There are two different types of IELTS exam: Academic and General Training, each consisting of four sections; speaking, listening, reading, and writing. While the Listening and Speaking remains the same for all test takers, but Reading and Writing tests are different. It is important for candidates to prepare for the correct test type.
As per the set rules, Listening, Reading and Writing tests are performed the same day, without any break. The speaking section, on the other hands, can be completed up to a week before or after the other tests. Candidates are provided flexibility to choose the date and time of speaking test, but in case of failure to choose the desired schedule, the default schedule will be set three hours after the three tests. The total test time is 2 hours and 45 minutes.