What is IELTS Exam?

IELTS FULL FORM  - International English Language Testing System.

 
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a standardized and widely recognized English language assessment test for international education and global migration. It evaluates the English language proficiency of non-native English speakers, who wish to study in or migrate to countries, where English is the language of communication.

Established in 1989, IELTS is the world's most popular English language test. This language assessment test is developed by some of the world's leading language experts. It is designed to evaluate your English skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking and your effectiveness in using the language to study, work and live in an English-speaking country.

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What is the importance of the IELTS Exam?

IELTS is one of the most trusted English language tests across the globe with more than 10,000 organizations recognizing it internationally. The IELTS certification is recognized by the UK, USA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, Europe and 140 more countries across the globe. The certification is accepted by academic institutions, companies, professional bodies and government organizations. The test is considered the standard for English language testing and their certification is recognized for both academic and immigration purposes. This test assesses the English language skills of a candidate by testing their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Tests are available throughout the year in more than 1600 centers in over 140 countries. With IELTS scores, you can study in some of the best universities in Australia, top universities in Canada, USA, UK and New Zealand.

Types of IELTS exam

There are three types of IELTS Exam:

  • IELTS Academic Test (AC)
  • IELTS General Test (GT)
  • IELTS for UKVI

IELTS Academic Test

The IELTS Academic Test is an assessment to test if your English language skills meet international academic proficiency. This test is best suited for international students who wish to pursue their undergraduate or postgraduate degrees in an English-speaking environment and for those planning to move for professional registration.

IELTS General Test

The IELTS General Test is an assessment to test whether you possess adequate language skills for the workplace and social situations. People migrating to Australia, Canada and the UK, those applying for secondary training programs and work experience in any English-speaking environment can opt for IELTS General test format.

IELTS for UKVI

IELTS for UKVI is the same as IELTS. The IELTS for UKVI is a government-approved Secure English Language Test (SLET). Students who need to prove their English language abilities for the UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) application purposes can opt for IELTS UKVI test format. 

IELTS TEST TYPES / IELTS TEST FORMAT

The IELTS exam can be taken
  • online (Computer-delivered IELTS)
  • offline (IELTS paper-based test).
The exam format for both modes is the same. The listening and speaking sections are the same for both academic and general, while the writing and reading sections differ slightly.

IELTS Date in Nepal 2022

The IELTS examination is conducted multiple times throughout the year. The candidate can choose an IELTS Exam Date date that is the most suitable for them. Students who wish to apply to universities abroad must take up the exam at least 3-4 months ahead of the university/college application deadline to avoid any delays in results. 
Nepalese students can take up IELTS tests in six official IELTS test centres across Nepal, such as Birtamod, Biratnagar, Chitwan, Butwal, Kathmandu and Pokhara.
IELTS Test Centres and IELTS Date in Nepal 2022:

Location Exam Date IELTS Exam Type Exam Section
Big Hotel , Roadcess, Biratnagar
11 August 2022 AC & GT Listening, Reading & Writing
12 August 2022 AC & GT Speaking
3 September 2022 AC & GT Listening, Reading & Writing
4 September 2022 AC & GT Speaking
13 October 2022 AC Listening, Reading & Writing
14 October 2022 AC Speaking
10 November 2022 AC & GT Listening, Reading & Writing
11 November 2022 AC & GT Speaking
17 December 2022 AC & GT Listening, Reading & Writing
18 December 2022 AC & GT Speaking
Location Exam Date IELTS Exam Type Exam Section
Hotel Holiday Home, Birtamod
6 August 2022 AC Listening, Reading & Writing
7 August 2022 AC Speaking
27 August 2022 AC Listening, Reading & Writing
28 August 2022 AC Speaking
10 September 2022 AC Listening, Reading & Writing
11 September 2022 AC Speaking
22 October 2022 AC Listening, Reading & Writing
23 October 2022 AC Speaking
5 November 2022 AC Listening, Reading & Writing
6 November 2022 AC Speaking
3 December 2022 AC & GT Listening, Reading & Writing
4 December 2022 AC & GT Speaking
Location Exam Date IELTS Exam Type Exam Section
Club De Novo
Kalikanagar, Denovo Path, Butwal, 32907
20 August 2022 AC & GT Listening, Reading & Writing
21 August 2022 AC & GT Speaking
15 September 2022 AC Listening, Reading & Writing
16 September 2022 AC Speaking
8 October 2022 AC & GT Listening, Reading & Writing
9 October 2022 AC & GT Speaking
19 November 2022 AC & GT Listening, Reading & Writing
20 November 2022 AC & GT Speaking
10 December 2022 AC Listening, Reading & Writing
11 December 2022 AC Speaking
Location Exam Date IELTS Exam Type Exam Section
Dhawan Recreation
Bharatpur 11, Chitwan
11 August 2022 AC & GT Listening, Reading & Writing
13 August 2022 AC & GT Speaking
27 August 2022 AC Listening, Reading & Writing
28 August 2022 AC Speaking
10 September 2022 AC Listening, Reading & Writing
11 September 2022 AC Speaking
24 September 2022 AC & GT Listening, Reading & Writing
25 September 2022 AC & GT Speaking
13 October 2022 AC Listening, Reading & Writing
14 October 2022 AC Speaking
29 October 2022 AC & GT Listening, Reading & Writing
30 October 2022 AC & GT Speaking
10 November 2022 AC & GT Listening, Reading & Writing
12 November 2022 AC & GT Speaking
26 November 2022 AC Listening, Reading & Writing
27 November 2022 AC Speaking
8 December 2022 AC Listening, Reading & Writing
9 December 2022 AC Speaking
17 December 2022 AC & GT Listening, Reading & Writing
18 December 2022 AC & GT Speaking

