Ultimate guide to IELTS

What is IELTS?

IELTS is one of the international language tests for the students which tests the english proficiency of an examiner. The International English Language Testing System is a language test in general which rates the language level of a student on the basis of the test taken in four major sections: speaking, reading, writing, and listening. It is highly preferred test system for study, work as well as migration and is internationally accepted throughout the world. 

Why to take IELTS test?

The major purpose of IELTS test score your english proficiency to make you capable of living in the places where english is a native language. The IELTS score are recognised throughout the world and is admired by universities, colleges and workplaces too. The major features of IELTS that highlights the importance of IELTS are mentioned below:

  • Practicability

The IELTS score will rate your englihs proficiency which will be admired by universities, colleges and workplaces too. 

  • Recognition

IELTS score is recognised worldwide in various places and areas of the globe. 9000 organisations across 135 countries recognises IELTS score. This clearly shows that the IELTS test has international recognition. 

  • Training 

IELTS is  training for communicating with native speakers who speak english since their birth. It is an exercise for you to train your english speaking skills. 

  • Accuracy

The score for the IELTS test is regarded as an accurate one because it is evaluated on the basis of your reading, writing, listening and speaking ability.

  • Varieties within the course

You can take the IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training. IELTS Academic is necessary is your are applying for a university, college or a workplace where you english must be proficient enough. IELTS General Training is sufficient for those who just want to be communicable with the native speaker or for the basic education or travelling purpose.

  • Combination of british as well as American English

Even if you are applying in two different states which follows British and American english respectively, you don’t have to appear for dual tests. It is the combination of both the english where you will be guided with distinct difference as well to deal with their vocabulary.

IELTS in details

IELTS in a language based test that evaluates the standard of english of an individual. The total score board ranges from 0 to 9 for the total time of 2 hours and 45 minutes. You will be marked in response to four different skills; listening, speaking, reading and writing. 


The time limit is 30 minutes. You will be given to listen to four distinct texts or a monologue and all you have to do is answer the questionnaire provided on the basis of the basis of listened to tapes. You will not be allowed to listen to the same tape twice. 


The time limit for this section is 10 to 15 minutes where you will be interviewed with related questions This is a facing section where you must be fluent with what you say and your answers. The questions may relate your personal life, your passions and hobbies as well as some topic for a discussion further. 


The reading section is for 60 minutes consisting of 40 questions. The section has some genuine stuff extracted from journals, books, magazines, newspapers that develops analytical skills within you. 


The writing section is for a complete hour where you have to answer to answer the questions as a taks. In this section, you will not be given simply a question but a graph, bar or a diagram to be explained and an essay too. You have to be formal with the answers and explanation using clear vocabulary. 

Registration for IELTS exam

This is not a usual test so you have to book a date for your exam. You can do that with the help of a consultancy. All you need to do is visit the ielts website of IDP. You have an option that says register for test. As you click the option, you have to pick the desired area or a location and a feasible date too. Now you will see a form for application which must be filled. Now, you proceed for payment. 

 In case of Nepal, the test is conducted by IDP office of Kathmandu.  You have two distinct places to appear for IELTS exam. 

British Council

The British Council is located in lainchaur on the way to Indian Embassy. It is just on the side of British Embassy. The IELTS exam is conducted in their usual location whereas the speaking test is done within their office itself. 

RTC English

RTC English is located in Lainchaur, just opposite to British Embassy. It conducts the test with the improvised materials under the guidance of experts. They prepare their students on their own with enough study materials within the duration of four weeks. 


The IELTS cost in Nepal is Rs. 19,500. To notify , it is subject to change that may not give prior notice. So be sure of the current price before you make the payment. You can make the payment through your card as well. 

The test can be given from six major places of Nepal that are Biratnagar, Birtamode, Butwal, Chitwan, kathmandu and Pokhara. 


The result of the test can be seen after 13 days of the test date in the afternoon. You will also get the copy for the iELTS score within three week of exam date from the respective office. The score ranges varies from 0 to 9 with distinction on your score for listening, speaking, writing and reading. The total score will be evaluated for you actual IELTS score. 

IELTS Preparation

You can have plenty of materials for IELTS preparation online. In case of direct guidance, you can contact the institutes of the consultancy. There are various institutes that gives the course of four weeks with the exam formatted text in a week. The four weeks is for preparation for every section. You will be guided for a section for a week and the tests are conducted every week for your practice. You will be given with study materials and tips to score good marks. 

As a whole, IELTS is an appropriate decision for you to give a valid score for your english standard. You will have sufficient guide materials, institutes as well as online course to train well and score good. As it is given a legal validity by most of the countries, you don’t have to retake exams frequent. The score is valid for two consecutive years which will not force you to rush and make the decision to apply in universities. You can choose university accordingly with your score and take time while doing so. 

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