IELTS 2020: English Language Test Certified by UK Visas and Immigration

IELTS 2020: English Language Test Certified by UK Visas and Immigration

IELTS is a language exam that is jointly conducted by British Council, IDP IELTS Australia and Cambridge ESOL to evaluate the proficiency and command over english language of the candidates who are  interested in working or studying in a country where English is the dominant language of communication. The test-takers are examined in the areas of listening, reading, speaking, and writing english language. Australia, UK, New Zealand, USA, and Canada are the most popular countries where universities demand for english language before offering admissions. All the universities in the UK and Australia accept the score of IELTS. Besides, more than 3,400 academic institutes in the US and 1000s institutes in English speaking countries also consider this exam.

IELTS 2020: Highlights

Exam Name

IELTS 2020/ International English Language Testing System 2020

Official Website


Purpose of the Exam

Study/Work/Migration to countries like New Zealand, Canada, Australia, UK, where English is the primary language of communication

Conducting  Authority

British Council and IDP Education Ltd

Application Fee

INR 14,000 

Contact Info. 

British Council

0120-4569000 / 0120-6684353, Mon-Sat 09.00 to 18.00

Email: ExamsCustomerCare@britishcouncil.org

IDP Head Office

+91-124-4445999/ 1800-102-4544

Email: ielts.india@idp.com

Recent Updates: IELTS 2020

Revision in the Test Fee of IELTS: The test fee for IELTS has been revised. The revised fee of INR 14,000 came into effect from April 1, 2020.

Launch of IELTS Indicator amidst COVID-19: IELTS Indicator has also been launched. Taking into consideration the students affected by the COVID-19 and their incapability to take the test at the exam centre, IELTS Indicator has been launched that will evaluate the English language skills in Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking of the candidates taking online exam from their homes. 

Types of IELTS

  • IELTS Academic 
  • IELTS General Training

Listening and speaking sections are similar for both types of tests but the subject matter for the writing and reading sections differs. The Writing, Reading and Listening sections of this test are conducted on the test date without any breaks in between. However,  the Speaking section can be finished a week before or after the other date of tests. 

IELTS Academic Test

Candidates applying for higher education or official registration abroad need to take the IELTS Academic Test. h

IELTS General Test

Candidates willing to migrate to countries like Canada, US, etc where English is the main speaking language, need to take the IELTS General Test. Candidates seeking work experience or enrollment in training programs or secondary education in a country where English is the primary language of communication, also take IELTS General Test.

IELTS Exam dates in August 2020

6 August 2020


8 August 2020

Academic and General Training

22 August 2020

Academic and General Training

29 August 2020


IELTS Exam dates September 2020

5 September 2020


12 September 2020

Academic and General Training

17 September 2020

Academic and General Training

26 September 2020

Academic and General Training

IELTS Eligibility

Anyone can apply for this examination irrespective of gender, age, race, religion or  nationality, however, the age of the applicant must be16 years or above. At the same time, it should be noted that the lower age limit for Canadian citizenship is lesser because of the alterations in the Citizenship Act in Canada. From June 2015, applicants of age between 14 to 64 years seeking migration to Canada have to meet language needs specified by the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).

Educational eligibility to take IELTS exam

Any specific academic eligibility has not been prescribed by the conducting authority. Aspirants seeking migration or work or education in foreign countries may apply for this examination, provided they meet the eligibility criteria.

Attempts allowed for IELTS

Limit of attempts allowed to take the IELTS Exam has not been prescribed by the conducting authority, this means one can take this exam as many times as he/she wants. However, the application fee has to be paid for every single attempt.

IELTS 2020: Exam Pattern 

There are four sections in IELTS Syllabus, namely, Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing. The overall score in all the four sections determine your expertise in English language.

IELTS 200: Paper Pattern


(30 min.s)

It includes 4 recorded conversations and monologues .

40 Qs


(1 hour)

4 long reading passages with tasks

Texts range from descriptive and factual to discursive, and analytical includes non-verbal stuff such as graphs, diagrams and illustrations.

40 Qs


(1 hour)

A writing task of minimum of 150 words where the candidate needs to brief and make table, chart, graph, or diagram, and another short essay activity of around 250 words

2 Qs


(11-14 min.s)

In-person interview consists of short questions, speaking in detail about the same topic and an organised discussion

3 Qs

IELTS: Results

Pen-paper based or Offline Mode: The results of offline examination are announced within 13 days of exam.

