FAQ

Q. How many times can a candidate take the exam again?

There is no limit to the number of times the candidate can sit for the IELTS exam.

Q. Which module should the candidate sit for, Academic OR General training ?

The Academic Reading and Writing Modules assess whether a candidate is ready to study or train in the medium of English at an undergraduate or postgraduate level. Admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses is based on the result of these Modules. The General Training Reading and Writing Modules are not designed to test the full range of formal language skills required for academic purposed, but emphasize basic survival skills in a a broad social and educational context. General Training is suitable for candidates ho are going to English speaking countries to complete their secondary education, to undertake work experience or training programmes not at degree level, or for immigration purpose to Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

It is the responsibility of the candidate to inform the test centre whether they wish to take the Academic or General Training Modules. Centres are not responsible for providing this information. The general Training module is not offered at all test administrations. it must be noted that it may not be possible to change module later or on the day of the test.

Q. How long are the scores valid?

The scores are valid for 2 years

Q. Can IELTS be taken as an alternate to TOEFL?

YES, over 544 US institutions recognize IELTS and accept either IELTS or TOEFL for admission to award courses. For an updated list please log on to www.IELTS.org

Q. What is the fee of the exam?

Rs. 8,900/- (Rupees Eight Thousand Nine Hundred only), payable by Credit card / Debit card OR by Demand Draft, drawn in favour of ' IELTS India Project ', Payable at New Delhi. (Incase of no credit card payment can be made through KMindz Educations). The fee is subject to change.

Q. How can the candidate apply for the test exam?

The candidate must contact the centre to find out the date of the next test and ask for a copy of the IELTS handbook and an application form. Fill in the application form and send it back to the test centre with the test fee. The test centre will then send the date and time of the test.

Q. Can the candidate retest only for the module where they did not score well instead of repeating the whole test?

IELTS provides a profile of a candidate's English proficiency at a given time. It provides not only an indication of ability in a particular module but also an indication of overall ability. This would not be possible if modules were not taken at the same time. Stakeholders require an indication of proficiency at a given time. Stakeholders have expressed a preference for full re-testing to gain an accurate assessment of a candidate's language proficiency. Therefore a candidate will have to re-take the full test and cannot re-take a specific module.

Q. What are the things to be carried on the day of test?

Candidates must be aware that on the day of the test they are required to bring passport bearing photograph, number and signature.

Q. What happens if candidate wants to postpone or cancel their entry?

The test centre retains part of the fee for local administrative cost. This varies from centre to centre.

Q. What happens if a candidate is absent on the day of the test without giving prior notice?

The candidate will normally lose their full test fee. However, if a medical certificate is provided then the full fee is refunded minus the local administrative deduction.

Q. What is the age limit of IELTS?

IELTS is not recommended for the candidates under the age of 16.

1. What is minimum qualification to get admission in KMINDZ EDUCATION ?

There is no such thing as minimum qualification to learn a language. So any one who has the interest to master English can get admission in KMINDZ EDUCATION.

2. When can I enrol?

You can enroll any time during the month since our syllabus is designed in such a way that you will not miss out any portion.

3. How to enrol?

You can meet the counselors in our centres and you will be suggested the suitable course. We will identify what exactly is your need and you will be given the right training.

4. How long would it take for me to receive your letter confirming my application?

Across the table

5. What is the minimum age of the learners?

Learners come from all age groups are welcome to study in KMINDZ EDUCATION.

6. Can I pay the fees in instalments?

Yes

7. Are books and other material included in the course fees?

Yes

8. Will there be homework / tests / assignments, etc?

Yes

9. How long is each class?

One hour, Five days a week. Time duration also depends upon the batch that you have chosen to join.

10. I would like more information about the courses?

You can call us over the telephone or walk into our centres and collect all the information that you require.

11. When I get doubts in English, can I come and clarify my doubts after the completion of my course?

Yes

12. I am a professional. Your programmes make the learner proficient in general English. Do you have anything to help me with my english in my profession?

Yes

13. Do you have exclusive courses for writing skills?

Yes

14. Do you teach pronunciation?

Yes

15. Do you award any diploma or certificate after the completion of the course?

Yes. On request, participation certificates are given after the successful completion of the course.

16. Do you provide special training for call centre jobs?

Yes

17. Should I join for grammar classes?

By learning grammar alone it is impossible to speak English fluently. Our courses are designed to help you speak English fluently.

18. Can I pay by DD, cheques or credit card?

You can pay by cash, DD or cheque. However, the cheques on local banks should be cleared before the commencement day of the class. Credit card payment is accepted.

19. Can I change my class hours?

Yes

20. Can I meet the faculty member before I join a course?

On request

21. Can I attend a demo class?

On request

22. How do I make up for the classes I miss when I go on leave during this programme?

In case you go on a long leave inform us well in advance and after your comeback you can continue the classes.

23. Can I speak English fluently once I complete the programme?

Yes. If you follow our instructions carefully, you will surely speak English fluently. We teach you to become professionals in your lives.

24. We are a group of students. We all want to join the course together. Will there be any discount in the fee?

Yes. You can discuss the fee discount with the Head Office in person or over the telephone.

