IELTS expanded as the international English language testing system.
IELTS, acknowledged as the world’s biggest English test, judging a candidate’s proficiency in English; specialized and designed for educational aspirants migrating abroad. It has been embraced as one of the world's biggest international test system for the English language in the majority of all English educational establishments operating in Australia, Canada, the UK, and New Zealand and by various professional organizations around the globe. IELTS is administered in co-operation by the Cambridge Assessment English, IDP Education Australia, and British Council.
IELTS is categorized into four parts:
IELTS SPEAKING :
An informal interview based on a face to face interaction with the examiner and candidate, lasting for approximately 12 to 15 minutes embodied with 3 speaking parts.:
IELTS LISTENING :
A test judging English listening capabilities, where a recording is played of 30 minutes duration having 40 questions to be solved of different difficulty levels and provided with 10 minutes for transfer of answers..
IELTS READING :
A test incorporated with reading having 3 passages and 40 questions testing one’s analytical, English vocabulary and understanding skills, lasting for 60 minutes with no extra time for transferring answers. The reading is divided into two parts Academic and General Training.
IELTS WRITING :
A written test sectioned into writing task 1 and writing task 2. IELTS writing task 1 is a short report on a line graph, pie chart, map, table etcetera. Task 1 for general training is a letter. IELTS writing task 2 for both Academic and General Training is a formal essay. The test lasts for 60 minutes.
IELTS is scored on a nine-band scale, with each band corresponding to a specified competence in English. Overall Band Scores are reported to the nearest whole or half band..
IELTS VS CD-IELTS
The content of the exam is similar in both kind of test. Listening, reading, writing and speaking content remains the same. In listening and reading all kind of questions can come in both kinds of exams such as:
Flow chart completion
Short answer questions
Because the content is the same, the level of difficulty for both the computer-delivered and the paper-based tests are the same. In addition, neither test is easier than the other because the scoring for all sections is also the same. The comfort level of the candidate could be the only difference.
Test fees for both the exams are same. (INR-13250/-*)
Both tests formats (computer-delivered & paper-based) are the same length in regards to timing. The Listening section is approximately 30 minutes, with an additional 2 minutes provided once the section is over to check your answers. No extra is given to transfer your answer to the answer sheet like in paper-based IELTS. The Speaking section is approximately 11-14 minutes long. For both the Reading and Writing sections, 60 minutes is given.
CD-IELTS 5-7 Days Pen-Paper test 13 days
CD-IELTS 7 days a week & 3 times daily. Pen-Paper based up to 48 days per year