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  IELTS Test Structure

All candidates must complete four Modules - Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking to obtain an IELTS Test Report Form.

Candidates are tested in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking Modules. There is a choice between Academic and General Training in the Reading and Writing Modules.

Total Test Time
2 hours 45 minutes
 

The first three modules - Listening, Reading and Writing - must be completed in one day.  The Speaking Module may be taken, at the discretion of the test centre, in the period seven days before or after the other Modules.

The tests are designed to cover the full range of ability from non-user to expert user.