IELTS Test Pattern 2019
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IELTS Test Pattern 2019 - The two major bodies responsible for formulating and designing the IELTS 2019 test pattern are Educational Testing Service (ETS) and British Council. British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment conduct the IELTS 2019 test to measure a candidate’s proficiency level in the English language. The Test Pattern of IELTS 2019 is designed to reflect the daily life use of English in a different walk of life; at the study, at work, at play, and at a social gathering. Having said that, there are two versions of the IELTS test, namely IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training and the results are graded on the unique IELTS 9-band scale for both the formats. In accordance with the IELTS test pattern 2019, both IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training are composed of four sections namely, Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. While each candidate is required to take the same Listening and Speaking modules in both the versions of the IELTS exam pattern 2019, it is the Reading and Writing modules that alter for the two versions - IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. The total duration for the IELTS test is 2 hours 45 minutes. Listening, Reading and Writing tests are scheduled together while speaking test may either be taken on the same day or within seven days before or after the IELTS test of Listening, Reading and Writing modules.

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According to the test pattern of IELTS 2019, the speaking test is conducted as a one-on-one test to assess a candidate’s English communication skills. The candidates are put through a real-life conversation with a real person (not necessarily a native speaker) to get their English conversation skills tested. The responses are recorded by the examiner and later evaluated by the certified IELTS examiners.

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IELTS Test Pattern 2019

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


How is IELTS Test 2019 scheduled?

On the test day of IELTS 2019 exam, candidates appear for the Listening, Reading and Writing tests one after the other in the same sequence, without any breaks in between the module sets. These components are always taken in the above-mentioned order as given in the IELTS 2019 Test pattern, barring the Speaking module.

According to the IELTS Test pattern 2019, the Speaking module can be scheduled either after break on the same day as the other three tests or within seven days before or after the registered date of the test. However, it is decided by the officials and much depends on the specific IELTS test centre from where the candidate is appearing from. As per the test pattern of IELTS 2019, the speaking test is conducted as a one-on-one test to assess a candidate’s holistic proficiency English communication skills. This means candidates are put through a real-life conversation with a real person to get their English conversation skills tested. However, the responses of the test taker are recorded for detailed evaluation. The test results of IELTS depend on the overall performance of the candidate in IELTS 2019.

International English Language Testing System, acronym as IELTS is an English language proficiency test. Hence, the IELTS 2019 Test pattern is structured in a way that it reflects all the related skill sets including Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking of the candidate aspiring to either study or work abroad. According to the current statistics, IELTS test scores are accepted by over 10,000 organizations worldwide, including schools, universities, Government departments, employers, immigration authorities and professional bodies.

Is there any Eligibility Criteria for appearing in IELTS 2019?

There are no specific IELTS 2019 eligibility criteria set by any of the exam conducting bodies. However, the selection procedure varies among universities/organisations. Hence, the candidate should be aware of the application procedure of the institute/s where he/she applies to. An aspirant has the freedom to choose IELTS test date 2019 in accordance with his/her convenience and availability of seats. The IELTS test is available throughout the year and in 2019, IELTS would be conducted 48 times. The IELTS result 2019 will be released after 13 days for Paper-based Test and 5-7 days after the Computer-delivered Test.

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

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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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Dear Aishwarya,
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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.

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