A brief about IELTS

By Dr. Prabhalya Kumar

What is IELTS?

IELTS means International English Language Testing System, which could be taken by any one trying to move abroad.

Why IELTS to other English exams?

 IELTS IS MORE BASED ON GENERAL TOPICS AND EASIER TO PREPARE ON YOUR OWN. It is more affordable and study materials are easily available for free. 

How long is exam valid?

2 years

When is it preferred to take the exam?

Since the validity is for two years, it is preferable to take the exam during the internship of your respective courses

Countries that validate IELTS

Most popular countries where IELTS is accepted for university admissions are the UK, Australia, New Zealand, USA, and Canada. The exam mainly measures the ability of test-takers to communicate in the four basic English language skills – listening, reading, speaking, and writing.

How often is IELTS conducted?

IELTS is conducted every week throughout the year

Where can you take the exam?

In India the exams takes place in most cities, for which kindly go through the given link below.


Cost of the exam?

INR –  RS 15000 – 16000/- (including GST)

USD –  $205

AUSD -$290

Documents required for the Exam?


Where you can book your exams?

On the www.ieltsipdindia.com website

Exam pattern

IELTS consists of 4 subtests viz,.

  • Listening:

It has 4 parts (A, B ,C  & D)

A total of 40 questions to be answered in 40 minutes.

  • Reading:

 It has 3 parts (A, B & C)

A total of 40 questions to be answered in 60 minutes/ 1 hour .

  • Writing:

You have two parts . The first one will be an interpretation of a graph/chart/diagram/table.

Task 2-you will be asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. Responses to both tasks must be in a formal style. 

  • Speaking

Timing: 11–14 minutes

Part 1 – the examiner will ask you general questions about yourself and a range of familiar topics, such as home, family, work, studies and interests. This part lasts between four and five minutes.

Part 2  – you will be given a card which asks you to talk about a particular topic. You will have one minute to prepare before speaking for up to two minutes. The examiner will then ask one or two questions on the same topic.

   Part 3 – you will be asked further questions about the topic in Part 2. These will give you the opportunity to discuss more abstract ideas and issues. This part of the test lasts between four and five minutes.

Ps: Only the audio will be recorded and sent for valuation

                                                                                  Thank you.

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