2021 Exam - Dates, Registration, Test Format, Eligibility & Fees

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If you plan to do self-study to prepare for your IELTS exam, you need to study from the best books and resources for IELTS which are easily available online and offline too. Since you will be working alone, you should make sure you are well-equipped for the preparation stage.

The official British Council and IDP have their own official study guides and online preparation material. You can get in touch with the British Council for IELTS preparatory classes. 

IELTS study material
Refer to the following IELTS guides and preparation books to help create a study plan –

Road to IELTS: e-learning and online practice assessment - With over 100 hours of interactive activities, advice videos from British Council experts, hints and tips on question types as well as downloadable practice tests, it is an up-to-date online study material which is aimed precisely at the challenges candidates face.

The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS - This guide is filled with the advice you need to achieve your desired band in the IELTS exam. Practical and easy to use, it focuses on the language and skills you require to perform with confidence.

IELTS preparation material free download by IDP – This pack is called the IELTS Essentials Pack by IDP. It includes examiner-approved IELTS test preparation tips that are best suited for your test, prepare for the IELTS checklist to help you organize your IELTS journey and detailed information on what to expect on the day of the test. 

IELTS Preparation Tips FAQs

Q. How to start preparing for IELTS?

A. If you are a beginner you should start preparing for IELTS by following these points:

  • First of all, understand the IELTS test format
  • Understand how IELTS scoring works
  • Understand, currently, what is the level of your English knowledge and how much effort you need to prepare for the IELTS test
  • Arrange for the best IELTS preparation tools

Q. What kind of questions are there in IELTS?

A. Students need to cover certain topics in each of the sections to prepare for the IELTS test. Every section has some topics that you should prepare thoroughly. You can go through the above article and check all the topics that you need to cover while preparing for the IELTS.

Q. Is the IELTS test be completed in one day?

A. The Reading, Writing, and Listening tests can be completed in one day. The Speaking test can be taken within 7 days before or after the test date as per the arrangements made by the local test center.

Q. Who accepts IELTS test scores?

A. IELTS tests are held in more than 120 countries globally. The test is recognized by thousands of universities and employers in major English-speaking countries like the USA, UK, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada.

Q. Best app for IELTS preparation.

A. there are a lot of online resources available for IELTS preparation. Few IELTS apps that students can use to prepare for the IELTS test.

  • IELTS Writing 2019: A great app to improve your writing skills
  • IELTS Prep App: This is an official IELTS app developed by British Council and can be used by both Android as iOS users
  • BBC Learning English: One of the best apps to learn English. It is available on both Android and iOS platforms

Q. Can I prepare for the IELTS test within 2 weeks?

A. Even though two weeks are less, however, with a solid strategy can help you get a decent IELTS score. Students should understand the IELTS test format and prepare a comprehensive study plan for the next two weeks covering all the topics. After completing all the topics in each of the sections give full-length practice tests.

Q. Can the IELTS test be taken without coaching?

A. For some candidates it is important to have a mentor or a guide and a regular study plan with fixed timing to prepare for the exam. However, IELTS test may seem a piece of cake to many but at the same time, it can be difficult for some after knowing its complexities. Students can go through the exam pattern and check the topics they need to cover. If you think you need tutoring for preparation then go for coaching or else go for self-study.

Q. Is it difficult to score 7 in IELTS?

A. It isnt difficult to score 7 bands in IELTS. Most of the students tend to be around 5-6 bands, so, with more concentration on their weak areas students can improve their score. Whether it is a writing test or any other area where you scoring less, focus more on that and it won't be that difficult to get a decent score.

Q. Which is the hardest section in the IELTS exam?

A. There may not be a specific answer to this question as it varies from person to person. Some students may find the Writing section the most difficult while some may find Speaking the hardest. It is better one should go through the IELTS exam pattern and understand each and every section and figure out the toughest section and concentrate more on that.

Q. Can one pass the IELTS exam without studying?

A. The students who want to give the IELTS test without studying should take some of the IELTS practice tests and then decide whether they need to prepare for the exam or they can give it without preparing for the same.

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