Change in Minimum Band Requirements for Bachelor Degree Courses.

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Change in Minimum Band Requirements for Bachelor Degree Courses.

With changing trends in education and its applicability, the concerned student visa authorities have made a change in the minimum band requirements of IELTS test. Students who seek to study abroad for higher education are supposed to achieve the required bands in IELTS. Based on the IELTS bands, students seek admission in colleges abroad. It is the bands that enable a student to get enrolled in any reputed college.

The criterion of selection keeps changing and in the recent days, news of changes in the minimum band requirement is trending. It is important for the students seeking to attempt the IELTS Test in 2018 to know that the minimum band requirements for Canada and New Zealand have changed.

The changes have only been made with reference to bachelor degree courses. For both the countries, minimum band requirement in each module has changed from 5.5 to 6. Whereas, the overall band requirement for both the countries is still 6.

The table below shows the minimum band requirement for Canada and New Zealand:

Course type Country Min. overall bands required Min. bands required in each module
Bachelor degree Canada 6 6
Bachelor degree New Zealand 6 6


** In case of New Zealand, 5.5 in reading, writing and listening is still acceptable but it has to be 6 in speaking section.

These changes require students to put in more efforts and prepare wisely for the IELTS exam.

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