What is IELTS?
IELTS IS the International English Language Testing System; It is intended to evaluate the language skill of candidates who need to study or work. IELTS is run by the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations, the British Council and the IDP. IELTS is recognized by universities and employers, immigration authorities and other government agencies around the world.
Where can I take IELTS?
More than 800 test centers around the world manage IELTS. Most test centers are run by the British Council, universities and language schools. Contact your local examination center or visit www.ielts.org to find out where the nearest IELTS test center is located.

Where can I register for the test?

All Schools in this website will register you to the nearest test center and sometimes it is right within the School.

Test Presentation

There are four components to the IELTS test: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. Students must sit all four modules. All students take the same Listening and Speaking tests. Reading and Writing tests are different, depending on whether you have chosen the Academic Unit or the General Training Unit.

The four subcategories are done in the following order:


Overall Time 2 h 45 min

IELTS Listening test lasts 30 min. It comprises 4 units, played on audio, to raise difficulty. Each unit can be a discussion or a speech. The test is played once only. The questions for each unit need to be answered when listening. You will have some time after to double-check your answers.

IELTS Reading test lasts 60 min. Students take the Academic Reading test or the General Training Reading test. They contain 3 units arranged in growing difficulty.

IELTS Writing test lasts for 60 minutes. Students take the Academic or the General Training Unit. Students have to complete 2 writing tasks, which involve different styles of writing.

IELTS Speaking test is made of a one-to-one discussion with a specifically trained assessor. The interview is recorded and has 3 distinct parts: an introduction, an individual Speech where the candidate speaks for 1 to 2 min on a specific subject and a conversation about the individual Speech theme. The discussion goes on for about 10 to 15 min.

The Speaking test can take place later.