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With a vision to master education with excellence, Masterprep entered the education industry. With time, it started delivering the best IELTS results that helped the institute turned into a big brand.  Masterprep has specially designed the courseware of IELTS to help students achieve their dream of studying abroad. With their comprehensive and innovative programs, Masterprep embarked the rate of success in IELTS industry by delivering top results in IELTS exam. At Masterprep, highly experienced and renowned intellectuals are IELTS trainers who continuously counsel and assess students to help them in their weak areas. They are trained by the British Council experts. Masterprep’s IELTS trainers provide holistic development for the preparation of all the IELTS test modules with ease.

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Masterprep provides top IELTS coaching. It is highly accepted and appreciated by the working professionals who face difficulty in attending IELTS classes because of time crunch. Masterprep sets a benchmark in IELTS preparation by delivering unmatched results in IELTS industry since its inception. Its teaching methodology is as per the standardized structure of the official running the examinations.

What is IELTS?

Many educational institutions around the globe recognize the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) certificate as evidence of proficiency in English.  There are two versions of IELTS:

IELTS Academic: It is suitable for entry into overseas study destinations to study at Bachelors and Masters Level. It is the test to assess whether a student is ready to begin studying in an English speaking country that reflects highly in academic study.

IELTS General Training: It is suitable for non-academic training and for those who wish to migrate overseas. This edition focuses on necessary survival skills in a social and workplace setting.

What is the test pattern of the IELTS Exam?

The total duration of the IELTS exam is 2 hours and 45 minutes. It consists of 4 modules, i.e. listening, speaking, reading and writing. The candidate has to attempt each module. Let us discuss each module in detail:

Listening module:

There are 40 questions in the listening module. The candidate gets only 30 minutes to solve it. The module has multiple choice questions, sentence completion questions, short answer questions and table/ chart based questions.

Reading module:

There are 40 questions in the reading module. The candidate gets 60 minutes to solve it. The module has questions based on the identification of writer attitude/ views, matching lists or phrases, choosing a paragraph slowly, and labeling a diagram.

Writing Module:

There are two tasks in the writing module. The time allotted for the writing module is 60 minutes. The two tasks in writing are to be completed in 150-250 words, respectively.

Speaking Module:

There are three tasks in the speaking module. The total time allotted to the speaking module is 10-14 minutes. The speaking module consists of face-face interaction with an examiner. In this module, there is Introduction and interview, next task is where candidates have to speak for a good 2 minutes on a given topic and in the third task, there is a two-way discussion.

What is the Band scale for IELTS exam?

You will be relieved to know that there is no pass or fail in this exam as IELTS score depends on a nine-band scale. In this, each band corresponds to your competence in the English language. The nine bands are described as follows:






It means that the candidate has an excellent operational command of the language. The language of the candidate is appropriate, accurate and fluent. Also, he has a complete understanding of the language.



It means that the candidate fully operational command of the language but there are a bit inaccuracies. There is a chance that misunderstanding might occur in an unfamiliar situation, but the candidate handles complex and detailed arguments very well.



The candidate has operational command over the English language. However, there are some occasional inaccuracies and misunderstandings in some situations. The candidate understands complex arguments well.



It means that a candidate has a generally effective command over the English Language. The candidate can use and understand fairly complex language.



It means that the candidate has partial command on the English Language. Though the candidate is coping with the overall meaning in most of the situations. He will be able to handle only the necessary communication.



It means that the candidate’s basic competence is minimal. The candidate would face frequent problems in understanding and expressing. He will not be able to use complex language.



It means that the candidate can only convey and understand the general meaning and that too in familiar situations. The candidate may face a frequent breakdown in regular communication.



It means that the candidate cannot hold any real communication is the English language except for necessary information. The candidate is only capable of using isolated words or concise sentences when the need calls for it. He will find great difficulty in carrying and understanding communication.



It means that the candidate doesn’t have any ability to use the language. He can speak a few isolated words.



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A candidate appearing for an IELTS exam must have passed his senior secondary school. The minimum age requirement to appear for the IELTS exam is 16 years.



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