Importance of IELTS and a Good Score for Getting Admissions - Learn Ideal IELTS Scores

    Updated on: 27 Sep 2023 12 min read

    What is IELTS?
    International English Language Testing System or IELTS is collectively managed by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English. Its primary purpose is to measure the English language competency of people who wish to work or study in areas where English is used as the dominant means of communication. With an increasing number of people aiming for higher education abroad lately, IELTS has become one of the most popular English language assessment tests taken by study abroad aspirants. It has been reported that a total of 3.5 million tests were taken in the year 2018 alone. 
    IELTS is conducted for people seeking educational and job opportunities in English-speaking countries so that their ability to overcome the linguistic gap and undertake communication efficiently in a foreign country can be assessed. Though IELTS is not compulsory in many foreign universities for admissions, students must remember that not having taken IELTS may lessen their chances of getting a student VISA as the officials would not have proof of their competency in English.

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    IELTS is a crucial examination for those willing to study abroad, especially in the US, UK, Canadian, Australian universities. Achieving an ideal score, that is, at least 7 as both overall band score and sectional band score in the exam is important for students to enhance their chances of getting an admit in a foreign university of their own choice. But as can be inferred from the above tables, a small but considerable percentage of people (10% to 16%)  manage to score above the 6.5 band score. This implies that though scoring above 6.5 in the test is indeed a difficult task, but with consistent and systematic preparations, it is possible for one to score a high mark. Once you form a clear idea of the IELTS scoring mechanism, IELTS criteria for different universities, IELTS test patterns and the aforementioned section-wise preparation tips and tricks, it will be easier for you to maneuver through this test and achieve a reasonable score. Book your IELTS test now, mark the date of the test and start your preparations at a full-swing! 

Written by Yogender Panchal

Yogender is a tech enthusiast with specialization in digital marketing. He is currently working at Gyandhan a leading company which provides Education Loan who are studying Abroad. Playing Volleyball, driving a car, traveling, researching new online marketing trends are some of his interest areas that keeps his rejuvenated.

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