Overview on IELTS Exam pattern

For all the Test takers, it’s important to understand the format of the IELTS exam. The understanding of the format is an advantage for all.

Before preparation, the first step is to know the types of IELTS exam and which one you want to select. Second, you have to understand the exam format and then start your preparation for the exam.

There are two IELTS tests available, Academic IELTS and IELTS General Training. Both IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training are graded in the same grading format of the IELTS exam.

The subject matters for Listening and Speaking are the same for the Academic and General Training IELTS test. But, for Reading and Writing sections the subject matter differs, it depends on which test you take.

The individual will take Listening, Reading and Writing tests on the same day. But, the speaking interview-based test held on the same day or another day it depends on local exam arrangements.

The IELTS Exam Formatting

IELTS Exam includes four different sections, Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The candidates have to complete the exam in 2 hours and 45 minutes time duration.

Listening: This section contains 30 minutes and candidates have to answer different types of 40 questions in this time duration.

Reading: The time for the reading section is 60 minutes and has 40 questions. The candidate has to answer 40 questions comprises of three texts in academic IELTS. IN General Training IELTS the candidate has to answer the question after reading 5-6 tests.

Writing: The writing part contains 60 minutes and the candidate has to comprise of two questions. The candidates are expected to write a short essay of 250 words. The candidate has to explain the given data, table, or diagram in their own words in the Academic part. For General training test, the candidate has to write a letter at least 150 words and short easy of 250 words minimum.

Speaking: The face to face interview section contains 11 to 14 minutes.