INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTING SYSTEM: IELTS

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the most popular English language test for academic and professional purpose which is accepted by over 140 countries. The test assess four skill areas of the English language: speaking, reading, listening and writing. British Council, IDP – Australia and University of Cambridge ESOL EXAMINATIONS jointly own the examination

It has two modules; Academic and General. The Academic test is taken by the students aspiring for Bachelor and Masters Level and beyond whereas the General test is required for migration purpose or for studying below Bachelor level.

TEST FORMAT :

The following sections compose the IELTS tm test :

Sections No of Questions Time
Listening 40 questions 40 minutes
Reading

  • Academic Module
  • General Module
  • 3 passages (40 questions)
  • 3 sections (40 questions)

60 minutes

60 minutes

Writing

  • Academic Module
  • General Module
  • 2 tasks (Diagram Prompt / Argument Prompt)
  • 2 tasks (Letter Prompt / Essay Prompt)

60 minutes

60 minutes

Speaking 3 parts 11 – 15 minutes
SCORING :

IELTS is graded on a scale of 0 – 9, known as Band Scale. Generally, a score of at least 6 bands for UG & 6.5 bands for PG is required in each section. The result is available in 15 working days.

MISCELLANEOUS DETAILS :
Score Validity 2 years
Test Fee RS. 12650
Nature of Test Paper Based Test
Test Administration Frequency 3 – 4 times in a month.