IELTS Basic Information

IELTS – International English Language Testing System
Test Format:
Paper I          (Listening)   
4 sections, 40 questions in 30 minutes (sec. I conversation 2 speakers.
Sec. II monologue, sec. III conversation 4 speakers and sec. IV a lecture)

Paper II         (Reading)     
3 sections, 40 questions, 3 passages in 60 minutes

Paper III       (Writing)               
2 tasks in 60 minutes: Task I Descriptive report of a table/diagram of 150
words in 20 minutes. Task 2 an essay in response to an opinion or problem of 250 words in 40

Paper IV        (Speaking)               
11-14 minutes. Part I. Face-to-face interview and introduction – 4-5
minutes, Part II. Individual Talk 1-3 minutes, incl. prep. Part III. Discussion topics 4-5 minutes.  
Note: The first three papers are taken in one day. Paper IV can be taken any other day.

Total Bands:                    0-9

Band Descriptions:             0- Didn’t attempt the test: 1- Non-use : 2-Intermittent user: 3-Extremly limited user: 4-Limited User: 5-Modest User: 6-Competent User: 7-Good User: 8-Very Good User: 9- Expert User.

Total Fee:                              12000 rupees
Fee Deposit:                         The British Council, 65 Mozang Road, P O Box 88, Lahore 54650. British Council bank, Acccount No. 08-
766-7221-38. Approved Bank: Standard Chartered Grindlays Bank,
Tufail Road, Lahore Cantt. Tel. 042-6673174-75

Schedule:                        Through-out the year on the specified dates. Re-applying is after the 3-
month gap.
Lahore Center:
The British Council, 65 Mozang Road

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