People who take IELTS test are either looking to work abroad or study there. The tests consists of four stages i.e listening, reading, writing and speaking where a certified IELTS examiners determines your result.
The first three stages take about 2 hour and 40 minutes to complete and results are awarded in bands. Generally, IELTS have score bands ranging from 1-9 where 9 is exceptional, meaning you’re expert in the language.
Candidates seeking education abroad must target over 7 as a lot of universities don’t consider foreign students with band of 7 or lower.
Do practice, a lot of practice if you think you need more preparation for the exams. Look for free practice materials but only from reliable resources. Do some research, because it is better you go through some sites than waste time on materials that won’t help you much.
Go through the pages and try to understand the exam pattern. If you think you’re about ready then make up your honest mind and take a mock test at home by yourself. Read questions and give answers and once the test is done, check the scores by comparing it with the key given at the back of the material. The scores you get, convert it to bands using this reference site (http://ieltsliz.com/ielts-band-scores/).
You will know where you stand before you take the test. If you scored anywhere near 7 in your ‘honest’ mock test than you should choose to take the test however if you’re near 5 or 6, then you have a long way to cover. If your written and reading test score are better, then you need to work on your speaking skills. Take free courses or hire a tutor to get better at how you speak. At Kunal Bansal Chandigarh IELTS Institute, we cover all the aspects so that you get better IELTS score.
The more you’ll practice the better your chances of scoring higher will be. In the end, it’s your preparation and the quality of your study that will matter.