Online or Computer Based: The applicants are intimated within 15 days of the examination date. One can easily see their exam result on the official website after logging in with the ID, password, passport no., and test date. The results remain available online on the official website for the next 28 days from the date when the results are released. 


What is the frequency of conduct for the IELTS in a year?

IELTS is not conducted for a specified number of times in a year. The IELTS exam takes place several times in a year. 

What is the validity of IELTS score?

The score of the IELTS exam remains active for two years from the date of the result announcement. 

What is the mode of booking an IELTS slot?

IELTS slots can be booked either via online or offline mode.


IGNOU 2020 TEE Answer Booklets & Re-evaluation Now Allowed to Applicants

IGNOU 2020 TEE Answer Booklets & Re-evaluation Now Allowed to Applicants

IGNOU 2020 TEE Answer Booklets & Re-evaluation Now Allowed to Applicants

Students participated in Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) June 2020 TEE, and December 2019 TEE exam will now be allowed to apply for the xerox copies of answer booklets. Indira Gandhi National Open University has decided to allow the students for the revaluation and re totalling of marks, they scored in these examinations.

The results of IGNOU June 2020 TEE were announced on October 1. With the upcoming facility of issuance of the photocopy of answer booklets, the students who were dissatisfied with their results can apply for the revaluation of marks scored in the term-end examinations and the photocopies of IGNOU TEE answer sheets. 

The application for the same will have to be made online on the official website of the university. Students simply need to go to the IGNOU website and click apply on the designated link. After which, a few details need to be filled, followed by the payment of the application fee and submission of the application form. 

It must be noted that the applications for revaluation and photocopies of IGNOU December 2019 TEE and IGNOU June 2020 TEE of exams comprising MCQ type questions are disallowed. 

According to the statement in the IGNOU revaluation window,  “Reevaluation and copy of Answerscripts is not available for the Following Exam for Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) type and conducted on OMR sheets.”

Students can apply for and get the photocopies of the answer booklets of IGNOU June TEE and IGNOU December TEE examinations if the answer copy has not been handled for Re-evaluation. Students can either first make an application for the copy of Answer Sheet, followed by an application for Re-evaluation or go for both simultaneously. 


UP Govt to pay Education Expenses of NEET Topper

UP Govt to pay Education Expenses of NEET Topper

UP Govt to pay Education Expenses of NEET Topper

Education expenses of NEET topper Akansha Singh will be paid by Uttar Pradesh Government. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has made an announcement about the disbursement of her graduation expenses. These expenses will include the expenditure of food and lodging during all the academic levels of her graduation.

Akansha Singh lives in Kushinagar district of UP and has achieved 100% score in NEET 2020 exam.  

Though Akansha was given second rank in the examination, she has been declared as top-ranked along with Soyeb Aftab who is native of Odisha state. On the direction of CM Yogi Adityanath, a letter is to be sent by the chief secretary of UP state, to the authorities concerned for the declaration of NEET 2020 ranks to declare Akansha Singh and Soyeb Aftab, both as the first rankers of NEET 2020 examination as they both have scored 720 marks out of maximum score of 720. 

Besides, personal wishes are sent from UP CM to the family members and parents of AKansha Singh, laurelled the top- scorer as an ideal for all the girls. CM Yogi Adityanath appreciated the hard -work she has made and the high perseverance she has maintained throughout her preparation. 

On the other side, Shoyeb Aftab has also created a history with a full score of 720/720 and All India Rank of 1. He is the first-ever candidate to score 100% in NEET examination. From Odisha state also, he is the first student to Top NEET. With this high score, he hopes to get admission in AIIMS New Delhi. 

NEET 2020 comprises a sum of 180 MCQ type questions for a maximum of 720 marks. Qualified candidates who have scored at least or more than NEET 2020 cut-off are considered eligible to participate in the counselling process of NEET 2020. This implies that the candidates with scores more than NTA NEET 2020 cut-off will be eligible for enrollment to state-quota seats India quota (AIQ) seats through NEET 2020 counselling. The NEET 2020 cutoff for students who belong to General Category is 147. The highest number of students who have qualified NEET 2020 are from Uttar Pradesh followed by Maharashtra.


KPPGCA Releases KMAT 2020 Admit Card

KPPGCA Releases KMAT 2020 Admit Card

KPPGCA Releases KMAT 2020 Admit Card

Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association, KPPGCA has released the admit card for KMAT 2020 for the eligible candidates who applied for the examination by filling the application form and paying the prescribed application fee. The admit card has been released via online mode on the official website of KPPGCA on 27th October 2020. 

