Download IELTS Sample Papers 2013

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is a standardized international English test to check the English proficiency of a candidate. The exam is conducted jointly by IDP Education Private limited, the British Council and University of Cambridge ESOL Examination. Any person who wishes to pursue education or work opportunities in English speaking countries can apply for the exam. There is no minimum eligibility criterion.

Since IELTS is the most widely accepted test in a large number of universities across the world, there is a huge demand for IELTS sample papers. Here we are providing the IELTS test sample papers with answers for each section. Before that, let’s have a look at the test formats. 

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Formats of IELTS

There are two types of formats for IELTS:

  • Academic: for the candidates who want to pursue higher studies in an English speaking country

  • General training: for those who go to an English speaking country for work experience, secondary education or training programme

Here we have  the IELTS test paper for both the formats.

IELTS Paper Pattern 

IELTS test consists of four modules:

IELTS Listening

In this module, the candidate is asked to listen to monologues and dialogues and needs to answer a set of questions. This module has four sections and the duration is 40 minutes.


IELTS Reading

Here, the candidate will be given three texts followed by a set of questions ranging from 10 to 13. The candidate needs to go through the texts and answer the questions in the stipulated period of time. This section is of 60 minutes duration.

IELTS Writing

This module is different for academic and general training format. In the academic module, the candidate will have to explain a diagram in Task 1 and respond to an argument in Task 2. In the general training module, the candidate needs to write an article in Task 1 and write an essay in task 2. This section is for 60 minutes.

IELTS Speaking

The speaking module consists of three sections. In the first section, there will be general introduction of the candidate. In the second section, the candidate will be asked to speak on a selected topic and in the third section; there will be a discussion between the candidate and examiner. This section is for 11 to 14 minutes.

The candidates for both formats can download IELTS sample papers for free from this page.

IELTS Sample Paper Academic Module

IELTS Listening Practice Test Section 1

IELTS Listening Practice Test Section 2

IELTS Listening Practice Test Section 3


Diagram label completion

Identifying information

Identifying writer’s views

Matching features


Matching headings

Multiple choice questions

Table completion


Academic writing task 1 sample- 1

Academic writing task 1 sample- 2

Academic writing task 2 sample- 1

Academic writing task 2 sample- 2


Speaking Sample Test Part 1 Promt

Speaking Sample Test Part 2 Promt

Speaking Sample Test Part 3 Promt

Speaking Sample Test Part 1 Transcript


Speaking Sample Test Part 2 Transcript

Speaking Sample Test Part 3 Transcript

IELTS Sample Paper General Training Module

Flow Chart completion

Identifying information

Matching Information

Matching features


Matching headings

Multiple choice questions

Sentence completion


General training writing task 1

General training writing task 2

Also Read:

IELTS Exam Preparation Tips

IELTS Test Pattern

Download IELTS E-Book: Complete Guide to the Test

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