IELTS is the world's most popular high stakes English language test. It is the test that opens doors to a world of academic and professional opportunity in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK, USA and many other places around the world where English is a language in the workplace or the classroom.
Thousands of the world's most reputable universities and colleges will accept your IELTS results as evidence of your English language proficiency.
Professional registration bodies in many fields will accept an IELTS result, including accounting, engineering, law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy and teaching bodies in many countries. This means that after completing your studies, you may need to take the test in order to gain professional registration in an English speaking country. If you choose IELTS as the test you take to enter university, you will be familiar with the IELTS test format when you sit it again for professional registration.
IELTS is required by governments in more countries than any other English language test as a requirement for permanent residency. The governments of the UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand accept IELTS results.
Did you know that IELTS is the only high-stakes English language test where your Speaking test is one-on-one with an examiner in a private room where you will not be interrupted by other test takers? There will be no computers, no technical problems and no distractions.
IELTS is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who need to study or work in countries where English is the primary language for communication. IELTS is jointly managed by University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL), British Council and IDP: IELTS Australia. IELTS conforms to the highest international standards of language assessment.
It covers the four language skills- Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. IELTS is recognised by universities and employers in many countries, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK and USA. It is also recognised by professional bodies, immigration authorities and other government agencies.
Candidates are tested in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking skills. All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking Modules. There is a choice of Reading and Writing Modules-Academic or General Training. It is the responsibility of the candidate to inform the Administrator about their choice, Academic or General Training, at the time of registration for the exam date. The test is conducted in two parts. On the first day, your Listening, Reading and Writing abilities are checked. Within the next 7 days, a test on Speaking is conducted.
There are up to 48 test dates available every year. The students can pick the most suitable date according to their convenience.
The score is divided in 4 modules and ranges on a scale of 0-9 scale with each band testing a particular skill in English and the score certifies the skill's level.