IELTS | Academic

IELTS | Academic

IELTS offers two different types of tests. You can choose between IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training. Find out more about IELTS Academic!

Exam Information

What is IELTS Academic?

IELTS Academic is a tailored evaluation designed to measure your English language proficiency in an academic context. This comprehensive assessment delves into academic language aspects and ascertains your readiness for educational and professional endeavours.

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Who benefits from IELTS Academic?

The IELTS Academic test is suitable for individuals embarking on higher education pursuits or seeking professional registration within an English-speaking environment. Tailored to mimic the academic language features, this test assesses your readiness to start educational or vocational journeys.

This test format is ideal for candidates seeking admission to undergraduate or postgraduate programmes and those aiming to fulfil professional registration requirements. It evaluates your readiness to embark on educational or training experiences in English-speaking environments.

Why choose IELTS Academic?

Choose the IELTS Academic test if your aspirations include:

  • Pursuing undergraduate or postgraduate studies worldwide
  • Applying for a Student Route visa (Tier 4) at a UK university designated as a Student Route (Tier 4) Sponsor
  • Venturing into professional endeavours in English-speaking countries

Format of the IELTS exam

We offer the IELTS Academic exam in a computer-based format, ensuring quick result delivery within 3-5 days.

The IELTS exam is comprised of four key components:

  1. IELTS Academic Listening (30 minutes):
  • Listening (4 audio recordings) and responding to a series of questions.
  • Assessors will examine your ability to grasp main ideas, detailed information and the intentions behind the statements.
  1. IELTS Academic Reading (60 minutes) :
  • The Reading section presents 40 questions and evaluates various reading skills, including understanding the main idea, grasping specific details, comprehending logical arguments.
  • Composed of three texts that range from descriptive and factual to complex and analytical. Sources include books, journals, magazines, and newspapers.
  1. IELTS Academic Writing (60 minutes):
  • Topics are designed to be generally engaging and suitable for test-takers entering undergraduate and postgraduate studies or pursuing professional registration. This section comprises two tasks:
  • Describing, summarizing, or explaining information presented in graphical formats (e.g., graphs, tables, charts, or diagrams).
  • Composing an essay in response to a given point of view, argument, or problem. Both responses should adhere to a formal writing style.
  1. IELTS Academic Speaking (11–14 minutes):
  • The speaking assessment tests your oral English proficiency and is recorded for reference. This section is composed of three parts:
  • General questions posed by the examiner about your background, family, home, work, studies, and interests (lasting 4-5 minutes).
  • A cue card provided with a particular topic for which you have 1 minute to prepare, followed by a 2-minute discussion.
  • Further questions regarding the topic in Part 2, allowing you to delve into more abstract ideas and issues, spanning 4-5 minutes.

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