IELTS Syllabus

Pragya Sharma ✅

Pragya Sharma ✅

Co-Founder @ Ace My Prep & Study Abroad Expert


Types of IELTS

IELTS includes two categories: Academic and General Training. Both examinations evaluate your hearing, reading, writing, and speaking abilities in English.

For further details on each test, see the sections below.

Academic IELTS

The IELTS Academic test is for students who intend to study at a university or in an English-speaking setting (higher education). 

The test determines whether or not you are ready to begin learning in English. It contains language that has use in academic settings.

General Training for IELTS

The IELTS General Training model is essential for people applying to study at a lower level than a bachelor’s degree. An English-speaking school or college falls under this category. It can also be used for job experience or other types of training in the workplace.

The Pattern:-

Listening, Reading, writing, and speaking are the four parts of the IELTS exam pattern. These four sections are used for a candidate’s evaluation. IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training Test are two versions of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Candidates should examine the college/requirements university’s before preparing accordingly.

Sections and TimingsDescriptionMaximum number of questions
Listening(30 minutes) It comprises 4 monologues and talks that have been taped.40
Reading(60 minutes) Three lengthy reading portions with accompanying chores. Texts span from explanatory to factual to discursive, and non-verbal materials such as diagrams, graphs, and drawings are included in critical texts. the texts are genuine (taken from books, journals, and newspapers).40
Writing(60 minutes) A 150-word writing exercise in which the student must summarise, explain, or illustrate a table, graph, chart, or diagram, and a 250-word short essay challenge.2
Speaking(11-14 minutes) Short inquiries, the lengthy discourse of a familiar topic, and a planned discussion are all part of the face-to-face interview.3

The exam’s Reading, Listening, and Writing portions are all taken at the same time. The Speaking portion, on the other hand, can be tested on the same day or up to seven days before or after the other exams.


Preparing for your exam can be intimidating, and you may be unsure where to begin, which is why we’ve put up the basic exam format to get you going.

Test takers who are familiar with the IELTS structure will have an edge.

We can prepare, plan, and implement tactics more quickly if we have a fine-tune with the structure of the question paper. It is critical to comprehend the precise meaning of certain inquiries. Even academically mediocre students can improve their performance in almost all disciplines by understanding the question pattern.

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