What is IELTS?
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular English language test for education and migration purpose. It is designed and recognized by government, educational institutions and employers around the world.
It is intended for non-native English speakers who aspire to study or work in an English-speaking country. IELTS testing method mainly focuses on the person’s English-speaking abilities and communication abilities in real life situations.
Types of IELTS
IELTS Academic assesses whether your English proficiency is suited for academic environment or training. If you are applying for a University, you will need to take the Academics test.
IELTS General is widely used when you are applying for jobs or citizenship. This test is designed with the everyday context, both at workplace and social.
The IELTS exam is assessed in four parts-
According to GMC guidelines, doctors in the UK must complete the IELTS academic test and achieve 7.0 in each section and an overall of a 7.5 . These scores are valid for 2 years.
Last minute Tips for taking the IELTS
It is a good idea to search for online resources. There are around 2 million test takers around the world, and they have shared their experiences, preparation materials and samples on the internet. That makes internet a perfect source of information that will help you crack your IELTS.
Keeping a study plan will also help you achieve a good score. Make a study plan and track the progress of your preparation. Identify your strengths and weaknesses and make a tailored study plan accordingly.
Don’t stress out during your preparation, keep a fresh mind while studying and try to make it enjoyable. Once you enjoy your study methods it will boost your confidence and deliver success.
There are information booklets available online for IELTS candidates on the official website, it is always advisable to go through them. Know your test location in advance and how to get there, this will save a lot of your last-minute tension. Last but not the least, be confident, relaxed and do your best.