IELTS: What? Why? And How?

What is IELTS?

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most widely known and accepted English language test. IELTS is accepted by more 10,000 universities and academic institutions and by various professional organisations across the globe. The test is formulated to evaluate a candidate’s command over the four necessary domains of the English Language- Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.

There are two different categories of the IELTS test, for two different categories:


The IELTS Academic test is for candidates seeking admissions for higher education or professional registration in an English speaking environment. It tests some of the features of academic language and judges whether a candidate is ready to begin studying or training. This test is required for most of the leading scientific institutions.


The IELTS General Training test is for people who are going to English speaking countries for secondary education, work experience or training programs. It is also a requirement for emigration to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. The test focuses on necessary colloquial skills in broad social and workplace contexts.

Why is IELTS needed?

Majority of the Universities and academic institutions require an IELTS score with varying bands before accepting an international student. Although the required scores vary, they generally hover around 6-7 score band. Additionally, IELTS is required by most Commonwealth countries (Australia, United Kingdom, Canada majorly) as a proof proficiency in the English Language.

A good IELTS score greatly increases your odds of getting admitted into renowned study programs at institutions of your choice. Most undergraduate programs require a minimum score of 6, and some can go as high as 8.5. Most PhD programs also require a minimum score of 6 to 6.5. In all likelihood, the higher your IELTS score, the better are your chances of getting accepted.

How to ace the IELTS Test?

IELTS Test consists of four sections:

  1. Listening
  2. Seaking
  3. Reading
  4. Writing

We, at PARI EduFuture, bring varied and deep experience to our offerings for the IELTS Training Programmes. Our resident experts have successfully scored in the highest bands of the test. That being said, like any other examination the onus lies on the part of the candidate to achieve a high score. Our experts will serve as guides and help the candidates navigate through the journey to English proficiency.