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What is IELTS?

What is IELTS?

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System which tests English proficiency across the globe. IELTS tests are held in over 800 centres with tests up to four times a month. IELTS respects international diversity and is fair to anyone who sits the test, regardless of nationality ...

Why choose IELTS?

IELTS tests all four language skills : listening, reading, writing and speaking. The Speaking test is a face-to-face interview with a certified Examiner. It is interactive and as close to a real-life situation as a test can get ...

Test format

IELTS is available in two test formats:
Academic or General Training. All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking modules but different Reading and Writing modules ...

Academic or General Training

The Academic format is for those who want to study or train in an English-speaking university or Institutions of Higher and Further Education. Admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses is based on the results of the Academic test ...

A reliable, secure test

The IELTS nine (9) band score system grades scores consistently. It is secure, benchmarked and understood worldwide. Test materials are designed carefully so that every version of the test is of a comparable level of difficulty ...

Special needs

If you have a disability or condition which might require special arrangements, you should discuss it with your test centre as soon as possible. Each case is considered individually and you will need a medical certificate. Test centres need three months to put arrangements in place.
IELTS is the International English Language Testing System, the world's proven English language test.

IELTS was one of the pioneers of four skills English language testing over 21 years ago, and continues to set the standard for English language testing today.

IELTS is accepted as evidence of English language proficiency by over 7,000 organisations worldwide. Each year more than 1.9 million tests are taken globally. IELTS is recognised as a secure, valid and reliable indicator of true-to-life ability to communicate in English for education, immigration and professional accreditation.

IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and the Cambridge English Language Assessment through more than 800 test centres and locations in over 130 countries.

British Council
British Council connects people worldwide with the learning opportunities and creative ideas from the UK and builds lasting relationships between the UK and other countries. British Council is the UK's international organisation for educational opportunity and cultural relations and is represented in 107 countries worldwide.

Please contact ielts@britishcouncil.org for further information.

IDP: IELTS Australia
IDP: IELTS Australia is a subsidiary of IDP Education, one of the world's leading international education organisations offering student placement in Australia, the USA, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. IDP Education has 40 years' experience in international higher education.
IELTS Australia Pty Ltd manages a network of more than 100 IELTS test centres in over 45 countries.

Please contact ielts@idp.com for further information.

Cambridge English Language Assessment
Cambridge English Language Assessment is the world's leading provider of exams for learners of English. Cambridge exams are recognised by over 8,500 organisations worldwide and taken by over 3 million people each year in 135 countries.

Please contact ielts@ucles.org.uk for further information or visit http://www.cambridgeesol.org/ .

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