What is IELTS?

Why choose IELTS?

The International English Language Testing System also known as IELTS assesses the English language proficiency of people who expect to study or work where English is used as the language of communication. IELTS tests are held in over 900 locations all over the world with tests up to four times a month.

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

Test format

Types of question

IELTS test has two versions of the test – Academic or General Training. Test takers can choose either exam depending on their academic or professional aims, or visa requirements. Listening and Speaking components are common to all the candidates but different Reading and Writing components.

Learn more about what to expect in the IELTS Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking tests. Understand the types of questions and tasks in each section of the test.

Academic or General Training

IELTS Academic assesses the English language proficiency required for an academic, higher education environment where as IELTS General Training measures English language proficiency in a practical, everyday context. General Training test is also often a visa requirement for those planning to migrate to English speaking countries including Australia, the UK, and New Zealand.


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