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IELTS- the International English Language Testing System

As such there is no minimum IELTS score requirements for Visa but universities generally ask for at least 5, 6 or 6.5 band. Try to get this score as high as possible. It is not tough. A score of 8 considered good. There are some courses also where anybody needs just a score of 4.5. We guide students on how to get good scores in IELTS. Sometimes this score is required at the application submission only.

Test Requirements

English Requirement - The language of instruction in New Zealand is English, except at Maori institutions. So your institution will therefore want to know whether your English skills are adequate for the course of study you are applying for.

Tertiary institutions will ask for original documents or certified photocopies of one of the following:

  • An IELTS (International English Language Testing System) band score of 6 with no band less than 5.5.
  • Just for Information IELTS is used at many tertiary institutions in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and North America. It assesses your ability to read, write, speak and listen in academic or general training contexts. It is developed and managed by the University of Cambridge, the British Council and IDP Education Australia.


IELTS : International English Language Testing System.

ADMINISTERED BY: IELTS is administered by University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate (UCLES), British Council and IDP Education Australia.

WEBSITE: www.britishcouncil.org or www.ielts.org

VALIDITY: The score is valid for 2 years.

FEES: Rs 6500/-

REMITTANCE: The score is sent to 2 universities.

REGISTRATION: The registration is either done in person or by mail.


British Council (Mumbai):
The British Deputy High Commission,
British Council Division,
Mittal Tower 'C' Wing, 2nd Floor,
Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021. India.
Tel: 022-22823560 Fax: 022-22823530

IDP Australia (Mumbai):
IDP Australia,
Express Building, 1st Floor,
Opp. Churchgate Railway Station,
Churchgate, Mumbai 400020. India.
022-22026505 Fax: 022-22042686

REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION: Name as in the Passport, Passport, 4 Photographs, Address, Demand Draft or Pay Order. If the date is not available the Demand Draft or Pay Order is sent back.

CENTRE: Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Pune.

Rescheduling: Test can be rescheduled prior to 3 working days prior to the test. The necessary rescheduling fee has to be paid.

MODE: The IELTS test is a paper-based test.

NUMBER OF TESTS: Maximum 1 test can be given in 3 months at any Centre.

DURATION: The test is for 2 hours & 45 minutes.

SCORE: Total score is out of 9 Bands. Scoring is between 0-9.

TEST REPORTS: Duplicate of test report is charged Rs.150. Normal service takes 2 weeks to get the best report. Express service(results after working days of test date) collected personally or by courier is charged Rs.1000.

* Listening (40 questions)-30 minutes.
* Reading (40 questions)-60 minutes.
* Writing (2 essays)-60 minutes.
* Speaking-10 to 15 minutes.

* Listening (40 questions)-30 minutes.
* Reading (40 questions)-60 minutes.
* Writing (2 essays)-60 minutes.
* Speaking-10 to 15 minutes.

WRITING: 1st essay (150 words) 20 minutes.
2nd essay (250 words) 40 minutes.

COUNTRIES ACCEPTING IELTS: UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.