WHAT IS IELTS EXAM?
Total Test Time : 2 hours 45 minutes
The first three modules - Listening, Reading and Writing - must be completed in one day. The Speaking Module may be taken, at the discretion of the test centre, in the period seven days before or after the other Modules.
The tests are designed to cover the full range of ability from non-user to expert user.
If you belong to a non-English speaking country and if you are willing to study or work in the United Kingdom, Australia or Canada you need to appear an English language aptitude test: International English Language Testing System (IELTS). If you secure the required score in the Test, you will be allowed to study or work in the country of your choice.
IELTS is owned by three reputable, international organizations: University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL), British Council and IDP Education Australia: IELTS Australia. It adopts the highest quality control and security procedures. More than 6000 organizations, including many government departments and universities, rely on IELTS. The IELTS scoring system is recognized worldwide, giving you a truly international result.
The test measures the candidate’s aptitude to communicate in English across all four language skills –Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.
Those candidates who seek to study in foreign educational institutes must take the Academic Test. This test comprises four modules: Reading Module, Writing Module, Listening Module and Speaking Module.
Each Module carries a band score of 0-9. Different educational institutes in the same country require different band scores to give admissions to students. We suggest you to secure at least 7.5 bands so that you may get admission in a reputed university.
Reading Module comprises three reading comprehensions having about 40 questions. You are given 60 minutes time to answer these questions. The questions are of various types: Selecting appropriate titles for the given paragraphs of the passages, Sentence completion, Matching, etc.
You need to adopt certain short-cut techniques so that you may be able to answer maximum questions within the given time.
This comprises two tasks: Task-I requires you to study certain charts, graphs or tables and interpret them in 150 words. The time allowed for task I is 20 minutes. Task-II requires you to write an essay in 250 words within 40 minutes. Thus, the total time for Writing Module is 60 minutes.
The IELTS General Module does not have charts, graphs or tables. Instead, it has letter writing: complaints, notices, requests, informal letters, etc. However, the issue or essay writing part is common for Academic and General Modules.
It lasts for 30 minutes. You need to listen to the audio and answer the questions simultaneously. It has four sections, containing 10-11 questions each. This part is also common for Academic and General Modules.
It is for 15 minutes. You need to introduce yourself; then, a topic is given on which you need to speak for about 3 to 4 minutes and it is followed by a discussion between you and the examiner.
Test Taking Techniques
Traditional test taking methods are inadequate to secure good band score in IELTS. Hence, we have developed excellent Test Taking Techniques for each module. Our techniques will amazingly help you to score maximum bands in the test.