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Quintessential for Ergon – IELTS

The First step forward for those seeking to study or work in a foreign land is to clear the English language proficiency test, IELTS, an important pre-requisite for the selection process.

Every year thousands of students appear for IELTS and embark on a journey of success in a foreign country filled with opportunities and new possibilities. The amazing aspect of IELTS is that the tests are held in over 900 locations across the globe upto three to four times a month every year.

About IELTS

What gives this test such a high stature is the fact that it tests all the four important language skills – reading, listening, speaking and last but not the least writing. The whole test lasts for about 2 hours and 45 minutes and can be finished in one day itself. However, the speaking section is under test centre's discretion, it can be held before or after seven days of appearing for the other three sections.

Why opt for IELTS?

IELTS is an immensely preferred test for immigration purposes. You need a minimum acceptable score in all the modules as well as overall to secure admission in a worthwhile institution as well as be able to obtain the study visa. It is undoubtedly the best option for you if you want to start a new and promising life in another country.

Test Format

IELTS candidates have to choose between two variants of the test – Academic or General Training – reliant on their academic or professional ambitions, or visa requirements. The Listening and Speaking modules are common to both variants whereas Reading and Writing modules are different.

Academic or General training?

1. IELTS Academic
It is for people applying for higher education or professional registration in an English speaking environment. It reflects some of the features of academic language and assesses whether you are ready to begin studying or training.


2. IELTS General Training This test is for those who are going to English speaking countries for secondary education, work experience or training programs. The test focuses on basic survival skills in broad social and workplace contexts.

Our diligently crafted IELTS Training Programme is geared towards helping students and keen learners improve their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

We closely monitor the performance of each student so that they get value for their money. Enroll now and lead your goals to accomplishment.

IELTS Listening

  • DURATION: 30 Minutes
  • NUMBER OF QUESTIONS: 40
  • TEST FORMAT: You will listen to 4 recordings of native English Speakers and then answer a series of questions.
  • RECORDING 1- a dialogue
  • RECORDING 2- a monologue
  • RECORDING 3- a dialogue set in an academic context
  • RECORDING 4- monologue on an academic subject

IELTS Reading

  • DURATION: 60 Minutes
  • NUMBER OF QUESTIONS: 40
  • TEST FORMAT: Three reading passages with a variety of questions using a number of types of tasks
    » IELTS ACADEMIC - Consists of 3 long texts ranging from descriptive, factual, discursive and analytical
    » IELTS GENERAL TRAINING- Includes extracts from books, magazines, newspapers, advertisements etc

IELTS Writing

  • DURATION: 60 Minutes
  • NUMBER OF TASKS: 2
  • TEST FORMAT:

    » IELTS ACADEMIC TEST
    1. TASK 1- Summarize or explain the information given in form of an illustration/picture/diagram
    2. TASK 2- Write an essay in response to an argument, views or a topic on problem

    » IELTS GENERAL TRAINING TEST
    1. TASK 1- Write a personal/formal/semi-formal letter
    2. TASK 2- Write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem.

IELTS Speaking

  • DURATION: 11-14 Minutes
  • TEST FORMAT:
    » PART 1- Answer general questions about yourself, home, family, work, friends, studies, interests.
    » PART 2- Speak for 2 minutes on the topic written on a card; you will be given 1 minute to prepare
    » PART 3- Answer and discuss further questions about the topic in Part 2 in a more general and abstract way