What is IELTS
IELTS stands for International English Language Testing
System. IELTS is the English language proficiency test of
people who want to study in foreign universities or work
Why to choose IELTS
IELTS test proves the people’s English
proficiency and it is accepted by 6000
institutions worldwide. People who
want to study abroad or work in any
foreign countries they need good IELTS
Score. IELTS is conducted many times
in a year and validity is 2 years for the
Which Countries are accepting IELTS
IELTS is accepted by most of the
professional organizations throughout the
world. In United States over 3000
institutions are accepting IELTS.
Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South
Africa academic institutions are accepting
IELTS. People who want to immigrate to
Australia, Canada and New Zealand require
There are two modules in IELTS
IELTS Academic Module
IELTS General Module
People can choose any one of the module based on their
requirement. These two modules have different test format.
IELTS Test Format
Total time is 2 hours and 45 minutes
Reading, Writing and Listening tests conduct on the same day
and speaking test can be conducted one week before or after
Difference between Academic and
Academic Module for the people
who want to get admission in to
foreign universities and academic
institutions they require IELTS test.
General Module for the people who
want to settle down in English
speaking countries and the people
who want to apply for work visa
they need IELTS test.
IELTS Listening Test
Listening test is same for both modules and it is about
30 minutes and will have 40 questions. It involves
candidate has to listen recorded text which include
conversation and monologues. It consists of four
Section 1: Conversation between two persons about
non academic topic.
Section 2: A single person’s talk about non academic
Section 3: Conversation among the people on
Section 4: Consists of a lecture by a professor.
The candidate has to listen all topics and he/she need
to answer the questions while listening, after finishing
the test the candidate will have 10 minutes extra time
to transfer their answers in to answer sheet.
IELTS Reading Test
Types of articles are used in the Academic and
General reading test are different but types of
questions for answering them are same. IELTS
reading test consists of 3 sections and 40
questions about 60 minutes.
IELTS reading test consists of three reading
passages with tasks which are taken from
books, magazines, newspapers and
In Academic Module passages include non verbal
material like diagrams, graphs or illustrations.
General Module contains one long general topic
and two work related passages.
IELTS Writing Test
The writing test contains two tasks for
Academic and General Modules. It consists of
40 questions about 60 minutes.
Academic Module has two sections.
Task 1: The candidate needs to explain
about a table or graph or diagram about 150
Task2: The candidate requires to write
essay about 250 words.
General Module also has two sections.
Task 1: Letter writing about 150 words
Task 2: Essay writing about 250 words.
IELTS Speaking Test
Speaking test contains three
sections about 15 minutes
Section 1: General questions
about the candidate.
Section 2: The candidate asks
to give a speech on a topic for 2
minutes and 1 minute for
part, questions need long
answers unlike section 1.
IELTS Band Score
IELTS has 9 points band scoring
system for all 4 modules.
Getting good band score also
important in IELTS to get
admission into foreign
universities or immigrate to
English speaking countries.
The candidate requires
minimum 6.5 band score.
IELTS Test Centers
IELTS has more than 9000 test centers in more than 130
IELTS question papers made by University of Cambridge
ESOL and Idp Australia. Question papers delivered by
British Council and Idp Australia.
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