IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is a standardized international English test to check the English proficiency of a candidate. The exam is conducted jointly by IDP Education Private limited, the British Council and University of Cambridge ESOL Examination. Any person who wishes to pursue education or work opportunities in English speaking countries can apply for the exam. There is no minimum eligibility criterion.

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Since IELTS is the most widely accepted test in a large number of universities across the world, there is a huge demand for IELTS sample papers. Here we are providing the IELTS test sample papers with answers for each section. Before that, let’s have a look at the test formats.

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Formats of IELTS

There are two types of formats for IELTS:

  • Academic: for the candidates who want to pursue higher studies in an English speaking country

  • General training: for those who go to an English speaking country for work experience, secondary education or training programme

Here we have the IELTS test paper for both the formats.

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IELTS Paper Pattern

IELTS test consists of four modules:

IELTS Listening

In this module, the candidate is asked to listen to monologues and dialogues and needs to answer a set of questions. This module has four sections and the duration is 40 minutes.

IELTS Reading

Here, the candidate will be given three texts followed by a set of questions ranging from 10 to 13. The candidate needs to go through the texts and answer the questions in the stipulated period of time. This section is of 60 minutes duration.

IELTS Writing

This module is different for academic and general training format. In the academic module, the candidate will have to explain a diagram in Task 1 and respond to an argument in Task 2. In the general training module, the candidate needs to write an article in Task 1 and write an essay in task 2. This section is for 60 minutes.

IELTS Speaking

The speaking module consists of three sections. In the first section, there will be general introduction of the candidate. In the second section, the candidate will be asked to speak on a selected topic and in the third section; there will be a discussion between the candidate and examiner. This section is for 11 to 14 minutes.

The candidates for both formats can download IELTS sample papers for free from this page.

IELTS Sample Paper Academic Module
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IELTS Listening Practice Test Section 2

IELTS Listening Practice Test Section 3

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Diagram label completion

Identifying information

Identifying writer’s views

Matching features

IELTS-Academic-Reading-Practice-Test-Matching-headingsIELTS-Academic-Reading-Practice-Test-Multiple-choice-questionsIELTS-Academic-Reading-Practice-Test-Table-completion

Matching headings

Multiple choice questions

Table completion

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Academic writing task 1 sample- 1

Academic writing task 1 sample- 2

Academic writing task 2 sample- 1

Academic writing task 2 sample- 2

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Speaking Sample Test Part 1 Promt

Speaking Sample Test Part 2 Promt

Speaking Sample Test Part 3 Promt

Speaking Sample Test Part 1 Transcript

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Speaking Sample Test Part 2 Transcript

Speaking Sample Test Part 3 Transcript

IELTS Sample Paper General Training Module
IELTS-General-Training-Reading-Practice-Test-Flow-Chart-completionIELTS-General-Training-Reading-Practice-Test-Identifying-informationIELTS-General-Training-Reading-Practice-Test-Matching-InformationIELTS-General-Training-Reading-Practice-Test-Matching-features

Flow Chart completion

Identifying information

Matching Information

Matching features

IELTS-General-Training-Reading-Practice-Test-Matching-headingsIELTS-General-Training-Reading-Practice-Test-Multiple-choice-questionsIELTS-General-Training-Reading-Practice-Test-Sentence-completion

Matching headings

Multiple choice questions

Sentence completion

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General training writing task 1

General training writing task 2


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I got 6.68 cgpa in b tech and 6.5 in ielts can i do masters in canada

Shiksha 29th Mar, 2020

Hello!

Yes, you can do masters from canada with ilets score of 6.5. The average score that is required in Canada to do masters is 6. Although the figure vary from college/university to college/university. Here are few universities accepting the score of 6.5 and below:

  • University of Windsor
  • University of British Columbia
  • McGill University
  • University of Alberta
  • McMaster University

I hope this helps.

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I am new begginer in IELTS course .so i what to do for speaking good in English and to what books imrove my vocabulary.please help me .which books is good to improve my English language.

Shaurya Kapoor 22nd Mar, 2020
  1. Understand the test format. Familiarize yourself with the format of the test by reviewing the content of the test, as well as the question and task types for each section. ...
  2. Practice with sample test questions. ...
  3. Official IELTS practice materials. ...
  4. IELTS Progress Check. ...
  5. Consider a preparation course. ...
  6. Register as soon as possible.

    You can go for Manhattan Prep and Magoosh courses and books for the proper preparation of IELTS.
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if i want to get myself admitted in the universities of US then do i need ielts or gre or sat certificates?

Ankita yadav 21st Mar, 2020
Hi aspirant
To study in foreign countries i.e. where English is an official language, all these countries ask for IELTS and they have different different scores for different countries. IELTS score lie between the scale of 0-9. And SAT is for graduation courses and GRE for master courses . And both of them have scholarships.

Hope this is helpful
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being a physician assistant can a appear for ielts in canada for specialisation in neuro

Aakansha david 21st Mar, 2020

Hello guesclin,

Yes, you can surely apply for IELTS.

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and global migration.

IELTS has been developed by some of the world’s leading language assessment experts and will test the full range of English skills needed for success in your new job or study placement abroad.

You’ll be assessed on the following elements:

- Listening

- Reading

- Writing

- Speaking

For Canada you Atleast need to score 6.5 or above in ILETS

HOPE THIS WILL HELP YOU

GOOD LUCK!

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I am looking to migrate to Canada, My IELTs score was 7.5 and CRS- 430. I am 40. I have a wife whose IELTS score is 8. We have a 10 year old daugther studying in class5. 1. We are wondering if applying for an MBA would be a good way to get a PR in Canada. How much score it can help us to get

lubhan cherwoo 9th Mar, 2020
Hi,
As per the information provided by you , your score in Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) skilled immigrants (Express Entry) is 430

Ideally a score of above 470 is needed to easily get a PR in express entry, though you can go for the student visa route in which you need to get a student visa after which you can apply for Permanent Residency which is easier route.

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