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IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is one of the mandatory tests required to be taken in order to secure admission at any major preferred universities in the countries such as AUS, USA, NZ, Canada, UK & Singapore. IELTS basically focuses on testing the English Proficiency of an individual. This test assesses the highest international standard of language. This test is accepted by all major leading universities abroad. Even the immigrants are required to clear this examination to process their file for Immigration. Candidates are tested for their skills in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The test is so designed that it covers the full range of ability from non-user to expert user.

Test Format: - The test is mainly divided into two categories:

1. Academic Module: This test is mandatory for those, who are planning to pursue their higher studies abroad.

2. General Training: This test is mandatory for those, who are planning to settle abroad on permanent basis.

IELTS is jointly administered by University of Cambridge ESOL Examination (Cambridge ESOL), British Council and IDP: IELTS Australia.

Test Fees

Fees for IELTS Academic Test is Rs. 10,600/-, payable at The British Council or Rs. 10,750/- if payable with credit card at IDP Education Australia offices throughout the country. For additional scores reporting, students have to pay Rs. 1,000/- per university, if the report has to be sent by courier.

Types of IELTS Tests

IELTS is offered as 2 types of tests. One: General Test which is required to be taken by applicants who wish to seek permanent residence or employment in countries like Australia. Two: the Academic Test required to be taken by students who wish to Study Abroad

IELTS Test Structure

IELTS tests the ability to listen, read, write and speak in English. Band scores are used for each language sub-skills (Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking). The Band Scale ranges from 1 ("Non User") to 9 ("Expert User"). The four Band Scores, one for each section are added together and averaged for an Overall Band Score. Each Band has a statement giving a summary of the English at that level. There are nine Band levels, from one (non-user) to nine (expert user). All candidates must complete four Modules - Listening, Reading, Writing and speaking to obtain an IELTS Test Report Form. Total Test Time 2 hours 45 minutes. The first three modules - Listening, Reading and Writing – are tested in one session the same day. The Speaking Module may be taken, at the discretion of the test centre, in the period seven days before or after the other Modules. The tests are designed to cover the full range of ability from non-user to expert user.


Test Content
Section Description Time duration No. of question Scores
  1. Two way Conversation
  2. Monologue
  3. Short Conversation
30minutes 40 questions 0-9 bands
Reading Comprehension’s (Passage) 60 minutes 40 questions 0-9 bands
  1. Graph /Letter(Academic/  General) – 150 words
  2. Essay – 250 words
60 minutes 2 tasks 0-9 bands
  1. About yourself
  2. Clue Card
  3. General Questions
11-14 minutes - 0-9 bands

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