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US Court : Indian students with high IELTS score fail to speak English

US Court: In view of immigration fraud, authorised body in the United States have reportedly have asked for cooperation to find an alleged racket. It is claim that ineligible students are acquiring high score to get college admissions through International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

As per American authorities, police had launched investigation in to probe an alleged racket. In this racket, ineligible students are getting help to score in IELTS to get admission in Canada colleges.

So that they can be then smuggled into the US, an official said on Monday, according to news agency PTI report.

According to report the investigation so far has revealed no transparency was maintained by the agency which took the exam. Even CCTVs of the hall were off said Inspector Bhavesh Rathod of the Mehsana police’s Special Operations Group (SOG).

Earlier six youths were arrested from Gujarat during a failed attempt to get them unauthorised entry.

“These six Indian nationals from Gujarat, in the 19-21 age group, were apprehended from a sinking boat in the Saint Regis river in Akwesasne, US, close to the Canadian border. Four are from Mehsana, and two are from Gandhinagar and Patan,” said Rathod.

“When they were produced before a court in the US, they failed to answer in English the questions asked by the judge. The court had to take the help of a Hindi translator. The court was baffled as these students had scored 6.5 to 7 bands in IELTS, an English proficiency test,” Rathod said.

Meanwhile, citing a news report on the incident, the criminal fraud investigation unit of the U.S. Consulate General in Mumbai sent a mail to Mehsana police to conduct an inquiry to find out how these four students from Mehsana received very high scores and which agency or agents were involved, Rathod informed as per the PTI report.

Notably, IELTS is an international standardized test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers, with a good score being necessary for admission in good colleges in several countries.

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