What is IELTS?

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) measures the language proficiency of people who want to study or work where English is used as a language of communication. It provides a base standard for the evaluation of an individual’s English proficiency. It is internationally recognised in multiple countries and is usually used as an entrance criterion for studying or migrating to many English speaking countries. There are two kinds of IELTS tests –

  • IELTS Academic – The IELTS Academic test is suitable for entry to study at undergraduate or postgraduate levels, and also for professional registration purposes. It assesses whether students are ready to begin studying or training in an environment where the English language is used and reflects some of the features of language used in the academic study.
  • IELTS General Training – This IELTS test is suitable for those applying to train or study at below degree level, as well as those wishing to migrate to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. The test focuses on basic survival skills in broad social and workplace contexts.