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.

Exam level: University Level Exam
Languages English
Conducting Body: British Council
Duration 2 Hours 45 Minutes

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IELTS 2019 Important Dates

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

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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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 Offline, Online Transgender, Female, 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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can I attempt IELTS/TOEFL if I am persuing b tech and in second semester

KUNAL LANJEWAR 6th Dec, 2019

Hello,

For your information, their is no age limit criteria for attempting the IELTS  / TOEFL exams. The only requirement is that you should have a valid passport and  have cleared minimum 10th grade.

So, you are now pursuing B-Tech in second semester, so you can definitely  attempt the exam.

Given below are some links which may help you to get other details related to the exams:

https://studyabroad.careers360.com/articles/toefl-eligibility-criteria

https://studyabroad.careers360.com/articles/ielts-eligibility-criteria

Best wishes for your future.

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How to best way to prepared IELTS

Tushar Sagar 26th Nov, 2019

Hello Amit

IELTS (Academic) - 7.5 Bands

X | XII | Graduate- 90.55% | 84.92% | A grade.

So with a short introduction of my acads, just wanted to convey that IELTS is no rocket science and an average student too can score good bands with a little practise and right amount of efforts.

Few tips:

Aim for 8–8.5 to reach 7–7.5 or higher.

Try answering each question as IELTS carry no negative marking.

LISTENING :

  1. Train yourself by listening to more Hollywood/ British albums, movies, videos, audios as much as you can to get used to the foreign accent.
  2. Try to stay patient and focused till the last section so that you don’t miss out on any MCQs or blanks, let go if you miss out on one answer. Panicking for that might lead to other answers going wrong.

READING :

  1. You need to be fast with a good understanding of the passage to score well and complete all the passages on time.
  2. Advisable to start with passage 3 (difficult) first and then move on to the passage 1 & 2 which are comparatively easier.
  3. Practise a lot of passages before the exam date to keep up with the above tips.

WRITING :

  1. Remember to stick to the question and answering only on the topic given and don’t go sideline. Use simple decent English rather than using fancy words and complicating the writing task.
  2. In writing task 1, mention all the observations that you’ve made with correct figures and changes in the diagram or graph.
  3. Before starting writing task 2, make a summary of the points which will give a flow to your essay and will give a better idea of presenting your opinions when you start writing the essay.
  4. Introduction, main body paragraphs and conclusion - make notes when you practise of the common phrases that might make your writing task presentable.

SPEAKING :

  1. Be loud, slow and avoid slangs. Can be casual but should have a decent tone. Support your answers with a strong opinion to convince the examiner of what you’re speaking.
  2. Practise speaking by asking your friends, neighbours or even your family members to help you by asking the questions from the speaking sections of the book that you are referring to.

More tips and information on IELTS and study abroad will be coming up!

All the best for your aspirations.

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what is the eligibility for gre, tofel, ielts?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 25th Nov, 2019

TOEFL and IELTS are Language proficiency tests that Students and Professionals have to take while visiting native English countries either for Academic or Professional purposes. This test is usually for non native English speakers. There is no eligibility criteria per se. These tests can be taken by anyone who is in high school level or higher. These exams do not even have any age limit. Now GRE is slightly different. Though there is no age limit, GRE is usually taken for admission to Master's programmes. The eligibility criteria changes based on the programme that you want to apply for. For such eligibility criteria, please visit our page at: https://studyabroad.careers360.com/articles/gre-eligibility-criteria

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Hello everyone I want to do PhD in Mathematics from USA . Should i give GRE General test or GRE Subject test ? Is IELTS acceptable ? Thank you

Harsheet Kaur 27th Nov, 2019
In order to pursue pH.D from USA in any field,you will have to take GRE(Graduate Record Examination) as it is usually required to take Ph.D programs in the USA,and then you have to take either TOEFL or IELTS, to help access your English language skills.
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I need ielts practice questions

rishabh5978@gmail.com 23rd Nov, 2019

Hello there! Hope you are doing good.
The link below has various IELTS practice questions, you will find practice questions for all three sections of the exam. i.e Listening, reading and Writing.

https://www.ielts.org/about-the-test/sample-test-questions

I hope you found this answer helpful. Good luck for your future!

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