Course Description

The International Development Project in Australia and the Cambridge Local Examinations Consortium in the UK both provide the IELTS English language competency test. At their designated testing facilities across the world, the exam is administered. IELTS test results are a way for international students, professionals, and immigrants who want to study or work in English-speaking nations to demonstrate their English ability. Scores from the IELTS are good for two years. Academic and General Training are the two distinct modules that make up the IELTS test. Academic modules should be taken by all students wishing to pursue academic degrees, while general training can be completed by individuals asking for immigration or work permits. Most colleges demand an average score or a band of 6.

IELTS Exam Pattern

Total Test duration 2 hours 45 minutes
40 min
60 min
60 min
15 min

What's inside IELTS ?

In 30 minutes, candidates must listen to four recordings and respond to 10 unbiased questions about each recording.

  1. Conversation in a common situation in the first recording.
  2. Recording two: a monologue about a social topic.
  3. Academic Conversation is the third recording.
  4. Fourth recording: a monologue about a topic in academia.

A 60-minute test is required.

Test in academics

  1. Reading comprehension structure.
  2. The three passages to be read by the candidates.
  3. There are about 1000 words in each passage.
  4. 12–14 specific questions were picked from each passage.
  5. 40 questions from three passages are also required.
  6. There must be a sheet of responses for each question.

Test in general

  1. Reading comprehension structure.
  2. Each candidate read five texts.
  3. There are 40 total objective questions.
  4. There must be a sheet of responses for each question.
  5. extraits de notices, d’annonces, et de textes courts.

60 minute test period
A test in school

Task 1:

  1. Report writing that is based on graphic images.
  2. a description of more than 150 words.
  3. 20 minutes are recommended.

Task 2:

  1. Essay writing on a predetermined theme.
  2. A persuasive essay with more than 250 words.
  3. 40 minutes are recommended.

Overall Test

Task 1

  1. writing a letter.
  2. a letter of more than 150 words that is formal, semi-formal, or informal.
  3. 20 minutes are recommended.

Task 2

  1. writing an essay on a predetermined subject.
  2. A persuasive essay with more than 250 words.
  3. 40 minutes are recommended.

11 to 15 minutes for the test.

  1. on a separate day, performed.
  2. a one-on-one discussion conducted as part of an interview.
  3. encounter with an oral examiner in person.
  4. General Introduction, Part 1 (4-5 minutes)
  5. The long turn, in part two. 2 minutes of unbroken speech on a predetermined subject
  6. Debate in Part 3. more conceptual thoughts (4 – 5 minutes)

How do they score?

Following table describes the English language
Band score Skill level Description
Band 9 Expert user You have a full operational command of the language. Your use of English is appropriate, accurate and fluent, and you show complete understanding.
Band 8 Very good user You have a fully operational command of the language with only occasional unsystematic inaccuracies and inappropriate usage. You may misunderstand some things in unfamiliar situations. You handle complex detailed argumentation well.
Band 7 Good user You have an operational command of the language, though with occasional inaccuracies, inappropriate usage and misunderstandings in some situations. Generally you handle complex language well and understand detailed reasoning.
Band 6 Competent user Generally you have an effective command of the language despite some inaccuracies, inappropriate usage and misunderstandings. You can use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situations.
Band 5 Modest user You have a partial command of the language, and cope with overall meaning in most situations, although you are likely to make many mistakes. You should be able to handle basic communication in your own field.
Band 4 Limited user Your basic competence is limited to familiar situations. You frequently show problems in understanding and expression. You are not able to use complex language.
Band 3 Extremely limited user You convey and understand only general meaning in very familiar situations. There are frequent breakdowns in communication.
Band 2 Intermittent user You have great difficulty understanding spoken and written English.
Band 1 Non-user You have no ability to use the language except a few isolated words.
Band 0 Did not attempt the test You did not answer the questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. You have access to more than 200 test venues across 45 countries through the network of IELTS test centers.

  1. The cost of the IELTS exam varies per nation. The exam cost for your nation in your native currency can be obtained by contacting the closest test center . The cost of the IELTS test is the same for both test formats (Academic and General Training).

  1. You can get advice from your St. Xavier counselor on selecting a test time and place.

  1. The Speaking test consists of an 11–14 minute conversation with a professional and experienced IELTS Examiner. It is recorded and divided into three parts.


  1. Yes. Your question paper won’t be seen to the individuals scoring your responses to the listening and reading questions.


  1. The International English Language Testing System is known as IELTS. This indicates that it concerns English as a second language, not just British English.

  1. There are four skill tests: speaking, reading, and listening.

  1. An examiner will be contacted via video call to accomplish this. Make sure the microphone on your device is operational.


  1. IELTS uses a 9-band scoring method to consistently present exam results. You are given individual band scores on a range from one to nine for each of the four skills—listening, reading, writing, and speaking—as well as an overall band score.

Test Preparation

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