How to score higher in IELTS Writing?

How to score higher in IELTS Writing?

IELTS or International Language Testing System is an internationally recognized examination for all students whose first language is not English. This examination is conducted by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assurance English. IELTS are valid at Australian, British, Canadian and New Zealand academic institutions. Apart from this, it is also recognized in around 3000 academic institutions of the United States. If you are thinking about moving to an English speaking country or if you want to study abroad, then you will have to get an IELTS score to settle or study in some English speaking countries. IELTS measures your ability to speak, listen, read and write in the English language. 

Through this test, the correct use of the English language is checked by the candidates in regular and academic life. Cambridge IELTS has now broadly become a required entry qualification for most English-speaking universities as well as a standard for international companies. So preparing for the IELTS exam not only helps in taking admissions in the top universities but can also develop your career prospects for the future. There is no minimum score to pass this exam. IELTS scores are scale-out of band 1 (non-user) to band 9 (expert user). IELTS scorecard, which is more than two years old in any institution, is not valid until the candidate proves that he has worked on it to maintain his level.

Wondering how to improve your IELTS Writing score? In this post, we’ll review IELTS Writing rubric for Task 1 and Task 2 so you understand the way to get a decent score in IELTS Writing. We’ll highlight the foremost important elements of the IELTS Writing section to make it a more approachable and understandable way.

Types of IELTS Test

IELTS test is of two types - Academic and General. IELTS Academic Test is for candidates or individuals who wish to study at an undergraduate or postgraduate level in a university in an English speaking country or to join a professional organization. On the other hand, the IELTS General Training Test is for those who wish to work in different English speaking countries or want to study diploma courses. 

General Writing – In IELTS Writing of General Training section, test takers will have to attempt two sections. For Task 1, one needs to write a letter in either formal, or semi-formal or informal way to explain about the situation or request a response to a situation. For Task 2, test taker has to write explaining a situation explaining a point of view. For IELTS Writing section, a total of 60 minutes is allotted, out of which 20 minutes is for Task 1 and 40 minutes is for Task 2. 

Academic Writing – in IELTS Writing module in Academic Test, you are asked to describe data driven out of graphical representation given for Task 1. For Task 2, test taker has to write an opinion, an argument, and wish to provide an extended piece of discursive writing in response. For example, you'll need to consider an opinion or weigh the pros and cons of an argument before presenting your own view on the matter. You may even have to debate various aspects around the topic then outline your ideas for solving it. 40 minutes for completing the same.

IELTS Writing: Format

It is an exam that requires constant hard work and practice. IELTS Preparation tips will help you in coping up with little steps to score high. IELTS writing examines your writing skills, including your exact response skills, presenting ideas in an orderly manner, as well as skills to use vocabulary and grammar properly. In this article we will be discussing further about how to score higher in IELTS writing specifically.

It consists of two parts: in the first you have 20 minutes to describe the schedule or diagram, and in the second - 40 minutes to write the essay. It is important to note that educational modules include the use of formal style. In addition the implementation of two functions is included. The first is to write a short essay of 200–250 words. The second is to describe an infographic (graph or chart).

How to frame paragraph - First two lines must contain and explain the topic of paragraph, and explain it and end it up by giving examples. In IELTS Writing section you have to write two texts, while the volume of the first text should be at least 150 words, second should be at least 250 words. Total time allotted is an hour. In the first part, you need to summarize the information given in the table or chart in your own words. 

By doing this, you have to show your ability to organize and correlate data, describe objects, describe various events. In the second task, you are given a specific topic, and on that you should write a report, a clear justification or criticism. To compare evidence and propositions, the ability to make the right decision to substantiate their opinion will be assessed. For the first part, special skills are also not required here. The second task has more weight than the first.

Description matters a lot - Wrong ending, spelling mistakes, incorrect pronunciation of words, confusion over time will result in numerical reduction.

