IELTS 2019
Updated on May 6, 2019 - 5:37 p.m. IST by Ranjini Basu

IELTS 2019 - British Council has declared the result of IELTS 2019 for the exam conducted on July 27 on August 8; candidates can check the result through official website entering login details like test date, date of birth, candidate number and identification document number. British Council, IDP-IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment conduct the IELTS 2019 test to evaluate a candidate’s proficiency level in the English language. Individuals aspiring to pursue education or eager to work in countries like the USA, UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand etc have to qualify for the exam. However, if a candidate wants to apply directly for a UK visa, he/she has to appear for 'IELTS for UKVI'. IELTS (International English Language Testing System) test scores are accepted by over 10,000 organisations in 140 countries worldwide, including schools, universities, Government departments, employers, immigration authorities and other professional bodies. Being one of the most renowned English proficiency tests, IELTS test 2019 is taken by more than three million candidates across 140 countries in the world. IELTS 2019 measures a candidate’s English language command in four different skill sets, namely Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. In this article by Careers 360, candidates can gather information about IELTS Test 2019 related to eligibility criteria, test dates, registration process, application process, syllabus, exam pattern, result and selection procedure.


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Key Highlights of IELTS 2019

  • Exam Name: International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

  • Commonly known as: IELTS

  • Exam Level: International Level Test

  • Conducting Body of IELTS 2019: The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is jointly managed by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL).

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IELTS Eligibility Criteria 2019

There are no specific IELTS 2019 eligibility criteria set by the conducting bodies of IELTS. Any individual who wants to pursue higher studies abroad or seeking an opportunity to work in any one of the foreign countries that require English language proficiency can apply for IELTS 2019. IELTS Academic scores are accepted by universities or institutions. Therefore, a candidate is required to check the eligibility criteria for the institution or organisation he/she wishes to be associated with as individual organisations have different requirements.

IELTS Syllabus 2019

IELTS 2019 has two formats- IELTS Academic and IELTS General. Both the formats comprise of four mandatory sections, namely listening, reading, writing and speaking. However, Listening and Speaking are the same for both the formats, but the subject matter of the Reading and Writing components differ depending on which test one opts for. IELTS 2019 test is designed to reflect the use of English language in our daily lives; at work, at play and study. The results of IELTS 2019 are scored on a unique 9-band scale.

The purpose of the two versions/formats of IELTS 2019 are distinct, so one should be cautious while registering for IELTS test 2019. A specific version of IELTS 2019 can be selected by the candidates depending on the institution or organization they wish to enter/apply to.

Difference between IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training:-

Suitable IELTS Test version


IELTS Academic

Study at university at an undergraduate or postgraduate level, join a professional organization that requires English language proficiency test scores.

IELTS General Training

Study at below degree level, work or undertake work-related training, and for emigration purpose.

IELTS Test Pattern 2019

IELTS exam is now conducted both in Paper-based mode (offline) and Computer-based mode (online). The total duration of IELTS 2019 test is 2 hours 45 minutes. Listening, Reading and Writing sections are conducted back-to-back while speaking test may be scheduled on the same day or within seven days before or after the test. While every student has to take similar Listening and Speaking modules, it is the Reading and Writing modules that differ for the two formats - IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training.

The IELTS 2019 speaking test is conducted as a one-on-one test to assess candidates’ English fluency, coherence, pronunciation, and grammatical accuracy. The responses are recorded by the examiner for analysis and scoring purpose. The candidates are put through a real-life conversation with a real person to get their English conversation skills tested.

Know about the four sections of IELTS 2019 test:-

IELTS Test Component


Brief Description


30 minutes

4 sections, 40 items


60 minutes

3 sections, 40 items


60 minutes

2 tasks


11–14 minutes

One-on-one conversation divided into three parts

IELTS Application form 2019

IELTS 2019 application is open round the year. Depending on the test centre, it is held for a maximum of four times per month. The IELTS 2019 test can be re-taken for an unlimited number of times after registering and paying separately for each test. One can book his/her IELTS test online in most countries. One needs to simply check the available IELTS exam dates, choose a test location from one of 500 test centres around the world, and then register for the test. however, if online booking isn’t available in one's country, he/she can easily book IELTS test at a designated local IELTS test centre.

Candidates need to abide by the procedure listed below in order to complete IELTS application form 2019:

  • Open the official website (each IELTS conducting body has different application portals), read the information carefully before applying for the same.

  • Select the name of the country/territory and hit on 'Continue'

  • Decide which month, date, and module/format (Academic/General Training) suit best for you

  • Check availability of the test date and click on the tab 'Apply'

  • Read and accept the Terms and Conditions

  • Register online by filling in the personal and academic credentials

  • Once required details are filled in, choose payments options: debit card, credit card or demand draft.