IELTS Date in Nepal 2022 - Kathmandu & Pokhara

Test Date
Kathmandu
Pokhara Registration Closure Date (TD – 6)
7 Jul 22
AC
  1 Jul 22
9 Jul 22
AC & GT
AC & GT 3 Jul 22
16 Jul 22
AC
AC 10 Jul 22
23 Jul 22
AC & GT
  17 Jul 22
6 Aug 22
AC
AC 31 Jul 22
11 Aug 22
AC & GT
  5 Aug 22
20 Aug 22
AC & GT
AC & GT 14 Aug 22
27 Aug 22 AC   21 Aug 22
3 Sep 22 AC & GT AC & GT 28 Aug 22
10 Sep 22 AC   4 Sep 22
15 Sep 22
AC
AC 9 Sep 22
24 Sep 22 AC & GT   18 Sep 22
8 Oct 22
AC & GT
AC & GT 2 Oct 22
13 Oct 22 AC   7 Oct 22
22 Oct 22 AC AC 16 Oct 22
29 Oct 22 AC & GT   23 Oct 22
5 Nov 22 AC AC 30 Oct 22
10 Nov 22 AC & GT   4 Nov 22
19 Nov 22
AC & GT
AC & GT 13 Nov 22
26 Nov 22 AC   20 Nov 22
3 Dec 22 AC & GT AC & GT 27 Nov 22
8 Dec 22 AC   2 Dec 22
10 Dec 22 AC AC 4 Dec 22
17 Dec 22 AC & GT   11 Dec 22

HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE IELTS EXAMINATION?

You can register for the IELTS examination either online or offline.

Steps to register for your IELTS examination online:

Step 1: Visit the official British Council IELTS registration page

Step 2: Register an account with the British council’s IELTS registration page

Step 3: Choose your nearest test centre.

Step 4: Register for your test and make the payment to Nabil bank.

Steps to register for the IELTS examination in-person:

Step 1: Application form for the registration is given by AECC Global.

Step 2: Fill in all the necessary details carefully

Step 3: Submit your application in-person at the AECC Global office-Test Prep Department.

Step 4: Pay the IELTS Exam Fee through mobile banking/e-sewa/Khalti or hand cash.

During your registration, ensure that you have your passport handy as you need a passport number at the time of registration. You must also make sure to take your passport with you on the day of your examination.  

The IELTS registration fee / IELTS exam fee in Nepal

IELTS exam fee in Nepal for different IELTS Test type
IELTS Exam Fee in Nepal
IELTS Academic and General Training - IELTS exam fee in Nepal for Paper-Based test NPR. 25,300
IELTS Academic and General Training - IELTS exam fee in Nepal for Computer-delivered test NPR. 23,650

IELTS Exam Cancellation Fees:

  • If a candidate cancels their IELTS application more than 14 days before the test date, the candidate will receive a 75% refund of the total IELTS exam fee.
  • If a candidate cancels their IELTS application within 14 days, the candidate will receive a 50% refund of the total IELTS exam fee.
  • If a candidate cancels their IELTS application within 2 days before the actual test date, the candidate will receive a 25% refund of the total IELTS exam fee.
  • If the candidate cancels the test on the day of the test or after the test, no refund will be provided.  

IELTS Reschedule Fees

If a candidate wishes to change their test date, they can request to reschedule their exam date at least five weeks ahead of the previously booked test. The rescheduled date must be within three months of the original test date. For the process of rescheduling, the candidate will have to pay an administrative charge inclusive of all taxes.

TOEFL VS. IELTS

Here are a few differences between IELTS and TOEFL you must know before you take the examination:
  • IELTS VS. TOEFL - Which is easier?

Most candidates have often felt that the preparation for TOEFL was harder than the IELTS exam preparation.

  • TOEFL VS. IELTS - Which is widely accepted?

The IELTS certification is widely recognized in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand, while TOEFL is popular in the US and Canada.

TOEFL vs IELTS - Score Comparison

TOEFL Score
0-31
32-34
35-45
46-59
60-78
79-93
94-101
102-109
110-114
115-117
118-120
IELTS Band
0-4
4.5
5
5.5
6
6.5
7
7.5
8
8.5
9

IELTS Scholarship for Nepalese students

Based on the candidate's academic record, select universities and colleges offer IELTS scholarships for Nepalese students. They also offer education loans alongside other fellowships and grants on a regular basis. These scholarships and grants are of great help to students who wish to study abroad.

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Detailed Information About IELTS Exam

Exam Name
IELTS
IELTS Full Form
International English Language Testing System 
Why take the IELTS exam?
English language proficiency test of non-native English speakers, who wish to study or migrate to countries, where English is the language of communication. 
Where is the IELTS certification recognized?
The IELTS exam score is recognised in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada and 140 more countries. 
Types of IELTS exam:
There are two categories under IELTS: IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. 
Who conducts IELTS
British Council
Mode of Exam Type
Computer-based (online) and Paper
IELTS Registration Fees / IELTS exam fee in Nepal
on-paper NPR. 25,300 and on-computer NPR 23,650  
IELTS Band Score Range
1 to 9
IELTS Scholarship
Yes
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