International English Language Testing System

Required for:

Students who want to pursue PG Degree/ Masters in Business Administration Entrance exam in USA primarily. However there are some Premier Ivy League universities in UK that may also require GMAT to be taken as a qualifying exam. GMAT is also accepted by IIMs, ISB and Some other colleges for their executive MBA programs.

Website:

www.britishcouncil.org or http://www.ieltsindia.com/ or http://www.ielts.org/

Validity:

The score is valid for 2 years.

Remittance:

The score is sent to 5 universities by GMAC free of cost at the time of exam. GMAC charges additionally for scores sent to universities later.

Mode:

The score is sent to 2 universities.

Registration:

The registration is either done in person or by mail.

Address:

British Council (Mumbai):
The British Deputy High Commission,
British Council Division,
901, 9th Floor, Tower 1,
841, Senapati Bapat Marg,
Elphinstone Road, Mumbai – 400013
Tel – (022) – 67486748
IDP Australia (Mumbai):
IDP Australia,
Express Building, 1st Floor,
Opp. Churchgate Railway Station,
Churchgate, Mumbai 400020. India.
Tel : 022-22026505 Fax : 022-22042686

Requirements for Registration:

Name as in the Passport, Passport, 2 Photographs- not less than 6 months old, Address, and Demand Draft. If the date is not available the Demand Draft is sent back.

Centres:

Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Baroda, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Calicut, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Jamshedpur, Kochi, Kolkatta, Kottayam, Lucknow, Ludhiyana, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi, Patiala, Patna, Pondicherry, Pune, Raipur, Rajkot, Rudrapur, Siligiri, Surat, Thimpu, Thrissur, Trichur, Trichy, Trivandrum, Vadodara, Vapi, Vijayvada, Visakhapatnam and Vizag.

Phone:

Centres:

Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Indore, Gurgaon, Noida, Manipal, Pilani, Mysore, Coimbatore, Trichy, Bhubaneshwar, Ranchi, Jaipur, Lucknow, Pune, Patna, Vellore, Nagpur, Vijayawada, Vizag, and Trivandrum.

Rescheduling:

If you postpone or cancel your application more than 5 weeks before the test date, you will receive a refund minus an administration charge, If you postpone or cancel within 5 weeks of the test date, you will be charged the full fee unless you have a medical reason. If you provide a medical certificate within 5 days of the test date, you will receive a refund minus the local administrative cost.

Mode:

The IELTS test is a paper-based test.

Number of Tests:

You may take the IELTS test as many times as you like.

Duration:

The test is for 2 hours & 45 minutes excluding the Speaking module. The Speaking module is for 15 minutes; hence the total duration is for 3 hours.

Score:

Total score is out of 9 Bands. Scoring is between 1-9.

Test Reports:

There is NO CHARGE for the additional TRF, but the candidate will have to pay a dispatch charge of Rs. 1,000/- if the candidate wishes to order dispatch by Courier or Rs. 250/- if the dispatch is by Registered Post.

Academic Training:

  • Listening (40 questions) – 30 minutes
  • Reading (40 questions) – 60 minutes
  • Writing (2 essays) – 60 minutes
  • Speaking – 10 to 15 minutes.

General Training:

  • Listening (40 questions) – 30 minutes
  • Reading (40 questions) – 60 minutes
  • Writing (2 essays) – 60 minutes
  • Speaking – 10 to 15 minutes.

Writing:

  • 1st essay (150 words) 20 minutes
  • 2nd essay (250 words) 40 minutes

Countries Accepting IELTS:

Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, United States, Singapore, Dubai & Malaysia