IELTS is popular among prospective students and skill migrants as a means of satisfying their English language requirement with the respective academic institutions and immigration authorities. IELTS is also recognized by universities and employers in many countries, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the USA and more than 9,000 organizations worldwide including professional bodies, immigration authorities and other government agencies, academic and employment institutions.
Some immigration authorities like The Department of Immigration and Border Protection, Australia award ten(10) points for an individual band score of 7.0 and twenty (20) points for an individual band score of 8.0 in IELTS at the points test. That is up to 1/3 of the points required at the General Skill Migration points test! IELTS is also a good option for any Dependent Visa Applicant who wishes to avoid paying the English Language Charge in Australia.
But many find it difficult or impossible to score an individual band score of 7.0 or above at the IELTS examination despite their excellent command of the language. The main reason behind this is the candidate’s lack of knowledge in specific task requirements and not answering the questions properly.