The IELTS exam format in India is comparable with the worldwide IELTS framework, which assesses a candidate's English language skills thoroughly. The examination is divided into four sections: listening, reading, writing, and speaking. The listening and speaking sections are identical for both the academic and general training versions of the exam; however, the reading and writing sections alter depending on which version of the test the applicant selects.
- Listening Section:
The listening component consists of four recordings, and the test taker must respond to a series of questions about what they have heard.
- Reading Section:
It requires you to read three passages and answer 40 questions about the passages. The questions test the reader's ability to -
- Identify information in the passages
- Identify the writer's views and opinions
- Match features
- Match information
- Match sentence endings
- Complete sentences
- Complete tables
- Complete flowcharts
- Answer short questions
- Complete notes
- Match headings
- Complete summaries
- Label diagrams
- Multiple-choice questions
- Written Section:
a) The first task requires you to interpret, enumerate, or summarize a chart, diagram, table, or graph.
b) Whereas, the second task requires you to respond to a piece expressing an issue, point of view, or argument.
- Speaking Section: This section is divided into three parts
a) The first part will question you about familiar subjects and yourself in the first section. Consequently, these topics could include your interests, ambition, family, home, work or studies.
b) In the second part, you will have to speak about a topic on a card provided to you. After a minute to think about it and two minutes to talk about the topic, you will be asked a question or two about it.
c) In third part, you are asked to discuss more abstract ideas and your thoughts about the issue.
Each component is timed independently for a total test length of around 2 hours and 45 minutes. Candidates should familiarize themselves with the test format and practice in timed situations. IELTS is widely accepted in India and is a mandatory prerequisite for people wishing to study or work in English-speaking nations, guaranteeing that the exam design complies with the worldwide standards established by the IELTS testing authority.