A college in Ontario, Canada has flagged concerns over the genuinity of the scores of a foreign education entrance exam submitted by students who applied from India after an investigation found “irregularity” in language competency.
Niagara College has contacted more than 400 students admitted to its January 2019 programs who had taken International English Language Testing System (IELTS) tests at locations in India, telling them they had to undergo a second English test or risk losing their offer of admission.
It is not really surprising that students are thinking to cheat in the IELTS tests. But it is impossible to cheat in exam. The test centres, examiners and invigilators are alert more than doubled over the past five years. If you are caught in the act of cheating, you will be in BIG TROUBLE.
IELTS is no more difficult than any other exam. The questions are straightforward and designed to assess how well you can use your English – not to trick you or test your opinions. As with any exam, IELTS requires thorough preparation. Also, remember that there is no pass or fail in IELTS.
Clever (but lazy) people will always find a way to cheat, not matter the exam or circumstance. However, the time and effort spent trying to cheat on the IELTS would be better spent actually improving upon one’s English skills so that one could achieve a better IELTS score through hard work and skill instead of clever tricks. If someone did decide to cheap, it’s highly likely that the IELTS examiner would spot them and their scores would be withheld or they may be forbidden to take the IELTS exam in the future.
Cheating is not an option. Effective preparation is what you need to do. If you want to prepare at home, our excellent and dedication training faculty at British India Academy will help you achieve you desired band score.
Alert: Many schools and websites claim to be able to guarantee you a high band score by teaching you ways to ‘cheat’ the exam. This is very misleading and these companies are more concerned about taking your money than getting you a high score. If you see something like this, be very careful. There are schools and websites in India that offer great advice but there are no ways to cheat the exam. Only go to a school that has a good reputation or has been recommended by a friend.
Remember only Hard Work and Preparation can help you achieve your target IELTS Band Score.