IELTS

IELTS

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is designed to measure language proficiency of people who would like to work or study in English-speaking countries.

The IELTS exam is available in two test formats:

IELTS Academic

This test is designed for those planning to study in higher education (undergraduate and graduate studies) or those seeking professional registration. The IELTS Academic assess whether a person is well-equipped to begin studying or training in an English-speaking environment.

IELTS General Training

The IELTS General Training test should be taken by those who are going to English-speaking countries to complete secondary education, or to participate in work experience or training programs. The IELTS General Training may be required for migration to Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the UK.

IELTS Academic vs. IELTS General Training

The listening and speaking sections are the same for both tests, whereas the reading and writing sections differ. Find out more about the format of each exam below:

 IELTS AcademicIELTS General Training
Test Length3 hours, 30 minutes3 hours, 30 minutes
Speaking Section30 minutes. Face-to-face interview without disruptions or distractions. Structured discussion on a familiar topic.30 minutes. Face-to-face interview without disruptions or distractions. Structured discussion on a familiar topic.
Reading Section60 minutes. 3 long texts taken from books, journals, magazines and newspapers. Selected for a non-specialist audience.60 minutes. 5-6 texts taken from notices, advertisements, company handbooks, official documents, books and newspapers.
Writing Section60 minutes. Students will be asked to describe a table, chart or diagram (150 words) and write a short essay (250 words) in a formal style.60 minutes. Students will be asked to write a letter (150 words) and a short essay (250 words) in a semi-formal style.
Listening Section60 minutes. 4 sections containing 10 questions each. The first two deal with every day social contexts. Sections 3 and 4 deal with educational and training contexts.60 minutes. 4 sections containing 10 questions each. The first two deal with every day social contexts. Sections 3 and 4 deal with educational and training contexts.
Scoring4 scores of 1-9 per subject area. The average produces your overall band score of 1-9.4 scores of 1-9 per subject area. The average produces your overall band score of 1-9.

IELTS At A Glance

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