IELTS - Introduction
IELTS is the International
English Language Testing System which tests English proficiency across
the globe. IELTS is the world’s most popular high stakes English
language proficiency test. IELTS is available on 48 fixed dates a year – up to four times a month, depending on local demand.Accepted worldwide:
accepted by more than 7,000 organizations in in over 135 countries. These include
universities, immigration departments, government agencies, professional
bodies and multinational companies.
IELTS is accepted by most Australian, British, Canadian and New Zealand
academic institutions. American academic institutions are increasingly
accepting IELTS for admissions purposes.
IELTS is accepted by many professional organizations including the New
Zealand immigration service, the Australian department of immigration
and multicultural affairs, the Australian Medical Council, the UK
General Medical Council and the UK Ministry of Defense.Higher education or Work
International English Language Testing System or IELTS is an English
language assessment test primarily used by those seeking international
education, professional recognition, bench-marking to international
standards and global mobility. IELTS is owned, developed and delivered
through the partnership of the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and
the University of Cambridge ESOL exams.
Types of tests:
tests the complete range of English language skills which will commonly
be encountered by students when studying or training in English medium.
All candidates take the same listening and speaking modules. There is an
option of either academic or general training: reading and writing
- Academic training is suitable for candidates planning to
undertake higher education.
- General Training test is for those who want
to work experience or training programs, secondary school or migrate to
an English-speaking country. All candidates take the same listening and
speaking tests but different Reading and Writing tests.
Test centers make every effort to cater for the special needs of
disabled candidates. If you have a special need, talk to your local
test center when registering. Centers may need three months to organize
arrangements. Find out more
There is no eligibility criteria to take IELTS. It is required if your
native language is not English and wish to study abroad or migrate to
English speaking countries .