IELTS Test Format:

IELTS TRAINING – The total test time, excluding the speaking test, is 2 hours & 45 minutes. Your speaking test may be on the same day as the other parts, or before/after two days.


Listening 4 sections; 40 questions. 30 minutes 4 sections; 40 questions. 30 minutes
Reading 3 sections; 40 questions
3 long texts. 1 hour
3 sections; 40 questions
3 long texts. 1 hour
Writing 2 tasks. 1 hour 2 tasks. 1 hour
Speaking 3 sections. 11 – 14 minutes 3 sections. 11 – 14 minutes
IELTS Training

IELTS Test Scores:

Band scores are recorded on a Test Report Form, showing overall ability as well as performance in listening, reading, writing and speaking IELTS results are graded which test scores ranges from unique IELTS 1-9 band scale. The tests are designed to cover the full range of ability from non-user to expert user.


Band Score Skill Level Description
Band 9 Expert user You have a full operational command of the language. Your use of English is appropriate, accurate and fluent, and you show complete understanding.
Band 8 Very good user You have a fully operational command of the language with only occasional unsystematic inaccuracies and inappropriate usage. You may misunderstand some things in unfamiliar situations. You handle complex detailed argumentation well.
Band 7 Good user You have an operational command of the language, though with occasional inaccuracies, inappropriate usage and misunderstandings in some situations. Generally you handle complex language well and understand detailed reasoning.
Band 6 Competent good user Generally you have an effective command of the language despite some inaccuracies, inappropriate usage and misunderstandings. You can use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situations.
Band 5 Modest user You have a partial command of the language, and cope with overall meaning in most situations, although you are likely to make many mistakes. You should be able to handle basic communication in your own field.
Band 4 Limited user Your basic competence is limited to familiar situations. You frequently show problems in understanding and expression. You are not able to use complex language.
Band 3 Extremely limited user You convey and understand only general meaning in very familiar situations. There are frequent breakdowns in communication.
Band 2 Intermittent user You have great difficulty understanding spoken and written English.
Band 1 Non-user You have no ability to use the language except a few isolated words.
Band 0 Did not attempt the test You did not answer the questions.