You should know when to book dates for your IELTS Exam and IELTS Coaching.
Most test-takers make the mistake of either booking just for the IELTS exam, or booking coaching after already getting the dates for the exam. Both these scenarios end up with them getting bands lower than expected.
This is because you need to understand the
Things You Need To Do Before Booking Your IELTS Exam date.
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So, let’s get to the points one by one.
1. Understand the Exam
If you are already here, you definitely know the existence and all the basic information on the IELTS exam.
Yes, the test has four modules: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. The first three are taken in one test of around 2 hrs 45 minutes and the Speaking test is taken individually.
You know that your proficiency in each module and overall are measured in bands; the lowest being 1 band and the highest being 9 bands. The average of all the individual scores is taken as the overall score.
But, that’s not it. There are parameters of marking that examiners follow. There are set question patterns. The scoring is different for Academic and General.
You can simply check out a brief understanding of the IELTS test format to know all that you need to know to get to the next process i.e.
2. Measure Yourself
Every English Proficiency exam be it IELTS, TOEFL, PTE, or others can be cleared with the TPT method viz. The Test. Practice. Test. method coined by PTE Tutorials.
The reason behind its viability is that it not only starts by measuring your skill but also keeps on doing so after every practice. This sets a bar for you to jump through every time, pushing you into clearing the exam effectively.
Why measure yourself?
Because measuring lets you know where you stand. When you give your first mock or practice test you get to know the areas where you fumble or tumble.
This will help you plan out the rest of your schedule and journey.
3. Choose Your Comfort: Writing Vs. Typing
By now, I am safely assuming that you already know the two ways of taking the IELTS test i.e. the paper-based IELTS and the Computer-Delivered IELTS test (commonly called the CD-IELTS test).
4. The Necessity of Coaching
Coaching is unavoidable.
“Knowing English alone will not help you clear your IELTS Exam.” is something I always tell people.
But, if you are confident enough that you can get the band score that you need without any added help from the experts then we will help you with that as well. You can prepare for IELTS at home as well by following a few tips.
5. Booking The Dates for Your IELTS Exam
Yes, we have reached to the point.
But if you have skipped reading until now then you must reconsider going through them first.
Because only if you have followed those things will you be able to make the right judgement regarding your Exam and exam date.
6. Your Coaching Period
Once you have measured yourself, you would know where you stand.
So, if you have scored less than 6 bands then you need guidance and that too quite extensively. Get help from a AkankshaElearning and work on your grammar and vocabulary for two or three months.
If you have scored somewhere between 6 bands and 8 bands, a month’s guidance and practice would work wonders on you (8+ bands)
You can either attend an IELTS coaching centre in your vicinity or you can get coaching at your home with our IELTS Online Coaching.
7. Your Exam Date
Book your Exam date within the last week of your coaching period.
Book it within the first three days of your coaching completion.
This is the best time to appear for your IELTS exam as all the concepts are fresh along with the required seriousness.
So, let me say it one final time. You book your coaching first followed by the exam date towards the end of your classes.