THE TEST FOR STUDY Thousands of the world’s most reputable universities and colleges will accept your IELTS results as evidence of your English language proficiency.
THE TEST FOR PROFESSIONALS Professional registration bodies in many fields will accept an IELTS result, including accounting, engineering, law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy and teaching bodies in many countries. This means that after completing your studies, you may need to take the test in order to gain professional registration in an English speaking country. If you choose IELTS as the test you take to enter university, you will be familiar with the IELTS test format when you sit it again for professional registration.
THE TEST FOR MIGRATION IELTS is required by governments in more countries than any other English language test as a requirement for permanent residency. The governments of the UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand accept IELTS results.
THE TEST THAT’S FAIRER TO YOU Did you know that IELTS is the only high-stakes English language test where your Speaking test is one-on-one with an examiner in a private room where you will not be interrupted by other test takers? There will be no computers, no technical problems and no distractions.
WHY CHOOSE IELTS
IELTS scores are accepted as proof of your English language skills by more than 9,000 organizations – including universities, colleges, and professional organisations. IELTS opens doors for education and employment opportunities around the globe.
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BOOK YOUR IELTS TEST
IDP IELTS offers you more than 200 test locations in 45 countries around the world. Find a test center near you to see test dates, fees, and contact information.
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PREPARE FOR IELTS
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WHAT IS IELTS?
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular high-stakes English language proficiency test for study, work, and migration with more than two million tests taken in the past year.
IELTS results are recognized by more than 9,000 organizations, including educational institutions, employers, professional associations, and governments, in 135 countries around the world.
IELTS test content is developed by an international team of experts and undergoes extensive research to ensure the test remains fair and unbiased for any candidate regardless of nationality, background, gender, lifestyle or location.
You can take IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training, depending on the organization you are applying to and your plans for the future.
IELTS TEST FORMAT
IELTS is a test of all four language skills: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. You will take the Listening, Reading and Writing tests all on the same day one after the other, with no breaks in between. Depending on your test center, your Speakcenterst may be on the same day as the other three tests or up to seven days before or after that. The total test time is under three hours.
WHY IS THE IELTS FORMAT FAIRER FOR YOU?
You deserve a fair chance to do your best. That’s why, unlike other tests, IELTS gives you a quiet room for an individual Speaking test with no distractions or interruptions.
IELTS also recognizes that people have different approaches to answering questions. For example, with IELTS you can answer questions within the Reading test or within the Writing test in the order that suits you. You can also make changes to your Reading answers during the hour of the Reading test and adjust your Writing responses during the hour of the Writing test