What is IELTS

International English Language Testing System

IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, is a globally recognized English language proficiency exam used for academic, professional, and immigration purposes. It evaluates candidates skills in listening, reading, writing, and speaking through a series of tasks and interviews. The test provides scores on a scale of 0 to 9 for each section and offers two versions: Academic IELTS for higher education and professional registration, and General Training IELTS for work, study, or immigration purposes. With its reputation for reliability and fairness, IELTS remains a popular choice for individuals seeking opportunities in English-speaking countries.

Types of IELTS

IELTS offers two main versions of the test:

IELTS Academic:

Designed for students who wish to pursue higher education or professional registration in English-speaking countries. It assesses the language skills required for academic purposes.

IELTS General Training:

Geared towards candidates who want to work, train, study at a secondary level, or migrate to Overseas. It focuses on practical, everyday English language skills.



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Date and Frequency IELTS is conducted year-round with frequent test dates available globally, offering candidates the flexibility to choose a suitable exam date.
Center and Admit Card The IELTS test center provides candidates with an admit card containing essential details for the test day.
Results The IELTS exam provides candidates with official test results after 13 calendar days, showcasing their English language proficiency.
IELTS Bands Validity 2 Years


Four IELTS Modules
* Assesses candidates ability to understand spoken English.
* Four sections with audio recordings of increasing difficulty. .
* Question types include -
-> Multiple Choice
-> Short-answer Questions
-> Sentence Completion
-> Notes/diagram/blanks
-> Matching Information
* Lasts approximately 40 minutes.
* Evaluates candidates written communication skills.
* Two tasks: Task 1 (report or letter) and Task 2 (essay).
* Task 1 Academic version involves describing visual data
* In General Training: it's letter writing. -> Formal Letter
-> Semi Formal Letter
-> Informal Letter
* Task 2 requires writing an essay on a given topic.
-> Agree/ Disagree
-> Compare and Contrast
-> Advantage/ Disadvantage
-> Problem Essays
-> Discussion
* Tests candidates comprehension of written English.
* Three sections with passages of increasing complexity.
* Question types include
-> Multiple-choice Question
-> Short answer Questions
-> Sentence Completion
-> Classification
-> Matching List/ Phrases
-> Choosing heading for paragraph
* Lasts 60 minutes.
* Assesses candidates' oral communication in English.
* Face-to-face interview with an examiner.
* Tests fluency, pronunciation, Lexical Resource and Grammar
* Lasts 11-14 minutes.

Fee Structure for IELTS

 IELTS registration costs in India are now 16,250 rupees, although they are subject to change. When arranging a test session, candidates must confirm the fee and pay it using a digital payment method.


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