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IELTS: Recognised by over 6,000 organisations worldwide

IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who want to study or work where English is the language of communication. IELTS is recognised by over 6,000 organisations worldwide, including universities, employers, professional bodies, immigration authorities and other government agencies.

Test format

There are two modules to choose from – Academic and General Training.
Each recognising organisation sets its own entry requirements. In some cases, both modules may be accepted.

Both modules cover all four-language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking. Everyone takes the same Listening and Speaking tests. There are different Reading and Writing tests for the Academic and General Training modules.

The Academic module is for candidates wishing to study at undergraduate or postgraduate levels, and for those seeking professional registration.

The General Training module is for candidates wishing to migrate to English speaking
Country (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK), and for those wishing to train or study at below degree level

Test Duration:

  • IELTS has four parts –
  • Listening (30 minutes),
  • Reading (60 minutes),
  • Writing (60 minutes) and
  • Speaking (11–14 minutes)

The total test time is 2 hours and 45 minutes.

The Listening, Reading and Writing tests are completed on the same day. There are no breaks between the three written tests. The Speaking test may be taken up to seven days before or after the other three tests.

For a list of organisations that accept IELTS scores, Click Here

Test Dates:

IELTS is offered up to four times a month in more than 125 countries. Tests are usually on Saturdays or Thursdays.

Test Centres:

For a list of all IELTS test centres worldwide : click Here

Test Location - Hyderabad

3RD FLOOR,6-3-1090/1/1, RAJ BHAVAN ROAD, Hyderabad - 500082

Tel: 91-040-44118888


There is no such thing as a pass or fail in IELTS. Results are reported as band scores on a scale from 1 (the lowest) to 9 (the highest).

Preparation Material:

IELTS test material and information about the test are available from the following websites:

Test results

The Test Report Form

You will receive a Test Report Form which reports a score for each of the four skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking), as well as an overall band score. Half band scores may be awarded to indicate a strong performance within a particular band.

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Results are issued 13 days after the test. At some test centres candidates may collect their results on the 13th day; at others, results are mailed on the 13th day.

Test Report Form validity

Recognising organisations will not usually accept a Test Report Form that is more than two years old unless you provide evidence that you have actively maintained or tried to improve your English since taking the test.

Registering for the test

To register for an IELTS test, follow these seven steps.

  1. Find your nearest IELTS centre and check the test dates to find two options that suit you. Note the deadline for registering for each test date.
  2. Check with your organisation or on the Global Recognition System whether you need to sit an Academic or General Training test.
  3. Print out the IELTS Application Form (PDF, 273KB) or ask your test centre for a copy.

In some centres, candidates may be able to register for the test online.

  1. Organise two passport-sized photographs, less than six months old, and sign the back of each.
  2. Take a photocopy of your current passport
  3. If you want your results to be sent automatically to a university or educational institution, include the correct details in the section on the IELTS Application Form.
  4. Take your application into your IELTS test centre with your money. If you send it by mail, talk to your centre about the method of payment.

Once you have registered, the test centre will confirm your IELTS test date, time and venue. The Speaking test can be up to 7 days before or after the test date.

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Published date : 25 Dec 2012 06:02PM

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