IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, is designed to assess the language ability of people who need to study, work, or live where English is the language of communication.
IELTS results are accepted by more than 10,000 organisations, including universities and employers in 140+ countries such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the USA. It is recognised by professional bodies, immigration authorities and other government agencies.
IELTS conforms to the highest International Standards of language assessment. It covers the four language skills-listening, reading, writing and speaking.
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Frequently asked questions
Why Should I Take IELTS?
- IELTS is widely available and globally accepted. To find your closest test centre, please click here
IELTS is trusted by individuals and organisations around the world for its fairness, reliability and high-quality standards.
IELTS offers test takers a choice to take the Listening, Reading, and Writing sections of the test on computer or paper
IELTS is the only English language test where the Speaking test is a one-on-one session with an examiner in a private room, where you will not be interrupted by other test takers.
IELTS results are available in 5-7 days (computer-delivered) and 13 days (paper-based)
There is no pass or fail in IELTS. The score you need is determined by the organization you are applying to.
Academic or General Training- which test is for me?
IELTS is available in two versions: Academicand General Training. The Academic Test is suited for people applying for higher education or professional registration. The General Training test is for those migrating to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK, or applying for secondary education, training programmes and work experience in an English-speaking environment. Please check with the organization that has requested IELTSto confirm which version and what scores you need.
Who accepts IELTS?
If you are applying to live or work in Canada – you will also need to check what IELTS scores you need in each part of the test in order to meet Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) requirements. Read more about IELTS and the CLB here.
How do I get my results?
Should I take the computer delivered or paper based IELTS exam?
Click here to follow our flow chart to see what method is best for you!