IELTS Preparatory program

Many foreign universities consider IELTS score as an important part of admission. If you want to see yourself studying in the best of colleges and universities, it is important to clear the English language proficiency test, IELTS, as a pre-requisite for the selection process.

B N Overseas has been training student for IELTS for over two decades now and helping students to get admission in some of the reputed colleges of the world.

We train our students with sufficient practice, required for taking the IELTS Test with full confidence. Our focused training programme gives students enough grounding to achieve high scores.

What is IELTS?

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a test of English Language proficiency of non-native English speakers. It is conducted by three institutions, the British Council, IDP IELTS Australia and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL). The test scores are required for getting admissions in Australia, New Zealand, UK, Canadian and American colleges.

The test is divided into two broad sections:
1. ACADEMIC
2. GENERAL

IELTS ACADEMIC

IELTS Academic is divided into four sections:
1. Listening
The test is of 30 minutes and 10 minutes are given extra for transferring answers to the answer sheet. The candidates are tested on monologues and conversations.

2. Reading
The test is of 60 minutes in which students are tested on reading passages with tasks, text from descriptive and factual to discursive and analytical, diagrams, graph, text from books , journals, and newspapers.

3. Writing
The test is of 60 minutes, which comprises of writing task of 150 words, describing tables, graphs, charts, diagrams and a short essay of 250 words.

4. Speaking
Speaking test is of 11 to 14 minutes. In this test, candidates are put through face to face interview, short questions, speaking on a familiar topic and a discussion.

IELTS GENERAL TRAINING

IELTS General Training is also divided into four sections:
1. Listening
The test is of 30 minutes and 10 minutes are given extra for transferring answers to the answer sheet. The candidates are tested on monologues and conversations.

2. Reading
The duration of this test is 60 minutes in which three reading passages with tasks will be given.
Section 1 will be based on two or three short factual texts.
Section 2 will be based on two short factual texts.
Section 3 will be based on one long text on general topic.
(The extracts will be authentic as it will be taken from books, newspaper etc.)

3. Writing
Writing section will be of 60 minutes in which candidates will be asked to write a letter of 150 words and short essay of 250 words.

4. Speaking
Speaking test is of 11 to 14 minutes. In this test, candidates are put through face to face interview, short questions, speaking on a familiar topic and a discussion.

Marking System
Candidates are judged on a band scale of 1 to 9 in each part of the test. These IELTS results are valid only for 2 years. There is no pass or fail system in IELTS test.

Band 9
Expert User
Band 8
Very Good User
Band 7
Good User
Band 6
Competent User
Band 5
Modest User

Band 4
Limited User
Band 3
Extremely Limited User
Band 2
Intermittent User
Band 1
Non User
Band 0
Did Not Attempt