IELTS tests the complete range of English language skills which will commonly be encountered by students while studying or getting trained in the medium of English.
IELTS is accepted by most Australian, British, Canadian and New Zealand academic institutions. American academic institutions are increasingly accepting IELTS for admission purposes
IELTS is accepted by many professional organisations including the New Zealand Immigration Service, the Australian Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, the Australian and U.K Medical Council.
All candidates have to take the same Listening and Speaking Modules. If you are planning to undertake academic study it is recommended that you sit for the Academic Reading and Writing Modules. If you are planning to undertake non-academic training or apply for immigration to Australia or New Zealand it is recommended that you sit for the General Training Reading and Writing Modules.
Results are returned to the candidates within two weeks in the form of a Test Report Form (see next item).
- Candidates receive scores on a band scale from 1 to 9
- Candidates receive a score for each module of the test as well as an overall score
- Overall Band Scores and Listening and Reading Band Scores are reported in half bands;
- Writing and Speaking Band Scores are reported in whole Bands
- There is no pass or fail mark.
- The IELTS Handbook provides a written Interpretation of Results. Results are valid for two years.
IELTS – The format and Content of the Test
Listening: 4sections, 40 items, 30minutes
General Training Reading: 4sections, 40 items, 60minutes
General Training Writing: 2 Tasks (150 and 250 Words), 60minutes
Academic Reading: 4sections, 40 items, 60minutes
Academic Writing: 2 Tasks (150 and 250 Words), 60minutes
Speaking: 10 – 15 Minutes
Total Test Time: 4 hours 45 minutes