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International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is designed to evaluate the language ability of candidates. This exam measures the language ability of people who want to study or work where English is used as a language of communication.

Key Details:

  • There are two types of the IELTS test:

    • IELTS Academic
    • IELTS General Training.
  • Listening and Speaking are the same for both tests but the subject matter of the Reading and writing a component differs depending on which test you take.
  • Total test time is 2 hours and 45 minutes.
  • This test is recognised by universities and employers in many countries including Australia, New Zealand, Canada, UK and USA.
  • It is also recognised by professional bodies, immigration authorities and other government agencies.
  • British Council offers IELTS tests in 42 locations in India.
  • Venue for your test will be sent by email approximately 5 days before the test.
  • Visit to find out where the nearest IELTS test center is located.

Test Format:

Total time: 2 hour 45 minutes

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- Published/Last Modified on: January 19, 2017