IELTS Practice Papers 2021

Updated by: Nidhi bahl on July 29, 2021, 4:57 p.m.

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IELTS Practice Tests 2021

Any preparation, be it for the IELTS test or for any other exam is considered incomplete without attempting the practice papers. IELTS Practice Papers are mandatory study material to prepare well for the test as they help you develop the skills needed to score well in IELTS like time management, critical thinking, and analytical skills. A standard Practice Papers for IELTS follow the same exam pattern as the original IELTS test.  If you take the online practice set, it is timed and gives you the same feel and look like the original IELTS test. 

IELTS is conducted in two formats i.e  IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training. The exam pattern for the listening and speaking sections of both IELTS tests remains the same but there is slight variation in the reading and writing sections. Thus, you need to practice for the correct version of the test. Except speaking, all other three sections of IELTS are conducted on the same day. Hence, you must ensure to prepare for IELTS accordingly.

IELTS practice papers give you clarity on the IELTS test pattern, the format of questions and the level of questions asked in each section. Thorough practice of IELTS sample papers will help you grow more confident as you will be able to learn how to attempt questions within the time frame and will have a better understanding of your shortcomings and alternatively your strengths. 

The sample set to practice different types of questions for each section of IELTS is released by the conducting body of IELTS. You can find complete IELTS practice papers as well as section-wise sample papers for free. 

Anyone who needs to download the practice papers can check the links in the following sections. 

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IELTS Speaking Practice Sets

Check the following links to download IELTS Speaking Pratice Sets:

IELTS Speaking Practice Set 1 

IELTS Speaking Practice Set 2

IELTS Speaking Practice Set 3


FAQs on IELTS Practice Papers

1. Is IELTS Practice Papers available online?

Yes, you can find the IELTS practice papers on the official website for IELTS.

2. Where can I access the IELTS free practice papers?

The practice papers are available on the official website for IELTS. Candidates can find out some practice papers on the websites of different IELTS coaching institutes as well.

3. How to access online practice papers?

Candidates need to visit the IELTS official website. Under Sample Test Questions you can find Section-Wise practice papers in PDF format, which can be downloaded and attempted at one's own time.

4. Is it mandatory to practice IELTS Mock Tests before taking IELTS?

Mock test papers give you clarity on the type of questions asked in the original test. It is a holistic approach to prepare for an IELTS test. However, it is up to you whether you want to practice or not based on the preparation and time required.

5. How many mock tests should I practice before taking an IELTS test?

You must practice 3-4 mock tests in a week to achieve the best results and guage your proficiency over the language.

6. How can I download the IELTS practice papers for free?

On this page, you can scroll up and click on the IELTS practise papers available in PDF format. You can click on the links and download them for preparation purposes.

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