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The idea of self study for IELTS is an incomplete strategy!

You need professional guidance for acquiring above average scores in IELTS. You will find a lot of IELTS coaching centers around you, but making the decision of choosing the one best for you is a tough cookie. Not only within your city, if you desire to really succeed in IELTS (and by succeed I mean get high scores) then crossing your native border should not bother you at all.

The right strategy would be to make a list of good institutes based on their teaching methodology, batch results, fee comparison and close proximity. You should take their demo classes, if provided and get hand on experience on selecting the perfect one for you.

First lets refresh your knowledge of the IELTS exam.

A Basic Guide to IELTS

The International English Language Test System

IELTS is available in two test versions:  Academic – for people applying for higher education or professional registration, and General Training – for those migrating to Australia, Canada and the UK, or applying for secondary education, training programmes and work experience in an English-speaking environment.

Both versions provide a valid and accurate assessment of the four language skills:  Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

Eligibility criteria 

The test can be taken after 16 years of age in order to qualify for jobs or education purposes in English speaking countries.

Test Format

Academic and General Training Total score= 9 Bands  

40 Objective Questions

4 sections

conversation between two individuals

a monologue/speech

a conversation among a maximum of four people set in an academic setting

a monologue on an academic subject

40 mins ( 30 mins for attempting)

(10 mins for transferring answers)


40 Objective Questions

3 passages

i.General: Given materials are the ones you are likely to encounter on a daily basis in an English speaking environment

ii.Academic: 3 long texts from books, journals, magazines, newspapers.

60 mins

i.General: Task 1

(150 words Letter writing)

Task 2

( 250 words Essay writing)

ii.Academic: Task 1

(150 words Graph/ Report/ Chart)

Task 2

( 250 words Essay writing)

60 mins

Interview with an examiner

Part 1- Introduction,
Part 2-Cue Card
Part 3- General Discussion

11 to 14 mins


Bands and their denotation for language proficiency

IELTS does not have a pass or fail system, though it uses a nine-band scale to designate levels of proficiency; from non-user to expert with band score 1 to band score 9 respectively.

Band 0 Not attempted
Band 1 Non user
Band 2 Intermittent user
Band 3 Extremely limited user
Band 4 Limited user
Band 5 Modest user
Band 6 Competent user
Band 7 Good user
Band 8 Very good user
Band 9 Expert user



Making your own decision is what all matters, we can only suggest and help you to make the right choice.

Here is the list that we have sorted out as per students reviews and performance perimeters in their past records.

1) Aptech Learning 

The first slot goes to Aptech English Learning Academy. It is one of the premier training institutes in India for more than 20 years. Their course duration is of 4 weeks and 6 weeks but students can also opt for 1 month course.

The training for IELTS course is of 45 hours with flexible timings.

Its centres are based in all the major cities including New-Delhi, Bangalore, Chandigarh, etc.

Website: www.aptechlearning.com

2) British Council 

British Council is an UK based international organization established to help students to study in various universities across the globe.

They carry out their Regular IELTS Preparation classes for 7 weeks and Intensive IELTS Preparation classes for 5 days.

Its centres are located in New-Delhi, Chandigarh, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata.

Website: www.britishcouncil.in

3) Jamboree 

Jamboree is one of the oldest IELTS institute founded in the year 1993. it has centres located in 14 cities of India each of which boast of outstanding faculty and uniform curriculum pattern.

It provides coaching in IELTS and TOEFL with course duration of 1 month. The classes are held for 3 hours and twice a week.

They have branches in various parts of India like Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai etc. It also has centers in Nepal and UAE.

Website: www.jamboreeindia.com

4) Megamind 

Megamind is a British Council and IDP approved institute situated in New-Delhi and offers unique training program for IELTS examination updated with all the latest material.It provides flexible class timings.

Its course duration is of 4 weeks.

Website: www.megamindonline.com

5) Gratis school of Learning 

Gratis school of Learning is one of the novel IELTS coaching institutes in India specialised in understanding and improvising their IELTS prep methods to match modern student’s requirements. They take pride in their competent faculty who set a friendly and highly effective interactive learning environment.

Their IELTS course duration is of 4 weeks with weekend extra classes.

Their centres are located in Chandigarh, Mohali, Zirakpur and Panchkula.

Website:  https://gratislearning.in

6) Fateh Education 

Fateh Education was established in 2001 and is one of the best IELTS coaching institute in India awarded with tier 3 status by British Council. It has centres located in New-Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and Bangalore.It has centre also in UK.

Its IELTS preparation course lasts for 8 weeks.

Website: fateheducation.com

7) Camford academy 

Camford Academy maintains the record of the largest number of IELTS 7 bands and above test results in Kerala. Claiming to be the best ielts training center Camford Academy is appreciated for its accurate structuring of IELTS modules.

Their regular IELTS course duration is of 2 two months and crash course is of 2 weeks duration.

Website: www.camfordacademy.com

8) Manya Abroad 

Established in 2002, ranked amongst the best universities in India as well as overseas, Manya Abroad is a reputed education and IELTS coaching Institute in New-Delhi which offers the best faculty in order to help you out with the preparation of the IELTS entrance exam.

Duration for IELTS Coaching is 1.5 – 2 months with weekend batches only.

Website: www.manyagroup.com

9) British Career Group 

British Career Group is a reputed coaching institute located in Mohali which provides extensive study material and thorough IELTS preparation.

The course duration for their IELTS classes is 60 hours with weekdays and weekend batches.

Website: www.britishcareergroup.com

10) IELTS Academy 

IELTS Academy was founded in 2002, initially as a training centre for candidates going overseas, since then they have grown into a top-rated IELTS coaching institute in Bangalore.

They conduct regular 4 weeks classes, weekend 4 weeks classes and 2 weeks crash course. They also offer practice session for 15 days and weekly mock test.

Website: www.ieltsacademy.org

**For more specific and updated course information of these Institutes please refer to their contact information.

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