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(International English Language Testing System)

What is IELTS

IELTS, short for the International English Language Testing System, is an English language proficiency test developed and administered by the British Council in collaboration with IDP

IELTS is renowned worldwide as the most widely accepted English language proficiency test for higher education and international migration. Whether your goal is to pursue further studies, advance your career, or establish yourself in an English-speaking country, IELTS can serve as a pathway to success.

Reasons for Taking IELTS

Global Acceptance

Over 10,000 institutions worldwide recognize IELTS scores, making it a universally respected test.

High Demand

In India alone, approximately 1.3 to 1.4 million individuals take the IELTS exam annually, indicating its widespread importance.

Global Reach

IELTS is conducted in 140 countries across the globe, with more than 1100 test centers available worldwide.

Long Validity

Test scores remain valid for a duration of 2 years, providing flexibility and convenience for future endeavor

IELTS Exam Eligibility

Candidates meeting the following eligibility criteria can appear for the IELTS test:

Age Requirement

Must be at least 16 years old.

Academic Background

There is no requirement based on your grade 12 percentage.

Age Limit

There is no upper age limit or specific qualification required for the IELTS exam.


There is no limit on the number of attempts allowed.
Regarding the IELTS score requirements, you should aim for a score of at least 6.5 or above to enhance your chances of admission to a top international university.

IELTS Syllabus

The IELTS exam comprises four main sections Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. Each section evaluates different language skills and abilities, providing a comprehensive overview of a candidate’s English proficiency. Understanding the structure and content of the IELTS syllabus is essential for effective preparation and achieving the desired score in the exam.


The reading section involves long reading passages accompanied by tasks. Non-verbal material such as graphs, diagrams, and illustrations is also included.


This section consists of four recorded monologues and conversations.


In this section, you are required to write an essay with a minimum of 250 words. This could involve summarizing, explaining, or describing a table, graph, diagram, or chart.


The speaking round consists of a face-to-face interview aimed at assessing a person’s speaking skills. This session covers familiar topics.

IELTS Exam Pattern

Section Number of Questions Duration
Listening 4 questions 30 minutes
Reading 40 questions 60 minutes
Writing 2 questions 60 minutes
Speaking 3 questions 11 to 14 minutes


IELTS Score and Band

IELTS scores range from 0 to 9, with increments of 0.5, such as 7.5 or 8.5. Each section—listening, writing, reading, and speaking—is assigned a band score from 0 to 9. The overall band score is calculated as the average of these four scores.

Total Band Score Calculation

The overall band score is determined by averaging the scores of all four sections. For instance, if a candidate scores:

  • 7 in Listening
  • 7.5 in Reading
  • 8 in Writing
  • 7.5 in Speaking

their overall band score would be 7.5 bands.

Rounding Up

If the score ends in .25, it is rounded up to the nearest 0.5. For example, a score of 7.25 is rounded up to 7.5.

Rounding Whole Band

If the score ends in .75, it is rounded up to the next whole band. For instance, a score of 7.75 is rounded up to 8.

Rounding Down

Scores below .25 or .75 are rounded down. For instance, a score of 7.21 would be rounded down to 7 bands.

IELTS Score Chart

When preparing for migration or university admission, achieving a desirable IELTS score is crucial. Typically, a score above 7 bands is considered ideal, indicating proficiency. Scoring higher than 7 bands increases your chances of being accepted by international universities.

IELTS Band Scores and Skill Levels

Band Skill Level
9 Expert user
8 Very good user
7 Good user
6 Competent user
5 Modest user
4 Limited user
3 Extremely limited user
2 Intermittent user
1 Non-user
0 Did not attempt the test

Language Test Equivalency – CLB to IELTS

CLB Level IELTS: Reading IELTS: Writing IELTS: Listening IELTS: Speaking
CLB 10 8.0 7.5 8.5 7.5
CLB 9 7.0 7.0 8.0 7.0
CLB 8 6.5 6.5 7.5 6.5
CLB 7 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0
CLB 6 5.0 5.5 5.5 5.5
CLB 5 4.0 5.0 5.0 5.0
CLB 4 3.5 4.0 4.5 4.0

IELTS Validity

Your IELTS score remains valid for a duration of 2 years from the date of your exam. There are no restrictions on the number of attempts for taking the IELTS test. You can attempt the exam as many times as necessary to achieve your desired score.

IELTS Registration Process

Follow these simple steps to register for the IELTS exam:

  • Visit the official IELTS website.
  • Create your login account by providing a username and password.
  • Fill in all the required information accurately.
  • Book your appointment for the IELTS exam by selecting the preferred date and time.
  • Double-check all the details you have provided.
  • Pay the registration fees for the IELTS exam.
  • Click on the "Register/Apply" button to confirm your registration.
  • A confirmation message will be sent to your registered mobile number.

IELTS Test Fees

The IELTS exam fees in India are INR 17,000. Candidates planning to take the IELTS exam must pay a registration fee of INR 17,000 each time they schedule their exam. Additionally, the exam fees for Computer-delivered IELTS for UKVI have been adjusted to INR 17,250. For the IELTS Life Skills (A1 and B1) exam, the fee has been revised to INR 16,050, while the exam fee for the IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration now stands at INR 17,250.

IELTS Exam - Type Updated IELTS Exam Fee 2024
IELTS Exam Fee 2024 (Pen and paper-based & Computer-delivered IELTS exam) INR 17,000
IELTS for UKVI INR 17,250
IELTS Life Skills (A1 and B1) INR 16,050
IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration INR 17,250