IELTS is an English proficiency test administered by Cambridge local Examinations syndicate UK and International development Project (IDP) Australia. The test is conducted at their nominated test centers around the world. International students, Professionals and immigrants intending to study or work in English-speaking countries can display their English proficiency through IELTS scores. IELTS scores are valid for two years. IELTS test comprises of two different modules: Academic and General Training. All students planning to pursue academic degrees should take academic module and those who are applying for immigration or work permit can do general training. Overall band of 6 is an average score required by most institutions.



Test Format

S.N. Skills Questions Score
    Academic Module General Training Module  
01 Listening 4 sections, 40 questions, 30 minutes+10 minutes transfer time 4 sections, 40 questions30 minutes+10 minutes transfer time 0-9
02 Reading Academic Reading:3 sections, 40 questions60 minutes General Training Reading:3 sections, 40 questions60 minutes 0-9
03 Writing Academic Writing:2 tasks60 minutes General Training Writing:2 tasks60 minutes 0-9
04 Speaking 11 to 14 minutes 11 to 14 minutes 0-9
  Band Score     9

Local Test Center in Nepal

  • The British Council, Lainchaur, Kathmandu, Nepal, Tel: +977 1 4410798
  • IDP Education Nepal Metro Park Mall, Ground Floor,, Narayanhiti Palace Museum North Gate Rd, Kathmandu 44600 Tel:- 01-4217800

Other Information


Exam Fee Test Validity Full Marks Minimum Requirement
NPR 18,250 2 Years 0-9 6.0


IELTS is the International English Language Testing System which tests English proficiency across the globe. Conducting one million tests globally, IELTS is the world’s most popular English testing system.