IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
IELTS, the international English Language Testing System, is designed to assess the language ability of non-native speakers of English who need to study or work where English is the language of communication. IELTS assesses all of your English skills- reading, writing, listening & speaking. There are two Modules; Academic and General Training. There are four sub-tests, or modules, to the IELTS test: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking with a band score of 0 to 9 for each module. The Academic Training Course is for candidates who wish to pursue their higher education overseas, whereas the General Training Course is for immigration and training requirements in UK, Australia and Canada.
IELTS Test Module
Listening Reading Writing Speaking Module No. of Questions Time Listening 40 30 mins Reading 40 60 mins Writing 2 60 mins Speaking 3 parts 11-14 mins
All the candidates (General or Academic) take the same Listening and Speaking Modules but there is a slight difference in the Reading and Writing Modules.