IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

IELTS is the world's leading English language proficiency test. IELTS is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is the language of communication. More than 6,000 institutions and faculties of further and higher education in all major English-speaking countries, and government agencies, professional associations and employers, recognize and use IELTS scores.

IELTS Academic Module is recognized widely as a language requirement for entry to all courses in further and higher education and assesses whether a candidate is ready to study or train in the medium of English at an undergraduate or postgraduate level.

IELTS General Training Module is suitable for candidates who are going to English-speaking countries to complete their secondary education, undertake training programs or for immigration purposes.

The Listening, Reading and Writing components of the test are always completed immediately after each other and with no break. Depending on the test center, the speaking test may be taken up to 7 days either before or after the test date.

There is no pass or fail in IELTS. Scores are graded on the 9-band system. IELTS scores are valid for 2 years.


For more information about IELTS and how to apply or to download practice materials please visit . For any questions regarding the IELTS tests feel free to contact us via email or talk to your IDP counsellor.

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