Test Format

According to the test pattern of IELTS 2016, the speaking test is conducted as a one-on-one test to assess a candidate’s English communication skills. This means candidates are put through a real-life conversation with a real person to get their English conversation skills tested.

IELTS Test Component Duration Brief Description
Listening 30 minutes 4 sections, 40 items
Reading 60 minutes 3 sections, 40 items
Writing 60 minutes 2 tasks
Speaking 11-14 minutes 3 part one-on-one conversation

Candidates take the Listening, reading and writing tests all on the same day one after the other, without any breaks in between them. These components are always taken in the above mentioned order ( except speaking) as given in the IELTS Test pattern 2016.

In accordance with IELTS Test pattern 2016, the speaking test is either conducted after a break on the same day as the other three tests, or within seven days before or after that. This depends on the specific IELTS test centre from which the candidate is appearing. According to the  IELTS Test pattern 2016 the speaking test is conducted as a one-on-one test to assess a candidate’s English communication skills. This means candidates are put through a real-life conversation with a real person to get their English conversation skills tested.The IELTS test results would thus depend on the overall performance of the candidate in IELTS 2016 .

IELTS is an english language proficiency test. Hence, the IELTS Test pattern 2016 is is structured in a way that it reflects the speaking, reading and writing skills of the candidate. IELTS test scores are accepted by over 9,000 organizations worldwide including schools, universities, Government departments, employers, immigration authorities and professional bodies. Ther is no specific eligibility criteria required to sit for IELTS. However, the selection procedure varies among oraganisations. Hence, the candidate should know the application procedure of the institutes wherehe/she applies to. The IELTS test is available throught the year. Candidates can select anIELTS test date 2016 in accordance to their convienience and availibility of seats.

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