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IELTS, International English Language Testing System, is designed to access the language ability of people who want to study or work where English is the language of communication.

Introduction to IELTS

It is recognized and accepted by various organizations worldwide, including universities, employers, professional bodies, immigration authorities, and other government agencies. For a list of organization s that accept IELTS scores, visit www.ielts.org/recognition.

History of IELTS test

The English Language Testing Services (ELTS) was first introduced in 1980 when it replaced the English Proficiency Test Battery (EPTB), a traditional multiple-choice test used by the British Council since the mid-1960s. But the new test had an innovative format that reflects changes in language learning and teaching theory and developments in language testing.

Level of the test

IELTS is designed to assess English Language skills across a wide range of levels. There is no such thing as a pass or fail in IELTS. Results are reported as band scores on a scale from 1 (lowest) to 9 (highest).

0.Did not attempt the test


2.Intermittent user

3.Extremely limited user

4.Limited user

5.Modest user

6.Competent user

7.Good user

8.Very good user

9.Expert user

Conducting bodies

IELTS is conducted by British Council and IDP Education Ltd. in different nations to allow test-takers to Study, work, and migrate to English-speaking countries like Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the USA, and the UK.


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Two types of Tests: GENERAL & ACADEMIC

  1. IELTS Academic is for test takers wishing to study at undergraduate/ postgraduate levels or for those seeking professional registration.
  2. IELTS General Training is for test takers wishing to migrate to an English speaking country or for those wishing to train or study at below degree level.



  • Timing: approximately 30 minutes (plus 10 minutes transfer time)
  • Questions: 40 in total, each one is heard once only.
  • Numerous kinds of voices and native-speaker accents are used.
  • A variety of question types are the following: Multiple choice, matching, plan/ map/ diagram labeling, form completion, note completion, table completion, flow-chart completion, summary completion, sentence completion, short answer questions.
  • Test Parts: There are four sections:
    • Section1 is a conversation between two people set in an everyday social context (e.g. conversation in a travel agency or accommodation agency)
    • Section2 is a monologue set (e.g. a speech about local facilities)
    • Section3 is a conversation between up to four people set in an educational or training context (e.g. university tutor and students or group of students)
    • Section4 is a monologue on an academic subject (e.g. university lecture)


  • Timing: 60 minutes (no extra transfer time)  
  • Questions: 40 in total, each one is heard once only.
  • A variety of question types are used from following:
    • Multiple choices
    • Identifying information (True/ False/ Not Given)
    • Identifying writer’s views/ claims (Yes/ No/ Not Given)
    • Matching information, headings, features, sentence endings
    • Sentence completion, summary completion, note completion, table completion, diagram label completion, table completion
    • Short answer questions.


  • Timing: 60 minutes
  • There are two tasks:
    • 150 words for the first task
    • 250 words for the second task.
  • Task 1 is presented with a graph, table, chart, or diagram and is asked to describe, summarize or explain the information in own words. It also asked to describe and explain data, describe the stages of the process or describe an object/ event.
  • Task 2 includes one essay in response to a point of view, argument, or problem. Also, the issues raised are of general interest
  • In both tasks, you are assessed on your ability to write a response in terms of content, organization ideas, accuracy, and range of vocabulary and grammar.


  • Timing: 11-14 minutes
  • There are three different parts
  • Part1: Introduction and Interview (4-5 minutes): Examiner introduces him/ her and asks you to introduce yourself and confirm your identity
  • Part2: Individual long turn (3-4 minutes): Examiner gives a task card to talk about a particular topic. You are given 1 minute to prepare your talk and then talk on that topic for another 1-2 minutes. And, then the examiner may ask you any questions on that topic.
  • Part3: Two-way discussion (4-5 minutes): The examiner asks further questions that are connected to the topic of Part2. These questions give you an opportunity to discuss more abstract issues and ideas.

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General strategies/ Tips & Tricks

~Make sure you are demonstrating your strengths and weaknesses in each module

~Familiarize yourself with the format of the test in detail.

~Practice, practice, and practice along with it, study the given material thoroughly.

~Set Realistic goals to complete every module within the given time interval.

~Understand the marking criteria in different question types.

~Improving your vocabulary, spellings, and language proficiency.

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