  • Assemble all documents and send

  • Finally, select up to five universities of your choice to send the IELTS test scores.

Application Fee- The registration fee for the IELTS test has been revised with effect from April 1, 2019; candidates need to pay Rs. 13,250 during the registration process instead of Rs. 12,650 (British Council). Payment of the application fee of IELTS can be done online using Net Banking, eWallets or Card (Visa, Visa Electron, Master Card), and Demand Draft.

Test TypeCost (INR)
Computer-delivered IELTS13250
IELTS for UKVI18500
Life Skills13850
Pen and paper based IELTS13250

IELTS Test Dates 2019

The test dates of IELTS (International English Language Testing System) 2019 have been announced by the conducting body, British Council. The IELTS 2019 tests are generally mostly conducted on Thursdays or Saturdays. The total number of 48 IELTS dates (including Academic and General Training formats) have been scheduled for the year 2019. The IELTS Academic version is available on all the test dates. IELTS 2019 General Training version is available for around 24 days in a year. Aspirants can choose IELTS dates while registering for the test. In this article, candidates will get to know how to select the IELTS test dates 2019. The results will be available to view online for 28 days from the test date, however that should not be used as an official confirmation of IELTS 2019 exam performance. IELTS 2019 test centre provides a link to the results. The IELTS 2019 results will be declared 13 days after the respective exam dates.

How to know the IELTS 2019 Test Date:

  • Visit the official IELTS website

  • Click 'How do I register', then click 'Book a test'

  • Click enquiry to locate your test location

  • Select IELTS Test 2019, then select the country

  • You can select your city/ town

  • The next page will display all IELTS test date 2019

  • If satisfied with the date, click 'Apply' next to it.

IELTS accepting institutes and organisations

IELTS scores are accepted by over 10,000 organisations and institutions across the globe. The IELTS 2019 test scores are required by the educational institutions, international employers, and government bodies to check the English language proficiency level of the aspirant. However, different bodies might require different IELTS bands (0–9). So, while universities ask for IELTS Academic scores, government organisations require IELTS General Training scores.

How to check country-wise organisation and institution for IELTS 2019 Exam?


  • Visit the IELTS test official website.

  • Click ' About the test'

  • Click 'Who accepts IELTS scores?'

  • If you have any particular institute/ organisation in mind, enter the name.

  • Else Click 'Advanced options'.

  • Then, select from options that suite you best.

  • Enter the location, city/ state and click 'Search IELTS organisations'

  • The next page displays the list of organisations/ institutes that accept the IELTS test scores.


Click here to check country-wise organisation and institution which accept IELTS.

IELTS Exam Preparation Tips

One of the interesting factors of IELTS 2019 preparation is that one can incorporate the IELTS practice into everyday routine. Aspirants can prepare while reading a favourite book, chatting with friends or even watching television! This English language proficiency exam tests candidates’ overall language skills. One also needs to religiously solve as many as practice IELTS test papers possible; analyse the mistakes each time, rectify them, and move on.

IELTS Result 2019

The test results of IELTS 2019 is made available after 13 days of taking the test. There is no concept of qualifying or failing in the IELTS test, scores are calculated on a 9-band scale. Each educational institution and organisation decide their cutoff band of IELTS result 2019 to meet their academic and professional requirements. The table below elucidates each IELTS band score for a better understanding of the IELTS 2019 Result pattern.

IELTS 2019 Band Scores

IELTS Band Score



Band 9

Expert user

Fully operational command of the language: appropriate, accurate and fluent with complete understanding

Band 8

Very good user

Fully operational command of the language with only occasional unsystematic inaccuracies and inappropriacies. Misunderstandings may occur in unfamiliar situations. Handles complex detailed argumentation well.

Band 7

Good user

Operational command of the language, though with occasional inaccuracies, inappropriacies and misunderstandings in some situations. Generally handles complex language well and understands the detailed reasoning

Band 6

Competent user

Generally effective command of the language despite some inaccuracies, inappropriacies and misunderstandings. Can use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situations

Band 5

Modest user

Partial command of the language, coping with overall meaning in most situations, though is likely to make many mistakes. Should be able to handle basic communication in own field

Band 4

Limited user

Basic competence is limited to familiar situations. Has frequent problems in understanding and expression. Is not able to use complex language.

Band 3

Extremely limited user

Conveys and understands only general meaning in very familiar situations. Frequent breakdowns in communication occur.

Band 2

Intermittent user

No real communication is possible except for the most basic information using isolated words or short formulae in familiar situations and to meet immediate needs. Has great difficulty in understanding spoken and written English

Band 1


Essentially has no ability to use the language beyond possibly a few isolated words.

