IELTS – International English Language Testing System seeks to measure the language proficiency of individuals who want to study at a location where English is the language of communication.
This program is a joint venture of the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL), British Council and IDP: IELTS Australia. This exam confirms the highest international standards of language assessment.
This language assessment is recognized by universities and employers in many countries, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the USA. You may contact your nearest examination center or visit www.ielts.org to discover where the closest IELTS test focus is found.
IELTS test structure
There are two modules of the IELTS:
- Academic Module-This module is specifically for individuals applying for higher education or seeking professional registration.
- General Training Module-This module is specifically for individuals migrating to an English speaking country for secondary education, work or training.
IELTS Life Skills is a separate test for those who need to prove their English speaking and listening skills at the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
The IELTS test has four parts:
Listening: 30 minutes
Reading: 60 minutes
Writing: 60 minutes
Speaking: 11–14 minutes
Total Time: 2 Hours and 45 Mins.