What is IELTS?

The full form of IELTS is International English Language Testing System. IELTS is the world's most accepted English language proficiency test for higher education, global migration and work in international countries.

IELTS exam is required to be taken by international applicants seeking to study abroad or work in a country where English is the main language of communication. The exam mainly measures the ability of candidates to communicate in the four basic language skills – listening, reading, speaking, and writing.

IELTS is accepted by more than 9,000 organizations in over 140 countries, including 3,000 institutions in the United States, and recognizes American, Australian, and British varieties of English. Annually, with over 3 million tests taken in the last year

You can travel the world with IELTS because it is trusted by governments, universities and businesses worldwide.

Which countries accept IELTS?

The most popular countries where IELTS is accepted are UK, Australia, New Zealand, US and Canada. IELTS for UKVI is specified for UK immigration and visa. Whether you want to study, migrate or work in these countries, you will have to undertake an IELTS test to confirm your English language proficiency. Each country sets their own IELTS requirements.

Is IELTS exam difficult?

IELTS is not that difficult as compared with any other exam. The questions asked are straightforward and designed to evaluate how strong you can use your English – not to trick you or test your opinions. As with any exam, IELTS needs thorough preparation. (Check how to prepare for IELTS test)

Foreign universities and visa granting authorities need to verify that you will not have language issues while staying in the English speaking country. You need to show a good understanding and strong command of the English language and that is why your overall IELTS scores are so important.

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IELTS is available in two test formats: academic and general and IELTS for UKVI.

 Types of IELTS

There are three types of IELTS tests:

  1. IELTS Academic
  2. IELTS General Training, and
  3. IELTS for UKVI

Which IELTS exam is right for you?

IELTS Academic

The IELTS Academic test is for candidates who are looking to apply for higher education and those seeking professional registration in English speaking countries. The test reflects some of the features of the academic language and to analyse whether you are ready to begin studying or training.

IELTS General Training

The IELTS General Training test is for those who are going to English speaking countries for below level degree programs, work experience or training programs. It is also necessary for migration to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. The test focuses on basic survival skills in broad, social and workplace contexts.

UKVI for IELTS

UKVI is a UK government approved Secure English Language Test. This means that IELTS can be used to determine your English language skills in support of a UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) application. The format, content, examiners, the level of difficulty, scoring, etc are exactly similar in case of IELTS for UKVI. The only difference is in the Test Report Forms that are somewhat different, to give you a feeling that you have attained the test at an IELTS UK visa session. 

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