IELTS Basics

IELTS is a holistic English language test comprising four subsections: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. Each module is scored for 9 bands and the scores of all the four modules are averaged as the overall band score. There are two types of IELTS – Academic and General Training, which differ in the Reading and Writing modules.

A specific IELTS score is mandatory or sometimes advisory for those who wish to go abroad ( accepted in over 100 countries including the U.S.)for higher education, for a work permit, for Immigration, for professional registration, for dependent visa and sometimes even for a business visa. A good IELTS score is always an added advantage for a visa or for a job abroad or home.

IELTS is a paper-based test. Listening and Reading must be attempted with a pencil, whereas Writing can be attempted with a pen or pencil. Computer-based IELTS (CB IELTS) Which was earlier available in some centers like New Delhi is no longer available anywhere.

IELTS usually takes two days to be finished as Listening, Reading and Writing are conducted at a stretch on the actual day of the test, while Speaking is scheduled on a different day at an appointed time.

In many cities, IELTS Academic is held four times a month, but IELTS General is conducted only twice a month. Currently, there is no mandatory lapse between successive attempts. One also book IELTS for multiple dates without even waiting for the results.

IELTS results are made available on their respective websites (IDP, British Council) usually on the thirteenth day from the test date, whereas a hard copy of the Test Report Form can be expected at the candidate’s address from the sixteenth to twentieth day from the test date. However, in a few cases, the results are delayed by fifteen days in the name of Quality Control.

IELTS is conducted by International Development Program (IDP) and British Council separately. No matter where you take the test ( IDP or British Council or any City in the Country) you will get the same Listing, same Reading, and same Writing papers. Even the evaluation standards remain the same.

All About IELTS

The international English language testing system (IELTS) is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and global migration, with over 2 million tests taken in the last year.

IELTS assesses all of your English skills — reading, writing, listening and speaking, and is designed to reflect how you will use English at study, at work, and at play, in your new life abroad.

The IELTS test is developed by some of the world’s leading experts in language assessment. It has an excellent international reputation, and is accepted by over 9,000 organisations worldwide, including schools, universities, employers, immigration authorities and professional bodies.

IELTS is the most widely accepted English language test that uses a one-on-one speaking test to assess your English communication skills. This means that you are assessed by having a real-life conversation with a real person. This is the most effective and natural way of testing your English conversation skills.

You can take IELTS ACADEMIC or GENERAL – depending on the organisation you are applying to and your plans for the future.

Whatever your reason for taking IELTS, make the most of your language skills.

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If you are looking to pursue graduation or masters or diploma in disciplines other than medical sciences or nursing or education, then you usually need a maximum score of 6.5 overall, and no less than 6 in each module. This is a meticulously designed program to guarantee you a minimum score of 7 in all modules (We have secured many 8 in all modules also).
Course duration: 30-45 days Course duration: 30-45 days
Modules covered:Listening, Reading, Speaking & Writing Modules covered: Listening, Reading, Speaking & Writing
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Mock Tests: 10-15 full tests Mock Tests: 35-50 full tests
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Course validity: 6 months Course validity: Till you get your desired score
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IELTS 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.

How to Register IELTS Exam


  • Select the option Register”
  • Select your test date and test city (you will see the seat availability status)
  • Complete the on-line application form
  • Pay the test fee by credit card (Master / Visa)
  • Get instant seat booking and acknowledgement


  • Register online using the computer at the ES and make payment of test fee, get immediate confirmation of your seat (this is identical to online registration)
  • Hand over Photocopy of your Passport (first and last page) and any observation pages.
  • Hand over the Terms & Conditions document duly signed
  • Take the acknowledgement letter confirming your seat in the test.