- IELTS is International English Language Testing System which assesses the English language proficiency of people who want to study or work where English is used as the language of communication.
- It is jointly managed by University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations, the British council and IDP education pvt-ltd.
- There are two versions of the IELTS:
General Training Version
The General Training format focuses on general survival skills in broad social and workplace contexts. It is typically for those who are going to English-speaking countries to do secondary education, work experience or training programs. People migrating to Australia, Canada and New Zealand must sit the General Training test.
The Academic format is for those who want to study or train in an English-speaking university or Institutions of Higher and Further Education. Admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses is based on the results of the Academic test. IELTS Academic may also be a requirement to join a professional organization in an English-speaking country.
- IELTS is accepted by most Australian, British, Canadian, Irish, New Zealand institutions. Over 3000 universities in USA accept IELTS.
- IELTS scores arevalid for 2 years.
Test Format & Structure
There are two versions of the IELTS test format. Everyone takes the same Listening and Speaking tests, regardless of which version they take. The Reading and Writing tests differ in content, depending on whether you are taking IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training.
|Listening||40 minutes||4 dialogues||Comprises of four sections of increasing difficulty.|
|Reading||60 minutes||3 texts, 40 questions||
|Writing||60 minutes||2 tasks (describe graph + essay)||
|Speaking||~15 minutes||3 dialogues||The speaking test contains three sections.
Test Score & Score Calculations
You will receive IELTS scores based on each for the four skills on a scale of 1 – 9, and you will also be awarded an overall band score. You can score whole (e.g., 5.0, 6.0, 7.0) or half (e.g., 5.5., 6.5, 7.5) bands in each part of the test.
Overall band scores are reported to the nearest whole or half band. For the avoidance of doubt, the following rounding convention applies: if the average across the four skills ends in .25, it is rounded up to the next half band, and if it ends in .75, it is rounded up to the next whole band.
Thus, a candidate achieving 6.5 for Listening, 6.5 for Reading, 5.0 for Writing and 7.0 for Speaking would be awarded an overall band score of 6.5 (25 ÷ 4 = 6.25 = Band 6.5).
Similarly, a candidate achieving 4.0 for Listening, 3.5 for Reading, 4.0 for Writing and 4.0 for Speaking would be awarded an overall band score of 4.0 (15.5 ÷ 4 = 3.875 = Band 4.0).
However, a candidate achieving 6.5 for Listening, 6.5 for Reading, 5.5 for Writing and 6.0 for Speaking would be awarded band 6 (24.5 ÷ 4 = 6.125 = Band 6).
The first three modules - Listening, Reading and Writing (always in that order) - are completed in one day, and in fact are taken with no break in between. The Speaking Module may be taken, at the discretion of the test centre, in the period seven days before or after the other Modules.
The official IELTS test fee is 370,000 Tugriks.
Official Test Centers
You can take an official IELTS test at ESP training center-Ulaanbaatar city, Sukhbaatar district, 8th khoroo, Students’ street.
Tel: + (976-11) 324313