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IELTS tests the English proficiency of a candidate based on 4 compulsory sections in the exam. These are Listening, reading, writing and speaking.

Listening and Speaking components are same for both Academic and General Training formats of the exam.

IELTS Paper Pattern

IELTS Pattern


For a duration of 30 minutes, this section tests the English listening skills. There are 4 sub sections which cover contexts like conversation between people, social, monologue or academic topics. The audio for each section is played only once, followed by questions based on the audio. Based on 4 audio clips/monologues, the candidate has to answer related questions. The audio recording contains different pitch, volumes, accents, tones or dialects which candidates must be used to.

Topics for the four audio clips are usually based on general interest.

First Audio Clip Second Audio Clip Third Audio Clip Fourth Audio Clip Question Types
Conversation between two individuals A single speech on social needs Conversation among four or less, speaking on education A single speech on academics
  • Notes/Summary/diagram/flow chart/table completion
  • Labelling a diagram which has numbered parts
  • Sentence Completion
  • Classification
  • Matching
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Short-answer questions


This section tests the speaking skills based on 3 sub sections in 11-14 minutes. This is an interactive recorded section. An interview session is simulated where the candidate is asked general questions on familiar topics like work, home, family etc. A topic is given to the candidate with a preparation time of one minute. The candidate has to speak on the topic and answer related questions.

Part I Part II Part III
Introduction comprising around ten questions Ex-tempo/speech on a given topic(without fumbling or hesitation) Discussion with examiner on issues related to the topic you are allotted during Part II


The candidate is asked to read various texts, he/she is then asked to answer multiple questions based on the texts. The reading abilities of a candidate are tested in 60 minutes with 40 questions.

  • IELTS Academic pattern: In this format candidates read texts from academic books, journals, newspapers etc. The texts are analytical and detailed,  appropriate for students applying for professional courses in universities.
Text Source Text topics Question Types
  • Advertisements
  • Booklets
  • Leaflets
  • Manuals
  • Notices
  • Newspaper
  • Magazines
  • Everyday Life
  • Work Related
  • General Interest
  • Short-answer Questions
  • choosing a heading for a paragraph
  • Identification of writer’s views/claims – yes, no or not given
  • Identification of information – true, false or not given
  • Classification
  • Matching list/phrases
  • Multiple choice
  • Sentence Completion
  • Notes/summary/diagram/flow chart/table completion
  • IELTS General Training: Here candidates read extracts from books, magazines, advertisements, company handbooks etc. The candidate is likely to encounter these texts regularly in an English speaking country.
Part I Part II Part III Kind of Questions>
  • IELTS General Reading section starts with 2-3 short factual texts relevant to your everyday life.
  • It can be a text consisting of a number of advertisements
You have to answer questions related to 2 set of textsThe topics of the texts are usually

  • Applying for the job,
  • pay and conditions
  • staff training
  • Development and Company Policy
A text based on a topic of general interest is provided

  • It is usually longer and more difficult
  • Diagram Label Completion
  • Short answer questions
  • Identifying writer’s views/claims
  • Matching Information
  • Matching Headings
  • Multiple choice
  • Identifying Information
  • Matching Features
  • Matching Sentence Endings
  • Sentence Completion
  • Summary Completion
  • Note Completion
  • Table Completion
  • Flow chart Completion


The writing skills are tested in 60 minutes, where a candidate is required to write a short essay, note or some form of semi formal correspondence.

  • IELTS Academic pattern: This includes two types of questions usually. One involving description of a graph, picture or data. The second includes writing a brief essay on a topic or explain a point of view.
Task I Task II Common Topics
In the first task candidates are asked to describe some visual information on the basis of a graph/table/chart/diagram provided.

  • Word Limit : 150
  • Time : 20 Minutes
Here candidate have to solve a point of view or argument problem

  • Word Limit : 250
  • Time : 40 Minutes
  • Art
  • Business and Money
  • Crime and Punishment
  • Education
  • Public figures and Personality
  • Reading
  • Space and Astronomy
  • Tourism
  • Transport
  • Work
  • Media and Advertisement
  • Health
  • Government
  • It and Technology
  • Reading and current affairs
    • IELTS General Training: Here candidates have to write a personal, semi formal letter informing a situation that is presented. The candidate also has to write an essay to explain a point of view, similar to the academic pattern but informal.
Task I Task II Common Topics
In the first task candidates are asked to respond to a situation,by drafting a letter, requesting information or explaining a situation.

  • Word Limit : 150
  • Time : 20 Minutes
Composing essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem

  • Word Limit : 250
  • Time : 40 Minutes
  • Animals
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Society
  • Technology
  • Science
  • Culture


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