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If you plan to study, work and settle in an English-speaking country, you must qualify for the IELTS. It is a standardized test and its scores are accepted in over 140 countries. In India, IELTS is conducted by IDP Education in more than 75 centers across the country.

IELTS is considered to be one of the hardest English language talent exams and it calls for a holistic approach and expert steering from the students to crack the examination. It is pretty not possible to crack IELTS all by yourself; therefore, it’s far advisable to seek expert assistance to crack IELTS. The process of IELTS slot booking has been explained in this particular blog. Read on!

1. Types of IELTS

There are two types of IELTS:

  1. IELTS Academic Test: IELTS Academic Test is taken by candidates who plan to study overseas for higher education. You can take IELTS Academic Test if you want to:
    • Study (under graduation or post-graduation, Ph.D.) in an English-speaking country
  2. IELTS General Training Test: IELTS General Training is taken by those who plan to work or settle in an English-speaking country. You can take the IELTS General Training if you want to:
  • Work in an English-speaking country
  • Migrate to an English-speaking country

2. IELTS Computer Test vs IELTS Paper Test

  • IELTS Computer-Based Test: The computer-based IELTS test aspirants can take the Reading, Listening, and Writing sections test on a computer. The Speaking test is the same for both computers based and paper-based IELTS.
  • IELTS Paper-Based Test: The paper-based IELTS test aspirants have to answer the questions on the test paper itself. The candidates will be provided with a pencil and paper for the Reading, Listening, and Writing sections of the test. They will also get an extra 10 minutes to transfer the answers to the answer sheet.

3. IELTS Accepting Universities

IELTS scores are accepted in over 140 countries including the UK, USA, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Germany and New Zealand. Over 11,000 organizations like schools, colleges, universities, and corporations across many countries accept the IELTS score. Some of the IELTS-accepting universities are as follows:

  • Yale University
  • Harvard University
  • Columbia University
  • Northwestern University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT)
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Washington
  •  Oxford University
  • Cambridge University
  • King’s College London
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Manchester
  •  Mcgill University
  • University of Toronto
  • Mcmaster University
  • Victoria University
  • University of British Columbia
  • Sydney University
  • University of Melbourne
  • Monash University
  • University of Queensland
  • Australian National University
  • University of Adelaide

4. IELTS Slot Booking

 IELTS slot booking is a tough process and professional assistance is recommended. To sit for the test, the aspirants have to register themselves for the test. IELTS is conducted 4 times a month or 48 times in a year. IELTS is available 3 times a day, 7 days a week.

The IELTS Registration can be done in 3 methods:

  1.  IELTS Online Registration where the test fee has to be paid through a credit card
  2.  Visiting any IDP branch in person and registering for IELTS
  3. IELTS registration through courier and pay the test fee by Demand Draft or ICICI deposit/HDFC deposit slip
  •  Online IELTS Slot Booking

Please follow the steps for IELTS slot booking for your online IELTS test:

  1.   Visit IELTS official website
  2.   Click on the ‘Register for Test’ option
  3.   Fill in the details and create your profile 
  4.   Select your preferred IELTS test center, exam date, and IELTS exam slot
  5.   Make the payment for your IELTS test  
  6.   You will receive the IELTS test fee confirmation for the IELTS slot booking on your registered email id
  7.   Keep that mail for future reference


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