IELTS Sample Test

IELTS Sample Test – Official Copies

Cambridge University Press is the publisher of the official IELTS sample test papers.

British Council Official Past Exam

IDP Official Past Exam Papers

Cambridge Official Past Exam



IELTS Sample Test – Books

Past IELTS sample test papers can be purchased in nine different volumes:

Cambridge 1 to Cambridge 9

The series numbers range from oldest to newest.

In other words, if you want the most recent sample test, you should have a look at Cambridge IELTS 9.

The sample papers come in two different versions. The older past papers (Cambridge 1 to 6) have purple and black book covers.

The newer versions of the official sample papers (Cambridge 7 to 9) come with blue and black covers.

Each of the  past papers books contains four official papers from Cambridge ESOL.

The sample tests cover all four skills on the exam, which gives you excellent and authentic exam practice in reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Cambridge IELTS Sample Test Past Paper

The Official Cambridge Guide contains IELTS sample test past papers. It has everything you need to prepare for the test.




You may also be interested in these publications by Cambridge ESOL:

  • Cambridge Vocabulary – if you need to learn advanced vocabulary
  • Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them – if you have already taken the exam and need to improve your score
  • The “Objective” book for the exam – if you don’t know where to begin to study or which skills you need to improve
  • The “Vocabulary” book for the exam – another excellent vocabulary book
  • The “Instant” book for the exam – if you have only a little time to prepare for the test
  • The “Trainer” book for the exam – if you are a beginner

For further information and prices, please navigate to the Cambridge press site at the link at the top of this page.

More IELTS Past Papers Links

For more IELTS test materials, please visit our book lists:

Book List for the Exam

List of Online Preparation