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IELTS
IELTS EXAM PATTERN
IELTS Test comprises of four modules:
1. Listening
2. Reading
3. Writing
4. Speaking

All the candidates will be taking the same Listening and Speaking Modules. There is a choice between Academic and General Training in the Reading and Writing Modules.
  1. Academic Training- For candidates taking the test for entry to undergraduate or postgraduate studies for professional reasons.
  2. General Training- For candidates taking entry to vocational or training programmes not at degree level, for admission to secondary schools and for immigration purposes.
The format of the test is as under.
  • Total Test Duration of IELTS Exam is 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.

  • ModulesSectionsQuestionsTime permitted
    Listening440- ten in each section30 minutes*
    Reading-General Trainig Academic 3
    3
    40
    40
    60 minutes
    60 minutes
    Writing-General training Academic 2 tasks (150 and 250 words)
    2 tasks (150 and 250 words
    60 minutes
    60 minutes
    Speaking11-14 minutes

    Notes:
    Extra 10 minutes are given to fair up, the answers which the listener actually noted down during listening.
     
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