IELTS Writing Module

For IELTS Writing in Academic test, test taker has to remember phrases, idioms, phrasal verbs practice as required. Describe 10 to 20 graphs each time analysing errors and comparing your answer with model answers. When I say "to compare", I do not mean just reading a sample, but writing useful expressions and always trying to incorporate them into my next written work.

* It is necessary to write and memorize key phrases while writing an essay. In general, any work aimed at memorizing vocabulary and grammatical constructions is appropriate only with active use in written and oral speech.

* Watch useful IELTS writing videos.

For IELTS Writing in General Training, the test taker has to write a letter and an opinionated essay. Few points require to remember for better writing skills are as follow 

* Try to read as many informal letters as possible to know about language structure 

* Focus on basic essay structure before preparation 

* Structure of essay is quite important to find out how to frame basic information properly within a paragraph 

IELTS Writing: Score

Test takers should know about scoring system in IELTS writing. IELTS score for writing section is properly based out of 4 criteria- Task Response, Coherence, lexical Resources and Grammatical usage. For each criterion, test takers will be marked 25% of total IELTS writing score. Therefore it is advisable to attempt each task to get a 25% score in IELTS writing. 

IELTS Writing Preparation Tips

* First learn vocabulary to make a good use of it in your writing section

* Study the structure of the graph or table description, and then the essay. Select some reference essays and descriptions of the graphics and simply copy it to your notebook. Write each essay at least 5 times and study the table's description of the table carefully with words and phrases. After a few weeks, rewrite 14 essays and 14 graphs 5 times each, and in total you will write some good texts 140 times, and then you will easily and automatically determine the structure of any essay and graphics.

* Write essays within a strict time limit: 20 minutes for Task 1 and 40 minutes for Task 2.

* Refill your notebook with useful notes and verbal structures to describe graphs and essays. Use smart synonyms instead of simple words will increase your score.

IELTS Writing Tips

* Don’t write too little - In task 1 you've got to write down 150 words, and for task 2 you've got to write down 250 words. Make sure you are not writing less than this amount or your band score could also be reduced.

* Don’t write too much - The examiner is looking for quality, not quantity! You will not necessarily get more marks for writing more, so don’t write more for no reason. This will really depend on your writing ability. Someone of a better level who must spend less time checking their grammar will have time to write down more.

* Plan and check your answer - Don’t just start writing when the time begins and stop when it finishes. Use a while at the start by checking that you understand the question, brainstorming your ideas and planning your answer. Then spend a while and give a whole check to your grammar.

* Correct use of punctuations - Use of these implies greater clarity in the intent of the speaker. The improper use of them also leads to the destruction of meaning.

* Use complex sentences - In general, we should always use simple sentences when making main points; normally at the start of a paragraph. We should then use complex sentences when expanding on the most point, such as when giving a supporting example or explaining your main point.

* Use idioms and phrases correctly but don't overdo, (because it shows that aspirant is using memorized English). 

* Support your descriptions with accurate data - As stated before, you won't use any numbers in the overview section but you will have to use data to describe the main features in subsequent paragraphs. Make sure you choose the correct data and that it is accurate.

IELTS Writing tasks are often intimidating, but the most effective way to make it less scary is to examine it systematically. Each IELTS band descriptor category evaluates a specific aspect of your writing; by addressing that aspect, you'll be able to improve your overall IELTS Writing band score. That’s not to say that every aspect is easy to improve. Some, like learning idioms, take longer than others. However, with diligence and practice, you'll level abreast of IELTS Writing to acquire the score you need!

IGNOU 2020 TEE Answer Booklets & Re-evaluation Now Allowed to Applicants

IGNOU 2020 TEE Answer Booklets & Re-evaluation Now Allowed to Applicants

IGNOU 2020 TEE Answer Booklets & Re-evaluation Now Allowed to Applicants

Students participated in Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) June 2020 TEE, and December 2019 TEE exam will now be allowed to apply for the xerox copies of answer booklets. Indira Gandhi National Open University has decided to allow the students for the revaluation and re totalling of marks, they scored in these examinations.

