Information about the IELTS exam

There are two types of  IELTS:  Academic and General Training. Listening and Speaking are the same for both tests, but the subject matter of the Reading and Writing sections differs depending on which test you take

The Listening, Reading and Writing sections of all IELTS tests are completed on the same day, with no breaks in between them.

The Speaking section, however, can be completed up to a week before or after the other tests. Your test centre will advise.

The total test time is 2 hours and 45 minutes

Students sitting the Academic & the General Training Modules take the same Listening and Speaking tests, but different Reading and Writing tests. Listening, Reading and Writing must be completed in one day.


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