IELTS is International English Language Testing System which is mandatory for everyone who aspires to study or move to any of the English speaking countries ,such as USA, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. IELTS offers a maximum of 9-bands score and is conducted by two autonomous organizations namely: The British Council and IDP Australia.
Candidates are tested in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. Total test time is 2 hours 45 minutes. The first three modules- Listening, Reading and Writing- are taken at a stretch in one day. The speaking module will be taken, at the discretion of the test center, in the period of seven days before or after the other Modules.
IELTS – Pattern
|Section||Number of Questions||Time|
|Writing||2 Tasks||60 Minutes|
|Speaking||20 Questions (around)||15 Minutes|
In the listening module, students are expected to listen foreign conversations audios and answer the questions which follow. In the reading section the test takers are expected to read the passage and answer the questions. In the writing section, two tasks will be given to the students and they are expected to write based on the task given. The last section of IELTS is Speaking wherein a face-to-face interview will be conducted between the examiner and the candidate where the examiner assesses the proficiency of the candidate in terms of Fluency and Coherence, Vocabulary, Grammatical Range and accuracy and Pronunciation. IELTS is a paper based test and can be taken according to the test dates announced.
What you should know about the sections
|British Accent||Long passages||Two tasks||One to one interview|
|Idioms||Dry content||Ability to describe, analyze & argue over||Don’t give one-word answers|
|Answer while you listen||Technical Jargon,
Peculiar Question Models
|Standard format||Be fluent in speech|
The individual module's Band score is considered as per the requirement