The minimum age for giving the IELTS exam is 16 years. Anyone over the age of 16 can give the IELTS Test regardless of nationality or background. Exceptions can be made where the school requires IELTS Scores for admission. There is no age limit or eligibility criteria set by the ETS, the body that conducts this exam, but it is preferred that the aspirant should have crossed 16 years of age. We also have a pattern for this exam.

What is the educational eligibility to give the IELTS exam?

As such, there are not any minimum eligibility criteria for IELTS set by the conducting bodies of IELTS but pattern. Anyone who wishes to pursue higher studies abroad or wants to work abroad can attempt the IELTS exam (both Academic and General Training). However, candidates should check the eligibility criteria set by the institution or organization where they’re applying.

IELTS Test Pattern

IELTS pattern includes different sections, Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. The complete test duration is 2 hours and 45 minutes.

  • Listening: the entire length of this section is half-hour and candidates need to answer different types of 40 questions.
  • Reading: the entire time for this section is half-hour and it comprises almost 40 questions.
  • Writing: This section is for an hour and includes two questions where candidates need to write a brief essay of a minimum of 250 words. Apart from this, candidates are given a table, diagram, or data that they need to elucidate in their own words.
  • Speaking: the general length of this section varies from 11 to 14 minutes and candidates also undergo a face-to-face interview. Through this section, it is monitored whether the candidates can communicate effectively in the country where they have applied.

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