IELTS Sample Paper
Updated on Jan 23, 2019 - 10:32 a.m. IST by Ranjini Basu
#IELTS

IELTS Sample Paper - IELTS is one of the most widely accepted English language proficiency tests in a large number of universities across the world. Aspirants can expect to fare well in IELTS test only if he/she indulges in a rigorous practice. If one is looking forward to appearing in theIELTS Test (Both Academic and General Training), then it is advisable to check and solve the IELTS sample papers. After solving the practice papers, it is equally important to evaluate the answers to check the preparation level of a prospective test taker. All candidates appear for the same Listening and Speaking modules while Reading and Writing modules are different for Academic and General Training candidates. All test takers should ensure the IELTS format before starting the preparation for the correct version of the test. In this article by Careers360, we are providing the IELTS sample papers and the practice test with answers for each section.

APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW

Apply to PTE- Pearson Test of English

LATEST: Click here to check IELTS Result/ IELTS Band

Test Formats of IELTS

It is very important to understand the test formats thoroughly. Also, applicants should be aware of the scores of IELTS as required by the respective institutions/organisations. There are two types of formats for IELTS:

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

  • IELTS General Training: for those who go to an English speaking country for work experience, secondary education or training programmes.

Careers360 brings IELTS sample papers for both the above-mentioned formats.

IELTS Test Pattern

IELTS Test Component

Duration

Brief Description

Listening

30 minutes

4 sections, 40 items

Reading

60 minutes

3 sections, 40 items

Writing

60 minutes

2 tasks

Speaking

11-14 minutes

3 part one-on-one conversation


The IELTS Test Pattern 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 with ten questions each; the total duration is 40 minutes.

IELTS Reading

Here, the candidates will be given three texts followed by a set of 13-14 questions. 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. The passages are different for Academic and General Training test takers.

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 allotted 60 minutes.

IELTS Speaking

The speaking module consists of three sections. In the first section, a general introduction is expected from 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 continues 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-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

IELTS-Academic-Writing-Practice-Test-Academic-writing-task-1-sample-1IELTS-Academic-Writing-Practice-Test-Academic-writing-task-1-sample-2IELTS-Academic-Writing-Practice-Test-Academic-writing-task-2-sample-1IELTS-Academic-Writing-Practice-Test-Academic-writing-task-2-sample-2

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 Prompt

Speaking Sample Test Part 2 Prompt

Speaking Sample Test Part 3 Prompt

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 test results are accepted by over 10,000 organizations worldwide, including schools, universities, Government departments, employers, immigration authorities and professional bodies. However, as there are no specific IELTS eligibility criteria required to appear for IELTS exam, candidates have to comply with the selection procedure of respective institutions. Candidates can post their test report form to relevant institutions in their IELTS application form. The IELTS conducting body uses a nine-band scale to vividly identify levels of English proficiency, from non-user (band score 1) through to expert (band score 9).


The IELTS test is usually conducted on Saturdays and Sundays. One can register for any of the listed IELTS test dates depending on your convenience. However, the confirmation depends on the availability of seats for the exam pertaining to the particular date.



Also Read:


Practice to get a perfect score in IELTS


IELTS Test Dates 2018

Applications Open Now

Arden University, Berlin
Arden University, Berlin
Apply
GMAT
GMAT
Apply
PTE- Pearson Test of English
PTE- Pearson Test of English
Apply
View All Application Forms

More like IELTS

Questions related to IELTS

Showing 406 out of 406 Questions
26 Views

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 www.ieltsidpindia.com 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

46 Views

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.

47 Views

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.

10 Views

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)
2 Views

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

Top
The question have been saved in answer later, you can access it from your profile anytime. Access now

Download the Careers360 App on your Android phone

Regular exam updates, QnA, Predictors, College Applications & E-books now on your Mobile

Careers360 App
150M+ Students
24,000+ Colleges
500+ Exams
1500+ E-books