IELTS is one of those high-profile tests that tend to intimidate people a bit. Perhaps it's not the difficulty of the test itself, but the impact it can have on�the test taker's personal life that causes the most unrest.
But here are three facts that should make you feel more confident as a future test-taker:
- 75% of Academic IELTS test-takers who take the exam as a registered nurse score�an overall band score of 6.5 or higher. (That's the overall band score needed to qualify for a U.S. VisaScreen.) Compare this to the combined pass rate for the NCLEX exam (less than 50%) and IELTS seems a whole lot easier.
- The overall band score for Filipinos is even better. A whopping 82% of these candidates scored a 6.5 or higher.
- Speaking is not the most challenging test section for Filipino nurses. This is a common misconception. In fact, Filipino RN test takers average 6.8 on Speaking, but only 6.3 on Writing. However, U.S. VisaScreen standards do require a band score of 7 on Speaking. (So in effect Writing and Speaking are tied for the most difficult sections. We'll call this one a draw.)
More interesting IELTS stats can be explored at https://www.ielts.org/teaching-and-research/test-statistics.*If you already passed NCLEX and signed our contract, we can assist you with IELTS. Please contact your most current assigned PassportUSA representative for more details.If you're seeking a company that provides a wealth of assistance in passing the IELTS, please take the time to register with PassportUSA.