IELTS Preparation


IELTS Preparation Introduction:

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is designed to assess the English language proficiency of candidates across the globe. The IELTS tests are exclusively held in over 500 centres, with the frequency ranging up to four times in a single month. The exam evaluates a candidate's grasp over the English language with the course essentially focusing on four major criteria, namely, Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking. The exam, instead of passing or failing a candidate, gauges the candidate's abilities based on a grading score that ranges from 0-9.


Academic Training:

IELTS academic training is a standard entrance test that evaluates a candidate’s ability to be considered for studies at undergraduate or postgraduate level, in a completely English study/speaking environment.


IELTS Useful Information:

• IELTS scoring ranges from 0-9, wherein, the test measures and reports the scores in a consistent manner.
• Test Report Form will be posted to the candidate after 13 calendar days from the date of the test taken.
• There is no particular limit implemented on students appearing for the test. Students can always re-sit for the examination by choosing their preferred date.
• If a candidate finds anything wrong in the test result, he can apply for a re-evaluation of the results at his designated test centre within six weeks of the test date.

General Training:

IELTS General Training is a standard entrance test that assesses a candidate’s ability to work/ live in an English speaking environment.
People migrating to countries such as Australia, Canada and New Zealand have to appear for the General Training test as a part of the immigration process.





Format of IELTS

IELTS Academic:

IELTS Academic measures English language expertise that one requires to thrive in an academic, higher learning environment. The test is prepared on common grounds, applicable for anyone and everyone, regardless of their demographics or subject focus.


Listening* (30+10 minutes)


  • The Entire Test is timed at 30 minutes {half an hour} with an extra 10 minutes denoted to allow students to transfer their answers to the answer sheet
  • The test will contain four recorded monologues and conversations in different English Speaking accents that you have to decipher.

Reading (60 minutes)

  • Candidates will be given three long passages for reading along with tasks accompanying it.
  • Texts usually range from descriptive and factual to discursive and analytical
  • The test also includes non-verbal assessment of material such as diagrams, graphs or illustrations
  • The text pieces used are authentic (e.g. taken from books, journals and newspapers)

Writing (60 minutes)

  • The test includes a written task where the candidate will be given a piece of 150 words at least, and the candidate must summarise, describe or elaborately explain the same using a table, graph, chart or diagram
  • The test also includes a short essay writing task where the candidate must write 250 words at least, on the mentioned topic.

Speaking* (11-14 minutes)

  • Candidates qualifying for the first two rounds will be asked for a face-to-face interview round.
  • The Speaking test includes short questions where the candidate would be asked to speak at length about a familiar topic. Candidates also must participate in a structured discussion.

IELTS General Training:

The IELTS General Training gauges English Language proficiency of the candidate in a practical, everyday context. The tasks the test entails will mirror the situations that the candidate would face on a day-to-day basis, be it in a workplace or in a social situation.



Listening* (30 + 10 minutes)


  • The Entire Test is timed at 30 minutes {half an hour} with an extra 10 minutes denoted to allow students to transfer their answers to the answer sheet
  • The test will contain four recorded monologues and conversations in different English Speaking accents that you have to decipher.

Reading (60 minutes)

  • The test will initiate with three reading passages along with tasks allotted for each passage.
  • Section 2 of the test will contain two short factual texts, that are usually related to your work or the subject that is related to your work.
  • Section 3 of the test will contain one long text, the topic of which will be general interest.
  • The Texts used in the test are authentic sources, i.e. they are extracted from original company handbooks, documents, newspapers, and books.

Writing (60 minutes)

  • The test includes a written task where the candidate will be given a piece of 150 words at least, and the candidate must summarise, describe or elaborately explain the same using a table, graph, chart or diagram
  • The test also includes a short essay writing task where the candidate must write 250 words at least, on the mentioned topic.



Speaking* (11 to 14 minutes)

  • Candidates qualifying for the first two rounds will be asked for a face-to-face interview round.
  • The Speaking test includes short questions where the candidate would be asked to speak at length about a familiar topic. Candidates also must participate in a structured discussion.