IELTS stand for International English Language Testing System is one of the most popular official exams that opens door to a world of academic and professional opportunity in Australia New Zealand, UK , USA and may other places around the world where English is necessary . It is an international standardized check of English proficiency and it is jointly managed by Cambridge ESOL, British Council and IDP Education University Australia. IELTS is recognized and accepted by over 9000 organizations worldwide, including universities, employers, professional bodies, immigration authorities and other government agencies.
There ae 2 kinds of IELTS exams where listening and speaking modules are same but reading and writing modules are different.
IELTS Academic is for test takers wishing to study at undergraduate or postgraduate levels and for those seeking professional registration.
IELTS General Training is for test takers wishing to migrate to an English – speaking country (Australia , Canada , New Zealand , UK) and for those wishing to train or study at below degree level.
IELTS is a test of all four language skills: Listening, Reading, Writing and speaking. You will take the Listening, Reading and Writing tests all on the same day one after the other with no breaks in between. Depending on your test centre, your Speaking test may be conducted on the same day. The total maximum test time of 2 hours & 45 minutes is divided as under ; Listening – 30 Minutes ; Reading – 60 Minutes ; Writing – 60 Minutes and Speaking; 11-15 Minutes.
Dr. Preetpal Kaur
Biyani Group of Colleges