IELTS Test Centres in India 

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IELTS Test Centres in India 

‘Moving abroad’ has become an emerging trend all across the world these days. Thousands of aspirants wish to migrate to a foreign land to fulfil their dreams of quality education, great employment, and better living conditions. Most of the aspirants prefer first-world countries, and the biggest entry criteria they need to meet is the language proficiency test, especially the English language. When it comes to the English language proficiency test, IELTS, or the International English Language Testing System, is the most preferred one around the world. More than 10,000 educational institutions, professional alliances, immigration authorities, and many more employers consider IELTS test results as part of an international candidate’s eligibility criteria.

IELTS is organised by IDP Education, and it evaluates a candidate’s English proficiency in 4 modules such as reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Each year, more than 3 million aspirants from more than 150 countries take the IELTS test for purposes of education, employment, permanent resident status, and so on.

Who should take the IELTS?

IELTS for study abroad

Those who are planning to study for a bachelor’s or master’s degree in an international institution have to provide the IELTS test results as proof of their English proficiency. The required band score varies from university to university; however, a minimum of 6.5 is considered a feasible score to obtain admissions.

IELTS for Immigration

If you are looking for an employment opportunity in an English-speaking country, the major requirement will be proof of your English proficiency.

The IELTS test results validate your skills in surviving in a professional atmosphere before the immigration authorities. It will also help you land better job opportunities.

IELTS for permanent resident status:

IELTS scores are a prerequisite for PR status in many English-speaking countries. It proves the candidate is capable of blending into the foreign country without any hassle.

Types of IELTS: 

IELTS is a standard test for proficiency for non-native English speakers; however, depending on the aspirant’s requirements, there are two types of IELTS tests available.

IELTS Academic: 

The IELTS Academic version is taken by students who aspire to pursue their undergraduate or postgraduate studies in an international educational institution. It examines the candidate’s language proficiency at an academic level rather than just ordinary communication skills and checks whether the candidate is ready to study in an international institution.

IELTS General Training: 

IELTS General preferred by aspirants who wish to seek employment, permanent resident status, or study at any level below graduation (secondary education) in an English-speaking country.

IELTS modes

Computer-based IELTS: 

In a computer-based examination, the candidate has to attempt the writing, reading, and listening parts on the computer and needs to type the answers on the computer within the given time. The speaking module remains the same as the paper-based test. The test results will be available after 7 days.

Paper-based IELTS: 

In paper-based IELTS, candidates have to write the answers for the writing, reading, and listening modules on the test paper itself. The candidates will be provided with a paper and pen to write down their answers and an extra 10 minutes to transfer the answers to the paper. Results of the test will be available after 13 days.

IELTS is conducted four times a month, for a total of 48 times in a year. While the IELTS Academic version is organised 48 times a year, the General Training version is available 24 times. The tests are mostly held on Saturday and Thursday for the flexibility of the schedules and convenience.

Exam Pattern

The IELTS exam has four different modules: writing, reading, listening, and speaking, and the duration of the test is 2 hours and 45 minutes. If they opt for a paper-based test, the candidate will be given an extra 10 minutes to transfer their answers to paper. The examiners use various parameters to evaluate the candidate’s English skills.

Reading: 

The IELTS reading section has a set of 40 questions with 1 mark for each question. The academic reading section can be more challenging than that of the general training test.

The IELTS academic reading module includes three sections, each with one long text. These texts can range from factual and descriptive to analytical and discursive.

Writing:

In IELTS Academic, the writing section consists of two questions where the candidate has to write a descriptive analysis based on a graph or figure and an essay on a relevant topic. The time duration for the first question, where you have to write 150 words, is 20 minutes, and the second question’s duration will be 40 minutes to write an essay with 250 words.

In IELTS general training, the writing section consists of two questions. You are required to write a letter to request information or explain the situation at hand, and it can be personal, semi-formal, or formal in style. You are asked to write an essay on a relevant topic for the second question. The essay can be less formal than the academic writing task, and you are free to share a more personal response.

Listening:

The listening test remains the same for both IELTS academic and IELTS general, and the test duration is 30 minutes. In this section, the candidate is asked to listen to the four recordings (conversations and monologues) and then answer the questions accordingly. These recordings are of native English speakers with a wide variety of accents.

