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IELTS Test or Exam Types

The IELTS exam is of two types as explained below:

IELTS Academic

IELTS Academic is a very important exam for those candidates who are wishing to pursue their higher studies completely in English medium in both English speaking and non-English speaking countries across the globe. This exam will prove how good a candidate is in speaking, writing, listening, and reading modules. We can name countries where IELTS Academic is widely accepted for admissions such as the US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, and so many other countries as well.

IELTS General Training

IELTS General Training exam has been designed to keep in mind those candidates who are looking to migrate to New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the US, and the UK for work and other purposes. This test will assess the candidate’s proficiency in the English language as to how well can a candidate cope up in social and professional working life in the English language.

IELTS Exam Pattern 2022
Test Sections Brief Description
40 minutes
4 sections, 40 questions
60 minutes
3 sections, 40 questions
60 minutes
1 task and 2 tasks
11-14 minutes
3 part one-on-one conversation
You can find below a full description of each Module which is a part of the IELTS Exam Pattern:


  • This section has almost 3 long passages to deal with for you
  • There will be 13-14 questions in every single passage and you will get a total of 40 questions in 3 passages
  • Question will be given in different types such as multiple-choice, sentence completion, summary writing, matching information, or short-answers based on the given passages
  • 3 passages given in the exam will be taken from books, journals, magazines, or newspapers and are more academic in context
  • Total time duration will be 60 minutes for you to finish the reading section.
  • IELTS Band score scales from 0 to 9 so work hard to obtain band 9 in reading module


In this section, there are 2 types of writing tasks

Task 1:  candidates will be provided a graph, table, chart, stages of a process, or a diagram.  Candidates need to describe pretty well or summarize the information provided to them in their own words and this will showcase how well candidates can understand the information and write correct brief detail about a  given situation. Task 1 has 20 points.

Task 2:  candidates will be asked a question about any subject. They are required to express their point of view whether against or in favor of the question. However, the candidate needs to provide a coherent response and justify his or her argument and in order to get a high score must give some apt examples to win the hearts of the examiner. Task 2 has 20 points in total.

This writing section has 60 minutes time duration so make sure you use this time efficiently.

Writing section band score scales from 0 to 9 so practices regularly to score band 9 in the writing section.


The test format is the same for Academic and General Training.

The listening section is divided into 4 parts

  • The four listening items are:
  1. There will be a conversation between two individuals in an everyday social context so make sure you listen carefully and find the right answers.
  2. There will be a monologue or a speech where one person will talk about one particular subject so you need to attentively listen to what is being said to find the right answer.
  3. The candidate will listen to a conversation between two or among four people in an academic setting and you need to again pay attention and find correct answers.
  4. There will be again a monologue on an academic subject and again you must listen carefully to everything so that you will find the correct answer easily.
  • These 4 tasks will include a total of 40 questions designed to test your ability as in how good you are at listening to a conversation and a  monologue and further you can understand and retain the information to find the correct answer.
  • Each recording is played only once so be alert, careful, and agile to establish a quickly correct answer.
  • You have only 40 minutes time for this listening task
  • Listening section band score scales from 0 to 9 so practices regularly to score band 9 in the listening section.


  • The Speaking test format is always the same for Academic and General Training.
  • This speaking task has a total time duration of around 11-14 minutes
  • The test is all about the face-to-face discussion with an examiner who is entrusted with the task to assess your flawless English speaking abilities. Examiner will also record your voice for further proper evaluation in order to give you the right score whatever you deserve based on your speaking abilities.
Speaking part has 3 sections which are explained below:
Part 1:
  • Examiner asks some personal questions about the candidate like home, family, work, studies, and interests
  • This session will give the candidate to speak only for about four to five minutes
Part 2:
  • In part 2, the examiner will provide a card to a candidate and there will be some photo or info about something so the candidate will be given a minute to prepare his speech.
  • The candidate will now be asked to talk on the topic mentioned on the task card for about a two-minute to judge how well a candidate can describe a particular thing off the cuff.
Part 3:
  • Examiner will be more curious and will add some more questions based on the response given by the candidate in the second part
  • The candidate will be pushed to express more and describe and discuss more abstract ideas and issues so that examiner can assess the candidate’s overall speaking skills. The time limit will be about 4-5 minutes for candidates to speak for this part.
  • IELTS Speaking section band score scales from 0 to 9 so do speaking practice regularly to score band 9 in the speaking section.
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