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The IELTS online practice test is a test that helps you get ready for the actual IELTS test by providing an overview of the test format and a range of sample test questions and answers. You will also have the chance to time yourself as you complete each section of the practice test, so you can be better prepared for the actual test day experience.

Benefits of the IELTS online practice test

Take IELTS Progress Check to track how you are doing with your IELTS test preparation. Structured in the same way as the IELTS exam, the official IELTS online practice test is available for both IELTS Academic and General Training. There is a range of new Academic and General Training practice tests to choose from.

IELTS Online Practice Test Simulations Guide

You can choose to buy Academic or General Training tests. Each test has brand-new test materials and is entirely unique. Each of the four exams has a unique number, so if you decided to purchase the Academic Practice Test 1, this will have different content from the other Academic practice tests on offer. These practice tests are official partner products and will give you a very accurate test experience across all four sections of the exam. Each test can only be taken once, so once you've finished it and sent it in for scoring, you can't go back and take it again.

Can I take the IELTS mock test online?

You should use a laptop or a computer to complete all four parts of the online test. The official IELTS Progress Check app can be used to take the test on an iPad; however, you should try to use a larger screen for a better user experience. Note that the test will not work on a smartphone because the displays are too small to read a text and respond to questions at the same time, and tests won't upload to the test platform.

Make sure your device is using the most recent version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, and that it is using an up-to-date operating system like Windows 10. The test platform is incompatible with other browsers. Additionally, make sure to submit each part of the test you have finished that your internet connection is steady.

Also, make sure the IELTS Progress Check app has access to your microphone since you will be required to respond to questions in the Speaking test, and your responses will be sent to the testing platform. Ensure the volume on your device is turned up so you can hear the Speaking test questions and the audio for the Listening part of the test.

How does the IELTS online mock test work?

The system is easy to use, and you can simply start again if you have an issue as long as you haven't finished or submitted the test for marking. The questions presented during the Speaking examination are pre-recorded, which makes it run differently than a genuine face-to-face exam. Each question has a set amount of time allotted for your response, and once the test is over, the entire tape is submitted to the examiner to hear and assign you an indicative band score. Keep in mind that this is just a practice test; therefore, we want you to be able to study without feeling pressured. To ensure you get the most out of your official online practice test, we offer the option to retake it whenever you have time. However, if you wish to have a more realistic test experience, you can do a timed test to make sure you follow the timings set in the real IELTS test.

Test part


Listening test

30 minutes

Reading test

60 minutes

Writing test

60 minutes

Speaking test

11 – 14 minutes

Evaluation and interpretation of IELTS online practice test results

IELTS Progress Check is marked by trained and qualified IELTS Experts. 

You will get an official feedback report which includes: 

  • An indicative overall test band score 

  • An indicative band score for each part of the test (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking) 

  • Personalised comments from the IELTS expert on your Writing and Speaking performance  

Your feedback report will be available within 5 days of completing your IELTS Progress Check practice test. 

Remember that practice makes perfect, so if you practise your English test performance by doing tests, you will certainly get better. Focus on the areas that require improvement by using the feedback you receive on your report.

Why not take an IELTS mock exam to assess your performance? If you feel well-prepared for your practice test, you will feel much more confident and more prepared to schedule a real IELTS test.