You may be wondering about your level of proficiency. It may be with your English-language skills. It could be questioning your chances of passing an Exam. Fulfilling the requirements of your job. So, what does it really mean to be competent? In a few words, it simply means to have enough knowledge, enough skill, and enough experience to perform when you are tested or challenged. When it comes to the IELTS Exam, your level of competence in English is clearly measured. Your level of proficiency is determined in how you answer Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking questions. Your competency is measured by the score you achieve.
In other areas of life however, the results of your actions may not be so clearly defined. But, there are ways you can develop competence - not just for the IELTS Exam but in areas of life.