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.
- Predict your equivalent GMAT score
- Compare your score with other aspirants
- Decide whether to take re-test or not
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.