Course Features




The IELTS (the International English Language Testing System) is recognized worldwide as a reliable test for testing the language skills of candidates who wants to study or work in countries, where English is the language of communication. The IELTS is managed by 3 partners, the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations, the British Council and IDP Education Pty Ltd. The IELTS is conducted in 2 modules:

1. Academic Module: The Academic module is for candidates wishing to study at undergraduate or postgraduate leads and for those seeking professional registration.

2. General Training Module: The General Training Module is for candidates wishing to enroll in vocational or training programs, for admission to secondary schools and for those wishing to migrate to an English Speaking Country like Australia, Canada, UK and New Zealand.

Unique Service Point (USP)




The IELTS is offered up to 4 times in a month in more than 125 countries. A list of all test centers in each country and the test dates worldwide is available at www.ielts.org .


What is IELTS?

IELTS is the most widely accepted English language test that uses a one-on-one speaking test to assess your English communication skills. This means that you are assessed by having a real-life conversation with a real person. This is the most effective and natural way of testing your English conversation skills.

Who accepts IELTS?

You can find out the IELTS score you need to access the education, emigration, employment, professional registration or training opportunity of your choice by searching here. You can search by keyword, organization type, country, state or city to find institutions that accept IELTS.

How to prepare for the IELTS test?

The first step is to make sure you understand the IELTS test format. You need to know what will be expected of you on test day. Once you are familiar with the IELTS test format, you will need to undertake a number of focused preparation activities.


Recommended preparation activities:
1. Download the new IELTS Prep App and prepare for the test.
2. Register for Road to IELTS, the online IELTS preparation course.
3. Examine our IELTS practice test papers and answers.
4. Take practice tests under timed conditions.
5. Practise with IELTS online preparation resources.
6. Buy IELTS self-study books and materials.
7. Consider taking an IELTS preparation course.
8. Review our IELTS test day advice.

IELTS Exam Pattern?

IELTS Syllabus includes four sections - Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing. You get marked on these four sections and you get the IELTS total score as well. The total score is the sum of the scores in the four skill areas.
The total test duration is 2 hours and 45 minutes.
Here is the IELTS paper pattern:

Section

Duration

IELTS Academic

Listening

30 minutes

 

It encompasses four recorded monologues and conversations

Reading

60 minutes

 

Three long reading passages with tasks.

Texts range from descriptive and factual to discursive, and analytical includes non-verbal material like diagrams, graphs and illustrations texts are authentic (taken from books, journals and newspapers)

Writing

60 minutes

A writing task of at least 150 words where the candidate must summarize, describe or explain table, graph, chart or diagram, and another short essay task of at least 250 words

Speaking

11 to 14 minutes

Face-to-face interview includes short questions, speaking at length about a familiar topic and a structured discussion 

Course Format

1. Listening Module

This consists of 4 parts with 10 questions each, totaling 40 questions, to be completed in around 30 minutes. While the recording is played you get time to read the questions and to write and check your answers. You then have 10 minutes to transfer your answers to the answer sheet.

1. To understand the main ideas and detailed factual information
2. To understand the opinions and attitudes of the speakers
3. To understand the purpose of an utterance and to follow the development of ideas

2. Reading Module (Academic or General Training)

This section consists of 3 reading passages with a total of 40 questions. The three texts, together, contain between 2000 and 2750 words. The total time allotted is 60 minutes.

1. In each section of the Reading Test there will be 13 or 14 questions to each passage.
2. While the General Training reading has texts from notices, advertisements, booklets, newspapers, magazines and books.
3. The Academic reading has texts with complex language and precise or elaborated expression, from newspapers, magazines, journals and books.

3. Writing module (Academic or General Training)

This section consists of two writing tasks. The total time allotted is 60 minutes.

Writing-Task 1 (Academic):
1. The IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 is an information transfer task related to the factual content of an input - graph(s), table(s) or diagram(s). It can be combinations of these inputs.
2. Sometimes you have to describe a process shown in a diagram.
3. Time allotted - 20 minutes
4. Word limit - 150 words
Writing-Task 1 (General Training):
1. For the IELTS General Writing Task 1, you must write a letter elaborating on a given problem.
2. The Letter will require an explanation of the situation, and often involves a request for necessary information.
3. You should write in the style appropriate for the type of letter required-either personal, semi-formal or formal.
4. Time allotted — 20 minutes
5. Word limit — 150 words
Writing-Task 2:
1. In Task 2 , you are asked to write an essay on a given Topic
2. Time - 40 minutes
3. Word Length - 250 words at least

4. Speaking Module

The total time allotted to this section is 11 to 14 minutes. The test consists of an interview between the examiner and the candidate, which is recorded. The Speaking Test is divided into 3 sections:

Section 1 begins with some general introductory questions. This is followed by some questions on personal information similar to the type of questions one would ask when meeting someone for the first time. Finally, the examiner asks a series of questions of 2 topics of general interest. (4 - 5 minutes)
1. Personal Questions - Family, Hometown, Interests, Job/Study, Ambitions etc
2. Likes & Dislikes
3. Favorites
4. Questions to check familiarity with tenses.
Section 2 is a monologue by the candidate. The examiner gives the candidate a Cue Card with a subject and a few guiding questions on it. The student talks for 1 to 2 minutes on this subject, as the examiner may decide. The student gets 1 minute to prepare his talk and is provided with paper and a pencil to make some brief notes. After the candidate's talk, the examiner asks 1 or 2 brief questions to finish the section. (3 - 4 minutes)
Section 3 Here the examiner asks some more questions generally related to the subject spoken about in section 2. These questions are more demanding and require some critical analysis on the part of the candidate.
IELTS has four parts:

Section

No. of Sections

Time Allotted

Score

Listening

4 sections

 

30 minutes

 

0 to 9

Reading

3 passages

 

60 minutes

 

0 to 9

Writing

2 tasks

 

60 minutes

0 to 9

Speaking

3 sections

 

15 to 30 minutes

0 to 9

Total

 

3 hours(approx)

0 to 9