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Our aim at The Chopras is to help our students achieve success in the IELTS. Keeping this in mind, our trainers cater to the students' needs by designing the curriculum and a schedule that suits the student's individual requirements. The trainer first evaluates the students' strengths and weaknesses, and then sketches an individualised study plan.

As a top IELTS coaching centre we employ various productive strategies of IELTS Coaching like Efficient Time Management, Mock Tests, Problem Solving and Strategy Sessions to give our students the best training they need.

The IELTS is a globally recognised English test. Statistics show that over 1.4 million applicants take the test each year to apply for overseas education and employment. Over 6000 institutions in 135 countries recognise this test.

The IELTS tests are conducted in over 500 international centres and they take place four times a month. A number of people from different backgrounds sit for the test, making it one of the most accepted forms of international testing. This makes it imperative that proper IELTS preparation is taken by the aspirants.

All four forms of language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking are tested in IELTS. Among these, the speaking test is a face-to-face interview round with a certified examiner.

Listed below are a few reasons why we are a top IELTS coaching centre:

  • Personal guidance is ensured by smaller batches, which lets our trainers provide intensive and focused classroom teaching.
  • Each module of the class schedule will cover all the sections of the IELTS: Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking.
  • Classes will be held two to four times a week with the provision of maximum flexibility in timetables.
  • Personal attention is given to each student in accordance to their problem areas in different modules.
  • We provide ample listening practice from previous IELTS tests. Therefore, we can provide to the students feedback on their errors.
  • Extensive speaking practice is provided using previous IELTS test questions from all of the three sections.
  • Study material, including sample papers of the previous IELTS tests along with the CDs, are included in course fee.
  • Our faculty does not only believe in tutoring, but also mentoring and guiding students to excel in the IELTS.
  • Simulated tests are provided to offer our students the real experience of an IELTS examination.
  • Comprehensive onsite-library for language building is accessible. Our trainers build a learning environment for their students to prepare them well and give them the confidence they need.

Test Structure

The IELTS test structure consists of two test formats: Academic and General Training. Of the four skills that are tested, Listening and Speaking sections are same in both the formats, whereas Reading and Writing sections are different.

The Listening, Reading and Writing sections of either of the formats are conducted in one day. Speaking, however, may vary depending on the student's test centre; it can occur on the same day or up to a week before or after the student takes the test for the other sections. Good IELTS scores can be attained with through preparation. Joining an IELTS coaching center is a good idea.

STRUCTURE OF THE IELTS EXAM

Insight into IELTS

What do I need – Academic or General?

The Academic Module has been designed for people who aspire to pursue undergraduate or postgraduate programme in an English-speaking university or institutions of higher and further education. Students are offered unconditional admissions to desired courses on the basis of their test results.

IELTS – Score processing, reporting and interpretation.

Scores from Band 1 to 9 are given to candidates. A separate profile score is reported for each section. The four respective scores are averaged and rounded off to calculate the Overall Band Score. Each sectional score and the Overall Band Score are reported half bands and full bands

Score Reporting

Candidates receive a Test Report Form that details their Overall Band Score and the scores they've achieved in the Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking sections. The scores of each section are equally important. The Overall Band Score, thereby, is calculated by averaging the scores of the individual sections.

Listening and Reading

IELTS Listening and Reading papers have 40 items, each carrying one mark. Band scores (ranging from Band 1 to Band 9) are awarded depending on their raw scores.

Writing and Speaking

Detailed performance descriptors function as a strict rubric for examiners marking the Writing and Speaking sections of the IELTS exam. The performance descriptors describe the candidate performance level at each of the 9 bands.

The four criteria on which the examiners award a band score in the Writing Section are:

  • Task Achievement (for Task 1)
  • Task Response (for Task 2)
  • Coherence and Cohesion
  • Lexical Resource and Grammatical Range and Accuracy

Similarly, the four criteria on which the examiners award a band score in the Speaking section are:

  • Fluency and Coherence
  • Lexical Resource
  • Grammatical Range and Accuracy
  • Pronunciation

The IELTS exam fees is Rs. 9900/-.

