What is IELTS?

What is IELTS?

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the world’s leading English language test that evaluates the ability of people to communicate in all four language skills: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

The test is co-founded and co-owned by IDP Education, Cambridge English Language Assessment and the British Council and since its launch, in 1989, it opens the door for education and employment opportunities in countries where English is widely spoken.

IELTS is available in two test formats – Academic or General Training – and provides a valid and accurate assessment, using a 9–band score system on a scale from 1 (non-user) to 9 (expert).

It is the most trusted language test around the world, as it is available to test takers in more than 1,100 locations in more than 145 countries. IELTS is recognised by immigration authorities and government departments and agencies in almost all English-speaking countries, and it is accepted by more than 10,000 organisations worldwide – including higher education institutions, professional associations, and private employers. Also, IELTS has 100% recognition from universities in the UK and is accepted by more than 3,000 U.S. Academic Institutions and Programmes.


Why is the IELTS test format fairer for you?

You deserve a fair chance to do your best, regardless of your nationality, background, gender, lifestyle or location.

Unlike other tests, IELTS gives you a quiet room with no distractions for your Speaking test.

You can answer in the order that suits you.

You won’t get timed out on individual questions as you do in many other tests.

You can go back and make changes to your Reading and Writing answers during the allocated time.

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