IELTS test stands for- International English Language Testing System. The IELTS test assesses your abilities in all four skills in English– listening, reading, writing and speaking.
There are two versions of IELTS to choose from:
Everyone takes the same Listening and Speaking tests, regardless of which version they take. The Reading and Writing tests differ in content, depending on whether you are taking IELTS test academic or IELTS General Training.
There is no limit for the IELTS test. One can give the exam as many times as he wants.
The IELTS General Training Test is for those who are going to English speaking countries for secondary education, work experience or training programs. Hence, it is also a requirement for migration to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK.
In the IELTS General Training Test, you will take the Listening, Reading and Writing tests all on the same day one after the other, with no breaks in between them. They are always taken in this order. So, these 3 tests together take a total of 2 hours 40 minutes. These 3 tests are paper tests and
Your Speaking test will either be after a break on the same day as the other three tests, or up to seven days before or after that. This will depend on your test center. The Speaking Test is a face-to-face test with an IELTS examiner and lasts about 11-14 minutes.