About IELTS 2019

The International English Language Testing System or IELTS 2019 is an internationally accepted English language proficiency accreditation which is required by candidates who want to study or work abroad and whose first language is not English. The IELTS 2019 scores will be used to satisfy English language proficiency requirements for various undergraduate and postgraduate programs as well as visa application requirements. There are universally three governing bodies for the IELTS namely, British Council, IDP IELTS: Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment. There are two types of IELTS examinations which are the IELTS Academic test which is more suitable for candidates seeking admission to a foreign college or university and the IELTS General test which is suitable for candidates seeking foreign employment. IELTS scores are accepted internationally in nearly all countries and the scores are valid for up to 2 years after the date of the exam.

IELTS 2019 Highlights

Full Exam Name International English Language Testing System
Short Exam Name IELTS
Conducting Body British Council
Exam Level University Level Exam
Languages English
Mode of Application Offline / Online
Application Fee (General) 13250 Rs [Offline] +1 More
Mode of Exam Online and Offline
Exam Duration 2 Hours 45 Minutes

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IELTS 2019 Important Dates

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IELTS General (Session 2019)

Past Dates and Events

30 Aug, 2019 - 20 Nov, 2019

Result | Mode: Online

17 Aug, 2019 - 07 Nov, 2019

Exam - Paper based | Mode: Online

IELTS Academic (Session 2019)

Past Dates and Events

30 Aug, 2019 - 20 Nov, 2019

Result | Mode: Online

17 Aug, 2019 - 07 Nov, 2019

Exam - Paper based | Mode: Online

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According to the three governing bodies, there are no eligibility criteria of IELTS 2019 exam which needs to be met in order for a candidate to give the IELTS exam except that the candidate must carry a valid passport at the time of the exam. The IELTS 2019 exam has no eligibility criteria as it is a test of proficiency in the English language and is, therefore, open to candidates of all ages and backgrounds.

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Mode of Payment : Credit Card | Debit Card | Demand Draft

The IELTS exam is available on 48 fixed dates throughout the year, 4 times a month. In order to apply for the IELTS 2019 exam, candidates must follow the given procedure:

Step 1 - Visit the registration link on the official British Council portal for IELTS

Step 2 - The candidate must select the format of the IELTS examination he or she wishes to give i.e. IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training. 

Step 3 - Register for the IELTS by filling in the requisite details.

Step 4 - The candidate can then select available test dates at the required test location as per his or her convenience.

Step 5 - The final step in the application process is payment of the exam fees which can be done via credit card, debit card, or demand draft. 

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
SC, General, OBC, ST Online, Offline Female, Transgender, Male ₹ 13250

In order to score well in the IELTS 2019 test, candidates should keep the following preparation tips in mind:

IELTS Reading Preparation tips:

  • Candidates should read slowly and understand the nuances of each sentence in the passage before attempting to answer questions.
  • Candidates should work on vocabulary and read long texts beforehand to gain familiarity with the types of questions that will confront them on the test day.

IELTS Writing Preparation tips:

  • Candidates should practice writing and expression opinions with clarity in order to score well on the writing section.
  • Practice should be carried out in a timed environment to give the candidate a semblance of what he or she will have to face on the test day.

IELTS Listening Preparation tips:

  • Candidates should practice listening to various accents and enunciation styles to avoid surprises on the test day.
  • Candidates must harness the power of multitasking and take comprehensive notes during listening exercises in order to appropriately answer the questions.

IELTS Speaking Preparation tips:

  • Candidates should practice oral communication in English in order to gain fluency.
  • Candidates must ensure clear enunciation and refrain from hesitation in a conversation.

The IELTS 2019 exam pattern is the same for IELTS Academic and IELTS General Tests. The two tests only differ in the type of questions presented in the reading and writing sections of the test. 

The IELTS 2019 exam comprises 4 sections or parameters in which a candidate's proficiency in English is evaluated:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Speaking

The reading, writing and listening sections are conducted in one slot and the speaking module is conducted in a separate slot which is in a 7-day window after or before the reading-writing-listening slot. 

IELTS 2019 Exam Pattern

SectionDurationNo. of Questions
Reading60 minutes40
Writing60 minutes2
Listening30 minutes40
Speaking11-14 minutes3 part conversation


The speaking module comprises 3 part one-on-one conversations with an IELTS representative and the component is scored on the basis of the candidate's oral performance in a life-like environment.

