With a duration of about 2 hours 45 minutes, the test is categorized into 4 modules, each one testing a unique aspect of the candidate’s verbal skills.With a duration of about 2 hours 45 minutes, the test is categorized into 4 modules, each one testing a unique aspect of the candidate’s verbal skills.
• Module 1 – IELTS Listening Test (30 minutes)
The candidate will listen to 4 recordings in English spoken by the native people, after which he/she has to answer a set questions based on the audio clippings. This aims mainly at testing the understandability regarding the attitude of the speakers.
• Module 2 – IELTS Reading Test (60 minutes)
This consists of the reading of the texts given to the candidate followed by the answering of questions related to each text that grade the level to which you can summarize the text and understand the basic idea behind it.
• Module 3 – IELTS Writing Test (60 minutes)
The candidates shall be given 2 writing tasks which may include explaining the info provided through graphs, charts or tables, writing the letter in the prescribed format, or penning down an essay in response to a situation or opinion.
• Module 4 – IELTS Speaking Test (11-15 minutes)
The examiner will ask you to speak on the everyday aspects of your life, a particular topic (for which you’ll be given a preparation time of 1-2 minutes) and ask questions related to the topic you spoke.
Note that: The first 3 modules are to be completed at a stretch on a single day while the last test module can be given a week in advance or after the other test modules.
A nine-band scale, ranging from Band score 1 (non-user) to Band score 9 (expert user), is used to precisely distinguish the different proficiency levels of the candidate.
Each institution may have its own score limitations for its recruitment or admission.