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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.

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.

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
IELTS-Listening-Practice-Test-Section-2IELTS-Listening-Practice-Test-Section-3

IELTS Listening Practice Test Section 2

IELTS Listening Practice Test Section 3

IELTS-Academic-Reading-Practice-Test-Diagram-Label-CompletionIELTS-Academic-Reading-Practice-Test-Identifying-informationIELTS-Academic-Reading-Practice-Test-Identifying-writers-viewsIELTS-Academic-Reading-Practice-Test-Matching-features

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

IELTS-Speaking-Practice-Test-Speaking-Sample-Test-Part-1-PromptIELTS-Speaking-Practice-Test-Speaking-Sample-Test-Part-2-PromptIELTS-Speaking-Practice-Test-Speaking-Sample-Test-Part-3-PromptIELTS-Speaking-Practice-Test-Speaking-Sample-Test-Part-1-Transcript

Speaking Sample Test Part 1 Promt

Speaking Sample Test Part 2 Promt

Speaking Sample Test Part 3 Promt

Speaking Sample Test Part 1 Transcript

IELTS-Speaking-Practice-Test-Speaking-Sample-Test-Part-2-TranscriptIELTS-Speaking-Practice-Test-Speaking-Sample-Test-Part-3-Transcript

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


Also Read:

IELTS Exam Preparation Tips

IELTS Test Pattern

Download IELTS E-Book: Complete Guide to the Test

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Snehlata Sinha Student Expert 21st Jan, 2020

Hey,

This depends on which university you wish to go and the city where you want to reside.

The living costs do vary from province to province and within a province city to city.

The estimation of costs will be provided to you in the admission letter you receive from the university.

Alternatively you can obtain admission handbooks from few universities and there will be indication of costs for tuition fees, living expenses and medical insurance etc.


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As I Pursuing my engineering in electrical and electronics engineering is IELTS / TOFEL exams are suitable for me to enter MS in Germany for Abroad

Archita Aggarwal 16th Jan, 2020

Hii

If you want to pursue your MS in Germany abroad, first you need to find out which college are you exactly aiming for and then decide to weather go for IELTS/TOEFL. Some universities do accept IELTS and some do accept TOEFL as a proof for your English proficiency. Without proving your English proficiency you can not go for studying Abroad

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how much does it cost overall to study PhD biochemistry at mit uk. and wat should be my GRE and TOEFL/ IELTS scores ?

Ameya Narendra Parkar 13th Jan, 2020
Dear Aishwarya,
I would like to tell you that PhD in biology is available at MIT, in that you can choose your research area as biochemistry.
PhDs are usually full funded but if theres any tuition fee present then your PI can only tell you about that.

  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
Minimum score required: 6.5
Electronic scores send to: MIT Graduate Admissions

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Minimum score required: 90 (iBT) 577 (PBT)
  • Institute code: 3514
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hi, i wanted to do mba from Germany with a government college but i have less than 60%(59.7) in my graduation(B.sc) so am i eligible if not so if i score good in gmat/ielts/toefl will this help me to get the admission in public college of Germany. i have a experience of 2 years in IT.

Sanjay Khandelwal 8th Jan, 2020
Hello
For different university and college there are different eligibility criteria, you must have 6-6.5 IELTS score for that, work experience is not compulsory but they will consider during application, they may have interview also. You can do MBA but you must see the criteria in University you wish to desire. In B-School that will not be a problem i think. If you can mention any college then i can help further.
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How can I get into the MBA courses of top business schools in USA? Should I take GRE or GMAT? TOEFL or IELTS? Which are the best coaching institutes to prepare for these exams?

Leon George 3rd Jan, 2020

Hello Tamaghna,

Yes to get into top business schools in USA, you can either take GRE or GMAT for getting into one of the best and top business schools of USA.

TOEFL and IELTS  are exam for non native English speakers. TOEFL only tests academic subjects whereas the IELTS academic option will have academic reading and writing sections with general listening and speaking sections.

The top business schools in USA are-

  • University of Pennsylvania
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  • Columbia University
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Good coaching institutes for GRE and GMAT are-

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These are some of the best coaching centre for GRE and GMAT

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