Exam Detail

IELTSInternational English Language Test

  • Test Level-: International Level
  •     Eligibility-: 12th
  • Duration-:2 Hours 45 Minutes
  • Stream-: Arts
  • Medium-: English
  • Examination Mode-: Both
  • Total Questions-: 82

IELTS Introduction

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a test that measures the language proficiency of people who want to study or work in environments where English is used as a language of communication. An easy-to-use 9-band scale clearly identifies proficiency level, from non-user (band score 1) through to expert (band score 9).


Academic or General Training

IELTS is available in two test formats – Academic or General Training – and provides a valid and accurate assessment of the four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking. 

Fair to all 

IELTS treats all candidates with the utmost fairness and respect by actively avoiding cultural bias and by accepting all standard varieties of native-speaker English, including North American, British, Australian and New Zealand English.

Widely available

IELTS is available at more than 1,100 locations, including over 50 locations in the USA and there are 48 test dates a year.

IELTS for Migration

IELTS is a requirement for skilled migration and permanent residency in many English-speaking countries.

Accepted for Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK.

IELTS is accepted as evidence of English language proficiency for study, work and migration in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK, as well as for study and work in the USA.


IELTS is accepted for many visa categories as well as permanent residency in Australia. IELTS is also a requirement for professional recognition from some Australian professional organisations and accrediting bodies.


If you are applying for a work visa, professional recognition or for permanent residency in Canada, it is likely that you will be required to present evidence of English language proficiency as part of your application. IELTS General Training is the only internationally available test of English proficiency accepted by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for immigration to Canada.

New Zealand

The New Zealand government requests IELTS as evidence of English language proficiency for many visas, including those within the Skilled Migrant, Investor and Entrepreneur, Residence from Work and Parent categories.


Evidence of English language ability is a requirement when applying to settle permanently in the UK (also known as applying for 'leave to remain' or 'long residence'). 


Applying to study in the USA? IELTS results are accepted as proof of your English skills by more than 3,000 institutions in the USA.



Paper and computer tests

  • Results for IELTS on paper will be released 13 days after your written test.
  • Results for IELTS on computer will be available 3–5 days after your test
IELTS for migration

Eligible candidate can apply through offical website

 Book a test (ielts.org)


IELTS Syllabus 2023 Highlights 

As mentioned above, the IELTS syllabus is dependent on the format of IELTS. IELTS exam syllabus has two formats - Academic and General Training. Important highlights of the IELTS syllabus 2023 are given below. 

IELTS 2023 Syllabus Highlights 




It encompasses four recorded monologues and conversations


Three long reading passages with tasks. Texts range from descriptive and factual to discursive, and analytical includes non-verbal material like diagrams, graphs, and illustrations texts are authentic (taken from books, journals, and newspapers)


A writing task of at least 150 words where the candidate must summarize, describe or explain table, graph, chart or diagram, and another short essay task of at least 250 words


The face-to-face interview includes short questions, speaking at length about a familiar topic, and a structured discussion

Reference Book Features 
 The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS 
  • Based on information collected from the past IELTS takers.
  • Inclused materials for all the sections of IELTS.
  • Consists of strategy to preprae for the exam.
  • Comes with detailed answers. 
  • Comes with additional 8 full-length practice tests. 
  • Includes a DVD for listening and speaking tests.
Barron’s IELTS Superpack
  • Comes with practice exam for additional practice.
  • A list of essential words is included. 
  • Comprehensive solutions. 
Simone Braverman’s Target Band 7
  • Incldues tips and strategies for time management. 
  • Written by past IELTS takers.
  • Language is easy to read. 
IELTS Practice Tests Plus 2 with Key and CD Pack
  • Includes practice tests.
  • Student-friendly.
  • Simple answers and explanations.
  • Includes additional tips and tricks to crack the exam. 
Cambridge IELTS 15 Academic Student’s Book with Answers
  • Detailed analysis of each question.
  • The section-wise breakup of questions.
Road to IELTS
  • Interactive and engaging material.
  • Additional practice exams.
  • Includes other free features.
IELTS Trainer
  • Includes CD for listening and speaking sections of the exam. 
  • Detailed explaination. 
  • Includes practice tests.
Mometrix IELTS Book for General Training and Academic 2023 - 2024
  • All the sections are included. 
  • Video tutorials provided.
  • Affordable.
 Check Your English Vocabulary for IELTS
  • Suitable for both IELTS General and Academic.
  • Wide range of vocabulary. 
Focus on IELTS Foundation: Foundation Coursebook
  • CD included.
  • Can be used for other English language practise outside of IELTS.