Successful candidates need to download their admit card from the official website i.e. kmatindia.com. using their login credentials.

Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) 2020 is an entrance examination that will be conducted by KPPGCA (Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association) to offer enrollment to the qualified candidates in 189+ AICTE or University accredited Management Schools established in Bangalore and Karnataka. This year, the examination will be conducted on 29th October 2020 for admission to management institutes in the state. 

The exam will take place via online mode, keeping in mind all the precautionary measures amid COVID-19. All the participants must carry along their KMAT Admit Card otherwise the entry to the exam hall is prohibited. Check below the simple steps to download the KMAT 2020 Admit Card. 

Step 1: Go to the official website i.e. kmatindia.com.

Step 2: Click on the link that reads KMAT Admit Card 2020.

Step 3: Enter the details asked on the page and download the KMAT 2020 admit card.

Step 4: Save a copy of KMAT Admit Card 2020 for future reference.

KMAT 2020: Official notice

According to the latest official notification on the website, Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) 2020 will be conducted throughout the country and in more than 10 cities in Karnataka and Karnataka. Anyone from any part of India or world is allowed to apply for the examination.




230 Additional Seats For MBBS In Four Medical Colleges In Rajasthan

230 Additional Seats For MBBS In Four Medical Colleges In Rajasthan

230 Additional Seats For MBBS In Four Medical Colleges In Rajasthan

According to an official statement by Raghu Sharma, Rajasthan Health Minister, approval for the additional seats in MBBS in Rajasthan has been granted. 230 additional seats have been green signalled for the MBBS programmes at four medical schools in the state. 50 additional seats will be given to the medical schools in Udaipur and Ajmer. As far as Barmer Medical College is concerned, there will be an increment of 30 seats this year. 

In comparison to last year when there was a total increment of 550 seats, seats added this year are lower. However, if taken together, the total addition in MBBS seats in the last two years reaches 880 in Rajasthan, thereby making a sum of 2830 total MBBS seats in Rajasthan, today. 

The initiation of Srikalyan Government Medical College, Sikar has also received approval by the National Medical Science Commission. The Srikalyan Government Medical College, Sikar will be started in the session 2020-21. 

Sikar is a native district and approval of a medical college in Sikar was great news for Govind Singh Dotasara, Congress State President, who expressed extreme joy through a tweet over the approval.

"The much-awaited Sikar Medical College has received the approval of the National Medical Science Commission. It is a result of the strong will power of the Congress government of the state that the Sikar people have got their right, their medical college," a tweet by Mr Dotasara.

NEET 2020 Counselling: To Start from Tomorrow, Make Sure To Register

NEET 2020 Counselling: To Start from Tomorrow, Make Sure To Register

The news highlights the commencement of first round of NEET 2020 Counselling from Tomorrow

The first round of the NEET 2020 Counselling will start from 27th of October 2020 by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). The first round of seat allotment under this process will commence from tomorrow. The counselling process will be conducted only for those candidates who have qualified the NEET 2020 exam. Unqualified aspirants will not be able to take part in the same. However, the registration is mandatory for the eligible candidates to participate in the counselling. 

Registration for the first round of seat allotment needs to be done on the official website of MCC - mcc.nic.in. and will remain open till 2nd November 2020 before 5 pm. It must be noted that registration must be done before the deadlines otherwise the participation in the seat allotment process is prohibited. 

NEET 2020 registration process seeks the names of the courses and colleges preferred by the candidates that means the candidates will have to fill in their choices about the college and the course during the registration process. However, the candidates will be allowed to fill in their preference within a specific course of time i.e. from 28th October 2020 to 2nd November 2020, after that the preferences will be frozen. 

Followed by the 2nd round of seat allotment, details about which will be notified very soon, the 1st round will be conducted on 3rd and 4th November and the results of the same will be declared on 5th November 2020. Here is the process to register for the counselling process of NEET 2020:

NEET counselling 2020: Online registration process

Step 1: Go to the official website of MCC i.e. mcc.nic.in.

Step 2: Find and click on the ‘UG Medical Counselling’ link available on the homepage.

Step 3: Click on ‘New Registration’.

Step 4: Save your new login ID and password that will appear on the screen.

Step 5: Click on ‘Candidate Login’ and enter your new login credentials.

Step 6: Enter all the details asked.

Step 7: You will get a registration slip after filling all the details. 

Step 8: Make a payment of the registration fee. 

The registration fee needs to be paid before the deadline and the due date for the payment of the registration fee for NEET 2020 Counselling's first round is 2nd November 2020.