IELTS exam for immigration and higher education
Islamabad, June 14, 2008: For the first time in a one year period, over one
million people around the world, or two every minute, have gained certification
in English language test for immigration and higher education - the
International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
candidates performed admirably for 2007 outperforming those taking the test in
Bangladesh, China and the UAE.
Pakistani resident test takers scored a
mean band score of 6.00 out of a maximum of 9 in the general module and 5.68 in
the academic module.
Results showed that female candidates had an edge
over their male counterparts scoring overall 5.94 compared to 5.74 for
Just over half of those taking the test - 51 per cent - did so
because they wished to enter higher education in a foreign country. An
increasing number of these candidates were doing so to study in the US with now
over 1,700 universities and colleges including Harvard and Yale accepting IELTS
In a statement, British Council executive director of IELTS
International, Beryl Meiron said this is the first year that IELTS has reached
the one million mark and the number of candidates taking the test has more than
doubled in the last three years. "We believe this is a direct reflection of the
fact that it gives a well rounded picture of how well a person really knows
English. It covers the speaking, writing, reading and listening abilities in a
way that is relevant to the real world. Dawn
"Your,s news is very best performance for every students."
Name: Muhammad Naeem Bilal
City, Country: Sahiwal, Pakistan