Candidates must complete all four sections: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking to obtain an IELTS Test Report Form. The total test time is about two hours and 45 minutes.
Candidates have a choice between Academic and General Training. These modules have different Reading and Writing papers.
The first three modules - Listening, Reading and Writing - must be completed in one day. No extra time will be allowed for a break during the first three modules. The speaking test can take place within 6 days before or after the written test.
Normally, this takes place the following day in Tokyo and Osaka. Please check the dates of your tests very carefully when you receive your confirmation notice. Your time slots for the speaking test will also be confirmed in the confirmation notice. This is sent to you 2 weeks before your test.
Download or read through a copy of the Information for Candidates for more detailed information.