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International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is one of the mandatory tests required to be taken for admission in Australian Universities (at any level). Earlier, TOEFL was also accepted. IELTS is also a must for obtaining the Australian visa.

With effect from 1st March 2002, all the universities in Australia require only IELTS score in place of TOEFL. This test is also an alternative test to TOEFL for admission into UK, Canadian and New Zealand universities.


All candidates have to take the same Listening and Speaking Modules. If you are planning to undertake academic study it is recommended that you sit for the Academic Reading and Writing Modules. If you are planning to undertake non-academic training or apply for immigration to Australia or New Zealand it is recommended that you sit for the General Training Reading and Writing

The IELTS exams contains four sections:
Listening - 30 Minutes 
Reading - 60 Minutes 
Writing two essays - 60 Minutes 
Speaking - 10 - 15 Minutes 
Score Reporting
 
Website : http://ielts.org
Type of test : Paper Based Test (1-9 bands), Will also be offered as a Computer 
Based Test in future)
Number of sections : 4 (Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking)
Duration : 2 hours 45 minutes
INR Rs 5250 - score will be reported 10 days after the test 
Fee : INR Rs 6250 - score will be reported 5 days after the test.
Taxes will be added where applicable. Fees are subject to change without notice.
DD favoring : GRE-ETS, payable at Princeton (NJ), USA
 
 
 
Score Reporting
 
To institutions : 2-3 weeks
No. of tests : Throughout the year
Number of free score reports : 4 to the universities and one to the applicant
Additional Score Report Fee : US $ 15 per report
Validity of Test Scores : Years
Decent Score Range : 1100-1300
 
 
 
GRE Important Telephone No's:
Registration/General Enquiry Phone: 
1-609-771-7670 Mon-Fri(8am-7.45 pm) EST. Except for US Holidays.
Fax: 
GRE-1-609-771-7906
 

Mail address
GRE-ETS PO Box No 6000, Princeton, NJ 08541-6000, USA

scores and/or Additional Score Reports by Phone: 

1-609-771-7290 (6 am - 10 pm) EST 7 days a week.
 
Method of Registration
 

STEP-1: GETTING THE FORMS/BULLETINS 
The first step in planning to register for any of the above tests is to obtain a Test Bulletin. The Test Bulletin, which is supplied FREE, can be obtained from the following sources:

Sylvan Testing Offices: - only in person you could visit the Sylvan testing office in your city and take a form from their office.

Alternatively, you may download the application form and bulletins From the website http://www.gre.org

 
STEP-II: REGISTRATION 
The next step is Registration, which can be done in any one of the following ways:

By Mail: Fill-in the form (INTERNATIONAL TEST SCHEDULING FORM) and send the same, along with payment by DD (only in the form of U.S Dollars) directly to the Regional Registration Centers of Sylvan in Delhi. 

The address is: 

Sylvan Testing Services Pvt. Ltd. 
Senior Plaza, 160-A, Gautam Nagar, Yusuf Sarai, 
Behind Indian Oil Building, New Delhi-110049, India. 
Ph: (011) 2651-1649 Fax: (011) 2652-9741

By Fax: Fill in the International Test Scheduling Form and fax the same to the Regional Registration Center - at least SEVEN DAYS prior to your first choice test date.
Note: You need to use your International Credit card, for payment in US $ only.

 By Phone: This is usually the fastest way to register and you do not need a form to register by phone. Call the Regional registration centre in New Delhi (Phone No.: 011-26511649) at least 3 business days prior to your preferred test date. You will be given an appointment confirmation number, test date, reporting time and address of the test center.

 
Note: You will need an international credit card to register by phone and  you will need the following information to register by phone:
  First Name, Family name, Middle name of the applicant
  Complete mailing address of the applicant with pin code
  Date of Birth of the applicant
  A phone number where the applicant can be contacted
  An international credit card number and expiry date
  Full name of the credit card holder
 
Note:
  The lines are usually engaged because of the large number of calls that they get from all over the country. The only solution is to keep trying till you get through. There is just one number
  You do not need a passport to register for these tests. However, you will need a passport on the test day or you will not be allowed to take the test
  Please note that two forms of identification is mandatory on the test day, one of which must be your valid passport
  To ensure that you get a test date of your choice, register at least one to one and one half months before the required date and three months before for dates in January and March.
 
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