The International English Language Testing System(IELTS) is a standardized English proficiency test for non-native English speakers. There are two versions of the exam: Academic and General. The Academic version is for test takers who plan to study in an English speaking country and the General version is for test takers who plan to work, train or migrate to an English speaking country. The IELTS exam is accepted by most American, Canadian, Australian, British and New Zealand academic institutions.

Exam Pattern

SectionsParts and Number of QuestionsDurationTotal Score
Listening40 Objective Questions30 Minutes-
Reading40 Objective Questions60 Minutes-
Task 1: Letter & Task 2: Essay

Task 1: Diagram & Task 2: Essay
60 Minutes-
SpeakingNo of Sections : 3
Section 1- Introduction
Section 2- Cue Card
Section 3- General Discussion
15 - 20 Minutes-
Test Preparation

About IELTS Exam

  • The overall test time for IELTS is 2 hours and 55 minutes.
  • Listening, Reading and Writing are completed in one sitting.
  • The Speaking test may be taken on the same day or up to seven days before or after the other exams.
  • Each Section is evaluated on the scale of 0-9. The overall IELTS score is the average of these individual sectional scores.


The IELTS examination has no pre-requisites for any candidate who is appearing for the examination. The candidate should decide if he/she needs to pursue the General/Academic module of the examination.

Important Facts

Important Facts about the IELTS exam

  • The score of the IELTS exam is valid for 2 years.
  • In India, the IELTS is a paper-based exam.
  • IELTS score is valid in more than 9000 institutions.
  • The IELTS exam can be scheduled throughout the year.

Coaching Platform IELTS

  • 1-1.5 months Classroom coaching.
  • The faculty team at Renaissance comprises of British Council and CELTA certified trainers.
  • Special Grammar sessions to enhance your writing and speaking skills.
  • 30 Full-Length Paper-based mock IELTS tests.
  • 8 Individual speaking sessions with thorough assessment for the same.
  • Detailed analysis for 10 writing sections on an individual basis.
  • Access to all standardized tests and 200+ books at the Renaissance library.