More information on IELTS and IELTS fees structure can be obtained from the official websites:

www.ielts.britishcouncil.org.in (British Council)

www.ieltsidpindia.com (IDP)

Q. Why are there two versions of the IELTS test?

IELTS has two versions – Academic and General Training. The Academic test is for those who want to study at a tertiary level in an English-speaking country. The General Training test is for those who want to do work experience or training programmes, secondary school or migrate to an English-speaking country. All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking tests but different Reading and Writing tests.

Q. When can I take IELTS test?

IELTS is conducted once every week. You're advised to book an appointment in advance.

Q My given and family names are the same. What should I enter into the registration form?

Enter your name into the family name field. Enter a period (.) in the given name field.

Q. What documents can I use as ID at the test centres of English proficiency tests?

You need to produce a valid passport when you appear for the test.

Q. Who sets the 'pass' mark for the IELTS test?

There is no pass or fail in IELTS. Scores are graded on the 9-band system. Each educational institution or organisation sets its own level of IELTS scores to meet its individual requirements. To find out more, search the list of organisations which accept IELTS scores.

Q. How soon can I re-sit the IELTS test?

There is no limit placed on when you can re-sit the test. However, IELTS recommends you reflect on your result and do additional study before taking the test again.

Q. Is the IELTS test completed in one day?

The Listening, Reading and Writing components of the test are always completed immediately after each other and with no break. Depending on the test centre, the Speaking test may be taken up to 7 days either before or after the test date.

Q. What is the IELTS Speaking test?

The Speaking test is a conversation with a certified IELTS Examiner. The Speaking test is made up of three sections. It is recorded on an audiocassette or a digital recorder.

Q. How is IELTS Writing Marked?

Examiners award a band score for each of four criterion areas: Task Achievement (for Task 1), Task Response (for Task 2), Coherence and Cohesion, Lexical Resource and Grammatical Range and Accuracy. The four criteria are equally weighted.

Q. How is IELTS Speaking Marked?

Examiners award a band score for each of four criterion areas: Fluency and Coherence, Lexical Resource, Grammatical Range and Accuracy and Pronunciation. The four criteria are equally weighted.

Q. How is IELTS marked?

Candidates receive scores on a Band Scale from 1 to 9. A profile score is reported for each skill. The four individual scores are averaged and rounded to produce an Overall Band Score. Overall Band Scores and scores for each sub-test (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking) are reported in whole bands or half bands.

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Vishav Ranjeet Singh – IELTS – Chandigarh

It is almost eight days, I am coming here and I find the course is not that tough as I was expecting. Study material provided by the teacher is a great help for me. Every day I am improving and getting confident. Thank you so much for all the help and I hope I will do even much better what I am expecting.

Harsimran Singh Dhaliwal – IELTS – Chandigarh

The training I got at KAPLAN has been excellent. The staff and the teachers are very helpful and take care of the students at each step. They also helped me to get enrolled for my exam. My overall experience has been fantastic.

Simranpreet Singh – IELTS – Chandigarh

The service is pretty good and the faculty is very understanding and supportive. Faculty is really helping me to improve. If I get a good result it will all be because of the faculty.

Himanshu Nandwani – IELTS –Jaipur

I was in the may batch of ielts tution. During my classes I learned many things about the English language which helped me a lot in my IELTS exam. The faculty is really good and I recommend all the students to join The Chopras for IELTS.

S. Pankaj Jain – IELTS – Chennai

Class is very good. We are getting better knowledge and are trained well under the faculty. Getting a good exposure.

Aswin Raj V – IELTS – Trivandrum

It was really informative. The classes were very friendly. We were able to improve our skills. The teacher worked with us throughout the entire programme and the entire programme helped me to build up my confidence. I did benefit a lot out of it.

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