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IELTS tests student ability to speak, read, listen and write in English.  It is designed to assess the candidate level of proficiency
to communicate in English
It opens doors for you to more than 2000 educational institutions across 120 countries where IELTS scores are recognized as a trusted and valid indicator of ability to communicate in English. IELTS is an English Language Proficiency test that is required to be taken by non-native students for study in countries where the medium of instruction is English.
Types of IELTS
There are two types of IELTS test
General Training
The General Training module is usually taken by people who want to immigrate.
Is taken by people who want to take further or higher education courses at colleges or universities in a country where English is spoken as a first language.
You as a potential student take Academic test
Administered by
IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL).
Fees for IELTS Academic Test is Rs. 7,200/-, payable at The British Council or Rs. 7,400/- if payable with credit card at IDP Education Australia offices throughout the country
Score & Result Validity
It is measured in the form of “Bands”. Total score is out of 9 Bands. Scoring is between 0-9. The result is valid for 2 years.
Test Registration

The registration is either done in person or by mail.
Mumbai Centers

British Council (Mumbai): British Council (Mumbai):
  The British Deputy High Commission,   IDP Australia,
  British Council Division,   Express Building, 1st Floor,
  Mittal Tower 'C' Wing, 2nd Floor,   Opp. Churchgate Railway Station,
  Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021. India   Churchgate, Mumbai 400020. India.
  Tel : 022-22823560 Fax : 022-22823530   Tel : 022-22026505 Fax : 022-22042686
Requirements for Registration
2 Photographs, Passport (not less than 6 months old) and Fee in Demand Draft or Cash (if paid in person).
If you postpone or cancel your application more than 5 weeks before the test date, you will receive a refund minus an administration charge. If you postpone or cancel within 5 weeks of the test date, you will be charged the full fee unless you have a medical reason. If you provide a medical certificate within 5 days of the test date, you will receive a refund minus the local administrative cost.
Test Mode & Repetition
The IELTS test is a paper-based test. You may take the IELTS test as many times as you like.
The test is for 2 hours & 45 minutes excluding the Speaking module. The Speaking module is for 15 minutes; hence the total duration is for 3 hours.

  • Listening (40 questions)-30 minutes
  • Reading (40 questions)-60 minutes
  • Writing (2 essays)-60 minutes *
  • Speaking-10 to 15 minutes.
  • 1st essay (150 words) 20 minutes
  • 2nd essay (250 words) 40 minutes


  • 1st essay (150 words) 20 minutes
  • 2nd essay (250 words) 40 minutes
Countries Accepting IELTS

Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and the United States.
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