IELTS General Training measures English language proficiency in a practical, everyday context. The tasks and tests reflect both workplace and social situations.
Take this test if you would like to:
- train or study at below degree level.
- work or undertake work-related training in an English speaking country.
- emigrate to an English speaking country.
- get a better job in your own country.
You can take IELTS on paper or computer.
If you need a visa for working or studying in the UK, then in some cases you may need to take IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration or IELTS Life Skills. Find out more about IELTS for UKVI.
Fee for the General Training IELTS test: INR 14,700.
What does the fee include?
Our IELTS test fee includes exclusive preparation materials, free practice tests and much more. Click here to know more
Duration: 2 hours and 45 minutes (Listening, Reading and Writing) + 11-14 minutes (Speaking).
Format: There are four sections to the test: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. When you book your IELTS test with the British Council, the test will take place in an official British Council IELTS test centre.
Your Speaking test may be offered on the same day as the other sections of the test, or up to a week before or after. You will receive notification in advance if your Speaking test is on a different day to your written test day.
You will receive notification about your Speaking test date a week in advance. If you take your test on a computer, you have a free choice of Speaking test dates.