What is the test format for IELTS? How much time does it take to complete the test?

The IELTS test assesses your English abilities in Listening (30 minutes), Reading (60 minutes), Writing (60 minutes) and Speaking (11-14 minutes). The whole test should be completed within 3 hours. Listening, Reading and Writing are tested back-to-back in one morning, while the Speaking test might be scheduled on the same day or a different date.