- Listening Comprehension (4 parts, 40 questions, 30 minutes)
- Reading Comprehension (3 parts, 40 questions, 60 minutes)
- Writing (2 essays, 60 minutes)
- Speaking (11-14 minutes)
The IELTS is a language test which is recognised in 120 countries and is aimed at candidates who would like to study or work in an English speaking country. The IELTS is recognized by over 6000 educational institutions, state institutions and organisations.
Two test formats exist for the IELTS: Academic Module and the General Training Module. For example, many universities – mainly in Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Canada – require the Academic Module as proof of language proficiency for university admission.
You must also have passed the Academic Module if you would like to apply for admission to the General Medical Council or the Dental Medical Council or require another approval. The General Training Module IELTS is required for immigration in Australia, New Zealand or Canada. Please contact the university, embassy or organisation directly to find out which score you must achieve and which IELTS format is required.
Per part a maximum of 9 points can be achieved. The maximum points from 0 (Non User) to 9 (Expert User) is made up of the average points from each section. Most universities require an IELTS score of 7,0 – 8,0. This is equivalent to a C1 – C2 on the Common European Framework – GER.
The IELTS scores are usually sent to the candidates two weeks after their test date. Test scores are valid for two years.
Shipment of your results to up to five institutions is included.