Speaking:

The speaking test will be the same for both IELTS academic and general. Even though you opted for the IELTS computer-based test, the speaking test will be one-on-one with your examiner in person. The test duration usually ranges from 11 to 14 minutes. The speaking test has three parts.

Part 1 (4-5 minutes): The candidate is asked to give a self-introduction, as is the examiner. Generic questions on topics like family, studies, work, and interests will be asked after that.

Part 2 (3-4 minutes) In this section, the examiner will give you a task card with a topic and some points you may cover in your speech. You will be provided with 1 minute to think and prepare your speech, as well as paper and a pencil to write down the notes. You have to give a speech for 1 to 2 minutes, and the examiner will ask you a few questions based on the topic of your speech.

Part 3: (4-5 minutes) It’s a two-way discussion. The examiner will ask more questions depending on the task card you choose, and you can take advantage of this time to express more thoughts about it.

IELTS scoring

IELTS scores are calculated on a 1–9 scale, and the overall scores of 0.5 are calculated to the nearest whole band score.

IELTS band score Skill level Description
9 Expert An expert user with great command over the English language. 
8 Very good A very good user with great operational command of the English language.But, misunderstandings may happen in certain unfamiliar situations. 
7 Good A good user with good command of the English language with occasional mistakes. 
6 Competent users A competent user who has a strong grasp of the language, but who occasionally uses the language incorrectly or inappropriately.
5 Modest users A moderate user with a working knowledge of the language and the ability to conduct basic communication in your field.
4 Limited users A limited user and able to understand the language only in family situations.
Extremely limited users You understand the general meaning in very familiar situations, with repeated breakdowns in communication 
2 Intermittent The examinee struggles to grasp spoken and written English.
1 Non-user With the exception of a few isolated words, the examinee cannot use the English language in context.
0 Did not attempt test The candidate did not attempt any questions. 

IELTS scoring strategies

Listening: 

  • Try to familiarise yourself with various English accents and usages with the help of news, radio programmes, lectures, movies, etc.
  • Go through each type of question in the listening section, such as multiple choice, matching, and labelling, and familiarise yourself with them.
  • Carefully listen to the instructions before each section.
  • Underline the keywords in the question.
  • Watch out for the negative terms (not, never, none, no one, barely, hardly, scarcely, etc.).
  • Try to check your answers during the pause of 30 seconds after each section.
  • Make sure you have used correct grammar and punctuation, as well as correct spelling.

Reading: 

  • Read newspapers, magazines, journals, and books in English to hone your reading skills.
  • Try to use a dictionary if you come across any unfamiliar words, and practise guessing the meaning of an unknown word.
  • Go through the academic and general training reading section questions and familiarise yourself with the patterns.
  • Practise reading within a time frame and use techniques like skimming, scanning, and intensive reading.
  • During exams, try to divide time wisely and make sure not to spend more than a minute answering a question.

Writing: 

  • If you are aiming for the IELTS academic
  1. Practise with model graphs and charts and analyse them for better understanding and getting familiar with the question types.
  2. Don’t copy the words from the questions; instead, use different words and sentence structures.
  3. Do not deviate from the topic, and try to stick to an answer within 350 words.
  • If you are aiming for the IELTS general training
  1. Always plan before writing your letter and essay.
  2. Practice with the help of model letters and try to get a better idea of organizing ideas and vocabulary.

Speaking: 

  • Practise as much as you can. Try to converse in English with others and hone your speaking skills.
  • Don’t worry about grammar or vocabulary. Concentrate on answering the questions.
  • Correct if you make a mistake.
  • Pay attention to your body language. 
  • If you didn’t understand the question, make sure to ask the examiner to repeat it and always stay on topic. 

 For more scoring strategies, click here

IELTS fee

Test type Cost in INR
Computer delivered IELTS 16,250
Pen and paper based IELTS 16,250
Computer delivered IELTS for UKVI 16,500
IELTS for UK visas and immigration 16,500
IELTS life skills (A1 and B1) 15,350

Mode of payment:

  1. Credit/Debit cards and net banking
  2. Demand draft drawn in favour of ‘IDP Education India Pvt. Ltd. payable at New Delhi
  3. Bank deposit: Candidates can download a customised deposit slip from the IELTS IDP India website or collect it from the nearest IDP branch and deposit cash in ICICI or HDFC bank branches.

