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IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and global migration. More than 10,000 organizations globally trust IELTS, so when you take the test you can be confident that it is recognized by educational institutions, employers, governments and professional bodies around the world.

As one of the pioneers of four skills English language testing 30 years ago, IELTS continues to set the standard for English language testing today. Governments in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom use IELTS to process immigration applications.

How does IELTS work?

IELTS has been developed by some of the world’s leading language assessment experts and will test the full range of English skills needed for success in your study placement abroad.

You’ll be assessed on the following elements:

  • Reading: There are 40 questions in total and the duration of time is 60 minutes.
  • Writing: There are 2 questions in total and the duration of time in exam is 60 minutes.
  • Listening: There are 40 questions in total and the duration of time is 60 minutes.
  • Speaking: The interview duration is around 11 to 14 minutes.

IELTS Academic

IELTS Academic measures whether your level of English language proficiency is suitable for an academic environment. It reflects aspects of academic language and evaluates whether you’re ready to begin training or studying.

IELTS General Training

IELTS General Training measures English language proficiency in a practical, everyday context. The tasks and tests reflect both workplace and social situations.

If you are taking the IELTS test to support a UK visa application to work, live or study in the UK, you may need to take the IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Academic or General Training or the IELTS for Life Skills test.IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English.