About the IELTS test

If you choose to take the computer-delivered IELTS test, you will take the Listening, Reading and Writing components using a computer.

All aspects of the test are identical to the paper-based IELTS test, including:

  • Question types
  • Content
  • Timing * (see below)
  • Marking

IELTS includes four tests :

  • Writing (60 minutes)
  • Reading (60 minutes)
  • Listening (30 minutes)
  • Speaking (11-14 minutes)

At ICTE, all four tests are taken on the same day. 

You will receive a score from 1-9 for each test and an overall score.  You should check with your Recognising Organisation before booking a test to determine which test version you should sit (ie.Academic or General Training) and which score is required.

Test formats

The Reading and Writing tests are available in two versions:

  • Academic - for people who want to study at university (including UQ) or register with a professional association
  • General Training - for people who want to migrate to an English-speaking country.

Make sure you ask the organisation you will give your results to which test you need to sit.

UK migration

If you are taking IELTS to migrate to the United Kingdom you cannot use an ICTE IELTS test result. Find out which test you need and how to apply

More information