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This is meant for those who are applying for secondary education, professionals seeking work experience and people seeking immigration in some countries like Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK.

IELTS General Training

IELTS General Training test measures your proficiency in English language proficiency in a very every day, practicalcontext. It is suited for candidates wanting to pursue studies in a high school or a vocational training program. It is mandatory for candidates planning to migrate to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK.

IELTS General Training test format

There are four sections to the test: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

Listening, Reading and Writing tests are taken on the same day, one after the other, without any breaks in between. The Speaking test may either fall on the same day or any day up to a week before or after the test date. For the Speaking test, you can book a slot online on your preferred date and time. If you fail to choose a slot within the stated time period, a time slot will be automatically allocated to you.

IELTS Listening test
(30 minutes)
You will have to listen to four recordings and then answer the questions asked. The recordings are of native English speakers and the duration of the test is 30 minutes.
IELTS Reading test
(60 minutes)
The IELTS Reading test requires you to answer 40 questions and is designed to test you on an array of reading skills. You would have to read for gist, main ideas, details, logical arguments, skimming, and figuring out the writers’ attitudes, opinions and intentions.
IELTS Writing test
(60 minutes)
The IELTS writing test requires you to complete two tasks and covers topics of general interest based on the module you are taking.
IELTS Speaking Test
(11-14 minutes)
The IELTS Speaking test assesses your spoken English skills. The test is recorded and conducted in three parts.

*IELTS fee is subject to change without prior notice

Fee for IELTS General Training

Paper-based: INR 16,500

Computer-delivered: INR 16,500

Test duration: 2 hours and 45 minutes.