IELTS is the testing method by which it is possible to check how good a person is in English speaking, listening reading, and writing. This is an international standard testing method applied to the non-native English-speaking people to know their abilities. It takes 2 years to finish. This testing system supervised by the British Council and IDP, IELTS Australia, and Cambridge assessment. It was first published in 1989.

Over ten thousand colleges, agencies and many more institutions take the help of this testing method to check anyone’s ability. More than in 140 countries this method used. It is the most popular method of testing in the world for higher study. We all know the fact that in the higher study, you have to be very good in the English language. Moreover, this testing method is a way just to ensure your capabilities to take admission for higher study.

If you successfully pass this testing then only you can take admission in your higher studies anywhere, even in foreign countries. Even this testing method will increase your skills more and offer you a better career opportunities and a successful like in the future.

There is no such thing as a pass or fail in IELTS. Results are reported as band scores on a scale from 1 (the lowest) to 9 (the highest).   

The IELTS band score scale
Band Meaning of  Band
9 Expert user
8 Very good user
7 Good user
6 Competent user
5 Modest user
4 Limited user
3  Extremely limited user
2 Intermittent user
1  Non user
0  Did not attempt the test

Types Of IELTS

There mainly two types of IELTS tests existing, academic, and general training testing. Anyone can choose between these two testing methods.

1. IELTS Academic

In academic testing training, it mainly focuses on or measures your English language proficiency whether it is suitable or not for the academic atmosphere. It highlights the aspects of academic language and tests your ability whether or not you are ready for the training or study.

 Paper Format

In the academic format, there will be three reading passages, which are taken from various sources. After that, questions will be asked to the following passages. Each question has one mark.

There candidate will see multiple choices to answer the question, identifying information, matching information, identifying viewer’s claim, matching feature, matching headings, sentence completion, sentence endings matching, summary  completion, short answer questions,  note and table completion, diagram level completion and summary, note, table flow chart completion.

1. Multiple Choices

In this section, the candidate will see a set of multiple questions to be answered. Each question will offer you four options and you will have to choose the right one from all those options.

2. Identifying Information

In this identifying information, one candidate will have to give his or her answer in, yes or no, true, or false. Mainly one may have to agree or disagree with the statement given in the test.

3. Identifying The Writer’s Views/Claims

In this test, the candidates will write their answers in right or wrong. He or she has to put one option in the given box.

4.  Matching Information

The candidates will match the answer in the paper, moreover, to put or fill the box, with correct matching numbers.

5. Matching Headings

In IELTS, the test takers will ask the candidates to match a heading with the right heading. You will have to select the right match for the correct question.

6. Matching Features

The candidate will see two columns in the question paper, asked them to match the correct features with the right option.

7.  Matching Sentence Endings

In this particular section, the candidates will have to match a sentence with another sentence, which is correct, by matching the sentence ending.

8. Sentence Completion

There will be some incomplete sentences and the candidates will have to finish those sentences with the right information.

9. Summary Completion

In the summary testing part, there will a long story and in detail. The candidates will have to write that particular story in short or in summary style.

10.  Note Completion, Table Completion

In IELTS, candidates will have to make a take or note regarding their answer.

11.  Flow-Chart Completion

There will be the following passage, at first, the candidates will have to read the whole passage attentively. After that, they will be asked a set of questions to answer. The candidates can write the answer in detail or in short, may be in two-three words, just like the true and false.

12.  Diagram Label Completion

In the diagram section, the candidates will have to prepare a diagram regarding their answer and they will have to describe it fully. The diagram should be in the correct order with the correct answer as well.

13. Short Answer Questions

In the question paper, there will be some short type of questions, which each candidate will have to write from a particularly given text.

2. IELTS General Training

This training, through the everyday context or in a practical way measures the capability for English language proficiency. This task or method reflects on social situations and workplaces.

Pick This Training If You Would Like To:

A) Train or learn at under degree stage

B) Work or attempt business-related preparing in an English talking nation

C) Emigrate, to an English talking nation

D) Improve work or get better jobs in your own nation.

You can select between paper-based or PC based IELTS General Training. Both test arrangements will occur at one of the official test places.


The test takes 2 hours and 45 minutes to finish.

Format: There are mainly four different parts to this test: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. At the point when you book your IELTS test with the British Council, the test will occur in an official British Council IELTS test center.

Your Speaking test might be held on the same day in a different location. Even the test can be held within seven days. You will get the information when will it happened.



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