IELTS Test Format

At Boss Consultant, we offer tailored IELTS courses for our students from our offices in Chandigarh and Melbourne. Boss Consultant have been awarded the best IELTS training institute in Chandigarh and our IELTS trainers are trained by IDP and British council.

We have many successful stories, where our students have scored unto 9 bands in IELTS successfully studying in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Canada.


The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a test for students who need to demonstrate English language proficiency for study or work in English-speaking countries.

The IELTS test is recognized in many countries. It is used as a measure of English language proficiency by educational institutions, employers and professional organizations.


There are two different modules

  • Academic – for people who wish to study overseas
  • General Training – for people who wish to migrate overseas

IELTS Format:

All candidates must complete four Modules to obtain an IELTS Test Report Form.

  • Listening – 30 minutes
  • Reading – 60 minutes
  • Writing – 60 minutes
  • Speaking – 11 – 14 minutes

Total Test Time: 2 hours 45 minutes

Validity 2 years

Candidates are tested in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking Modules.
There is a choice between Academic and General Training in the Reading and Writing Modules.
For more information, go to or You will also find examples of IELTS reading and listening test items on this website.