IELTS – International English Language Testing System

IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who want to study or work where English is the language of communication. IELTS is recognised by over 6,000 organisations worldwide, including universities, employers, professional bodies, immigration authorities and other government agencies. For a list of organisations that accept IELTS scores, visit

IELTS exam was formed to help the universities to evaluate the English language skills of the applicants. Now a day’s most of the US Universities are accepting IELTS score as an alternative to TOEFL test.

IELTS exam will have two formats 1) Academic 2) General.

Applicants to US universities need to take Academic IELTS test. You have to mention this when you are registering for the test.

IELTS Test Format

There are four section/modules in the Academic IELTS Test. Total Test Time: 2hr 45min (Depending upon test center speaking test may take place up to 7 days before or after the test date)

Section/Module Section/Questions Duration
Listening 4 Section / 40 Questions 30 minutes
Academic Reading 3 Section / 40 Questions 60 minutes
Academic Writing 2 Tasks(150-250 words) 60 minutes
speaking 11 – 14 minutes

Order of the Test Modules in the real test: Listening comes first, then Academic Reading, Academic Writing,

How to register for IELTS test Online in India? How much would it cost?

How to Apply for a Test

Applications must be made no later than 10 working days before the test date. It is recommended that you apply as early as possible.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE MADE IN PERSON at Level 1, 11 York Street Sydney NSW 2000.

What do you need to bring?

  1. Completed IELTS Application Form and GST Form
  2. Your current passport
  3. The IELTS Test fee is $330 (GST free) or $363.00 (GST inclusive).

How to pay?

Payment can be made by EFTPOS or Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard and AMEX), Bank Cheque or Money Order payable to Navitas English Services. Personal cheques are not accepted.

Check More Details @ IELTS


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