IELTS Test Pattern 2019
Ranjini Basu, 09 May 2019, #IELTS
Applications Open Now
Study Abroad in Germany
Apply
Study Abroad Opportunities
Apply

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.

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.

To know all about IELTS, watch the video below:


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.

Applications Open Now
Study Abroad in Canada
Choose your own University & College | Pursue Education In Canada
Apply

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.

Also Read:

IELTS Exam Preparation Tips

Download IELTS Sample Paper

Know minimum IELTS score required for top B-Schools

Applications Open Now

Study Abroad in Canada
Study Abroad in Canada
Apply
Study Abroad Opportunities
Study Abroad Opportunities
Apply
Study Abroad in Germany
Study Abroad in Germany
Apply
View All Application Forms

More like IELTS

Questions related to IELTS

Showing 361 out of 361 Questions
17 Views

is there any classes for IELTS or GRE exams available in nashik?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 19th Oct, 2019

hello,

I have mention some institute name below which provides classes for study in abroad.

Akshay Study Abroad Consultants

Versatile Academy

Sonawane Academy

Fact Foreign Academic Consultancy And Training

MS Learning Resources Pvt Ltd

ED star

Bulls eye knowledge system

hope it would help.



20 Views

how should i apply for IELTS or GRE exams?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 18th Oct, 2019

Dear Pooja, for IELTS, you need to visit their official website: www.ieltsidpindia.com  and click on Register for IELTS. Based on the availability status, you can book the date and the city you want to take the exam on. Fill in the application form and make the payment. Once you complete the payment and the date and slot are confirmed, you need to courrier the same to IDP Head Office. You can check more information at their official page at: https://www.ieltsidpindia.com/information/how-to-register?gclid=CjwKCAjwxaXtBRBbEiwAPqPxcMiLieYwNqhi8paScIcIW-P5_X0T-GI5cMvUwaQvX-f-ZsWL-PRTzRoClNEQAvD_BwE

For GRE, the procedure is almost the same. You need to have a ETS Account. Once you visit the official website, you need to select if you want to choose GRE General or Subject. Select the date and time slots and fill in the application form and make the payment.

3 Views

Is IELTS need to do PG in gynecology in Canada

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 16th Oct, 2019

Dear Suhana, it depends on the University that you want to apply for. Few Universities accept IELTS and few Universities accept TOEFL score. Few Universities where you can study your Masters in Gynecology in Canada are:

  • University Montreal
  • University Manitoba
  • Dalhousie University
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Toronto
  • McGill University

Please check the official website for the test they accept.

19 Views

HI I want to study Ms in US is taking IELTS exam is OK

Shareef 16th Oct, 2019
Hello,
.
Yes, ofcourse studying in USA is a right choice for career growth.
.
USA provides a good quality of education for Students and provides various kind of facilities for there students.
.
USA even allows a student to work for 12th months then you will become a MS graduate.
.
But the only problem you will be having is the living cost is slightly higher.
If you can afford then , it will be a best country  for persuing your education.
.
If you are even Searching for how to apply MS in USA here is the link which helps you out.
.
https://studyabroad.careers360.com/articles/how-apply-for-ms-in-usa
.
Best of luck
4 Views

can you please send me the latest syllabus for the IELTS exam. I want to apply for IELTS for Canada PR.

Apurv 15th Oct, 2019

Hello Jyotsna, There is nothing like syllabus for IELTS exam. It is just a proficiency test for english language. There are 4 sections in the test: Reading, writing, speaking and listening. For the reading section, there would be an unseen passage and some questions related to that, you would need to find answers from the passage. for the listening section, you would have to answer the question based on the sound clip you hear. For the writing section, you would be needed to write two essays on the topic given. As for the speaking test, you would have to talk face to face with the instructor for about 12-15 minutes in english. I have given computer delivered IELTS myself and scored 7.0 in first attempt. I didn't do any coaching or read anything. Although i am going to give you official link for the practice tests:

IELTS practice tests: https://www.ielts.org/usa/ielts-for-test-takers/ielts-practice-test

More info about IELTS exam: https://studyabroad.careers360.com/articles/ielts-syllabus

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