Exam Pattern IELTS General

Exam Pattern

To know exactly in what order the questions are positioned in the IELTS General Test refer to the pattern we have provided below: 

IELTS General Training Test 


Timit limit 

3 hours

Test type

Computer or paper-based


1. Listening

2. Reading 

3. Writing 

4. Speaking


Includes four tasks (four audios) and relevant questions. Time allotted is 40 minutes inclusive of 10 minutes for transferring the answers.


40 questions related to the texts in three subsections. Time allotted is 60 minutes.


Letter writing and essay. Time allotted is 20 and 40 minutes, respectively. 


One-to-one interview with an examiner. Time allotted 11-14 minutes.