You should take Academic Module if you intend to use the score for higher education , however for immigration and work visas General Module of the exam is recommended.
IELTS has four parts – Listening (30 minutes), Reading (60 minutes), Writing (60 minutes) and Speaking (11–14 minutes). The total test time is 2 hours and 45 minutes. The Listening, Reading and Writing tests are done in one sitting. The Speaking test may be on the same day or up to seven days before or after the other tests.
At present Fees of the exam is 9,300/*- INR ( British Council ) and 9,300/-* (IDP – education Australia)
Note: Fees is subject to change without notice, please check www.ielts.org/test_takers_information.aspx for current fees of exam.
IELTS test is conducted at quite a few places by both the test conducting partners , you may lookup the location of exam and dates here www.ielts.org/test_takers_information.aspx
There is no limit on the number of times you could attempt the exam however it is recommended to do prepare carefully before you retake the exam.
There are many ways to register for the exam , for information please look here: www.ielts.org/test_takers_information/how_do_i_register.aspx
Results of the test are made available on the 13th day after you have taken the exam on the website of conducting partner i.e. IDP Australia or British Council.
You can apply for an Enquiry on Results procedure at your test centre within six weeks of the test date. You must pay an enquiry fee, which is fully refunded if your band score changes. Note that IELTS Examiners and markers follow strict assessment guidelines and are regularly monitored. The IELTS testing process has the highest quality control procedures.
The Listening, Reading and Writing components of the test are always completed immediately after each other and with no break. You will take the Speaking test up to 7 days either before or after the test date, depending on the test centre.
Except speaking, you would first attempt Listening Module, followed by Reading and finally the writing module.
Note: There is no comfort break between the above modules.