Band 0

Did not attempt IELTS

No assessable information provided.

Each candidate receives one copy of their Test Report Form. Up to five copies of TRF is posted to the relevant institution(s) that a candidate lists during the filling up of the IELTS 2019 application form for sending the IELTS 2019 result. Candidates can also request for additional TRFs beyond these five from the Test Centre which issues the TRF. In case, a candidate wants to get a re-evaluation of the IELTS result 2019, he/she must apply for an enquiry at the test centre within six weeks of the test date. The enquiry fee is fully refunded if, only the band score changes.

IELTS 2019 Selection Procedure

IELTS 2019 scores are valid for two years. However, the acceptance of the IELTS 2019 score depends much on the IELTS selection procedure of the respective institute/university the candidate is applying to.

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can you please inform me how to apply for IELTS and TOEFL exams

Charvi Nayyar 7th Feb, 2020

hello aspirant

you can register for IELTS exam in the following way:

1. you can register online and pay the fees by credit card (Log on to and Select the option "Register for IELTS" and fill the necessary information).

2.  register in person at idp branch and pay the fees there. identical to the first option.

3. register by courier and pay test fee by demand draft.

you can register for TOEFL exam by online means and or by email or by phone. you can also register in person at a toefl resource center. you will be basically required to visit and create an online profile and then pay the exam fees.

hope this helps


Dear Sir/Mam, I want to do MS in UK in January 2021. Do i have to give both IELTS and TOEFL exams or either? I dont know when and how to start preparation. please Help. Thanks

Mayank Chowdhary 2nd Feb, 2020

Giving either of them is ok actually. And for preparations then if you plan to shift in 2021 try to give the exam in around November 2020 if possible and to start it's preparations, as per me it's a 3 months regular studies required to crack the same. So you can start in around July/August to be well prepared to give the exam.

Either the IELTS or the TOEFL is required as part of your application to an English-speaking university and will demonstrate if you will be able to understand the course material.

The IELTS and TOEFL exams are two of the most accepted English proficiency exams around the world. However, both of these tests are different in their structure, approach, and teaching criteria. This means that you need to understand how the two differ before selecting which test to study for and ultimately take.

Thank you.


Dear Sir/Mam, I want to do MS in UK. But cost of study is Expensive. Does scoring good in IELTS and TOEFL helps to reduce the amount of cost ? what else option do i get in order to get admission in UK in minimum cost ? Please Help Me !!

Harshit sethi 1st Feb, 2020

All the foreign Universities offer a scholarship which is on the basis of meriat and need basis . You should try to look for it and inform the competent authority about it . They would help you in every way . They also offers 100 % scholarship to merit and need basis students.

This would help you to study abroad.


can u help with the name of universities for MBA with affordable price accepting the IELTS Score of 6.5 in UK exclusively

Sampriti Student Expert 30th Jan, 2020

Following are a few good Universities in the UK you can check out with their required IELTS score and the overall academic fees for the programs

  • Imperial College of London ( IELTS score required = 6, fees for MBA = 49.1 lakhs)
  • University College London (IELTS score = 5.5, fees for MBA = 45 lakhs)
  • University of Edinburgh (IELTS score = 6.5, fees for MBA = 57 lakhs)
  • Kings College London (IELTS score = 6, fees for MSc in accountability and financial Management = 47 lakhs, fees for MSc in Human Resource Management and Organization Analysis = 42 lakhs)
  • University of Glasgow (IELTS score = 6.5, fees for MBA = 50.8 lakhs)
  • University of Bristol (IELTS score = 6, fees for MSc Management = 46.2 lakhs, fees for MSc Management in International Business = 47 lakhs)
  • University of Warwick (IELTS score for Business  Analytics= 5.5, fees for MSc Business Analytics = 52 lakhs). For MBA it accepts GMAT or GRE scores
  • University of Southampton (IELTS score = 6.5, fees for MBA = 46 lakhs)
  • University of Exeter(IELTS score = 6.5, fees for MBA = 54 lakhs)
  • Royal Halloway, University of London (IELTS score = 6, fees for MBA = 40 lakhs)

if i want to go to usa ( for BA course) What are the basic requiremnts that i need to have ?? Did i need to write SAT Exam ???(For BA...SAT for what ??). Is IELTS score enough? Is it necessary for me to get 90+ in class 12th?? Did a student with 80+ can apply for admission? Can you answer these ans.

thomas joy 28th Jan, 2020

Hi there,

For taking admission in most of the collegws in US and Canada students needed to write SAT exam. It is for Undergraduate courses.IELTS is asked by the universities for testing the English profficency, but SAT is required for taking the admission.

Even TOEFL or good scores in 10+2 for English subject is enough for showing the English Profficency.

Hope this will help you.

Thank you

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