The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a test of English proficiency that is accepted by most government organizations, colleges and universities for admission purpose. IELTS has two modules: Academic and General Training. Academic Module is for students seeking entry to a university or institution to pursue their higher education in English medium whereas, General Training Module is mostly take by individuals for immigration purpose. Also, the professionals seeking a job in an English speaking country are normally advised to General Training Module.
Over half of a million people take IELTS each year. There are more than 400 test centers that administer IELTS in over 110 countries around the world. Today it is one of the most accepted international exams for academic qualification.
IELTS is available for people who need to demonstrate their English language proficiency for specific purposes .There are two formats of IELTS to choose from depending on your needs. You should take the Academic Training modules if you are planning to apply to an international university where English is the spoken language. The General Training modules are more suitable if you want to work, live, or study at a secondary institution in an English-speaking country.
International students represent the highest percentage of candidates who take IELTS. An IELTS score is a recognized measurement of English proficiency at over 1200 education facilities around the world .Government departments and business around the globe also require an IELTS or equivalent score for employment or immigration .Medical professionals who wants to work overseas in the UK must take IELTS.
IELTS consists of four modules testing the full range of English language skills-Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking. The Listening and Speaking sections are the same for both the Academic and General Training modules. The Reading and Writing modules are different in the Academic and General Training modules.
IELTS is an international test. The English used in the test and heard on the audio can be British, American, Australian, or New Zealand English. The language tested will be comprehensible to any learner of English.
Canon conducts IELTS preparation courses for 30 hours in a period of six weeks with an hour per day from Monday to Friday. the students have an unlimited access to self access Center to practice the skills. Every Sunday full tests are administered. Students’ essays are provided with teachers feedback for improvement. The final IELTS test is taken at the British Council. Test dates are announced in advance and therefore students need to register for their test as per the availability of the date at the British Council. For Further detail about the test dates, students can also visit the website www.britishcoucil.org/nepal.
|SN||SKILLS||ACADEMIC MODULE||GENERAL TRAINING MODULE|
|01||Listening||4 sections, 40 questions 30 minutes+10 minutes transfer time.||4 sections. 40 questions 30 minutes +10 minutes transfer time.|
|02||Reading||Academic Reading: 3 sections, 40 questions 60 minutes||General Training Reading: 3 sections, 40 questions 60 minutes|
|03||Writing||Academic Writing:2 tasks 60 minutes||General Training Writing:2 tasks 60 minutes|
|04||Speaking||11 to 14 minutes||11 to 14 minutes.|