IELTS (the International English Language Testing System) is the world’s most popular English language test for work, study, and migration. More than 10,000 organisations trust IELTS as a reliable indicator of true to life ability to communicate in English. Delivered on either a computer or paper, IELTS is the only high-stakes language test recognised for migration across Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

What is IELTS Exam?

IELTS FULL FORM  - International English Language Testing System.

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a standardized and widely recognized English language assessment test for international education and global migration. It evaluates the English language proficiency of non-native English speakers, who wish to study in or migrate to countries, where English is the language of communication.

Established in 1989, IELTS is the world's most popular English language test. This language assessment test is developed by some of the world's leading language experts. It is designed to evaluate your English skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking and your effectiveness in using the language to study, work and live in an English-speaking country.

What is the importance of the IELTS Exam?

IELTS is one of the most trusted English language tests across the globe with more than 10,000 organizations recognizing it internationally. The IELTS certification is recognized by the UK, USA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, Europe and 140 more countries across the globe. The certification is accepted by academic institutions, companies, professional bodies and government organizations. The test is considered the standard for English language testing and their certification is recognized for both academic and immigration purposes. This test assesses the English language skills of a candidate by testing their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Tests are available throughout the year in more than 1600 centers in over 140 countries. With IELTS scores, you can study in some of the best universities in Australia, top universities in Canada, USA, UK and New Zealand.

1.What is the age limit to take up the IELTS examination?IELTS is a language test simply designed to assess the English language skills of an individual. Therefore, you can take up the examination at any age. However, the minimum age to take up the exam is 16 years. Since June 2015, the minimum age has been lowered to 14 for Canadian citizenship.

2.How many times can I attempt the IELTS examination?There are no restrictions on the number of times a candidate can take up the IELTS examination.

3.Who is eligible to take the IELTS examination?The IELTS conducting bodies have not set any minimum eligibility criteria to take up the exam and it is not exclusive to any particular gender, race, nationality or religion. Any applicant who wishes to migrate to or pursue their higher education in an English-speaking country can take up the exam. However, candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria set by their educational institution or organisation.

4.In which countries is the IELTS certification accepted?The IELTS certification is recognised for educational and occupational purposes in the UK, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, the Netherland, France, Spain, Italy, Canada, the Netherlands and 140 more countries.

5.IELTS Eligibility Score:Each university and organisation has a different set of eligibility criteria. However, a score of 7.0 band with a 6.5 band score for each section is the commonly accepted minimum score by most of the renowned universities.

Listed below are the minimum IELTS score requirement in each country:


Minimum Band Score

United Kingdom


United States of America 






New Zealand


IELTS Preparation Class in Nepal

Some of the best ways for IELTS preparation are:

  • Take a practice test to understand your language proficiency
  • Do your research to understand the test format
  • Take multiple practice tests
  • Join an IELTS Preparation Class in Nepal for better guidance
  • Depending on your requirements, you can either opt for the IELTS Academic
  • Preparation or the IELTS General Preparation.

The average IELTS preparation time is between 6-8 weeks. You can either start preparing by yourself at home or join a coaching centre.

How to Prepare for the IELTS speaking at home?

  • Create a study plan for your IELTS preparation and regularly catch up with the schedule.
  • Understand your strengths & weaknesses and work towards improving your language skills day by day.
  • Make the best use of all the free IELTS preparation resources available online, and keep practising until you feel confident to take up the exam.

IELTS Preparation through IELTS Coaching:

The average IELTS coaching fees in Nepal ranges between NPR 15,000 - 22,000. There are multiple online and offline coaching centres across Nepal. AECC Global Nepal provides the best IELTS Coaching in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Importance of taking the IELTS Practice Test / IELTS online coaching:

To score high marks in your IELTS exams and IELTS general practice test, you must have a thorough understanding of the test pattern. Taking a lot of practice tests can help you understand the pattern better. Your time management skills play a vital role when you take the test. Therefore, taking the IELTS practise test enables you to manage your time better. The more you practice, the higher are your chances of acing the test with a high score.

  • IELTS Preparation for IELTS Listening: For the IELTS Listening Section, the audio will be played only once. So when you take the practice tests, limit yourself to listening to the audio only once. Listen to topics from various situations like lectures, conversations and monologues as the IELTS listening section deal with these, and you can train your ear.
  • IELTS Preparation for IELTS Reading: The IELTS Reading section consists of different questions, and each question requires particular reading skills. By following a specific strategy for IELTS test preparation, you can easily ace this section. Instead of repeatedly reading through the entire section, you must learn to skim and scan the text to comprehend the idea in a shorter time during the IELTS general and IELTS academic reading practice test.
  • IELTS Preparation for IELTS Writing: Plan your essay before your start writing your essay. Note down your ideas roughly and start by organising them into an essay form. It is essential to plan your time too. Keep in mind that you will need more time to complete the second task. So do not spend more than 20 minutes on the first task and spend 40 minutes on the second task.
  • IELTS Preparation for IELTS Speaking: It includes a face to face interview, which is divided into three parts. The IELTS Speaking Section includes subjects like work, education, friends and more. Work on improving your vocabulary and grammatical skills as they both play a vital role in this section. Prepare ahead for specific topics so that you can be more confident during the IELTS speaking test.

