IELTS 2019
Ranjini Basu, 06 May 2019, #IELTS
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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.

Latest: IELTS result 2019 (British Council) have been announced for exam held on July 27. Check your scores now.

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.

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

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 19th Oct, 2019


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

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Versatile Academy

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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:  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:

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.


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.


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

Shareef 16th Oct, 2019
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.
Best of luck

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:

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