IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is an English language proficiency test of international standard. IELTS is managed by the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations, the British Council, and IDP Education Pvt. Ltd.

Test Format


Academic IELTS – This test is for a student who aspires for higher education in foreign universities and for professionals like medical professionals who either want to study or practice in an English speaking country

General Training – This test is designed for those who aspire to undertake non-academic training/gain work experience or for immigration to English speaking country there are 4 parts of this examination which lasts for approximately 3 hours – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The scores are normally valid for 2 years and the results are accepted all over the world including France, Singapore, Australia, UK, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, the USA, Dubai, and many institutions in Europe.

Section Duration
LISTENING (There are 4 sections and 40 questions) 30 Minutes
READING (There are 3 sections and 40 questions) 60 Minutes
WRITING (There are 2 tasks only) 60 Minutes
SPEAKING ( Direct interviews with task to talk on some topic) 60 Minutes
SPEAKING ( Direct interviews with task to talk on some topic) 11 to 14 Minutes

Most universities accept band scores from 6 to more. For professional courses like medical profession minimum band score of 7 is essential.


IELTS Examination Fees: 14,000/-
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Q. Which organizations accept IELTS?
Ans. IELTS is accepted by more than 10,000 organizations worldwide. These include universities, immigration departments, government agencies, professional bodies and multinational companies.
Q. When can I take IELTS?
Ans. IELTS is available on 48 fixed dates a year up to four times a month, depending on local demand.
Q. Is the IELTS test completed in one day
Ans. The Listening, Reading and Writing tests are always completed immediately after each other and with no break. The Speaking test will be held either on the same day or seven days before or two days after that, depending on local arrangements.
Q. Which part do I take first?
Ans. You will take the Listening test first, followed by the Reading and Writing tests (there are no breaks between these tests)
Q. What kinds of accents can be heard in the Listening and Speaking tests?
Ans. As IELTS is an international test, a variety of English accents are used in both of these tests.
Q. When will I receive my test results?
Ans. Your Test Report Form will be posted to you 13 days after your test date. Some test centre’s also provide SMS alerts and an Online Results Service. Keep your Test Report Form in a secure place as you only receive one copy.
Q. What are the documents required for ielts exam?
Ans. The IELTS test location staff will check your identity when you arrive. Please bring your original and valid passport you used when you booked your test, along with a color photocopy.
Q. Can I make notes on the Listening and Reading question papers?
Ans. Yes. The people marking your answers to the Listening and Reading questions will not see your question paper.
Q. Should I take the Academic or the General Training module?
Ans. The Academic module is ideal if you want to study at undergraduate/postgraduate level or for professional registration. The General Training module is normally taken by those who want to migrate to an English-speaking country or study at below degree level. If you’re still unsure, we advise you to check with the institution you’re applying to.
Q. When the instructions say that I should answer in, for example, ‘NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS’ will I lose marks if I write an answer with more than three words?
Ans. Yes. Answers which are over the word limit will be marked as incorrect.
Q. Will I lose marks for spelling and grammar mistakes in my answers?
Ans. All the words you will need in order to answer the questions will be given in the text. Remember to transfer your answers to the answer sheet with care. You will lose marks for wrong spelling and grammar.
Q. What can I take into the test room?
Ans. You can only take your identity document. The examiner will give you everything you need in the test.
Q. Can I start speaking before the 1-minute preparation time is over in Part 2?
Ans. Yes. If you don’t need the whole minute, you can begin speaking when you are ready. However, it is a good idea to use all of the preparation time.
Q. How many times can I take my IELTS exam?
Ans. You can take it as many times as you want. There is no limit.
Q. Will I have time to look at the questions before I listen?
Ans. Yes. There is time to look at the questions before each set of questions. The voice on the recording will tell you which questions to look at.
Q. When will I receive venue details for my IELTS exam?
Ans. You will receive an email at your registered email id confirming your venue details and schedule of your IELTS, 2 days prior to the exam date.
Q. Which is the most difficult section in ielts?
Ans. Writing module - According to several surveys on IELTS modules, the Writing module is the toughest among the four. The writing is considered as the most difficult module of any exam.
Q. What is the purpose of taking the IELTS test?
Ans. The objective of IELTS Exam is to test the English language proficiency of the candidate who wishes to migrate for study or work in a foreign country where English is used as a medium of communication. This test is also accepted by countries for immigration purpose as well.
Q. Is there any difference in the registration process for the general training and academic tests?
Ans. The process is the same for both, but availability for one or the other may be limited at a given location.
Q. Will I be allowed to see my graded exams at any point afterwards?
Ans. No, IELTS does not grant test-takers access to their exams after they have been completed.