Practising and solving IELTS 2019 mock tests is integral for comprehensive preparation for the IELTS 2019 exam. Candidates can easily access free IELTS mock tests for both the IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training tests from the Careers360 sample paper store. 

All the sample tests contain the following four modules for preparation:

  • IELTS Reading
  • IELTS Writing
  • IELTS Listening
  • IELTS Speaking

IELTS 2019 Exam Centers

State City
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Anand
Baroda
Mehsana
Rajkot
Surat
Punjab Amritsar
Jalandhar
Ludhiana
Moga
Patiala
Kerala Angamaly
Calicut
Kochi
Kottayam
Thiruvananthapuram
Thrissur
Karnataka Bengaluru
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Odisha Bhubaneswar
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Coimbatore
Madurai
Delhi New Delhi
Haryana Gurgaon
Uttar Pradesh Noida
Lucknow
Goa Goa
Assam Guwahati
Rajasthan Jaipur
Telangana Hyderabad
West Bengal Kolkata
Siliguri
Maharashtra Mumbai
Navi Mumbai
Pune
Bihar Patna
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Jharkhand Ranchi
Andhra Pradesh Vijayawada
Visakhapatnam

Documents Required at Exam

  • Current valid government issued passport

The IELTS 2019 results are generally available 13 days after the test date. The IELTS results can be accessed online via the candidate's IELTS registration account using the candidate's passport number and registration number. However, the result of the computer-delivered exam is made available after 5-7 days of the exam date.

IELTS 2019 scores are calculated on a 1-9 point scale which is a mean of the individual sectional scores. If the average of the sectional scores ends in 0.25 then the overall score is rounded off to the next half band. In the situation that the average of the sectional scores ends in 0.75 then the overall IELTS score is rounded off to the next full band. 

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Questions related to IELTS

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I got 6.68 cgpa in b tech and 6.5 in ielts can i do masters in canada

Shiksha 29th Mar, 2020

Hello!

Yes, you can do masters from canada with ilets score of 6.5. The average score that is required in Canada to do masters is 6. Although the figure vary from college/university to college/university. Here are few universities accepting the score of 6.5 and below:

  • University of Windsor
  • University of British Columbia
  • McGill University
  • University of Alberta
  • McMaster University

I hope this helps.

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I am new begginer in IELTS course .so i what to do for speaking good in English and to what books imrove my vocabulary.please help me .which books is good to improve my English language.

Shaurya Kapoor 22nd Mar, 2020
  1. Understand the test format. Familiarize yourself with the format of the test by reviewing the content of the test, as well as the question and task types for each section. ...
  2. Practice with sample test questions. ...
  3. Official IELTS practice materials. ...
  4. IELTS Progress Check. ...
  5. Consider a preparation course. ...
  6. Register as soon as possible.

    You can go for Manhattan Prep and Magoosh courses and books for the proper preparation of IELTS.
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if i want to get myself admitted in the universities of US then do i need ielts or gre or sat certificates?

Ankita yadav 21st Mar, 2020
Hi aspirant
To study in foreign countries i.e. where English is an official language, all these countries ask for IELTS and they have different different scores for different countries. IELTS score lie between the scale of 0-9. And SAT is for graduation courses and GRE for master courses . And both of them have scholarships.

Hope this is helpful
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being a physician assistant can a appear for ielts in canada for specialisation in neuro

Aakansha david 21st Mar, 2020

Hello guesclin,

Yes, you can surely apply for IELTS.

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and global migration.

IELTS has been developed by some of the world’s leading language assessment experts and will test the full range of English skills needed for success in your new job or study placement abroad.

You’ll be assessed on the following elements:

- Listening

- Reading

- Writing

- Speaking

For Canada you Atleast need to score 6.5 or above in ILETS

HOPE THIS WILL HELP YOU

GOOD LUCK!

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I am looking to migrate to Canada, My IELTs score was 7.5 and CRS- 430. I am 40. I have a wife whose IELTS score is 8. We have a 10 year old daugther studying in class5. 1. We are wondering if applying for an MBA would be a good way to get a PR in Canada. How much score it can help us to get

lubhan cherwoo 9th Mar, 2020
Hi,
As per the information provided by you , your score in Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) skilled immigrants (Express Entry) is 430

Ideally a score of above 470 is needed to easily get a PR in express entry, though you can go for the student visa route in which you need to get a student visa after which you can apply for Permanent Residency which is easier route.

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