The results of IGNOU June 2020 TEE were announced on October 1. With the upcoming facility of issuance of the photocopy of answer booklets, the students who were dissatisfied with their results can apply for the revaluation of marks scored in the term-end examinations and the photocopies of IGNOU TEE answer sheets. 

The application for the same will have to be made online on the official website of the university. Students simply need to go to the IGNOU website and click apply on the designated link. After which, a few details need to be filled, followed by the payment of the application fee and submission of the application form. 

It must be noted that the applications for revaluation and photocopies of IGNOU December 2019 TEE and IGNOU June 2020 TEE of exams comprising MCQ type questions are disallowed. 

According to the statement in the IGNOU revaluation window,  “Reevaluation and copy of Answerscripts is not available for the Following Exam for Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) type and conducted on OMR sheets.”

Students can apply for and get the photocopies of the answer booklets of IGNOU June TEE and IGNOU December TEE examinations if the answer copy has not been handled for Re-evaluation. Students can either first make an application for the copy of Answer Sheet, followed by an application for Re-evaluation or go for both simultaneously. 


UP Govt to pay Education Expenses of NEET Topper

UP Govt to pay Education Expenses of NEET Topper

UP Govt to pay Education Expenses of NEET Topper

Education expenses of NEET topper Akansha Singh will be paid by Uttar Pradesh Government. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has made an announcement about the disbursement of her graduation expenses. These expenses will include the expenditure of food and lodging during all the academic levels of her graduation.

Akansha Singh lives in Kushinagar district of UP and has achieved 100% score in NEET 2020 exam.  

Though Akansha was given second rank in the examination, she has been declared as top-ranked along with Soyeb Aftab who is native of Odisha state. On the direction of CM Yogi Adityanath, a letter is to be sent by the chief secretary of UP state, to the authorities concerned for the declaration of NEET 2020 ranks to declare Akansha Singh and Soyeb Aftab, both as the first rankers of NEET 2020 examination as they both have scored 720 marks out of maximum score of 720. 

Besides, personal wishes are sent from UP CM to the family members and parents of AKansha Singh, laurelled the top- scorer as an ideal for all the girls. CM Yogi Adityanath appreciated the hard -work she has made and the high perseverance she has maintained throughout her preparation. 

On the other side, Shoyeb Aftab has also created a history with a full score of 720/720 and All India Rank of 1. He is the first-ever candidate to score 100% in NEET examination. From Odisha state also, he is the first student to Top NEET. With this high score, he hopes to get admission in AIIMS New Delhi. 

NEET 2020 comprises a sum of 180 MCQ type questions for a maximum of 720 marks. Qualified candidates who have scored at least or more than NEET 2020 cut-off are considered eligible to participate in the counselling process of NEET 2020. This implies that the candidates with scores more than NTA NEET 2020 cut-off will be eligible for enrollment to state-quota seats India quota (AIQ) seats through NEET 2020 counselling. The NEET 2020 cutoff for students who belong to General Category is 147. The highest number of students who have qualified NEET 2020 are from Uttar Pradesh followed by Maharashtra.


KPPGCA Releases KMAT 2020 Admit Card

KPPGCA Releases KMAT 2020 Admit Card

KPPGCA Releases KMAT 2020 Admit Card

Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association, KPPGCA has released the admit card for KMAT 2020 for the eligible candidates who applied for the examination by filling the application form and paying the prescribed application fee. The admit card has been released via online mode on the official website of KPPGCA on 27th October 2020. 

Successful candidates need to download their admit card from the official website i.e. kmatindia.com. using their login credentials.

Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) 2020 is an entrance examination that will be conducted by KPPGCA (Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association) to offer enrollment to the qualified candidates in 189+ AICTE or University accredited Management Schools established in Bangalore and Karnataka. This year, the examination will be conducted on 29th October 2020 for admission to management institutes in the state. 

The exam will take place via online mode, keeping in mind all the precautionary measures amid COVID-19. All the participants must carry along their KMAT Admit Card otherwise the entry to the exam hall is prohibited. Check below the simple steps to download the KMAT 2020 Admit Card. 

