If you are planning to pursue an undergraduate or postgraduate course in an English-speaking environment, or migrate for professional registration, then you must take up the IELTS Academic test.
If you are migrating to an English-speaking country or applying for secondary training programmes and work experience, you can opt for the IELTS General test.
The IELTS exam can be taken online (Computer Delivered Test) and offline (Paper-Based Test). Both the modes follow the same format. The listening and speaking sections are the same for both academic and general, while the writing and reading sections differ slightly. The total duration given to complete the test is 2 hours and 45 minutes.
Both the paper-based test and the computer-delivered test are of the same difficulty level.
The IELTS exam is conducted several times throughout the year. The candidate can choose a date that fits their schedule.
The registration fee to take up the IELTS examination is Rp 2,900,000.
There are no restrictions on the dress code while taking the IELTS exam. The candidates can wear any attire they are comfortable in.
If a candidate fails to appear for the test, it will be considered a cancellation, and no refund will be provided.
The listening, reading and writing sections should be completed together on the same day. The speaking session can be taken on the same day or 3 days before or after the actual test date.
With a strict schedule and consistent practice, preparing for the IELTS exam is possible.
Though it might be challenging to clear the IELTS exam on the first attempt, it is not impossible. With consistent practice and hard work and practice, the candidate is sure to succeed.
The candidate must take their identification document. Along with this, the candidate will be allowed to take a pen/pencil and an eraser.
The order of the sessions are as follows:
Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.
Based on multiple surveys on the IELTS exam, the writing section is often considered the most difficult.
Based on multiple surveys on the IELTS exam, the listening section and speaking section is often considered easier part.
During the speaking session, the interviewer will repeat the question only once.
The candidate must use a pencil for the listening and reading section.
Yes, candidates are allowed to take notes during the listening session.
No, you cannot pause or stop the audio in between. The audio will be played only once.
The speaking section assesses the candidate’s spoken skills. The examiner will engage in a conversation with the candidate and discuss multiple topics to test their use of spoken English.