Many students are unaware on which IELTS exam should they appear. This series is intended for students who want to understand step-by-step process for IELTS for studies. This series, IELTS for studies – FAQs and Do’s and Dont’s will provide you a complete picture of why and when IELTS Academic exam should be opted for

Which IELTS test is right for me?

Most people will take the IELTS Academic test to support their study and application to study overseas. These days, higher studies in English-speaking countries (UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand – to name a few) have mandated for IELTS Academic score for pursuing higher studies in these countries.

Is IELTS Academic needed only for studies in ‘English-speaking’ countries?

These days, non-English speaking countries, Germany, Spain, Denmark and many European countries, and South-east Asian countries such as Singapore, Malaysia etc insist on IELTS Academic score.

What score should I be targeting in IELTS Academic?

The scores may vary for the course that one opts for. However, a minimum baseline of 6.5 is a must for being eligible for any course in these countries. Having said that, students should aim for higher than that in all cases for a better chance of securing their study-seat in their dream college/ university

What is a band score in IELTS Academic?

Some examples:

IELTS Academic for studies - FAQs
 Listening Reading Writing Speaking Average of four components
(total of the four individual
component scores 
divided by four) 
Band score 
Test taker A6.5 6.5 6.5 
Test taker B4.0 3.5 4.0 4.0 3.875 4.0 
Test taker C6.5 6.5 5.5 6.0 6.125 6.0 

If the average of the four components ends in .25, the Overall Band Score is rounded up to the next half band, and if it ends in .75, the Overall Band Score is rounded up to the next whole band.

Should I focus on band score or individual score?

This is a typical question many students are unaware. As detailed above, a student should set a baseline of 6.5 as a target. It is always better/ best that student targets minimum 6.5 in each module, which in turn gives a band-score of 6.5. After all, higher the individual module scores to 6.5, higher the band-score

At Sahasriya, we build this series on IELTS for studies – FAQs and Do’s and Dont’s, keeping in mind the counselling inputs that student needs. We believe the student should know why and what of IELTS for them to deliver on their goals. For a structured study-plan based IELTS Training, you can reach Sahasriya

About Sindhu Sriram

Sindhu SriramAn education enthusiast and a self-made entrepreneur in devising unique and simple ways to educate complex elements. An English language expert and a successful role-model for many aspiring trainers. Not only is she the brainchild to have founded Sahasriya, she is a top-notch and sought after English language professional

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