The IELTS test result is given to all the applicants with a score from band 1 to band 9. Each band possesses the level from the beginner to proficient.
Academic and General Training (choose depending upon your requirement)
Either you choose Academic or General, you need to give it in four sections: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.
Listening: 30 minutes + 10 minutes to transfer the answer in the answer sheet (paper-based IELTS exam), however, computer-based exam is of 30 minutes
Reading: 60 minutes
Writing: 60 minutes
Speaking: 11-15 minutes
The Listening and Speaking Module is the same for both Academic and General while Reading and Writing modules is different for both Academic and General.
IELTS Listening module consists of four sections, with ten questions in each section. Before the recording begins, you will have some time to read the questions. Each section is heard only once.
IELTS Reading module consists of three sections which have various types of questions, such as multiple choice, short-answer, labelling diagrams, identifying information, matching information/headings.
IELTS Writing modules are different for Academic and General test. Task 1 for the Academic test requires to describe a table, chart, graph, diagram in 150 words in 20 minutes, while Task 1 for the General test requires to write a letter for a given situation in 150 words. Task 2 is the same for both versions which require you to write at least 250 words in around 40 minutes.
IELTS Speaking module consists of three section which consists of an introduction and interview, Long talk and discussions face to face with the examiner.