IELTS (International English Language Testing System) evaluates the English language ability of people who wish to study in countries where English is the primary language and means of communication.

There are 2 types of IELTS Tests. IELTS Academic is for students who wish to pursue higher education abroad while IELTS General test is for work and migration purposes.

Test duration for IELTS is 2 hours and 45 minutes excluding breaks.

Types of IELTS

1. IELTS Academic
2. IELTS General Training
3. IELTS – SELT (Secure English Language Test)

Structure of IELTS Exam





Students will listen to four recordings of native English
speakers and then write their answers to a series of questions.

30 minutes


The Reading component consists of 40 questions, designed to
test a wide range of reading skills.

60 minutes

Academic Writing

Two tasks each in Academic Test and General Training

60 minutes


The speaking component assesses students’ use of spoken
English. Every test is recorded.

14 minutes


  • The Listening, Reading and Writing components are completed on the same day, with no breaks.)
  • The speaking component can be completed up to a week before or after the other tests.
  • The total test time is 2 hours and 45 minutes.
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