9 steps for a successful IELTS preparation

9 steps for a successful IELTS preparation

You have to be very passionate and focus on preparation for the IELTS exam. Once you decide that you have to write the IELTS exam, make sure to give your best to get the desired result. Here we are telling you nine steps for preparation to perform better in the IELTS exam.

Step 1 – The most important one is purpose

Why do you wish to go to an English Speaking Country? The options that are available:

What is your main goal of opting for an English Speaking Country? The options behind this are:

  • For Employment
  • For immigration
  • To study
  • For trained registration

Reach an expert in this field so you know the specific purpose of your going abroad.

Step 2 –  The second step is General or Academic

The IELTS exam is available in two variants and is you who have to decide which one is suitable for you. Once again, a professional in this field can guide you:

  • Academic – It is for studies, but, few organizations require it for professional registration
  • General training – It is basically done for permanent residency and general employment.

Step 3 – The third step is PB-IELTS or CD-IELTS

The IELTS exam is available in two modes paper(offline) and on the computer(online).

  • The Paper-Based IELTS is accepted globally. If you’re not very well comfortable with computers take this mode of test.
  • The Computer-delivered IELTS is only accepted universally with some limitations.

Step 4 – Fourth step the target score

Below down is a list of target score according to the various categories:

  • For Post Graduate  – 6.5 overall and nothing less than 6
  • For Under Graduate – 6 overall and nothing less than 6 each.
  • Immigration – Maybe 7 each, or 8 each.
  • Employment – Maybe 5 each as well
  • The list goes on…

Now it is up to you to decide what is your target score.

Step 5 – Decide the duration of Preparation

Once you know your target score and you find your present level, then find the difference. The Duration of the preparation can vary a lot.

When you know your target score and now make your preparation plans according to it. The time duration of preparation can be varied according to the situation.


Target – 6
Present Level – 5.5
Difference – 0.5

This means that very little preparation is required. 15 – 30 days should be good enough.


Target – 8
Present Level – 4
Difference – 4

This means that preparation has to be hard. It may take very hard work and a long time.

Step 6 – Make a proper strategy

Now it’s time to make a proper strategy for your IELTS exam. Begin your preparation with the proper plan and goals.

  • Remember that the different question types for listening, reading, writing and speaking.
  • Always remember to select different question types for reading, listening, writing, and speaking.
  • Tips and techniques for each question type have to be clear to you with prcatice. You have to learn and master every type of question.
  • Important vocabulary for IELTS Essays and Cue Cards is required.
  • These essays and cue cards are not basic types like in your school. They are quite different. So different type of vocabulary may be needed.
  • Brainstorming for ideas is very important for creative and new ideas.
  • Make sure to work with proper discipline under time-bound conditions.
  • Always maintain distance from those things which distract you.

Step 7 – Make sure to have a regular practice

The more you practice the better you’ll be, the harder you train the great in you they’ll see. – Alcurtis Turner. These words from Alcurtis Turner have to be implemented in your IELTS preparation.

  • Try as many practice sessions with time-bound conditions
  • Always remember that every aspect of the paper is important for your preparation.
  • Make sure to have practiced every type of questions from IELTS syllabus
  • Work hard on your speed and accuracy.

Step 8 – Mock Tests

  • Consistently check your level with mock tests.
  • Make an environment according to your examination conditions. This will helps and boost your confidence while attempting the original exam.
  • Examine your own exam after every level check-up tests.

Step 9 – Attempt when you are ready

Keep in mind that your skills will never be the same. You should write the test when you are in your best form

After doing all the preparation and mock tests. Now it’s time to make your mind ready for the test. Attempt the IELTS exam when you are fully ready and also in your best form.

  • Obtain performance charts of your practice.
  • Examine them properly
  • Predict your performance and then decide according to it.
  • Always book your test well in advance.

Keep in mind that there are very few seats and too many test-takers.

We wish you good luck with your exam and do the best.

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