What is IELTS?
IELTS is designed to assess English language skills across a wide range of levels. There is no such thing as a pass or fail in IELTS.
Results are reported as band scores on a scale from 1 (the lowest) to 9 (the highest).To find out test dates in your area, please contact your nearest IELTS test centre.
IELTS is offered up to four times a month in more than 140 countries. Tests are held on Saturdays and Thursdays. A list of all IELTS test locations worldwide is available at www.ielts.org.
Types of IELTS Exam
The test is divided into two broad sections: Academic & General Training
IELTS Academic is for people applying for higher education or professional registration etc.
IELTS General is for those migrating to Australia, Canada and the UK, or work in an English-speaking environment.
IELTS can be taken on Paper or Computer
This test requires test takers to sit at a desk with the question papers and answer sheets for the Reading, Listening and Writing tests in an official IELTS test centre. Test takers will write their answers in either pen or HB-pencils. The Speaking test is carried out face-to-face with a trained IELTS examiner.
This test requires test takers to sit the Reading, Listening and Writing tests in front of a computer with the questions presented on the screen in an official IELTS test centre. The test takers then submit their answers through the use of a keyboard and a mouse. The Speaking test is not on computer and is carried out face-to-face with a trained IELTS examiner.
Both versions provide a valid and accurate assessment of the four language skills:
You will listen to four recordings of native English speakers and then write your answers to a series of questions.
- Paper Based 30 Minutes (Audio) plus 10 Minutes Transfer time.
- The Listening section consists of 40 questions and 4 parts.
- Part 1: a conversation between two people set in an everyday social context.
- Part 2: a monologue set in an everyday social context, e.g. a speech about local facilities.
- Part 3: a conversation between up to four people set in an educational or training context, e.g. a university tutor and a student discussing an assignment.
- Part 4: a monologue on an academic subject, e.g. a university lecture.
- Total time: 60 Minutes (Academic & General)
- The Reading section consists of 40 questions, designed to test a wide range of reading skills. These include reading for gist, reading for main ideas, reading for detail, skimming, understanding logical argument and recognizing writer's opinions, attitudes and purpose.
Topics are of general interest to, and suitable for, test takers entering undergraduate and postgraduate studies or seeking professional registration.
- Total time: 60 Minutes (Academic)
- Task 1 - you will be presented with a graph, table, chart or diagram and asked to describe, summarize or explain the information in your own words. You may be asked to describe and explain data, describe the stages of a process, how something works or describe an object or event.
- Task 2- you will be asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. Responses to both tasks must be in a formal style.
- Total time: 60 Minutes (General)
- Task 1- you will be presented with a situation and asked to write a letter requesting information, or explaining the situation. The letter may be personal, semi-formal or formal in style.
- Task 2- you will be asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. The essay can be fairly personal in style.
The speaking section assesses your use of spoken English. Every test is recorded..
- Total time: 11 - 14 Minutes
- Part 1- the examiner will ask you general questions about yourself and a range of familiar topics, such as home, family, work, studies and interests. This part lasts between four and five minutes.
- Part 2- you will be given a card which asks you to talk about a particular topic. You will have one minute to prepare before speaking for up to two minutes. The examiner will then ask one or two questions on the same topic.
- Part 3- you will be asked further questions about the topic in Part 2. These will give you the opportunity to discuss more abstract ideas and issues. This part of the test lasts between four and five minutes.
- Paper-based test: If you’ve taken a paper-based test, your Test Report Form will be available 13 days after you complete the test.
- Computer-delivered IELTS: If you have taken a computer-delivered test, your results will be available between 5 and 7 days after your test.
- IELTS for UKVI: If you have taken IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration, you can view your results 13 days after your test.
- IELTS for Life Skills: If you have taken IELTS for Life Skills, results are available within 7 days after the test.
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