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Is overall score of 7.0 in IELTS enough?


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Old 01-25-2013, 05:26 AM
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Is overall score of 7.0 in IELTS enough?

Hi,

I am new to this community and am thinking of applying for australian visa under section 189. (skilled independent visa).

I have completed IELTS and score are:

Listening: 8.0
Reading: 6.5
Writing: 7.0
Speaking: 7.0
Overall: 7.0

Is this enough for getting 10 points under the points system?
Please suggest.

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Hi,

I am new to this community and am thinking of applying for australian visa under section 189. (skilled independent visa).

I have completed IELTS and score are:

Listening: 8.0
Reading: 6.5
Writing: 7.0
Speaking: 7.0
Overall: 7.0

Is this enough for getting 10 points under the points system?
Please suggest.

Thanks for your time.

Hi Anand,

One must score at least 7.0 in all 4 modules of the IELTS exam to claim 10 points. Unfortunately, average score of 7 does not help.

All the best!!


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Old 01-27-2013, 10:54 AM
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Hi Anand,

To be able to eligible to apply for 189, you need a score of 7 in each category. Unfortunately you are missing in reading and it wont help you.

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Hi Anand,

I think you can lodge your application even if your score is falling short in reading but you will not get 10 points.To lodge an application in new rule you need 6 bands each atleast in Acedemic module which you have.
But only if without that your score reaches to 60 you can go for EOI.
Do consult an MARA agent. Get the list of MARA agent in your city on search engines and confirm it on australian immigration web portals.

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HI Anand -

The minimum required IELTS score to apply for the subclass 189 is at least 6 in all 4 bands. If you get a minimum 7 in all 4 bands, you are awarded an extra 10 points for that in the skilled points test.

dbs is correct - the minimum pass score for the points test currently for this visa is 60 points.

Please advise if I can provide any further info -

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Hi Anand - You required 7 band in each module to score 10 points .

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HI Anand -

The minimum required IELTS score to apply for the subclass 189 is at least 6 in all 4 bands. If you get a minimum 7 in all 4 bands, you are awarded an extra 10 points for that in the skilled points test.

dbs is correct - the minimum pass score for the points test currently for this visa is 60 points.

Please advise if I can provide any further info -

Best,

Mark Northam
Hi Mark ,

I didn't understand this well , I have scored 55 without the IELTS on the 189
Skills Assessment.

And I have scored 7 , 7 , 7.5 and 6 on the IELTS. (Overall 7)

Can I still submit an EOI ?

thanks;
Ismael


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No Ismael,

You cannot. You are short of 5 points. Your IELTS would have had been fine in case you'd have been scoring 60 points without IELTS as this score makes you eligible to apply but without any points.

Best is to apply for IELTS again and try to get a band of 7 on each.

A very common mis-conception about the IELTS score is that an overall score is the required score, however, this is not the case. Overall score is just nothing and it does not hold anything. A 7 in each of the 4 band will be considered as a overall 7 and will make you eligible for 10 points only.

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Hi Mark ,

I didn't understand this well , I have scored 55 without the IELTS on the 189
Skills Assessment.

And I have scored 7 , 7 , 7.5 and 6 on the IELTS. (Overall 7)

Can I still submit an EOI ?

thanks;
Ismael

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Old 07-21-2013, 09:27 AM
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Many thanks Tariq for your prompt reply , I am also applying for the ICT business analyst


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Old 07-21-2013, 09:45 AM
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Hi DBS,
You mentioned acc to new rule one needs 6 band in each module in academic.are you very sure diac won't accept general module of Ielts.pls double check before posting as it could be misleading information.I might be wrong.


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