The International Development Program or the IDP is an academic organisation committed to student placements in the UK, Canada, Australia, Ireland, USA and New Zealand. IELTS is a collective exam by the IDP, British Council and Cambridge English Language Assessment. These are organisations that help students to settle, work or study in English-speaking countries.
This article will cover everything about how you can book an IDP in IELTS, how much will they charge for a visa and the most asked doubt, is IDP easier than the British council? All the questions and doubts will be cleared here. Know about the IDP exam dates and results. Stay tuned till the end to know everything.
How can I Book IDP in IELTS?
There are two ways to book an IELTS test, either book it online or visit your nearest IDP branch and book it there. Here are the steps.
#Login to the IELTS IDP website.
#Choose the option of ‘Register for the test’
#Choose your choice test – computer-delivered IELTS/ paper-based (IELTS, IELTS Life Skills or IELTS for UKVI)
#Choose your examination type/category which is either general or academic IELTS for IELTS, A1 and B1 for Life Skills, IELTS for UKVI(be very thorough while selecting the module you want to choose).
#Select your preferred and nearest examination location/town.
#Pick your desired time and date slot from the schedule of dates vacant.
#Fill up the mandatory details and finish your online application.
#The aspirants have to upload a scanned colour copy of their photo, passport, to complete the application.
#Now it will ask you for the payment of the examination fee, choose your portal to pay the fees.
#Once your examination date is booked, there will be a notification sent to your registered mail and contact number.
What after You are done with Slot Booking?
After you have booked the slot for the speaking test, you have to book a slot online based on your preferred time and date. If there are any issues or you forgot to choose the slot for the speaking test, then it will automatically select a slot and the details will be sent to you.
How much does IDP Charge for a Visa?
There is a vast association between studying in a university or institution abroad. This is all based on the program that you choose and the duration of your stay, the lifestyle that you prefer and the distance that you travel, these are the costs while you stay abroad.
Talking about the visa costs, there are certain amounts of funds in your bank account while you apply for a student visa and it will be analysed when you reach your desired nation. There are different requirements for the payment of a visa based on the country and institution you choose.
Is IDP Easier than British Council?
There is no difference between the difficulty between the IDP and British Council. Both have the same level of questions, though they are slightly different from one another, the grounds remain the same.
IDP IELTS Dates
Here are the test centres all over India and the dates for 2021.
Number One to Twenty
Number Twenty-One to Forty
Number Forty One to Sixty
Raikot – Punjab
Rajkot – Gujarat
Number Sixty One to Seventy Two
Sri Muktsar Sahib
IDP IELTS Results
Want to know how the results are calculated, then here is to clear your doubt. The overall band score is the mean of all the tasks and is then rounded off to the nearest number or band score. All the task scores are calculated equally.
#Reading 6 + Writing 5.5+ Speaking 7.5 + Listening 6 = 25
Divide 25 by 4 = 6.25
This ends with .25 so the nearest round up to the next half number
Then, Overall band score = 6.5
#Reading 7 + Writing 8 + Speaking 9 + Listening 7= 31
Divide 31 by 4 = 7.75
This Ends in .75 so the nearest round up to the next half number
Then, the Overall band score = 8.0
IELTS IDP Band Scale
|Band score 9
|The test taker has a completely active grip of the terminology. Their usage of English is applicable, valid and polished, and shows detailed knowledge.
|Band score 8
|Very good user
|The test taker has a fully operative grip of the terminology with only periodic unsystematic inaccuracies and improper use. They may misinterpret some things in different problems. They deal with complicated and factual argumentation nicely.
|Band score 7
|The test taker has an active grip of the vocabulary, though with periodic inaccuracies, problematic use and misconceptions in some conditions. They normally handle complicated speech nicely and comprehend illustrated thinking.
|Band score 6
|The test taker has a practical grip of the terminology despite some inaccuracies, inadequate use and misinterpretations. They can operate and learn moderately complicated speech, especially in common conditions.
Below Competent User
|Band score 5
|They are likely to do most mistakes, they can misunderstand the themes often.
|Band score 4
|The test taker’s main competence is fixed to common problems. They repeatedly show crises in knowledge and representation. They are not apt to use complicated language.
|Band score 3
|Extremely limited user
|The test taker transmits and comprehends only social purpose in very common problems. There are periodic mistakes in the information.
|Band score 2
|The test taker has a tremendous problem understanding verbal and written English language.
|Band score 1
|The test taker has no capacity to utilize the terminology except a few memorable terms.
|Band score 0
|Did not attempt the test
|The test taker did not answer the problems.
Hopefully, this article has cleared all your doubts and you have a clear idea in your mind. IELTS is a gateway to study or work in your dream country. IELTS Ninja has many articles and courses to help you get through the gateway. There are other useful articles on IDP IELTS which can be found on the website. If you still have doubts or queries, you can feel free to contact us or drop them in the comments section below.