Around the world people trust IELTS as a secure and independent test of English. IELTS is recognised by more than 6,000 organisations including government agencies, universities and employers and can help you apply for study work and immigration.

About the test

IELTS includes four tests which are taken in the following order
  • Listening (30 minutes)
  • Reading (60 minutes)
  • Writing (60 minutes)
  • Speaking (11-14 minutes)

At ICTE-UQ, all four tests are taken on the same day. The Listening, Reading and Writing tests are held from 9.00am-12.00pm. The Speaking test is held in the afternoon.

You will receive a score from 1-9 for each test and an overall score. For more information about IELTS scores visit www.ielts.org/test_takers_information

Test formats

The Reading and Writing tests are available in two formats
  • Academic - for people who want to study at university (including UQ) or register with a professional association
  • General Training - for people who want to migrate to an English-speaking country.

Make sure you ask the organisation you will give your results to which test you need to sit. For more information about the difference between the Academic and General Training test visit www.ielts.org/test_takers_information

For more information about IELTS, including sample questions, rules and regulations, and answers to frequently asked questions visit www.ieltsessentials.com 
 
 
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