Test Format


TEST FORMAT - Paper Based - PB / Computer Based - CB.

IELTS Test format is divided into 6 sections namely.

Listening PB / Listening CB
40 Questions to be answered in 40 Minutes.

Reading Academic Module (Same for both test format)
3 passages (40 Questions) to be answered in 60 Minutes.

Reading General Module (Same for both test format)
3 sections (40 Questions) to be answered in 60 Minutes.

Writing Academic Module (Same for both test format)
2 tasks (Diagram Prompt/Argument Prompt) to be answered in 60 minutes.

Writing General Module (Same for both test format)
2 tasks (Letter Prompt/Essay Prompt) in 60 minutes.

3 Parts in 11 to 15 minutes The Total duration of the entire Test Format is 2 Hours 45 Minutes.



Listening : It has 4 sections and 40 questions in all. It lasts for 40 minutes including 10 minutes transfer time for the answers to the main answer sheet.

Reading : Reading has 3 passages, 40 questions in all. Candidates are given only 1 hour to complete reading.

Writing Academic Module : It has 2 writing tasks. Task 1 is primarily Report writing (explaining diagrams and charts). Essay on task 1 must not be less than 150 words. Students are advised to spend 20 minutes on this task. Task 2 is Argumentative essay. Essay on task 2 must not be less than 250 words. Students are advised to spend 40 minutes on the same. In all time allotted for writing is 1 hour. 

Writing General Training Module : It also has 2 writing tasks. Task1 presents a Letter Prompt (formal or informal). Students must write at least 150 words for the same. Task 2 is same as that of Academic Module.

Speaking : Speaking has 3 parts and lasts for 11-14 minutes. It is done on one-to-one basis with the student. This is usually done on another day.

Part 1: Examiner asks general questions to the student, which relates to his/her work, studies, hobbies etc. This part lasts between 4 and 5 minutes.

Part 2 : The candidate is given a topic to speak, which is printed on a task card. Students have to speak for 1 minute at least and are given one minute to think and write down some points. This part lasts between 3 and 4 minutes.
Part 3 : It's a two way discussion with the examiner (questions mostly related to part 2 topic will be asked). The discussion lasts between 4 and 5 minutes.



IELTS is graded on a scale of 0-9, known as Band Scale. Generally, a score of at least 6 bands for UG & 6.5 bands for PG is required in each section. The result is available in 15 working days.

The individual is given the scores after the test is over. Subsequently, we start the classroom training. We use Cambridge IELTS Book, an official publication for IELTS, to conduct classroom sessions. For Listening, firstly the test is played non-stop and students answer the questions as they listen. Once the test is over, the answers are given explaining the focus on spellings, conventions of writing and marking scheme. Then the same test is replayed taking pauses at every answer and explaining the same to students. In this way the practice on four tests is completed.

For Reading, our teachers provide the details about various question types and explain the approach to answer the same. After introductory discussion, usually the passages are assigned and students are asked to complete the same. Towards the end of each test, questions are discussed with the students and answers are explained. In this way, four tests are completed with students. Discussion is an integral part of reading sessions. For writing part, firstly the types of tasks are explained with essay-writing guidelines.

Students are made to practice 4 essays of task 1 type and 4 essays of task 2 type. Each essay is assessed and guidelines are provided to make the essay better. For speaking part, one-on-one sessions are conducted exactly on the lines of test and the answers are discussed after the session. Scores are given and guidelines are provided to improve the scores. After classroom sessions, mock-tests are conducted simulating the testing conditions and scores are given for each mock test.



Salient Features of IETLS training @ JME

• 30 hours of intensive and comprehensive training.
• Cambridge IELTS, official publication or IELTS, issued as courseware.
• British Council trained faculties.
• Maximum 10-15 students per batch, making session personalized.
• Teaching pedagogy involving a very strong focus on enhancing the performance in all the facets of the test i.e. Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.
• Guiding with approach towards different question types and providing sufficient practice in all the areas of test.
• Qualified, experienced and trained faculties.
• 20 full-length mock tests.
• Well stocked library.
• Availability of Weekdays (Tuesday to Friday, 2 hours per day) and Weekend Batches (Saturday and Sunday, 4 hours per day) under Regular Mode.
• Availability of Fast Track Mode (Tuesday to Sunday, 4 hours every day) for people who want to complete the course at the earliest.

Free IELTS Training Scheme (FITS)Students may enroll under the FREE IELTS Scheme. Under the scheme if the student has enrolled in a University represented by JME registers for the IELTS exam through JME, applies for visa with that University offer then he / she is entitled for a refund after net deducting the taxes along with cost of study material. The refund is applicable whether visa has been granted or not. The student will initially have to make payment of fees and then will be entitled for refund. Kindly retain the fee receipt, Xerox of Score Sheet and Stamped Visa Copy for the refund. The refund will be given not later than 3 months after filing visa.



JME offers intensive and comprehensive training services to people aspiring to obtain an acceptable score in IELTS. We have qualified, experienced and trained teachers, who impart training to our students.

How we coach our students : We conduct a Diagnostic Test on the first day of training, simulating the testing conditions, to gauge where the person stands in terms of his English abilities.

Official Website :
Score Validity : 2 years
Registration Mode : JME Centre / Online
Rescheduling Fee : Rs 3300
Mode of payment : Debit Card / Credit card / ICICI Challan
Test Administration Frequency : 3-4 times a month
Test Fee : Rs 17,000/-
Test Repetition Policy : Next available date
Score Reporting time : Approximately 15 Calender Days
Extra Score Reporting Fee : Rs 1250 for courier, Rs 250 for registered post.
Nature of Test : Paper Based Test



1. What does IELTS mean?

IELTS stands for: International English Language Testing System.

2. How many skills are tested in the IELTS test?

There are 4 skills tested: listening, reading, writing and speaking.

3. Which is best, IDP or British Council?

Both are best.

4. Which skills do I take on the same day?

Listening, reading and writing are all taken on the same day. The speaking test can be taken either before, after or on the same day as the other skills.

5. Is there a break between the reading and writing test? 

No, there is no break between the listening, reading and writing test. They are all taken together and take a total of 2 hours and 40 minutes. So, make sure you eat and drink well before you take your test.

6. Can I use a pen in my IELTS Test?

You can use a pen or pencil for your IELTS writing test. However, for your listening and reading test, you must use a pencil (don’t forget to

take an eraser with you).

7. How many times can I take my IELTS test?

You can take it as many times as you want. There is no limit.

8. Can I wear a watch in my IELTS test?

No, you can’t. You can’t wear a watch in any of the IELTS tests, even the speaking test. There will be a clock on the wall so you can  check the time.

9. Can I write using capital letters?

Yes, you can.

10. How can we get the venue details for the IELTS Examination?​

IELTS is conducted by British Council so the venue details are been given by them 7 days prior to the examination.

11. How many hours of coaching is given for IELTS/PTE/TOEFL?

For IELTS/PTE/TOEFL 365 Days and as many as hours student requierd of training is given.

12. Will the courseware be given by JME or we need to buy?

Study material will be given when the candidate enrolls for the coaching.

13. How many mock tests does JME provide?

25 full length mock tests are included in coaching at JME.

14. What is the difference between Academic and General Exams for IELTS & PTE?

Academic – Candidates who want to go abroad for study purpose to a particular country. General – Candidates who want to go for immigration to a particular country.

15. What modules do IELTS/PTE/TOEFL include?

All the test are English proficiency test. They have four sections namely as Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.

16. What is the Difference between IELTS/PTE/TOEFL?

IELTS is paper based exam and PTE & TOEFL are online exams. All of them are English proficiency tests.