The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is designed to help you work, study or migrate to a country where English is the native language. This includes countries such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK, and the USA.
Your ability to listen, read, write and speak in English will be assessed during the test. IELTS is graded on a scale of 1-9.
IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council (worldwide except India), IDP: IELTS Australia, and Cambridge English.
English is the third most spoken language in the world, with 379 million speakers worldwide.
The IELTS Academic test is suitable for those wanting to study in an English-speaking environment or university (higher education). You can also take IELTS Academic for professional registration purposes.
The IELTS General Training test is suitable for those applying to study below degree level. This includes an English-speaking school or college. It can also be taken for work experience or other employment training.
IELTS is the Most Popular Test for those looking to migrate to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK. It is globally recognized by more than 11,000 employers, universities, schools, and immigration bodies including 3,400 institutions in the USA.
The higher you can score in your IELTS, reflects the better your understanding and ability to communicate in English. Each immigration body, university, workplace, or institution will have specific IELTS score requirements. The score you need will depend on what you are looking to do in the country- work, study or settle.
IELTS is developed to provide a fair and accurate assessment of English language proficiency.
IELTS test content reflects everyday situations. It is unbiased and fair to all test takers from all backgrounds.