All about IELTS Exam

All about IELTS Exam

Last updated: 05 Feb 2022


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International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is one of the popular entrance exam that is conducted to test language skills of the candidates. The candidates who are looking to study or work in English speaking countries such as the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA.  The IELTS exam tests the English language skills of candidates like reading, writing, listening and speaking. Since English is the 3rd most spoken language in the world, it is necessary for each candidate wishing to study, work or live in the English-speaking countries to prove that he/she will be able to manage with English. The IELTS is the basic level of entrance exam for judging the language skills of the candidate.

IELTS exam is the most popular language assessment test for the candidates looking to migrate to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. The IELTS exam is globally recognised by more than 11,000 employers, universities, schools and immigration bodies across the world and IELTS has become a basic necessity to enter these countries.

IELTS Exam Format

The IELTS Exam is designed in a format where the candidates will be assessed in English language under 4 divisions:

  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  1. Listening: In this section the candidates are asked to listen to 4 English recordings of native English speakers. The candidates have to write their answers for the series of questions. The section is of 40 marks
  2. Reading:  In this section the candidates are tested for their reading skills and ability. The candidates are required to read different types of passages and answer the questions asked related to the passages within the specified time limit. The section is of 40 marks
  3. Writing: In this section the candidates are tested for their analysis and writing skills. The candidates are presented with a diagram or a graph, the candidates have to describe the diagram or the graph in their own words. The section is of 40 marks

  4. Speaking: In this section the candidates are tested for their speaking skills and language fluency. The candidates are required to attend a short interview with the IELTS certified professionals. The section is also of 40 marks.

Exam Band and Scores

The IELTS gauges the English language skills of the candidates according to the Scale/Band of 1 to 10. The higher the band the higher is the score. The IELTS score is valid for 2-years from the date of examination taken by the candidate.

Band Score

Skill Level



Expert user

Full operational command of the language. Your use of English is appropriate, accurate and fluent and you show complete understanding.


Very good user

Very good user. You have a fully operational command of the language with only occasional unsystematic inaccuracies and inappropriate usage. You may misunderstand some things in unfamiliar situations. You handle complex detailed argumentation well.


Good user

You have an operational command of the language, though with occasional inaccuracies, inappropriate usage and misunderstandings in some situations. Generally, you handle complex language well and understand detailed reasoning.


Competent user

Generally, you have an effective command of the language despite some inaccuracies, inappropriate usage and misunderstandings. You can use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situations.


Modest user

You have a partial command of the language and cope with overall meaning in most situations, although you are likely to make many mistakes. You should be able to handle basic communication in your own field.


Limited user

Your basic competence is limited to familiar situations. You frequently show problems in understanding and expression. You are not able to use complex language.


Extremely limited user

You convey and understand only general meaning in very familiar situations. There are frequent breakdowns in communication.


Intermittent user

You have great difficulty understanding spoken and written English.



You have no ability to use the language except a few isolated words.


Didn’t attempt the test

You did not answer the questions.

IELTS Exam Dates

The IELTS Exams will be conducted throughout the year across all the specified locations and the candidates can choose their desired dates and locations to give their IELTS tests. 

The candidates can get more details about the IELTS Exam by contacting our admission experts at Galaxy Education: Study Abroad.


The IELTS Exam is the mandatory prerequisite for all the candidates looking for studying, working or living in the native English-speaking countries like USA, UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The international universities have made it compulsory to qualify the IELTS exam with better bands or scores. So, the IELTS has become a popular English language testing exam that assesses the English language skills of the candidate willing to study in native English-speaking countries.   

The eligible students can get more details about the IELTS Exam by contacting us on +91 9916505050/+91 8088602346. They can also email us at or can also reach us as for more details.

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