What is IELTS ?

  • Introductory

IELTS stands for “International English Language Testing System”. This exam is to check proficiency in the English language. All over the world, the IELTS exam is conducted by the IDP, which stands for the INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS of Australian universities, colleges, and schools.

  • The Past

The history of IDP is that it was established in 1969, 53 years ago as an Australian Asian Universities Cooperation Scheme (AAUCS) university in South-East Asia. The headquarters of the IDP is in Melbourne, Australia. IDP tests the ability of a candidate in four basic language skills: listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Last but not least, IELTS is designed to help the candidate study or, as there are two systems of IELTS, either academic IELTS or general IELTS.

ACADEMIC IELTS                          GENERAL IELTS
IDP sketches the academic IELTS for study purposes abroad, as the name indicates, in English-speaking speaking countries.IDP introduced the General IELTS for the purpose of taking it to get work experience or other employment training that is required for migration to English-speaking countries.
  • Expression of IELTS (Module Wise)


The listening test is the same for both academic and general IELTS. You will need to respond to 40 questions from the four parts of the recording, and you will listen to the audio track, which is a mix of different types of conversations from the range of native speakers. You will only listen to the recording once. You have to write the answers in the question booklets, and they will give u 10 minutes to transfer your answers to an answer sheet.


First of all, the reading test is not the same in both the academic and general IELTS tests. To commence with academic reading, this reading is a content type with three reading passages that you need to answer 40 questions, which include filling in the blanks, multiple-choice questions, list of headings, yes/no, or true-false. You will only have an hour to accomplish this task.

On the other hand, general reading is easy compared to academic reading. It also contains 40 questions, as does academic reading, and you will be given the same period of time to complete this task, which involves the same type of question as academic reading and mostly consists of pictorial content.


similar to the previous module, writing also has a piece of work that is different from academic ones as well. Initially, the academic IELTS writing module has two tasks.

Task-1 or Task-2

Task-1(ACADEMICS) has (Bar graph, Line graph, Pie-chart, Table Chart, Process, Diagram)

Task-1(GENERAL) has formal or informal letters You need to write 150 words for both formats.

Task-2 (ACADEMIC & GENERAL) has an essay-type module where you have to write 250 words on a topic.

It may be on the topic of any social issue or problem-solving issue, so on.



There are three parts of speaking.

  • General Questions
  • Cue card
  • Follow-ups

In the first round, you will face a general question about your likes and dislikes.

For example, in movies, music, food, and so on.

In the cue card round, you need to speak for 2 minutes on a particular topic related to cue cards

After that, in the follow-up round, you have to give answers to some questions related to your cue cards.

  • General features of IELTS
  • First of all, register the IELTS test on the official website of ieltsidpindia.com
  • Select the option Registered for IELTS
  • Choose your preferred test date – computer-delivered or paper-based.
  • Select your type of modules Academic or General
  • Pick up your desired location/city
  • Once done, you will find the list of available dates as mentioned in the calendar of the month with a green box. As mentioned, the seat is available on that date.
  • Furthermore, fill up the required details complete your online application and make sure you will also have to upload clear scanned copy of colour passport copy to complete the process
  • At last, proceed to payment

Once you booked your test then you will get the confirmation email on your as mentioned E-mail address/mobile number. In addition, (point to be noted – before corona pandemic candidates are allowed to book the slot of speaking according to their choice of date or time period and if in case you failed to select the slot it will be automatically selected) But nowadays you are not authorized to pick up the slot the IDP will allot you according to them.

You will receive an e-mail at your registered address within a week of your test informing you of the speaking venue, time, or date, as well as the venue or timing of the writing test, as well as the registration timing and sharp time to begin the IELTS test.

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