What is IELTS?

IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System. It is a standardized test designed to measure the language proficiency of people who want to study or work in environments where English is used as a language of communication.

The test assesses four language skills: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking, and is recognized by universities, employers, immigration authorities, and professional bodies in many countries around the world. There are two versions of the IELTS test: Academic and General Training.

The Academic version is intended for those who plan to study at an undergraduate or postgraduate level in an English-speaking country, while the General Training version is intended for those who want to immigrate to an English-speaking country, work in a non-academic environment, or undertake training programs.

Speaking Module

Create a separate section for the Speaking module, as it requires special attention. Discuss the three parts of the Speaking test and provide guidance on how to tackle each one.

Offer tips on developing fluency, improving pronunciation, expanding vocabulary, and organizing thoughts coherently. Provide examples of common topics and questions that are frequently asked in the Speaking test. Consider incorporating audio or video samples to demonstrate spoken responses and highlight key aspects to focus on.

Writing Module

Dedicate a section to the Writing module, which can be challenging for many test-takers. Explain the two tasks in the Writing section: Task 1 (Academic: describing graphs, charts, and diagrams; or General Training: writing a letter) and Task 2 (writing an essay). Provide clear instructions on how to approach each task, including analyzing the question, planning the structure, and drafting the response.

Offer tips on vocabulary, grammar, coherence, and cohesive writing. Include sample questions and model answers to illustrate effective writing techniques.

Reading Module

Provide strategies for approaching the Reading section, as it requires efficient reading skills and time management. Explain techniques such as skimming and scanning to quickly identify key information.

Discuss different question types, including multiple-choice, True/False/Not Given, matching, and sentence completion. Offer tips on how to locate answers within the text and avoid common pitfalls. Provide sample passages and questions for practice, with detailed explanations of the correct answers.

Listening Module

Explain strategies for improving listening skills and succeeding in the Listening section. Discuss techniques such as predicting answers, recognizing context and signal words, and using effective note-taking methods.

Provide examples of different listening tasks, including conversations, monologues, and academic lectures. Include practice exercises and audio samples to help readers develop their listening abilities and become familiar with various accents and speech patterns.

Why take IELTS with Dream Crew?

Test locations that work for you
We offer the test at six convenient and well-appointed locations across the country. Find a test location that suits your needs.

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We take pride in providing outstanding support service to ensure our candidates have the best possible experience when taking their IELTS test with us. Our team of IELTS experts are ready to help with any questions that you have.

Take the test you are most comfortable with
Paper based or computer-delivered – you decide! With IDP Nepal, you can choose how you want to take your IELTS test. Can’t decide? Watch this video to find out.

IELTS test tips

IELTS Listening test tips
Most important: check if your headphones are working, if not, raise your hand
Utilise the time allotted to prepare the questions. Read through them before the recording starts
Listen to the recording attentively and focus more on answers than understanding everything. Remember that the recording is played only once
Take notes on your question paper when listening to the recording
Write within the given word limit for each question
Revise and proofread for spelling and grammar errors before submission
Try to use all capital letters for your answers
IELTS Reading test tips
Examine every detail of the figures, graphs or images in the question paper to be precise while answering
If you can’t understand a question, don’t waste time on it. Rather move onto the next, you can always come back later to finish this
Don’t waste time writing on question paper. There is a time limit and you will get no extra time to transfer answers later on
Understand the questions carefully and focus on finding answers from the passage
Be precise, grammatically-correct and to-the-point. Proofread before submission
Try to use all capital letters for your answers
The General and Academic Training Reading tests are usually graded to the same level. However, the texts mentioned in the Academic Reading Test can be more challenging as compared to those mentioned in the General Training Test.

IELTS Writing test tips
Perform a thorough analysis of assigned tasks and quickly prepare the answers mentally
Divide your time smartly, 20 minutes for task 1, and 40 minutes for task (as it is lengthier and carries more marks)
Try to write over 150 words for task 1 and over 250 for task 2
Avoid repetition of ideas, phrases and words
Ensure that you write a conclusion for task 2
Write precise, relevant answers. Avoid writing long paragraphs and sentences
Use active voice. Avoid writing in passive voice
Do not submit without a thorough revision and proofreading
IELTS Speaking test tips
Speak clearly (slow and fluently)
Listen to the questions asked carefully, and answer directly
You can add more information to the answers, ensure the answers remain relevant
If required, ask the examiner to repeat the question
Be confident as you speak
Don’t take long pauses
Focus on vocabulary, range of tenses, grammar and sentence structure equally


  • Q. Where can I take IELTS?

    The network of IELTS test centres managed by Dream Crew is vast — IELTS Nepal offers 6 test locations across the country – Biratnagar, Birtamode, Butwal, Chitwan, Kathmandu and Pokhara. IELTS on computer is available in Kathmandu only.

  • Q. When can I take IELTS in Nepal?

    You can choose from multiple test sessions – available up to two times a day when you take IELTS on computer. For paper-based tests, you can choose from 48 fixed dates a year – up to four times a month, depending on local demand.

  • Q. How is IELTS on computer different?

    IELTS on computer remains the same as paper-based IELTS in terms of content, scoring, level of difficulty and question types; the only difference is that you will be able to take your Listening, Reading and Writing tests on computer.

  • Q. Is there a change in the test format for IELTS on computer?

    No. You’ll be taking your Listening, Reading and Writing tests on computer. It’ll be the same as paper-based IELTS in terms of content, scoring, level of difficulty and question types. The Speaking test remains the same and will still be carried out face-to-face with a trained IELTS examiner.

  • Q. How many test dates are available for IELTS on computer?

    One of the USPs of IELTS on computer is the availability of multiple test dates. The test lets you choose a date and time of your preference from a wide range of available sessions.

  • Q. How much does it cost?

    IELTS test fees vary from country to country. Your IDP counsellor will help understand the test fee structure for your country in your local currency, or you can also contact your nearest IDP IELTS test centre.

    The IELTS test fee remains the same for both versions – computer and paper-based. As a student from Nepal, you will be required to make a payment of NPR 21,500 for IELTS General Training and Academic (subject to change without prior notice).

  • Q. How do I register for the test?

    Your Dream Crew Education student counsellor can assist you in choosing a test date and location. Click here for information about booking your test.

  • Q. What if I need to postpone or cancel my IELTS test?

    Please contact the test centre where you booked your IELTS test from. If you postpone or cancel your application more than 5 weeks before the test date, you will receive a refund minus an administration charge.

    If you postpone or cancel within 5 weeks of the test date, you will be charged the full fee unless you have a medical reason. If you are unable to attend due to a serious medical condition and provide a medical certificate within 5 days of the test date, you will receive a refund minus the local administrative cost.

    If you are delayed by circumstances beyond my control (e.g. a transport strike) the test centre may offer you a test on the next available test date

  • Q. Do I take all parts of the test on the same day? Which part do I take first?

    The Listening, Reading and Writing components of the test are always completed immediately after each other and with no break. You will take the Speaking test up to 7 days either before or after the test date, depending on the test centre.

    Many of our test centres will allow you to choose if you wish to complete all four components on the test day itself or if you wish to complete the Speaking component on a different day, depending on what suits you best. You will do the Listening component first followed by the Reading and Writing components of the test. Depending on the test centre, the Speaking test may be taken up to 7 days either before or after the test date.

  • Q. What are the test rules?

    Test rules and guidelines can be found on the Notice to Candidates provided in the IELTS Application Form. You are also advised to read the Information for Candidates booklet carefully so that you understand the test format and know what to expect on the test day. Find practical advice for the test day.

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