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Nahda Institute offers the best in-class pedagogy combined with enthusiastic faculty members and many of our students have cleared the IELTS exam with distinction and achieved their desired bands. Course designed by Nahda Institute is embedded with extensive array of sample questions which enable candidates to face exam quite comprehensively. The intensive 30 hours duration program prepares learners with fundamental concepts as well as exam strategies.

IELTS Exam Overview

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is conducted by British Council in partnership with IDP Australia and Cambridge Assessment. The test is designed to assess the ability of the candidate to speak English language in everyday real-life situations. IELTS targets those who are non-native English speakers.

IELTS covers the THREE possible ways:

Migration: IELTS is required to migrate to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and United Kingdom.

Study:  More than 10,000 organizations accept IELTS

Work: Several professional registration bodies as well as employers demand IELTS as a proof of English language proficiency.

Paper Pattern

The exam is available in both paper based and computer based or computer-delivered format. It’s up to the candidate to choose the Exam version.

There are 2 types of IELTS can you take:

Academic: The IELTS Academic test is designed for those who want to apply for higher education or professional registration in an English Speaking environment. This specific test showcases the features of academic language and assesses whether you are ready to start studying or training.

General: The IELTS General Training suit those who have plan to move English speaking countries for secondary education, work experience or training programs. It is also a requirement to migrate to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. The objective of the test to build basic survival skills in broad social and workplace context.

The IELTS exam is divided into FOUR Modules and conducted on the same day or across 2 different days/sessions. The FOUR Modules are given below:

Listening: The candidate is asked to listen the audio questions based on the conversation between native English speakers and answer the questions.

Reading: The candidate is expected to address the questions under the passages, after comprehending the context of the passages.     

Writing: The candidate needs to prove his proficiency in writing by producing 2 pieces of writing.

Speaking: The Speaking Module is quite similar to an interview session, where the examiner asks you to introduce yourself and then you are asked to speak on a given topic for 2- 3 minutes. This particular  activity is followed by some questions related to your topic.

IELTS Scoring

The IELTS exam is scored on a scale of 1-9 bands for all the 4 Modules. Here is brief description as to what is indicated by the band scores obtained by the candidate.

Band ScoreSkill LevelDescription
9Expert userThe test taker has fully operational command of the language. Their use of English is appropriate, accurate and fluent, and shows complete understanding.
8Very good userThe test taker has fully operational command of the language with only occasional unsystematic inaccuracies and inappropriate usage. They may misunderstand some things in unfamiliar situations. They handle complex and detailed argumentation well.
7Good userThe test taker has operational command of the language, though with occasional inaccuracies, inappropriate usage and misunderstandings in some situations. They generally handle complex language well and understand detailed reasoning.
6Competent userThe test taker has an effective command of the language despite some inaccuracies, inappropriate usage and misunderstandings. They can use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situations.
5Modest userThe test taker has a partial command of the language and copes with overall meaning in m
Limited userThe test taker’s basic competence is limited to familiar situations. They frequently show problems in understanding and expression. They are not able to use complex language.
3Extremely limited userThe test taker conveys and understands only general meaning in very familiar situations. There are frequent breakdowns in communication.
2Intermittent userThe test taker has great difficulty understanding spoken and written English.
1Non-userThe test taker has no ability to use the language except a few isolated words.
0Did not attempt the testThe test taker did not answer the questions.

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