IELTS Overview

International English Language Testing System is a standardized test, which is available in academic and general. The academic module is required for those who want to enroll in foreign universities. The score or band ranges from 0-9 (0.5 increment). The scores are valid for two years. The scores are used by educational institutes, government bodies, employers, and so on.


Test Pattern


# of Questions



Total Score

Listening (4 sections)

40 questions

Approximately 30 minutes (plus 10 minutes transfer time)

0-9 band in half band increment

0-9band (in half band increment)

Reading (3 passages)

40 questions

60 minutes

0-9 band in half band increment


2 tasks

60 minutes

0-9 band in half band increment


3 conversations

11 to 14 minutes

0-9 band in half band increment

The total test time is 2 hours and 45 minutes

There are two different IELTS modules: Academic and General Training. The Speaking and Listening tests are the same in both modules, however the Reading and Writing sections are different


Test Registration fee

Rs. 12,100

Score can be reported to 5 schools and the names of the schools should be mentioned in the IELTS application form

Additional score reporting fee

Rs. 1250 per school

Accepted Id

Passport only

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