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It is very important to ensure you have adequate preparations for IELTS, however strong your English language skills are.
Remember, IELTS exam is taken in an environment that is very different than you may face in your everyday schedule and will take you by surprise on the day of exam.
It is essential to go through this guide in detail and adapt and tune your IELTS preparation in the right direction. After all, every IELTS aspirants’ aim is to achieve the target score and beyond in their first attempt.
This obvious question deserves an honest clarification. Yes, you can attempt IELTS as many times as you intend to. But be sure in your mind that every IELTS attempt costs you money and eats up a lot of your time. The adjoining set resources will provide you details of the exam fee in few of the countries. This is indeed a stiff exam fee for many and it is important that one should plan for achieving the target in as many lesser attempts as possible, the best being… in ‘the first-attempt‘
Let us understand the best way to approach your IELTS preparation. These inputs are counselling inputs one should adopt to for sure-shot success in your IELTS attempt.
Refer the infographic below to understand the steps to your IELTS preparation
IELTS, majorly is an exam that is mandated for Academic as well as immigration to an English-speaking country. This exam, therefore is segmented as IELTS Academic and IELTS General.
Who should choose IELTS Academic?
Learners wanting to pursue studies (graduation, post-graduation or specialisation courses) in an English-speaking country have to be targeting IELTS Academic.
Apart from the above blanket requirement, learners in the following line of focus, even for immigration requirements need to attempt IELTS Academic
Who should choose IELTS General?
Learners who are immigrating to an English-speaking country, with their professions other than the ones listed under IELTS Academic need to succeed in IELTS General
Important to note:
One should have got a clear idea, by now, on how IELTS exam is tricky to succeed
The target score depends on the purpose of attempting IELTS. The target score for IELTS Academic for specific course in the university of one’s choice may be different from that of another university. Similarly, the target score requirement in IELTS General of a profession-A for a Country-1 will be different for Country-2.
In some of the countries, the target score for immigration may be different based on the age of the applicant and the qualification and work-experience one may possess
Few requirements are focused on overall band score while few other requirements need module-specific targets to be met.
It is strongly advisable to check the requirements for your specific need, as far as IELTS targets are concerned. Definitely, one size does not fit all
Overall generic (kindly check your specific score requirement before registering for IELTS exam) score for few of the types of requirements are
IELTS Academic scenarios
IELTS General scenarios
The IELTS score requirement should be ascertained by you for deciding upon your IELTS preparation plan.
As we saw earlier, IELTS exam is tricky even if you possess good English language skills. It is strongly advisable, to opt for a IELTS preparation course such as that of Srishti that can sharpen your skills apart from identifying your areas of improvement and work upon them before your IELTS attempt.
We strongly recommend that your IELTS preparation course should be from Srishti, for the reasons below
The best of it all, should you be non-attentive with your schedule or your progress, your personal trainer along with Aritifical Intelligence based platform (AI) follows-up with you to bring back your study-plan back on track
Important note: A study plan worked out with your trainer for 45-60 days scheduling of your 1-to-1 has yielded 100% success in IELTS. Build your study-plan and sticking to is a sure-shot way to success
Personal trainers not only help you develop your IELTS skills but also provide guidance on when you will be ready for your IELTS exam.
These days, an IELTS exam slot is generally available in 10-15 days lead-time. Our trainers are adept in spotting your readiness and guide you on the timeline for your exam. They also internally prepare through our AI-enabled system to experience up to 3 mock tests (mock-test = same format and environment of the final exam) to provide you the icing on the cake- how prepared are you in your final thrust. Mock tests are evaluated as per IELTS guidelines and you can be sure about the outcome of your ‘official’ IELTS attempt.
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