Which three organisations jointly administer the IELTS exam?
The University of Cambridge local examinations syndicate, the British Council and IDP education Australia
How many months of further study is thought to result in the improvement of a candidates English by one band?
Is there a limit to the number of times a candidate can take the test?
Are all four modules weighted the same?
How is the overall band score obtained?
Marks from each of the module tests are added together and divided by 4 to give the overall band
How many sections are included in the listening module for both general and academic training?
How many questions are there in the listening module for both general and academic training?
How long is the listening exam?
30 minutes +10 minutes to transfer answers
How many sections are included in the reading module for both general and academic training?
How many questions are there in the reading module for both general training and academic training?
How long is the reading exam?
How many tasks are included in the writing module for both general and academic training?
How long is the writing exam?
How long should be spent on each of the two tasks?
Task 1-20 minutes task 2-40 minutes
How many sections are there in the speaking module?
How long does the speaking test last?
Between 11 and 14 minutes
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