The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exam is a standardized exam that tests a candidate's proficiency in the English language. This exam was developed in 1989 by the British Council, in conjunction with IDP and University of Cambridge ESOL Examination.
Format of the IELTS Exam
The IELTS exam has two modules - Academic and General Training. The module you have to test in depends on your purpose of visit to that country (a country whose native language is English).
- If you are appearing for the exam in order to gain migration or for visiting the country to gain work experience, you will be required to appear for the General Training Module.
- If you are seeking admission to a foreign university or applying for professional training in a foreign country, you will be required to appear for the Academic Module.
In order to find out which module you have to appear for, you can log on to http://www.ielts.org.
IELTS Help at ExamFocus
ExamFocus provides IELTS aspirants like you with thousands of questions to help you practice for the test. With detailed explanations to all the questions and an assessment of your test taking skills, we are the right source for all your IELTS practicing needs. The following table gives you a quick glance of what the IELTS consists of and other details.
|IELTS Types||General Training Module & Academic Training Module|
|Section||Listening||General training Reading and Academic Training Reading||General training Writing and Academic Training Writing||Speaking|
|Nature||Common for both IELTS Types||Different||Different||Common for both IELTS Types|
|Number of Questions||40||40||2 Essays||Oral Interview|
|Time Allotted||30 minutes||60 minutes||60 minutes||11-14 minutes|
|Number of Sub-Sections||4 sections||3 sections||2 Tasks||3 parts|
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