IELTS Exam Pattern

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IELTS Exam Pattern

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any changes in the IELTS exam pattern for 2021?

There are no changes made in the IELTS exam pattern for the year 2021. However, IELTS INDICATOR was introduced in 2020 owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Will there be a negative marking in the IELTS exam?

There's no negative marking in the IELTS exam. However, there are various parameters based on which the test-taker is judged. Therefore, they must adhere to them.

Is the exam pattern of the IELTS Indicator similar to the in-person IELTS?

Yes, the exam pattern for the IELTS indicator is similar to the in-person IELTS in terms of structure, content, and time.

Who is responsible for the IELTS exam pattern?

The Educational Testing Services (ETS) and British Council are the two major bodies responsible for formulating and designing the exam pattern of all the sections of the IELTS.

What is the exam pattern of the IELTS Listening Test?

The IELTS Listening section comprises four tasks to be completed. In every task, there will be one recording with ten questions. In total, there will be 40 questions. In PBT IELTS, candidates will be given 10 minutes to transfer their answers to the answer sheet. The first two parts of the Listening test of IELTS are set on everyday situations. --->Part 1: conversation between two speakers --->Part 2: a monologue --->Part 3: conversation between 2-3 speakers --->Part 4: monologue on an academic subject.

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Janice Thompson

Janice Thompson

Soon after graduating with a Master’s in Literature from Southern Arkansas University, she joined an institute as an English language trainer. She has had innumerous student interactions and has produced a couple of research papers on English language teaching. She soon found that non-native speakers struggled to meet the English language requirements set by foreign universities. It was when she decided to jump ship into IELTS training. From then on, she has been mentoring IELTS aspirants. She joined IELTSMaterial about a year ago, and her contributions have been exceptional. Her essay ideas and vocabulary have taken many students to a band 9.

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