The purpose of reading test is to evaluate student's ability to read and comprehend the given text. The texts are from sources like Books, Magzines & Journals.
There are two separate writing tests, one for Academic and one for General candidates. There are two tasks in each test.
The listening test consists of four sections each with 10 questions. Candidates hear the recording once only and answer the questions as they listen.
The speaking test assess whether candidates can communicate effectively in english. It takes into account fluency and coherence.
International English Language Testing System ( IELTS) is known as one of the most popular English Language Tests in the World. This Test is taken to Assess the English Skills of a candidate in different modules . These Modules include Reading ,Listening Writing and Speaking . This is the Criteria to judge you that how well or easy it is for you to study , work and learn in English Language Countries.
IELTS Academic :
If you have a dream to get higher education or professional registration in various foreign English Speaking Countries then you need to clear the IELTS Academic Test. It contains the features of an Academic Language. Also it will help to evaluate that, are you ready to begin study or training. The Academic IELTS is accepted by so many famous institution of the world for the Higher Education .
IELTS General :
candidates who want to go to the English speaking Countries for the work experience or training programs, they need to clear the IELTS General training test. Also, it is required when an individual wants to migrate to Australia, New Zealand, Canada & UK.
IELTS IDP/British Council :
IELTS is a test which is invented by the British Council, IDP and the University of Cambridge altogether. In some Countries, IDP is taking up the responsibility to conduct this test. There are some Countries where the British Council took up the charge to conduct this test. Also in some countries, both the IDP & British Council are in charge of this exam. India is also one of these Countries where IELTS is offered by both the IDP and British Council.
The pattern of exams, questions as well as marking criteria of IELTS will be always same in both conditions as both the examiners of BC and IDP get trained in same manner. Don't waste your time in thinking about British Council or IDP. Preparation is the key to success.
There are two types of IELTS exam. Listening and speaking are the same for both tests, but the subject matter of the Reading and Writing part is different for these two tests.
|Parts||Module||Time Limit||No.of Questions||Task types|
|Part I||Listening||30 minutes (+ 10 minutes transfer time)||40||Multiple choice, matching, plan, map, diagram labelling etc|
|Part II||Reading||60 min||40||Three reading passages using a variety of questions which will consist of number of task types.|
|Part III||Writing||60 min||2||Describe visual information in your own words (150 words in 20 minutes) Respond to a point of view or argument or problem. (250 words in 40 minutes)|
|Part IV||Speaking||11-14 minutes||3 parts||Oral interview which includes introduction, speak spontaneously on the topic from the cue card and then discussion.|
Academic reading - This includes three long texts which can be from the descriptive and factual to lengthy and analytical. These are taken from books, journals, magazines and newspapers. They are specially picked for people entering university courses or looking for professional registration.
General Reading - This includes texts from books, magazines, newspapers, notices, advertisements, company handbooks and guidelines. These are the things that you probably encounter in your daily life in an English speaking environment.