1.IELTS Syllabus 2022- IELTS Academic:

  • IELTS Syllabus - IELTS writing task 1 & IELTS writing task 2

    This section comprises two tasks, i.e., IELTS writing task 1 and IELTS writing task 2. The topics focus on general topics and are related to students looking to apply for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

    As part of IELTS writing task 1, the candidate will be given a sheet containing a table and a graph or an illustration. The candidate will then have to summarise the information and explain the given data in their own words. In the IELTS writing task 1, the explanation has to be coherent with a clear conclusion.

    For IELTS writing task 2, the candidate must write an essay based on the summarised content from the given data. In the IELTS writing task 2, the candidate must support their arguments with data and examples in strictly formal language.

  • IELTS General Writing:

    The General Writing section also comprises two tasks, i.e., IELTS writing task 1 and IELTS writing task 2. However, this is comparatively easier.

    The IELTS writing task 1 involves writing a letter based on a particular situation. The language can be formal, semi-formal or personal depending on the situation.

    The IELTS writing task 2 involves writing an essay based on the content of the letter from task 1. The candidate must present their opinions and arguments with suitable examples.

2.IELTS Reading Section:

  • IELTS Reading (IELTS Reading - Academic):

    The IELTS reading section comprises three long passages that are analytical, discursive, descriptive and factual. These are authentic texts taken from newspapers, research papers, journals, books and magazines.

  • IELTS Reading - (IELTS Reading - General)

    The IELTS reading section is similar to academic reading. In this section, the passages are taken from ads and brochures. The language in this section is relatively more accessible.

3.IELTS Listening Section:

The IELTS Listening section consists of four parts. All the audio recordings are 3 minutes long, and they are a combination of monologues and dialogues. The audio will be played only once, and the candidate will have to answer a range of questions based on the audio inputs. The questions can be multiple-choice, note/sentence completion, brief-answer questions, and even labelling a diagram.

  • IELTS listening section 1 and 2 are based on daily social situations.

    IELTS Listening Audio 1: A conversation between two people in a regular social situation.
    IELTS Listening Audio 2: A simple monologue based on a daily life situation.

  • IELTS listening section 3 and 4 are based on educational or professional situations.

    IELTS Listening Audio 3: A conversation between four people in an educational or training setup.
    IELTS Listening Audio 4: A monologue on a particular academic subject.

4.IELTS Speaking Section:

IELTS Speaking Test is a formal, structured, one-to-one interview between the examiner and candidate. The interview will focus on the candidate's general speaking skills and assess if they have sufficient knowledge and language skills to communicate effectively.

No. of Questions in IELTS Speaking Test: 3

  • Personal Interview
  • Speech
  • Discussion
  1. IELTS Speaking Test- Personal Interview: This is a brief interview where the examiner will pose questions about the candidate's background, family and interests.
  2. IELTS Speaking Test- Speech: For this section, the candidate will be given a flashcard with a particular topic. The candidate will be given two minutes to prepare before they start their speech. The examiner will then pose questions based on the candidate's response.
  3. IELTS Speaking Test- Discussion: This section involves in-depth discussions on specific abstracts; profound and essential topics.


Candidates who take up the paper-based IELTS test need to wait up to 13 days after the assigned test date to preview their IELTS results and IELTS Scores (IELTS Reading Score, IELTS Writing Score, IELTS Listening Score and IELTS Speaking Score). The Test Report Form (TRF) will be sent via mail 13 days after the day of the test.

Candidates who take up the computer-delivered test can preview their test results within 3-5 days from the assigned test date. The Test Report Form will be sent via mail 3-5 days after the test days.

Fill in the form to enrol in IELTS Coaching Class.

Guide to check IELTS RESULTS:

  • How to check IELTS results online? 

To view your results online, you must log in to the Test Taker Portal. The test results will remain online for 28 days. However, you cannot use it as an official confirmation. 

  • What is the IELTS results validity?

The IELTS test certificate is valid for two years from the day the result is declared. 

  • How do I send my IELTS test score (IELTS results) to the universities?

Candidates will receive their Test Report Form via mail (TRF) within 13 days of attempting the IELTS exam. The candidate will be given one copy of the TRP, and if they require more copies, they can request up to 5 additional TRFs that can be used for university application and scholarship purposes. The candidate must request additional copies within one month from the date of examination. 


If the candidate requires more TRFs after one month from the test date, they must fill in the 'Application for the Issue of Additional TRFs' form. The candidate will be charged additionally for each extra additional TRF they request.

