By Qurat-ul-Ain Khan

I am sure a lot of you must have heard about IELTS but might not be aware of the norms it carries. Yet I will generally be explaining the test or the rules and regulations associated with it.

Before proceeding further, the fact that you should be familiar with is that Understanding the test and Developing the right skills is the key to success and achieving a high score.

Well, it is definitely a test that opens doors around the world. The test itself is recognized and accepted worldwide.

Remember success depends on the way you solve the tasks and time management. People who know the right path and norms of IELTS, get a good score. If your goal is to score high in your IELTS exam make sure you possess a good level of English communication skills which are the basic foundation for the IELTS test.

What Is IELTS?

IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System. It is a sort of evaluation of the English language ability of those who want to study or work and live in English-Speaking Countries.

The Test Format for IELTS
(Academic or General)

The Content of IELTS

It’s vital to understand the norms of IELTS Academic and General. The test content is usually taken from newspapers, research articles, magazines, or journals

ACADEMIC is for test takers wishing to study at undergraduate or postgraduate levels, and for those seeking professional registration.

GENERAL is for those who wish to migrate to an English-speaking country (Australia, UK, USA Canada, or any other promising country. Also, for those wishing to train or study at below degree level.

Both the tests are different only in the reading and writing modules. However, all students take the same test for listening and speaking. Listening, Reading and Writing must be completed in one day without a break however, Speaking can be completed within 7 days before or after the main test day.

Criteria Per Module

On the subject of understanding Criteria per module: –

Diversified norms and patterns of Q’s are used chosen as MCQs, Form/Note/Sentence/Table Completion, Flowchart, Matching, Map Diagram Labelling, Short Q/A’s, etc. Sections in each module also differ in numbers. Time per section varies in all IELTS modules. Besides this, the marking of answers is slightly different for writing and speaking.

I believe practicing; these resources and websites are beneficial. Resources

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