IELTS Test Format, Syllabus, Test Modules, Complete Information

The full form of IELTS is International English Language Testing System. Those who wish to go overseas for either higher studies or other purposes need to clear it. IELTS tests all four language skills namely Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. IELTS is applicable in the English-speaking countries.

IELTS has two versions – Academic Module and General Training Module. The Academic Module is meant for those who wish to study in an English -Speaking University. The Admission to Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses to the foreign universities depends upon on the results of Academic Test.

The General Training Module is for those who are going to English Speaking countries for the Secondary Education or to get jobs. This Training Module focuses on basic survival skills in social and workplace environment.

It is compulsory for all the aspirants to take the Listening and Speaking Modules. The other two modules – Reading and Writing shall depend whether the candidates are taking Academic or General Training Module of IELTS Test.

IELTS Score Bands –

It is scored on a 9-band scale. The candidates can get the Score depending upon the overall language ability besides another score for each of the four skills namely Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

Check the Syllabus/ Format of IELTS Test Module

Test Module No of Questions Duration Nature of Questions
ListeningFour Sections, 40 ItemsAround 30 MinutesShort Answer key Questions, MCQs, Notes, Sentences Completion, Flow- Chart Completion, Classification, Matching, Form,
Table, Summary,Preparing a Diagram, Map, Plan
Academic ReadingThree Sections, 40 ItemsOne HourShort Answer key Questions, MCQs, Notes, Sentences Completion, Flow- Chart Completion, Classification, Matching, Form,
Table, Summary,Preparing a Diagram, Map, Plan, Paragraph Headings, Identification of Author’s views, Yes, No, True, False type questions
General Training ReadingThree Sections, 40 ItemsOne Hour
Academic Writing Two TasksOne HourTask 1 consists writing task of 150 Words in 20 Minutes by looking at a diagram, chart or graph etc

Task 2 – The candidates have to give a solution to a problem or an opinion with justification in 250 words and 40 Minutes

General Training WritingTwo TasksOne HourTask One – Response to the problem with a letter asking for information in 150 Words and 20 Minutes

Task 2 asks the candidates to present a solution to problem or give an opinion in 250 Words and 40 Minutes

Speaking11 to 14 MinutesThis Speaking Test consists of 3 parts namely Part 1 for Introduction and Interview

Part 2 for Long Turn and

Part 3 for Discussion

Total duration for all these IELTS tests is 2 hours and 44 Minutes

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Updated: July 20, 2016 — 7:02 pm

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