IELTS is one of the most popular English proficiency exams in the world. Nearly 2 million candidates take the IELTS test each year. Here's what you are up against if you have just signed up for IELTS. There are 2 types of IELTS exams:
- IELTS Academic Training Module
- IELTS General Training Module
Generally speaking, if you are an international student applying to Australian universities, you will take the IELTS Academic test. Whereas if you are an applicant for one of the points tested Australian PR visas, you will sit for the IELTS General test.
IELTS can be pretty tough for many non-native English speakers. You need to prepare well to make sure that you can get your desired IELTS band score. If you need help preparing for the IELTS test then this comprehensive guide is for you.
IELTS At A Glance
IELTS Test Fees (AUD)
The fees for IELTS test is $355. You can pay by credit card.
Results Available (days)
IELTS test results are typically available within 2-5 days of taking the test.
Max. Visa Points
You can claim 20 points for English proficiency in the points-based PR application for Australia if you score at least Band 8.0 for each of the four IELTS test components.
If you score at least Band 7.0 for each component then you get 10 points.
FREE Resources for IELTS Band 7+
Thinking of taking IELTS for Australian visa points? Download these free IELTS resources to get you started.
IELTS Exam Day Cheatsheet
This IELTS exam day cheat sheet contains a summary of the best strategies and techniques used by candidates who have scored IELTS Band 8 & 9.
The best way to use this cheat sheet is to print it out and take it with you everywhere (just not inside the exam room :)). Especially, read it just before you go in for your IELTS exam.
IELTS Grammar & Vocabulary for Band 7+
Let's face it, if you are stuck at 6.5 in IELTS writing then it is most probably because of your poor grammar and vocabulary.
We have put together an ebook to help you practice your grammar and vocabulary to score Band 7+ in IELTS.
IELTS Writing Task Templates
If you are one of those who struggle to come up with a proper structure for your essay, then templates can be a life saver for you. We've put together templates for different types of IELTS essays and letters.
Once you get a hang of the structure, you will be able to focus more on generating good ideas and supporting details rather than the structure of your essay or letter.
Stories From The Frontline
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Free IELTS Level Check
Take our 5-minute IELTS level check and receive a detailed report highlighting the areas where you need to improve the most to achieve your target IELTS Band score.
Good luck to you with the IELTS exam as well as with your journey to becoming a permanent resident and citizen of Australia.
Still need more help? Contact our IELTS experts who will guide you step by step in preparing for the test.