IELTS and Studying Abroad

IELTS and Studying Abroad

If you want to study abroad and looking for scholarships for Pakistan to apply to a reputed university, one of the core requirements is to get the required score in IELTS; International English Language Testing System (a test managed by British Council).

As a student who wants to study in US, UK, Canada, or any other country, alongside maintaining your CGPA, you should also get yourself prepared for the IELTS test especially if you are applying from Pakistan for further studies.

Let’s simplify it, to get through the process smoothly (your admission and visa process), here are some insights about the IELTS test for students of Pakistan.

As a beginner, here is what you should know about IELTS

IELTS, Things you should know

Pakistani students are not aware that IELTS is classified into two categories; Academic and General Training. All the students who are attempting IELTS take the same Speaking and Listening test but the Reading and Writing tests will be different.

The three parts of all the IELTS; Reading, Writing, and Listening will be conducted on the same day without any interval. While the speaking part is completed before or after the other test within a week.

The total time of this test is around 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Best way to get through IELTS

Usually, after gathering all the related information, the next step is preparing for the test, and for that, the most convenient way is to look for the best IELTS teachers. However, that is indeed the right way but a bit costly.

So, here the first thing that will help you with the test is self-evaluation. You must know where you stand and evaluate yourself by taking the official IELTS Practice test.

This test will give you an overview of the test format by giving a variety of sample questions and answers for the test. Appearing in it, you will get the idea and the format through which you can prepare easily by opting for academies, tuitions, or through the books and notes.

Choose the right IELTS Test

The IELTS test depends upon the nature of your migration i.e. whether you are going for work, education, or moving to another English-speaking country.

Since you are applying as Pakistani students studying abroad, so, you should go for IELTS Academic test only.

In case you are applying for higher education or vocational training from Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Canada, etc. you need to take the IELTS General Training test.

For undergraduate,

Exclusively to apply to UK as an undergraduate school, you need to get to take a test IELTS Life Skills. Continue to read about, IELTS Life Skills.

IELTS Scoring

The IELTS results; scores are determined as Band Scores ranging from 0 to 9 that represent the level of competence in the English Language.

The individual gets these bands separately for every part (speaking, reading, writing, and listening) of the test which altogether makes a precise overall Band. It must meet the minimum requirement of the university you are applying to.

What is the average IELTS score that Pakistani Students Need?

The minimum requirement for IELTS Score for Pakistani students varies according to the test in which they are appearing. The minimum score to study abroad for academic performance is

IELTS for Pakistan Reading Listening Writing Speaking Overall Score
Bands 6.1 6.6 5.8 6.4 6.3

Note: These scores are updated in 2019.

To understand the score, continue with, Band score information

What are the countries that have no IELTS requirement?

Some countries do not have IELTS as a compulsion. These countries include

  • Germany
  • Norway
  • France
  • Italy
  • Sweden
  • Poland
  • Belgium
  • Spain
  • The Czech Republic
  • Cyprus

However, before applying to any of their university, make sure you have gone through the official websites of universities or visited your educational consultant.

How to get in there, continue with,

Can I get a job abroad without appearing in the IELTS test as a student?

As a student, yes, you can. This is because not every university is offering a migration or foreign student program that requires IELTS. This is because some of them have their entrance test or not even a test. So, you have to be very particular about your university and the programs you are applying to.

However, in that scenario, all you have to do is work on your college application. There must not be any ambiguity and should not be flaunting the non-realistic things. Just be yourself and precise where needed.

Is there any alternative for IELTS?

There is always an alternative.

In case you find IELTS difficult then this is not the end of the world for students of Pakistan and other countries. You can also sign up for TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or DET (Duolingo English Test).  These tests are comparatively easy than IELTS.

Remember that, in case you are not taking IETLS, make sure that you have got the required score in one of these to get your student visa.

How to Get Started with my Procedure?

The first step is to search for a trustworthy and the best education consultant near me. You can start with a consultant in Pakistan and narrow it down to your nearby locality. For a specific city, for instance, search a query by a student consultant in Lahore, (find us for a better university reach)

How we can help you with IELTS?

Many of our Pakistani students consider IELTS as the only test that can get you through the process to study abroad. Getting in touch with our educational consultant will provide you with insights that what other opportunities they have available to study in UK, USA, Canada, etc.

For instance, as a layman, you reach out to our team of experts will then offer guidance after knowing your personal preference, or suggestions that will be suitable for them according.

As we said, there are other alternatives for IELTS, we can further assist you with what alternative they can opt to seize the opportunity.

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