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IELTS Overview:

Full Form: The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Year Started: 1980 AD Score / Grade Range: 0 to 9 at increment of 0.5 band multiple. Test Score/Grade Validity: 2 Years Total Test Duration 2 hours 45 minutes. Annual number of test takers: Over 3 million in 2017. Test official authorities: British Council and IDP Countries / Regions: More than 1,200 test centres in over 140 countries.

How many types of IELTS tests are there?

There are two types of IELTS Test namely:

  1. IELTS Academic
  2. IELTS General Training.

IELTS test is mainly of two types: Academic and General Training. The Test consists of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. In both tests Listening & speaking are same whereas there is a slight variation on Reading and Writing for Academic and General Training IELTS Test according to 2018 Exam pattern.

What is the duration of IELTS Test?

IELTS test lasts for 3 hours which includes listening, reading and writing. Speaking test is taken separately which may last for 10 minutes to half an hour depending on the test conductor.


In this test, you have to listen to a sample piece of text that is played to you and you have to attend 40 questions related to the text. You have 1 hour to complete the whole test.


This portion of the test requires you to read 3 pieces which are provided to you. Each piece is allowed 20 minutes each.


This portion of the test is divided into two parts each :

150 words

The short portion requires you to describe a diagram or a pie chart or any similar visual chart in about 150 words. The examiner sees how good you clearly can you explain the diagram.

200 words

For the long portion, you are provided a situation and you are required to give your opinion on the situation. The examiner sees how well you can use the English language to describe your views and opinions.


Speaking test is taken separately which may last for 10 minutes to half an hour depending on the test conductor. The examiner sees how fluent your English is and if you can/cannot communicate in English with ease.

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