IELTS Sample Paper
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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 the IELTS 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.


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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

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Diagram label completion

Identifying information

Identifying writer’s views

Matching features


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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 Prompt

Speaking Sample Test Part 2 Prompt

Speaking Sample Test Part 3 Prompt

Speaking Sample Test Part 1 Transcript

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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.


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I am studying in std 11..Can I prepared for IELTS??

Mansi Singh 12th Nov, 2019
Hi Limbachiya,
The minimum age to prepare for IELTS is 16 years. If you are 16 years old and hold a valid passport then you can apply for IELTS. Though there maybe exceptions for admission in particular institutions. But generally the minimum age limit is 16 years.
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hi Im doing graduation in Delhi University. and learning German language. i want to do masters in Germany. please guide about ielts exam?

Shivam bhardwaj Student Expert 12th Nov, 2019
Hello Bhanu,
Hope you are doing well.
IELTSis an English language exam that is required to be taken by international candidates considering studying or working in a country where English is the main language of communication. Most popular countries where IELTS is accepted for university admissions are the UK,Australia,New Zealand,USA, andCanada. The exam mainly measures the ability of test-takers to communicate in the four basic English language skills listening, reading, speaking, and writing. IELTS exam is jointly owned and conducted by IDP Education Australia, British Council, and Cambridge English Language Assessment.
IELTS 2019 exam is required for migration as well as academic purpose abroad in English speaking countries like Australia, UK, New Zealand, USA, and Canada. It is the only English Language Test approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) for visa applicants applying both outside and inside the UK. A lot of students get confused about why are the IELTS scores required. The simple answer to this is that foreign universities and visa granting authorities need to be sure that you will not have communication issues while staying in the country. You need to show agood understanding and strong command of the English language and that is why your overall IELTS scores are so important. Another common doubt students have is whether IELTS is acompulsory exam or not. No, IELTS isnt compulsory in all university admissions. Many universities might not even require IELTS scores for admission purposes. But remember that if you dont give IELTS, your chances of getting the student visa might suffer as the visa officers may not be convinced about your English proficiency without IELTS scores. So it is safer to appear for IELTS and aim to score at least 6 bands overall.

You can take the IELTS exam with the British Council or IDP up to once a week (four times a month). The British Council and IDP global schedule for test datesare 48 days per year.

IELTS Eligibility:
IELTS can be taken by anyone irrespective of age, gender, race, nationality or religion, however, the IELTS test is not recommended for those under 16 years of age.
Hope this will help you.
Good luck
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Highest mark in IELTS to get good scholarship

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 10th Nov, 2019

hi,

different university has different band criteria for giving scholarship. to get 8+ band in ielts is really possible for those students who are already proficient in english. getting 8+ score in ielts is fair score to get scholarship.

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Can I write IELTS to work as a gynecologist in Canada after completing my PG in Canada

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 10th Nov, 2019

hey,

IELTS examination is the language proficiency test exam for study in abroad. if you want to work in canada you need to have working visa permit. ielts exam has nothing to do with your working process. most of the candidates return india once they have completed their studies in abroad.if you want to work in any hospital of canada it is necessary to fulfill the criteria and entrance test of Canadian medical council.

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Is it mandatory to take IELTS exam after clearing the cut off for nmat? i read it somewhere...while filling the form.

Bhaskar Nakkina Student Expert 11th Nov, 2019

Hii,

The MBA entrance exam conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council is NMAT. The NMAT score is accepted by NMIMS University and other top B schools in India. IELTS is the mandatory Entrance test after clearing the Cut off for NMAT, to get admission in NMIMS Mumbai and its other campuses as well as 20 other MBA colleges in India.


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