Changes To IELTS for UK Visas

Changes to IELTS for UK visas

THE United Kingdom government has announced important changes to language testing for visa applications. It has reduced the number of tests accepted for visa purposes and brought in new requirements for the way the tests will be administered.

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) in a statement, said the changes have been approved for all UK visas that require applicants to provide proof of their level of English.

This continues the important role which IELTS, the world’s most popular test of English for higher education and global migration, has played in language testing for immigration in the UK and other countries, including Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

Under the new arrangements, IELTS tests for UK visa applications will be offered throughout the year in more than 100 key locations across the world, and a new test – IELTS Life Skills – will be introduced for people who need to prove their speaking and listening skills at level A1 or B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
IELTS tests for visa purposes can only be taken at authorised centres, and the centre must follow procedures specified by the UK government.
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In 25 years, IELTS has grown in popularity

In 25 years, IELTS has grown in popularity’

The evidence of growing popularity is also reflected in increasing number of applicants to the British Council IELTS Scholarship award. This year, eight students won awards worth Rupees 3 hundred thousand each and they were admitted in institutions across the world, including USA – Sarah Deverall India Director of IELTS Examinations

More than 9,000 educational institutions, professional associations and governments in 135 countries recognise the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) for entry into academic institutions and employment.

The number of those taking the test in India has also grown over the years, with over 3,000 institutions and programmes in the USA using it as the tool to measure English language proficiency.

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IELTS Preparation

IELTS Preparation

IELTS Preparation

An important preparation for the IELTS test is to find out about the structure of the test. What are the sections of the test? Which one comes first? Second? How much time is allowed for each section? How many questions are there? How long must I speak? There are simple questions to answer, but important. Once you are familiar with the test format, you will be more relaxed. You will be able to focus on answering questions well, rather than worrying about how many questions there are, or how much time is left.

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IELTS Life Skills require for Visa applicants to United Kingdom

Visa application

Visa applicants to United Kingdom will have to take a new test to demonstrate their English language skills from April 6 this year.

The new test – IELTS Life Skills – will be introduced for applicants who need to prove their speaking and listening skills at level A1 or B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). The tests will be applicable to people intending to settle in the UK or join their families there. IELTS global marketing manager at the British Council Stephen Carey said details on the new norms and test would be put up on the website in two weeks. The 16-18 minute A1 level test will assess the applicants’ knowledge on family, hobbies, transport, health, leisure and weather among others, while the 22-minute B1 level test will gauge the applicants’ opinions and views. The number of tests to be taken for the same category visas has been reduced now, Mr. Carey said. When the test is booked, the applicant must specify what the test is for and ensure that the centre is authorised to run the tests.

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