FAQs - IELTS Regular
What is the Test Format?
All candidates are tested in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking Modules. There is an option of either Academic or General training in the Reading and Writing Modules. It takes about 3 hours to complete the Listening, Reading and Writing. Speaking test is conducted in the afternoon on the same day. Please reserve the whole day for the examination.
Only at IDP Bangkok (Saturday test), you may choose to do speaking test either on Saturday, Sunday or Monday after the written tests. You can just simply inform our IELTS staff at the application point.
Why is the IELTS format fairer for you?
You deserve a fair chance to do your best. This is why, unlike other tests, IELTS gives you a quiet room with no distractions or interruptions for the Speaking test.
IELTS also recognises that candidates have different approaches to answering questions. For example, with IELTS you can answer questions in the order that suits you and you can make changes to your Reading answers and Writing responses at any time during the Reading and Writing sections.