25. Do you have placement services?

Yes

Q. What are the services KMINDZ provide for the students?

  • Personal counseling to select the best course and country for studying.Securing admission for the selected course in the best Institutions.
  • Helping in securing education bank loans if needed.
  • Assisting in Visa submissions and Interviews
  • Flight booking advice
  • Airport pickup and Accommodation finding service

Q. Why should I study overseas?

There are numerous benefits to studying abroad, both academic and personal. On an academic level, you will become a well-rounded student by taking courses not offered on campus, or those similar to on-campus courses with a different academic context. You can also develop new intellectual pursuits, improve both your foreign language and English communication skills, or begin a new language. You will become more self-reliant and resourceful, make new friends, learn about your heritage or gain new perspectives on your identity, and delve into local arts, culture, cuisine, and sports. You will also make your resume more attractive to future employers because you will improve your interpersonal skills, and you can even gain international internship or volunteer experience. You’ve probably already thought a lot about where you had like to study abroad and what kinds of amazing food you’ll get to eat while being there. But there so much more to the experience: Living and studying abroad will prepare you for life in ways that no other opportunity can. Study abroad program isn’t just a trip to a foreign country its a life-enriching experience that will help you learn about yourself and the world we live in.

Q. Are the study abroad programs competitive?

Some programs are more competitive than others, due to higher GPA requirements or enrollment limits. While it is rare that students are not able to participate in the program of their choice, we do advise students applying to competitive programs to choose a backup as well.

Q. What is the career After Higher Studies?

Under new work permit regulations, international graduates with specific skills will be able to stay and work. Many students get a job in big companies as their head quarters are present mostly around the universities

Q. What marks will I need to go to a good University?

That is difficult to generalize as it can vary from course to course. But for Engineering you are easily looking at 80% in top universities and 70% in the next level of universities. But you can get admission with 60% and above as well. For business studies and social sciences sometimes the marks required are the same or a little more. Basically it depends upon how much in demand a course in a particular University.

Q. What are the exams needed to be cleared to study abroad?

All the universities require the IELTS for admissions. All leading business schools across the world need the GMAT for admissions (some of them will now accept the GRE as well).

Q. How early can I start applying?

Applications are accepted for two sessions fall and winter. Applications are due the semester prior to studying and are available at the Office of Overseas Studies at the beginning of the semester in which they are due. For some programs, applications are accepted on a rolling basis and may be submitted prior to the deadline.

Q. What does the admission committee look for while granting admissions?

Universities abroad consider various factors such as previous academics, entrance test scores, work experience, application documents and so on while assessing an application for admission and scholarships; hence, it is imperative to have a well rounded profile.

Q. What does it cost to study abroad?

An Average fees at UK universities is around 10,000 pounds per-year and average fees at Canadian universities is around CA$ 20,000 per year. Fees may vary from university to university and country to country, hence you must check with each university individually for their fee structure. Fees for MBA courses may be higher.

Q. What loans and scholarships from India can I get to study abroad?

Students, who are financially weak but keen on studying abroad, can avail of funding resources such as need based grants from universities, grants from trusts, and bank loans. Remember, not every university gives financial aid and hence you should check the financial aid regulations before you apply to universities. Additionally, in India, you can consider approaching various scholarship grants been offered to students who are seeking education abroad.
For loans, most Indian banks now provide up to 20 lakh education loan and some state banks will offer you a certain amount of the loan (generally 7.5 lakh) without any collateral or security and offer good interest rates as well. Please contact individual banks to get an idea. Having said this, it is best to plan your finances well, before you make any decision.

Q. Do universities abroad offer scholarships?

Scholarships are competitive and awarded to the most deserving students. Naturally, such awards are very competitive. Universities abroad consider various factors such as previous academics, entrance test scores, work experience, application documents and so on while assessing an application for admission and scholarships; hence, it is imperative to have a well-rounded outstanding profile before you apply. Such awards are available generally at the Masters level only. Also, there are good number of scholarships available for students who wishes to apply for undergrad studies.

Q. Can I do Part Time Job during my study?

Yes. students are legally permitted to work on a part time basis during the term time. Earnings through part time cut short your expenses. But its important that any work undertaken should not interfere with your studies.

Q. How do I pay my university fees?

You can make the payment of your tuition fees through wire transfer/ credit cards/ bank transfers/ cheques. For this, you will need your university bank account information. The preferred method is bank transfer for safe and secured paying of fees.

Q. Do I need a Visa to study abroad?

It depends on your nationality. Indian students who do not have nationality of the applying country will require a valid visa to gain entry in the country. We provide reliable guidance to students regarding visa procedures.

Q. What are the Visa requirements?

Students need to prove that they have an unconditional offer on a full time course, proof of accommodation, sufficient funds (liquid assets) to cover the entire cost of studying and living in that country and that they intend to return home on completion of their course. The following documents are required for a student VISA:

  • Completed VISA application form with passport size photographs.
  • Valid passport (in original)
  • Visa Fee (non- refundable)
  • Letter of unconditional acceptance from overseas education institution for a full time course

  • Proof of funding (ie bank statement, details of securities held, chartered accountants certification, I Tax clearance, letter from sponsor etc.)
  • Attested copies of education certificates and English language test (IELTS) score sheet (if applicable)

  • Proof of accommodation in that country

Q. How difficult is to get a visa to study abroad?

For the student visa, as long as you have an admission offer from an accredited university and are able to show sufficient funds to cover your education and living, it should not be a problem. Just be honest when you apply for your visa.