International English Language Testing System

IELTS is being conducted by two organizations namely British Council and IDP worldwide. It has two types- General Training and Academic.

 Academic IELTS

Academic IELTS is for study purpose only. It comprises four modules.


Listening module has four sub sections and each contains 10 questions. There are total 40 questions which are asked to attempt. These questions have various types such as Multiple Choice, Fill in the Blanks, diagram completion and many more.

 Time Limit: – 35-40 mins

10 min extra is given to transfer answers on OMR Sheet


Academic Reading has three passages and three sections of various fields. All these passages contain 13-14 questions in each section. Students are asked to solve multiple choice questions, True False Not Given question and many more.

Time Limit: – 1 Hour

No extra time is given to transfer answers on OMR Sheet


Writing is being conducted in order to assess writing skills of a candidate. In this task two sections are asked to solve. The first section contains various graphs like Bar, Line, Table and Map charts. A student has to write relevant information regarding given graph. In second section an essay is given from various areas like education, tourism, employment, technology, and many more.

Time Limit: – 1 Hour


Speaking is also one of an important aspects being assessed in IELTS. An examiner asks you several questions on various basic topics. It consists three sections namely, Introduction, Cue Card and Follow up questions.

Time Limit: – 10-15 Min

General Training IELTS

This is for Permanent Residency and for work visas. It also has same modules as Academic. The main difference is that in section-1 of writing module a letter is asked to attempt. In Reading, there are total five sections and are easier than academic reading.