Candidates can send the physical copies of the TRF in one of these methods:

  • Mail
  • Courier
  • Electronic Transfer

IELTS Results - Band Scores

IELTS Listening Score:

This IELTS Listening section consists of 40 questions, and each correct answer carries one mark. The total score out of 40 is converted to the nine-band scale.

IELTS Listening Score Comparison

IELTS Listening Score - Marks Obtained

IELTS Listening Score- IELTS Band

IELTS Listening Score 39-40


IELTS Listening Score 37-38


IELTS Listening Score 35-36


IELTS Listening Score 32-34


IELTS Listening Score 30-31


IELTS Listening Score 26-29


IELTS Listening Score 23-25


IELTS Listening Score 18-22


IELTS Listening Score 16-17


IELTS Listening Score 13-15


IELTS Listening Score 11-12


IELTS Reading Score:

The IELTS Reading section consists of 40 questions. Each right answer carries one mark. The total score out of 40 is converted to the nine-band scale.

IELTS Reading Score - IELTS Academic Score Comparison

IELTS Reading Score - Marks Obtained

IELTS Reading Score - IELTS Band

IELTS Reading Score 39-40 9
IELTS Reading Score 37-38 8.5
IELTS Reading Score 35-36 8
IELTS Reading Score 33-34 7.5
IELTS Reading Score 30-32 7
IELTS Reading Score 27-29 6.5
IELTS Reading Score 23-26 6
IELTS Reading Score 19-22 5.5
IELTS Reading Score 15-18 5
IELTS Reading Score 13-14 4.5
IELTS Reading Score 10-12 4
IELTS Reading Score 8-9 3.5
IELTS Reading Score 6-7 3

IELTS Reading Score - IELTS General Score Comparison

IELTS Reading Score - Marks Obtained

IELTS Reading Score - IELTS Band

IELTS Reading Score 40 9
IELTS Reading Score 39 8.5
IELTS Reading Score 37-38 8
IELTS Reading Score 36 7.5
IELTS Reading Score 34-35 7
IELTS Reading Score 32-33 6.5
IELTS Reading Score 30-31 6
IELTS Reading Score 27-29 5.5
IELTS Reading Score 23-26 5
IELTS Reading Score 19-22 4.5
IELTS Reading Score 15-18 4
IELTS Reading Score 12-14 3.5
IELTS Reading Score 9-11 3

IELTS Writing Score:

The examiners look for the following parameters in the while marking the IELTS Writing Score:

  • Task Achievement in Task 1 and Task Response in Task 2
  • Coherence and Cohesion in language
  • Vocabulary
  •  Grammatical range and accuracy

These four criteria are considered equally, and the average is regarded as the final score for this section.


IELTS Writing Score

1 Band 0
2 Band 1
3 Band 2
4 Band 3
5 Band 4
6 Band 5
7 Band 6
8 Band 7
9 Band 8
10 Band 9

IELTS Speaking Score:

The examiners look for the following while marking the IELTS Speaking Score:

  • Fluency and Coherence in Speech
  • Vocabulary
  • Range and Accuracy in the use of Grammar
  • Pronunciation


IELTS Speaking Score 

1 Band 0
2 Band 1
3 Band 2
4 Band 3
5 Band 4
6 Band 5
7 Band 6
8 Band 7
9 Band 8
10 Band 9

IELTS Score Calculator

How to calculate the IELTS test score?

•The IELTS band score is the mean average of all the sections - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking.
•The sum of these four sections is divided by four and considered as the total band score.
•When the four sections’ average amounts to a decimal point, the score will be rounded off to the nearest half or whole band.

•For instance, if the test taker scores a 7.25, then the grade will be changed to 7.5. If the test taker's score is 7.75, then the score will be rounded off to 8. 






Did not attempt 

The test taker has not answered the questions 



The test taker is not capable of using the language.   


Intermittent User

The test taker finds it extremely difficult to understand spoken and written English 


Extremely Limited User

The test taker cannot communicate without frequent breakdowns. They can only comprehend fundamental meaning in very familiar situations. 


Limited User

 The test taker's command over the language is minimal, and they find it challenging to comprehend the complex language.


Modest User

The test taker has only partial command over the language. Though they tend to make many errors, they can comprehend the complete meaning in most situations and handle basic communication. 


Competent User

The test taker's command over the language is effective. There are inaccuracies and misunderstandings, but they can understand the complex language in familiar situations. 


Good User

The test taker has a strong command over the language with occasional inaccuracies and rare inappropriate use of language. They are capable of handling complex language effectively. 


Very Good User

The test taker has a masterful command over the language and can handle complex argumentations but has occasional inaccuracies and might fail to comprehend certain unfamiliar situations.


Expert User

The test taker's use of English is fluent and appropriate and exhibits complete comprehension. 

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