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IELTS preparation in Oli & Associates

Oli & Associates understands the paramount significance of English language proficiency for students aspiring to study or work in English-speaking countries. Hence, our IELTS preparation courses are meticulously tailored to cater to each student’s individual needs and skill levels. Led by highly experienced instructors, these comprehensive training programs focus on all sections of the exams, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This exam is jointly administered by the University of Cambridge ESOL Exams, British Council, and IDP – IELTS Australia. 

 Why study IELTS at Oli & Associates IELTS Center in Nepal?

  • Six weeks of intensive training by Cambridge Certified Instructors (CELTA) with all necessary supplementary sessions
  • Modern IELTS preparation institute in Nepal for interactive sessions
  • Flexible class hours with classes running from 7 AM to 5 PM
  • Reasonable fee structures with flexibility in class options
  • Sufficient study materials and opportunities to interact one to one with the instructor for individual difficulties
  • Highly concentrated training and final hour preparation classes for candidates who have already registered for the IELTS exam
  • IELTS exam registration without any service charge
  • Regular Mock test and IELTS webinars from abroad

IELTS assesses the candidate on 4 different skills: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. This test is jointly administered by the university of Cambridge ESOL exams, British Council and IDP – IELTS Australia.

  • Listening

    • 4 sections
    • 40 questions * 1 marks
    • Approx. 30 + 10 minutes

  • Reading

    • 3 passages
    • 40 questions
    • 60 minutes

  • Writing

    • 2 tasks
    • 2 questions(report+essay)
    • 20 + 40 = 60 minutes

  • Speaking

    • face-to-face interview
    • 3 parts
    • Questions of general interest
    • 11 – 14 Minutes

How IELTS Band Score is calculated

IELTS scores range from 0 to 9 with 9 being the highest score. It is also a possibility that you get .5 scores (i.e. 6.5, 7.5, etc.). A candidate will receive separate band scores for each of the skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking) and also an overall score. The overall score is the average of all the skills.

 IELTS Mock Test

One of the key factors that lead to a high band score in IELTS is PRACTICE. We really believe that practice is the way to perfection. Therefore at Oli & Associates, we provide you the facility of testing your aptitude with the most realistic IELTS Mock Test.

We provide a complete IELTS mock Test experience across Nepal with test on all the bands of Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening. We have made a significant investment in our resources to ensure that the IELTS mock test we provide is much alike the real IELTS exam. The Mock Test session includes timing for Reading, Writing and Listening. The Speaking session is done on the same day with our IELTS Instructors on First Come or Appointment Basis.

 IELTS Mock Test

Your listening and reading scores are calculated by the number of correct answers you have, out of 40 questions in the test. You do not lose points for incorrect answers.

IELTS Listening Score

Correct Answers

Band Score

39-40 9
37-38 8.5
35-36 8
32-34 7.5
30-31 7
26-29 6.5
23-25 6
18-22 5.5
16-17 5
13-15 4.5
11-12 4

IELTS Reading Score (AC)

Correct Answers

Band Score

40-39 9
38-37 8.5
36-35 8
34-33 7.5
32-30 7
29-27 6.5
26-23 6
22-19 5.5
18-15 5
14-13 4.5
12-10 4
9-8 3.5
7-6 3
5-4 2.5

IELTS Writing Assessment Criteria

IELTS writing task 1 and task 2 are assessed using 5 criteria

Task Assignment (Task 1)

  • Presenting accurate information
  • Providing overview
  • Highlighting key features / stages
  • Supporting detail with data

Task Response (Task 2)

  • Addressing the task (answering the questions )
  • Giving relevant main points which are supported and developed
  • Giving a clear position(stating an opinion when asked)
  • Providing a conclusion

Coherence and Cohesion

  • Organizing information/ ideas into paragraphs
  • Having one central idea in each paragraph(T2)
  • Using a range of linking device

Lexical Resource

  • Using a range of words and paraphrasing
  • Using collocations
  • Spellings
  • Avoid Errors

Grammar Range and Accuracy

  • Using a range of sentence structures
  • Using a range of grammar tenses
  • Punctuations
  • Avoiding Errors

IELTS Speaking Assessment Criteria

Below are the marking criteria for IELTS speaking


  • Talking at length
  • Talking without pauses or hesitations
  • Talking without self-correction
  • Able to be understood
  • Using linking devices

Lexical Resource

  • Using a range of words and paraphrasing
  • Using collocations
  • Using less common vocabulary
  • Avoiding errors

Gramar Range and Accuracy

  • Using a range of sentence structures
  • Using a range of grammar tenses
  • Avoiding errors


  • Able to be understood throughout the test
  • Able to use intonation
  • Accent does not affect understanding
  • Accurate word and sound pronunciation


PTE preparation in Oli & Associates

Through a combination of interactive classroom sessions, regular mock tests, and personalized feedback, students gain the confidence and competence to achieve their desired scores. Oli & Associates’ PTE preparation equips students with the necessary language skills to excel not only in their academic pursuits but also in their future careers, enabling them to communicate effectively in the global arena. 

Three parts of PTE Academic Exam

Part 1: Speaking & Writing

29-30 Minutes | 7 Question Types

This part will test your English speaking and writing skills. The test includes short to long range answer requirements based on the question type. You’ll be tested on 7 different question types:

  • Personal Introduction (Not marked)
  • Repeat Sentence
  • Answer Short Question
  • Read Aloud
  • Describe Image
  • Summarize Written Text
  • Re-tell Lecture
  • Essay

Part 2: Reading

29-30 Minutes | 5 Question Types

This part will test your ability to read academic English including writing skills in one item type (Fill in the blanks). You’ll be tested on 5 different question types:

  • Reading & Writing: Fill in the Blanks
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Multiple Choice, Single Answer
  • Re-order Paragraphs
  • Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer

Part 3: Listening

30-43 Minutes | 8 Question Types

This part will test your English listening and understanding skills along with your writing and reading skills. The questions are audio and video-based. You are also allowed to take notes as the audio and videos play. You’ll be tested on 8 different question types:

  • Summarize Spoken Text
  • Highlight Correct Summary
  • Highlight Incorrect Words
  • Multiple Choice, Multiple Answers
  • Multiple Choice, Single Answer
  • Write from Dictation
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Select Missing Word

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