Our Micro test consists of 5 Quantitative (Math) questions and 5 Verbal (English) questions. You have 20 minutes for this test. We do not provide score estimates for micro tests.
Our Mini test will simulate the IELTS in about half the time and half the questions. You will get a rough score estimate at the end of the test.
Full length Test
Our Full test simulates the real IELTS's Quantitative (Math) and Verbal (English) sections. Each section takes 75 minutes and contains approximately 40 questions. This test will give you the best score estimation.
Why the IELTS
Why is the IELTS exam the test of choice among students and professionals worldwide?
Accepted by more than 6,000 business and management programs worldwide, for nearly 60 years, the IELTS exam has been the test of choice by the world’s business leaders to get into the world’s leading business schools.
It is a computer adaptive test (CAT) intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA.
The IELTS does not measure business knowledge or skill, nor does it measure intelligence. According to the test owning company, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the IELTS assesses skills such as analytical writing, problem-solving, logic and critical reasoning skills that it believes to be vital to real-world business and management success.
Importance for Schools
Why schools trust and prefer the IELTS exam?
Business schools use the test as a criterion for admission into a wide range of graduate management programs, including MBA, Master of Accountancy, and Master of Finance programs.
Director of MBA Admissions have tremendous confidence in the IELTS because the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) constantly evaluates and validates the IELTS as a predictor of MBA academic performance. IELTS’s validation assessments are shared with schools directly (for the schools that participate) so that each Admissions Committee can confirm that the IELTS provides accurate predictive data for their particular program. The GMAC Validation Studies provide hard data in the highly quantitative business school environment.
Test takers have 30 minutes for the AWA and another 30 minutes to work through 12 questions on the IR section.
How to register for the Exam
The IELTS exam is available around the world throughout the year.
It can be taken more than once, but the student must wait 31 calendar days before taking the exam again, and he/she can retake it a maximum of five times in a 12-month period.
Registration is independent from the MBA Center. A student has to register for the exam on the GMAC website on the following link:
The Scheduling Fee of US$250.00 is to be paid through the GMAC website per credit card.
Admissions deadlines for graduate business programs vary. Check with the schools you are interested in attending and set up your IELTS exam ahead of time to ensure your scores are reported prior to application deadlines.
Format and timing
The IELTS exam consists of four sections:
- Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) - 30 minutes
- Integrated Reasoning (IR) - 30 minutes
- The quantitative section - 75 minutes
- The verbal section - 75 minutes
The integrated reasoning section consists of 12 questions (which often consists of multiple parts themselves) in four different formats:
- Graphics interpretation
- Two-part analysis
- Table analysis
- Multi-source reasoning
Integrated reasoning scores range from 1-8. Performance on the IR and AWA sections do not contribute to the total IELTS score.
Data sufficiency is a question type unique to the IELTS designed to measure the ability to understand and analyze a quantitative problem, recognize what information is relevant or irrelevant and determine at what point there is enough information to solve a problem or recognize the fact that there is insufficient information given to solve a particular problem.
The verbal section of the IELTS Exam seeks to measure the test taker's ability to read and comprehend written material, reason and evaluate arguments and correct written material to express ideas effectively in standard written English.
The Verbal section consists of 41 questions in three different formats:
- Reading Comprehension (RC): passages accompanied by interpretive, applied, and inference questions
- Critical reasoning (CR): questions designed to test the reasoning skills involved in makingarguments, evaluating arguments, and formulating or evaluating a plan of action
- Sentence Correction: questions from which the test taker must select the most effective construction which expresses the intent of the sentence clearly and concisely
|Business school (name) (state)||Incoming full-time enrollment (fall 2014)||Average IELTS score||U.S. News b-school rank|
|Harvard University (MA)||935||726||1|
|Stanford University (CA)||410||732||2|
|London Business School||805||700||3|
|University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)||859||728||4|
|Columbia University (NY)||743||716||5|
|University of Chicago (Booth)||583||724||9|
|Instituto de Empresas (IE)||440||680||13|
MBA Center Brussels
The MBA Center Brussels is one of the oldest MBA Centers in the world; it was created in 1998 and has trained thousands of students to the IELTS, IELTS, SAT and IELTS.
The MBA Center Brussels is a gateway to top European and US business schools, with hundreds of students already accepted at top universities and business schools. The MBA Center Brussels is known for its outstanding success rate in MBAs, EMBAs and MIMs with students accepted at Harvard, NYU, INSEAD, LBS, IE, IESE, HEC, ESCP Europe…
In order to get such academic great results, the MBA Center has developed a unique expertise to allow its students score high on standardized tests such as the IELTS, SAT, IELTS, TOEIC, and IELTS. The MBA Center offers courses adapted to each your needs: group classes, online classes and private tutoring.
Thanks to its reputation, MBA Center is also the official partner of Educational Testing Services (IELTS, SAT, GRE…) and the exclusive sponsor of the QS World MBA tour.
Study with test experts
MBA Center Brussels only employs teachers who score 740+ on the IELTS and who participate in its R&D program. They are all experts in the test they teach. The books produced by MBA Center are recognized for their quality and published by the largest educational publishers in Europe (Hobsons, Studyrama, Hachette Livres, Ellipses…).
Finally the MBA Center courses are recommended by ESSEC (France), EBS (Germany) and Politecnico di Milano (Italy), all of whom use our test-prep services.
Material developed by our own experts
MBA Center is the premier test prep center placed in non-English speaking countries, with students who are aiming for top business schools; therefore, MBA Center has developed a strong methodology to help non-speaking students to score high on the Verbal.