The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) tests how you will use English to study, work or migrate to a country, This includes Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. IELTS tests your ability to listen, read, write, and speak in English. IELTS is accepted by many organisations across 140 countries which includes Universities and Employers across the world.


Exam Pattern&Syllabus​

LISTENING: 30 minutes

The IELTS Listening test consists of four sections and 40 questions

Section 1: A conversation between two people set in a daily life context, i.e., A conversation in an educational institution

Section 2: A monologue set in a daily life context, i.e., speech about local facilities.

Section 3: A conversation between up to four people set in an educational or training context, i.e., Students discussing academic modules with the university mentor.

Section 4: A monologue on an academic subject, i.e., A lecture in the university.

READING: 60 minutes

Reading test will take about 60 minutes. It consists of 40 questions. 

Academic Reading Test:

The IELTS Academic reading test includes three long texts which range from the descriptive and factual to the discursive and analytical. The texts are authentic and are taken from books, journals, magazines and newspapers. 

General Reading test:

IELTS General reading test includes three passages with tasks. You will have to read paragraphs taken from books, magazines, newspapers, notices, advertisements, company handbooks and guidelines. These are usually daily life situations you will face on a daily basis.

WRITING: 60 minutes

Academic writing test:

It consists of two sections, section one consists of various types of visual representation. The candidates are expected to elaborate the visual representation in at least 150 words. Section two consists of a topic to write on where candidates elaborate an argument or a situation in not less or more than 250 words.

General writing test:

It includes two sections which are based on topics of general interest. In section one you will be exposed to a situation and asked to write a letter requesting information. Letter can be formal, informal or personal. In Section two you will be asked to write a response to a point of view, argument or situation. The essay can also be personal than the academic test.

SPEAKING: 11-14 minutes

The exam consists of three tasks. Task one is typically an interview in which the examiner requests a personal introduction. The interview can last up to 4-5 minutes. In the second task, the candidate is given a task sheet with a topic to speak on. The examiner may ask a few questions about your topic at the end of the two minutes. The third task is related to the previous task.


The Result will be available online after 3 to 5 days if you have taken the online mode. 13-15 days if you have taken the offline mode. The result will be issued in the Test Report Form (TRF) format which shows your scores in all four sections along with the overall band. All five scores are given on a 9-Band scale.


What is IELTS Academic?

IELTS (International English Language Testing Service). It is a prerequisite exam required for students to study or work abroad

What is the syllabus for IELTS?

It contains four sections, Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking

What is the age limit to take IELTS?

Students over the age of 16 can take IELTS

Where can I take IELTS?

IELTS offers more than 200 test centres in more than 40 countries

What is the pass score for IELTS?

There is no pass or fail score for IELTS. Your test results are reported in band scores from 1.0-9.0

Can I get job through IELTS?

Yes. You need to provide language proficiency proof for obtaining a visa to work abroad

What is a good IELTS score?

Good Overall IELTS score is 7.0 or above

What is IELTS Fee in India?


Do I need passport for IELTS?

If the candidate fails to bring original passport on the test day. Their entry can get refused

How long is IELTS score valid?

IELTS score is valid for 2 years