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Ielts Exams: Gateway to Foreign Universities

IELTS or ‘International English Language Testing System’ is a test for English proficiency, managed by University of Cambridge, British Council and IDP Education (Australia). The test is aimed at testing linguistic skills of a candidate on the basis of four parameters- listening, reading, writing and speaking. The test results rate the candidate on a scale of 0 to 9.<br><br>

Comprising of two versions, <a rel=”nofollow” onclick=”javascript:ga(‘send’, ‘pageview’, ‘/outgoing/article_exit_link/695668’);” href=http://www.studyplaces.com/testcenter/test-detail/IELTS>

IELTS exam</a> is taken either for seeking admission in an institution/ university or securing a job opportunity abroad or immigrate. While the Academic Version of the test is for students and professionals, a General Training Version is for the non-academic purpose. The test duration is presently set for 2 hours and 45 minutes and the score report card is valid for a period of 2 years only. <br><br>

An IELTS exam judges the competency of any candidate based on one’s English accent.<a rel=”nofollow” onclick=”javascript:ga(‘send’, ‘pageview’, ‘/outgoing/article_exit_link/695668’);” href=http://www.studyplaces.com/testcenter/test-detail/IELTS>IELTS India</a> has 13 regional centers across the country, with every center having a special helpdesk each to guide aspirants on their way to their respective goals. Till date, over 544 institutes in US have started accepting either IELTS or TOEFL scores for admission of students. <br><br>

Experts feel that scoring well in .<a rel=”nofollow” onclick=”javascript:ga(‘send’, ‘pageview’, ‘/outgoing/article_exit_link/695668’);” href=http://www.studyplaces.com/testcenter/test-detail/IELTS>IELTS traning</a> test is all about keeping the cool. Nervousness and hesitation generally get in the way of qualifying the exam for most. Further, for the listening module, understanding the instructions properly is the key to success. Many a times in the interview round, candidates fail to understand the examiner and appear dumb. In such cases, it is necessary to assert oneself and ask the examiner to explain the question or read it aloud once more. <br><br>

IELTS has also been criticized by experts for being too secretive on the ratings. Students often find their scores baffling, as they fail to understand the parameters that judge them.

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