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There are four modules for IELTS:

  • • Listening
  • • Reading
  • • Writing
  • • Speaking

Listening, Reading and Writing test is taken on the same day, one after the other, without any break in between. The Speaking test may either fall on the same day or any day up to a week before or after the test date. Test takers opting for paper-based IELTS can book a slot for the Speaking test on a preferred date and time. In case you fail to choose a slot within the stipulated period of time, a time slot be allotted automatically.

The total test time is 2 hours 45 minutes.

Here’s an overview of the test format:.

IELTS Listening test:

(30 minutes) You will have to listen to four recordings and then answer the questions asked. The recordings are of native English speakers and the duration of the test is 30 minutes and in last you will get extra 10 minutes to transfer your answers to your final answer sheet..


IELTS Reading test:

(60 minutes) The IELTS Reading test requires you to answer 40 questions and is designed to test you on an array of reading skills. You would have to read for gist, main ideas, details, logical arguments, skimming, and figuring out the writers’ attitudes, opinions and intentions.

IELTS Writing test:

(60 minutes) The IELTS Writing test requires you to complete two tasks and covers topics of general interest based on the module you are taking.

IELTS Speaking Test:

(11-14 minutes) The IELTS Speaking test assesses your spoken English skills. The test is recorded and conducted in three parts.

The Listening and Speaking tests remain same for both, Academic and General. However, questioning differs in case of the Reading and Writing tests.