The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) measures the language proficiency of people who want to study or work where English is used as a language of communication. It uses a nine-band scale to clearly identify levels of proficiency, from non-user (band score 1) through to expert (band score 9).IELTS is jointly administered by the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations, British Council, and IDP: IELTS Australia. The test is recognized by more than 6000 institutions in over 135 countries.
IELTS tests are of two types: IELTS Academic and IELTS General
Academic test is for people applying for higher education or professional registration in an English speaking environment
The IELTS General Training test is for those who are going to English speaking countries for secondary education, work experience or training programs. It is also a requirement for migration to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK.
The IELTS test assesses your abilities in listening, reading, writing and speaking – in less than three hours. Listening and Speaking are the same for both tests, but the subject matter of the Reading and Writing components differs depending on which test you take.
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TEST FORMAT & FEES
Listening and Speaking are the same for both tests, but the subject matter of the Reading and Writing components differs depending on which test you take.
|Listening||· 4 Sections, 40 questions||· 30 minutes (approx.)|
|Academic Reading||· 3 Sections, 40 questions||· 60 minutes|
|General Training Reading||· 3 Sections, 40 questions||· 60 minutes|
|Academic Writing||· 2 Tasks||· 60 minutes|
|General Training Writing||· 2 Tasks||· 60 minutes|
|Speaking||· 3 Parts||· 11 to 14 minutes|
|Total Test Time –
2 hours 44 minutes
|Test Duration||2 hours 45 minutes|
|Test Score Validity||2 years|
|Score Pattern||0 to 9 bands|
|Availability of test dates||4 times a month – Academic and 2 times a month – General|
|Policy for taking re – test||Next available date|
The IELTS exam fee is INR 12,100.