  • Look out for the title, headings and any special features such as capital letters, underlining, italics, figures, graphs and tables.
  • To know whether you should read the IELTS Reading passage first or the questions first, try with both strategies and see what works best for you. Many students have found it supports to skim through the questions first to get an idea of what to pay heed to in the reading passage.
  • Pay heed to timing; do not disburse enough time on reading one passage.
  • Read the IELTS Reading instructions properly. Don’t try to save time by skipping this part. The instructions give you pivotal information.
  • Grammar counts and make sure you pay heed to this aspect as well.
  • In sentence completion tasks, focus on the meaning to select the right answer.
  • Do many practice tests to familiarize yourself with the test format, the types of questions, the level of difficulty and more.
  • Be careful to use singular and plural correctly.
  • Improve your vocabulary.
  • Look out for key synonyms used in the text or question.
  • Use only the stated number of words in your answer or you will lose the mark. Hyphenated words count as one word.


  • Listen carefully to the introduction to each section. This will give you useful information about the situation and speaker.
  • Read the instruction for each task carefully. Remember to check the maximum number of words allowed.
  • Write all the answers as you listen- remember you can’t listen the recording again.
  • Check that what you write make the sense in the context.
  • Sometimes, in the listening section, you are asked to write down the spelling of a name, place, or address. If you make a mistake in the spelling during writing it down, you will get the answer wrong.
  • As you are listening focuses on the precise wording of the question.
  • In the third and fourth listening passages, you will likely be tried on what one of the speakers thinks.
  • The questions follow the oral text. Remember this - it will make it convenient for you to focus on the current question.
  • Attempt all questions; there is no punishment for wrong answers.
  • If you do not know the answer to a question, attempt it but do not waste time; move quickly onto the next one.


  • Don't just utter one word answers. Include more information. This shows the examiner you are sure speaking in English. But don't speak too long or the examiner will think you've misheard the question!
  • Talk as fluently as possible and be relaxed.
  • Use descriptive words. Don't use boring words like good, bad, nice, or okay. Use exciting words that show emotion.
  • Speak up. Sometimes, students speak very softly because they are worried or not sure of their speaking.
  • Keep a steady pace. Don't speak too fast or too slow.
  • Express your views; you will be assessed on your ability to communicate.
  • Don't try to memorize answers to sample subjects. The examiner has enough experience to identify that you are not speaking naturally and spontaneously and will change the subject or give you a lower score.
  • Practice speaking with a watch. Get an idea of how long two minutes is and approximately how much content you will have to cover.
  • Stay on topic. Don't change the subject or the examiner will think you have misunderstood and may give you a lower mark.
  • Have daily discussions with friends. Take turns asking each other questions about current events and develop your ability to speak about various topics, using varied sentence structure and vocabulary.

IELTS Letter Writing Task

  • Recognize the type of letter you are being asked to write. Is it a formal, semi-formal or informal letter?
  • Open and close the letter precisely. Remember that each type of letter requires a different opening and closing.
  • Open an informal letter with a general, friendly paragraph. With friends whom we know, we care about the whole person.
  • 4. Identify the main basis of the letter. Are you asking for help, apologizing, inviting someone, complaining or thanking someone? Learn appropriate and polite expressions that will support what you need to say.

IELTS essay Writing Tips

  • Do not carbon whole sentences from the question – you will receive no marks for this.
  • Read the questions very carefully.
  • Manage your time; remember Task 2 is worth twice as much as Task 1.
  • Spend approximately 20 minutes on Task 1 and approximately 40 minutes on Task 2.
  • Pay heed to the number of words required for each task; you will lose marks if you do not write at least 150 words for Task 1 and at least 250 words for Task 2.
  • It is pivotal to examine your writing for grammatical mistakes.
  • Practice writing tasks within the given time limits.
  • Plan before you write. Even though you perceive under pressure for time, spend the first few minutes planning your writing.
  • Stay on topic. You will be punished if you stray off topic.
  • Divide your writing into paragraphs. Always divide your writing into paragraphs.
  • This is not the time or place to experiment with new vocabulary or idioms. Use simple, clear English to get your ideas across in a powerful way.
  • You should also examine your writing for unimportant word repetition – you are classified on the variety of your language.