IELTS is available in two test
Academic or General Training
For entry into or exit
from university courses, or entry into senior government,
commercial, or professional bodies
General Training Module
entry into non-academic training, some certificate / diploma
courses, migration and other government and commercial
IELTS Test consists of 4 parts:
Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.
Candidates must do all four parts to receive an IELTS result. The
total test time is 2 hours and 45 minutes.
4 sections, 40 questions, 30 minutes
3 sections, 40 questions, 60 minutes
2 pieces of writing (150 & 250 words),
IELTS tests all four language skills – listening, reading,
writing and speaking. The Speaking test is a face-to-face interview
with a certified Examiner. It is interactive and as close to a
real-life situation as a test can get.
Academic or General Training. All candidates take the same
Listening and Speaking modules but different Reading and Writing
Listening, Reading and Writing must be completed in one day.
Depending on your test centre, the Speaking test may be offered on
the same day or up to a week before or after the other parts. See
below for a diagram of the test format.