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About IELTS Exam

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is designed to assess the language ability of people who want to study or work where English is the language of communication. IELTS is recognised by more than 10,000 organisations including educational institutions, employers, professional associations and governments, in more than 140 countries around the world.

IELTS Academic

This version of the IELTS Exam is accepted by Academic Institutions as part of the Study Visa Applications at both UG and PG levels. Candidates in Specialised professions such as Doctors and Nurses choose IELTS Academic as part of their professional registration applications in foreign countries.

IELTS General Training

This version of the IELTS Exam is acknowledged and accepted by employers, Immigration authorities and other professional bodies in English-speaking countries (Canada, Australia, New Zealand, USA, UK) for applications related to Immigration and Work Permits.

Test Modules


IELTS Test Format


  • 30 Minutes
  • 40 Questions
  • 4 Sections
  • No Negative Marking
  • Listen to the Audio and Answer the Questions


  • 30 Minutes
  • 40 Questions
  • 3 Sections
  • No Negative Marking
  • Read the Passage and Answer the Questions


  • 60 Minutes
  • 2 Tasks
  • Task 1 - 150 Words
  • Task 2 - 250 Words
  • Assessed as per the Evaluation Criteria


  • 11-14 Minutes
  • 3 Parts
  • Face-to-Face Interview
  • Tests Spoken English Communication
  • Evaluated based on Assessment Criteria

Key Information

  • Results are available in 5 - 7 days (computer-delivered) and 13 days (paper-based).
  • Score is valid for only 2 years from the Result Date.
  • Passport is mandatory for applicants
  • Not recommended for those aged below 16 years
  • Non-restriction of gender, race, nationality or religion
  • No Specific Academic Merit-based Criteria
  • No Pass/Fail Result
  • Band Scores are reported on a scale of 1-9 depending on the candidate’s performance

Why Gradway?

3-5 Students per batch

Exhaustive Training Material

Master Trainers with 2 decades of experience

Free IELTS Slot Booking Assistance

Offline and Online Batches

Private and Group Sessions

Weekend Tests and 10 Full-Length Mock Tests

1 Month Programme

Interested in IELTS Coaching?

Join Gradway's network of Trained Students and Working Professionals who have successfully completed their IELTS exam with flying colours.