELTS Examinations told R. RAVIKANTH REDDY how Indian students were increasingly using the test to gain admissions in institutions abroad.

Is the IELTS getting popular in India?

Definitely, as the numbers are increasing in the country and more so in Hyderabad. Since its acceptance in US institutions is huge, Indian students prefer IELTS.

In Hyderabad, the test is held four days every month – one Thursday and three Saturdays.

The evidence of growing popularity is also reflected in increasing applicants to the British Council IELTS Scholarship award. This year, eight students won awards worth Rs.3 lakh each and they were admitted in institutions across the world, including USA. So far, 32 students have benefitted from it. It is also being considered for employment, apart from academics. Two million people take the test annually across the world.

How does IELTS test the students’ English skills?

It tests the takers in four skills – Listening (30 minutes), Reading (60 minutes), Writing (60 minutes) and Speaking (11 to 14 minutes). The Listening, Reading and Writing tests are done in one sitting.

The Speaking test may be on the same day, or up to seven days before or after the other tests.

Speaking is unique as there is a one-to-one interaction that gives a human touch to the whole examination.

What kind of assistance is given to the test takers?

After registration, the candidates have access to free preparation material. Those who register with the British Council get 30 hours of free content. A compact disc with sample questions and preparation book is also given. A free Android application has been developed ‘BC IELTS Word Power’ and can be downloaded.

The number of those taking the test in India has also grown over the years, with over 3,000 institutions and programmes in the USA using it as the tool to measure English language proficiency.

On the occasion of the test having completed 25 years, Sarah Deverall, India Director of IELTS Examinations told R. RAVIKANTH REDDY how Indian students were increasingly using the test to gain admissions in institutions abroad.

Is the IELTS getting popular in India?

Definitely, as the numbers are increasing in the country and more so in Hyderabad. Since its acceptance in US institutions is huge, Indian students prefer IELTS.

In Hyderabad, the test is held four days every month – one Thursday and three Saturdays.

The evidence of growing popularity is also reflected in increasing applicants to the British Council IELTS Scholarship award. This year, eight students won awards worth Rs.3 lakh each and they were admitted in institutions across the world, including USA. So far, 32 students have benefitted from it. It is also being considered for employment, apart from academics. Two million people take the test annually across the world.

How does IELTS test the students’ English skills?

It tests the takers in four skills – Listening (30 minutes), Reading (60 minutes), Writing (60 minutes) and Speaking (11 to 14 minutes). The Listening, Reading and Writing tests are done in one sitting.

The Speaking test may be on the same day, or up to seven days before or after the other tests.

Speaking is unique as there is a one-to-one interaction that gives a human touch to the whole examination.

What kind of assistance is given to the test takers?

After registration, the candidates have access to free preparation material. Those who register with the British Council get 30 hours of free content. A compact disc with sample questions and preparation book is also given. A free Android application has been developed ‘BC IELTS Word Power’ and can be downloaded.

If you are looking to migrate / Study in Australia or Canada, get in touch with 7AmPm Services, a leading registered and certified company for student and immigration services, to apply for a visa.

 

Source – The Hindu