IELTS format

the IELTS test format, including its sections, time limits, and scoring:

Section Description Time Limit Scoring
Listening Four recorded conversations and monologues Approximately 30 minutes Band score (0-9)
Reading Three long texts with a variety of question types 60 minutes Band score (0-9)
Writing Two tasks: 1) Describe a graph or chart; 2) Write an essay 60 minutes Band score (0-9)
Speaking Face-to-face interview with an examiner 11-14 minutes Band score (0-9)
Overall Band Score An average of the scores in the four sections Overall Band Score (0-9)

The IELTS test format includes four main sections: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. The scores for each section are combined to calculate an Overall Band Score, which ranges from 0 (non-user) to 9 (expert user) in half-band increments. This Overall Band Score is often used for university admissions, immigration, and employment purposes.