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IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System, the world’s proven English language test. Over 7,000 organizations and more than 1.7 million tests are taken each year around the world trust. IELTS is recognized as a secure, valid and reliable indicator of true-to-life ability to communicate in English for education, immigration and professional accreditation.

Why IELTS?

Choosing IELTS enables you to:

  • Prove your English language skills
  • Gain worldwide recognition for study, work and immigration
  • Choose from a range of test dates and locations across the world
  • Special requirements
  • Decide on a module to match your goal
  • Get a meaningful, international result

The Content

Listening:

  • This test is for 30 minutes and consists of 40 questions in each of the 4 sections. It tests your listening abilities in the English language.
  • Test taker is asked to listen to conversations, topics, etc and answer questions based on what was heard. You also have to complete certain summaries, sentences and answer short questions.

Academic Reading:

  • This test is for 60 minutes and consists of 40 questions in each of the 3 sections. Each section has 1 long passage.
  • Test taker has to read passages and answer questions that follow. Passages are designed for non specialist audience and are factual, analytical, and descriptive in nature.

General Reading:

  • This is a 60 minutes long test and consists of 3 sections and 40 items. Each section has 2 to 3 passages, which are extracted from work place conditions, official documents, advertisements, etc. Test taker has to read passages and answer questions that follow.

Academic Writing:

  • It consists of 2 tasks and lasts for 60mins. In task 1 you have to describe graphs, diagrams or certain processes given in our own words and in task 2 you have to write an essay on issue topic or argument. It is a formal style of writing.

General Writing:

  • It consists of 2 tasks and lasts for 60mins. In task 1 you have to write a letter on a situation and in task 2 you have to write an essay on an issue topic or argument assigned. The style of writing can be a little more personal than completely formal.

Speaking:

  • This section is about 11 to 14 mins long and it tests your fluency in speaking the English language. It has 3 parts: you will have to appear for a personal interview in the first part, speak on a particular topic and mentioned points on the topic in the second part and also get involved in a discussion with the examiner in the third part based on the topic given in part 2.
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