Step 1: Go to the official website i.e. kmatindia.com.

Step 2: Click on the link that reads KMAT Admit Card 2020.

Step 3: Enter the details asked on the page and download the KMAT 2020 admit card.

Step 4: Save a copy of KMAT Admit Card 2020 for future reference.

KMAT 2020: Official notice

According to the latest official notification on the website, Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) 2020 will be conducted throughout the country and in more than 10 cities in Karnataka and Karnataka. Anyone from any part of India or world is allowed to apply for the examination.




230 Additional Seats For MBBS In Four Medical Colleges In Rajasthan

230 Additional Seats For MBBS In Four Medical Colleges In Rajasthan

230 Additional Seats For MBBS In Four Medical Colleges In Rajasthan

According to an official statement by Raghu Sharma, Rajasthan Health Minister, approval for the additional seats in MBBS in Rajasthan has been granted. 230 additional seats have been green signalled for the MBBS programmes at four medical schools in the state. 50 additional seats will be given to the medical schools in Udaipur and Ajmer. As far as Barmer Medical College is concerned, there will be an increment of 30 seats this year. 

In comparison to last year when there was a total increment of 550 seats, seats added this year are lower. However, if taken together, the total addition in MBBS seats in the last two years reaches 880 in Rajasthan, thereby making a sum of 2830 total MBBS seats in Rajasthan, today. 

The initiation of Srikalyan Government Medical College, Sikar has also received approval by the National Medical Science Commission. The Srikalyan Government Medical College, Sikar will be started in the session 2020-21. 

Sikar is a native district and approval of a medical college in Sikar was great news for Govind Singh Dotasara, Congress State President, who expressed extreme joy through a tweet over the approval.

"The much-awaited Sikar Medical College has received the approval of the National Medical Science Commission. It is a result of the strong will power of the Congress government of the state that the Sikar people have got their right, their medical college," a tweet by Mr Dotasara.

NEET 2020 Counselling: To Start from Tomorrow, Make Sure To Register

NEET 2020 Counselling: To Start from Tomorrow, Make Sure To Register

The news highlights the commencement of first round of NEET 2020 Counselling from Tomorrow

The first round of the NEET 2020 Counselling will start from 27th of October 2020 by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). The first round of seat allotment under this process will commence from tomorrow. The counselling process will be conducted only for those candidates who have qualified the NEET 2020 exam. Unqualified aspirants will not be able to take part in the same. However, the registration is mandatory for the eligible candidates to participate in the counselling. 

Registration for the first round of seat allotment needs to be done on the official website of MCC - mcc.nic.in. and will remain open till 2nd November 2020 before 5 pm. It must be noted that registration must be done before the deadlines otherwise the participation in the seat allotment process is prohibited. 

NEET 2020 registration process seeks the names of the courses and colleges preferred by the candidates that means the candidates will have to fill in their choices about the college and the course during the registration process. However, the candidates will be allowed to fill in their preference within a specific course of time i.e. from 28th October 2020 to 2nd November 2020, after that the preferences will be frozen. 

Followed by the 2nd round of seat allotment, details about which will be notified very soon, the 1st round will be conducted on 3rd and 4th November and the results of the same will be declared on 5th November 2020. Here is the process to register for the counselling process of NEET 2020:

NEET counselling 2020: Online registration process

Step 1: Go to the official website of MCC i.e. mcc.nic.in.

Step 2: Find and click on the ‘UG Medical Counselling’ link available on the homepage.

Step 3: Click on ‘New Registration’.

Step 4: Save your new login ID and password that will appear on the screen.

Step 5: Click on ‘Candidate Login’ and enter your new login credentials.

Step 6: Enter all the details asked.

Step 7: You will get a registration slip after filling all the details. 

Step 8: Make a payment of the registration fee. 

The registration fee needs to be paid before the deadline and the due date for the payment of the registration fee for NEET 2020 Counselling's first round is 2nd November 2020.