What is IELTS?
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and global migration.
With its recognition in over 10,000 organizations globally, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is still the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and global migration.
Last year, over three million tests were taken around the world. IELTS continues to open doors for academic and professional opportunities worldwide.
Expand your horizons with IELTS!
Some Basic Facts
IELTS is widely accepted by schools and education institutions in English-speaking countries including the UK, Australia, New Zealand, the USA and Canada as a language proficiency test to measure prospective students’ abilities to communicate in English. It is the designated English language test for those migrating to Canada, New Zealand and Australia and is widely accepted as the proficiency test for professionals seeking employment in the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland. IELTS is highly flexible in its test contents and provides a meaningful and accurate assessment of the 4 language skills of a candidate.
Test Components 1
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IELTS assesses your abilities in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.
The test is paper-based in exception for IELTS for UKVI (Academic) where candidates can choose between paper-based and computer-based testing. The speaking test is conducted by an examiner.
You get individual band scores for each of the 4 test papers, and the OVERALL BAND SCORE is the average of the 4 component scores.
4 sessions of tests are held each month
Validity of Test Results
IELTS and the CEFR
|IELTS Band Score||What does that mean?||CEFR|
|3||Extremely Limited User|
|4||Limited User||B1 (4-5)|
|5||Modest User||B2 (5.5-6.5)|
|7||Good User||C1 (7-8)|
|8||Very Good User|
|9||Expert User||C2 (Above 8)|
Choose the Right IELTS Test
|IELTS||Academic||Local or overseas studies / exchange students|
|General Training||Migration and working abroad|
|IELTS for UKVI||Academic||To pursue further studies at home or abroad at under-graduate or postgraduate levels, and for those seeking professional registration in the UK.|
|General Training||To pursue further studies at home or abroad at foundation or below degree levels or to enrol in English language/pre-sessional courses.|
|IELTS Life Skills||A1||To apply for a spouse (partner)/family visa|
|B1||To apply for indefinite leave to remain or citizenship|
IELTS and IELTS for UKVI
|Types of UK Education Institutions||UK higher education providers that fall into the category of Highly Trusted Sponsors||IELTS for UKVI||IELTS|
|UK higher education providers that do not fall into the category of Highly Trusted Sponsors||IELTS for UKVI||IELTS for UKVI|