Application procedure for the IELTS test: 

In order to attempt an IELTS test, an aspirant has to book a test date by registering online or at the nearest IDP IELTS branch. The major prerequisite for application is a valid passport.

Registration for IELTS: 

Three options are available for IELTS registration.

  1. One can register for IELTS online and pay the test fee using a credit card.
  2. One can visit any IDP branch or input node in person and register with their help.
  3. One can register through courier and pay the test fee by demand draft, ICICI, or HDFC deposit slip. 

How to register online ielts exam?

  1. Visit the official IELTS website.
  2. Click on the ‘Register’ option.
  3. Create your profile by filling in the details.
  4. Select the IELTS test centre, exam date, and IELTS exam slot.
  5. Pay the test fee.
  6. The confirmation email for processed payment and slot booking will be sent to your email address.
  7. Save the mail for future reference.

How to register offline ielts exam?

  1. Visit the IELTS official website and select the nearest test centre of your choice.
  2. Register and pay the IELTS registration fee of INR Or you can download the registration form and submit it at your nearest test centre. 
  3. The testing centre will send a confirmation of the test date and time.

 Documents required for IELTS 

  1. A photocopy of a valid passport
  2. IELTS application form
  3. Proof of successful completion of payment through a demand draft or ICICI Bank payment slip

IELTS test centres in India: 

Previously, the IELTS test was carried out in India by the British Council and IDP. However,  IDP has become the sole authority in charge of conducting IELTS exams all across India by 2021. IDP IELTS test centres are located in 75 Indian cities and one Bhutanese city to facilitate the test procedures.

IELTS test centres in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana: 

  • Hyderabad
  • Tirupati
  • Vijayawada
  • Visakhapatnam

IELTS test centres in Karnataka: 

  • Bangalore
  • Mangalore

IELTS test centres in TamilNadu:

  • Chennai 
  • Coimbatore
  • Madurai
  • Tiruchirapalli

IELTS test centres in Kerala:

  • Angamaly
  • Calicult
  • Chengannur
  • Kannur
  • Kochi
  • Kollam
  • Kothamangalam
  • Kottayam
  • Thrissur
  • Trivandrum

IELTS test centres in Gujarat: 

  •  Ahmedabad 
  • Anand
  • Gandhiinagar
  • Mehsana
  • Nadiad
  • Navsari
  • Rajkot
  • Surat
  • Vadodara
  • Vapi

IELTS testing centres in Haryana: 

  • Ambala
  • Gurgaon
  • Karnal
  • Kurukshetra

IELTS test centres in Punjab:

  • Amritsar
  • Barnala
  • Bathinda
  • Faridkot
  • Firozpur
  • Gurdaspur
  • Hoshiarpur
  • Jalandhar
  • Kapurthala
  • Khanna
  • Ludhiana
  • Moga
  • Nawanshahr
  • Patiala
  • Raikot
  • Sangrur
  • Sri Muktsar Sahib

IELTS test centres in Maharashtra:

  • Mumbai 
  • Nagpur
  • Nasik
  • Navi Mumbai
  • Pune
  • Thane

IELTS test centres in Madhya Pradesh:

  • Bhopal
  • Indore

IELTS test centres in Uttarakhand:

  • Dehradun
  • Rudrapur

IELTS test centres in Rajasthan:

  • Jaipur
  • Sri Ganganagar

IELTS test centres in West Bengal:

  • Kolkata 
  • Siliguri

IELTS test centres in Uttar Pradesh:

  • Lucknow 
  • Noida

Other IELTS test centres in major cities:

  • New Delhi
  • Goa
  • Guwahati -Assam
  • Jammu
  • Bhubaneswar -Odisha
  • Chandigarh
  • Patna- Bihar
  • Raipur -Chhattisgarh
  • Ranchi -Jharkhand
  • Thimphu -Bhutan

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We have administered multiple consultancies and coaching centres all across the country to facilitate the best training for our thousands of aspirants. Texas Review has found that our coaching has significantly helped our students who are non-native English speakers to improve their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills, especially when they have only a short time to prepare for IELTS coaching in Hyderabad. Our comprehensive IELTS coaching programme is supervised by an expert pool of faculty members who encourage students to aim for high band scores.

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