Is a 7.5 IELTS Score Good for Canada Immigration?
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It is common for candidates to worry about what could be the ideal score to achieve when preparing for an examination. So is the case with the IELTS which is the language Proficiency Test, required for Immigration and admission to foreign universities.
Almost all countries consider IELTS band scores for different purposes, and the best part of this test is that you have the access to undergo retakes to meet the benchmark score. This is why IELTS is one of the best exams to study abroad.
Since Canada is a bilingual country, scores of either IELTS or TEF (French language) scores can be used for Immigration purposes. However, not many of us Indians are familiar with the French language, hence IELTS is the widely undertaken Language Proficiency Test.
Moving further first let us understand what is IELTS followed by the considerable IELTS score for Canada Immigration.
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is an exam devised to test the applicant concerning his English language proficiency concerning international standards. IELTS test can be taken in any of the two modes by the applicants which include the online (computer-based) or offline (paper-based) examination.
The IELTS exam consists of 4 sections in it namely:
(#Tip: It is important to score a considerable band individually (6 and above) under each section to have their overall band score hold its validity or eligibility.)
Is 7.5 a Good IELTS Score?
IELTS Band Scores with their respective skill Level
|IELTS Score||Skill Level|
|8||Very Good User|
|3||Extremely Limited User|
As we can see in the IELTS score table the IELTS band score of 7 and above is certainly a good score and if you have been able to score 7.5 then the Band is satisfactory enough for immigration or university admission processes as you would be near to very good user who delivers a good command on the language.
How to Score 7.5 Band Score in IELTS?
We have already understood that for you to score a good and acceptable IELTS overall score it is important to do good individually in every component or section of the test, so start with working on the sections you aren’t great with.
Because 7.5 is certainly not an easy score to score, you would require a lot of research and practice. You would need to plan your exam well before to be calm and composed on the day of the actual exam.
To score a 7 band Score in this section you would have to have 30 - 31 answers correct and 32 - 34 answers correct for a 7.5 band score.
Total Number of Questions: 40
#Tip: Ensure to keep check of the mentioned word limit and spellings are correct.
For a 7 band score ensure to have 30 – 32 answers right and for a 7.5 band score 33 – 34 answers correct.
Total Number of Questions: 40
#Tip: Focus on Increasing your vocabulary, you can start by reading English texts such as newspapers, books, and journals regularly.
For the writing section of the test, you need to ensure the following
- Ensure to be able to describe the information given justly
- Ensure not to evaluate the given data but rather focus only on describing
- Ability to compare the information provided for the diagram
- Check grammar, punctuations and most importantly avoid repeating words and spelling errors
- Make a note of these simple yet effective points mentally, to ensure maximum marks for higher band scores.
Total Number of Questions: 2
Speaking is the IELTS test’s shortest yet most difficult section, as in this part you have to answer directly to the examiner. Below are a few suggestions for you to score high in this section
- Fluency – this factor is assessed based on your pronunciation, usage of connecter, and conjunctions used while speaking
- Try involving higher vocabulary (not everyday used) words – to assess your proficiency
- Make sure you sound Grammatically correct and maintain a general or moderate speed of speech deliverance – communication skills
- Ensure to pronounce the words right
IELTS Score for Canada Immigration
Canada has been the preferred destination for immigration from not just India but from all around the world. Canada follows a point-based system (CRS) to score the candidate as part of the eligibility process for Permanent Residency. If you improve your CRS, your chances of getting Canada PR would be higher.
The factors under which the points are allotted include Age, Education, Work Experience, Language Proficiency as per CLB, Adaptability, and Arranged employment in Canada.
As discussed above, Canada is a bilingual country and expects fluency in either or both (if possible) of the languages for the candidate to be eligible to immigrate to the country to work and stay.
The scores secured in the Language Proficiency test are further mapped with the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) and the applicant is expected to have a minimum of CLB 7 to qualify for eligibility to apply for the immigration process to Canada.
Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB)
The Canadian Language Benchmark is Canada’s national standard for measuring and recognizing the English language Proficiency scores of adults wanting to immigrate to Canada to work and stay.
Detailed translation table: IELTS to CLB
*You can also visit our IELTS to CLB converter to check your CLB scores.
Further Steps to ensure IELTS 7.5 band
Any candidate to ensure that he has gained eligibility concerning the Canadian Language Benchmark, he needs to make sure to secure nothing less than 6 individual bands in every section of the IELTS test. However, this might be a little stressful task to organize and learn the beneficial tips to ensure a good grade above the eligibility for higher scores in the point-based system of Canada.
A suggestion here is better you look for authentic consultation with an immigration agency to discuss how you can work on polishing your skills, and your PR application along with preparing you for the IELTS exam ahead ensuring nothing less than a 7.5 Band score is guaranteed.
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