What is IELTS?

IELTS stands for “International English Language Testing System”. IELTS is for testing the language ability for people who need to study or work in a native English land. IELTS is jointly managed by Cambridge English Language Assessment, the British Council and IDP Education system. This was established in the year 1989 and is one of the two major English-language tests in the world (TOEFL being the other).
IELTS is approved by the UK Government for your UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) application. Click on the link below if you have been informed that you must take IELTS test for UK Visa and Immigration purposes. Over 3,000 academic institutions in the United States and various professional organizations across the world also accept IELTS. It is now a requirement for people wishing to immigrate to Australia and New Zealand and is also accepted by immigration authorities in Canada.

IELTS scores and test format

You will take the Listening, Reading and Writing tests all on the same day one after the other, with no breaks in between them. They are always taken in this order. Your Speaking test will either be after a break on the same day as the other three tests, or up to seven days before or after that. This will depend on your test centre.

Which version of IELTS is right for you?

There are two versions of IELTS Academics IELTS and General Training IELTS.
Make sure you know which one you need before you book your test.
You can take IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training – depending on the organization you are applying to and your plans for the future.
Whatever your reason for taking IELTS, make the most of your language skills.


What’s your goal? Test Version
Want to study at University at undergraduate or post graduate level IELTS ACADEMICS
Want to join a professional Organization in an English speaking country IELTS ACADEMICS
To get trained or study at degree level IELTS GENERAL TRAINING
To work or take work related training in an English speaking country IELTS GENERAL TRAINING
Emigrate to an English speaking country IELTS GENERAL TRAINING

How to plan for the IELTS?

The answer to this question depends upon your level of English. If you are a native English speaker, you could possibly be well-prepared for the test within 1-2 weeks. If you are at an advanced level of English, 1 month may be sufficient. We recommend an intermediate-level student should set aside 2 months for steady preparation. Most students in our course choose the Premium learning mode as it gives 62 continuous days of online IELTS preparation.
You generally need an IELTS score of 6.5 before going to University or 5.5 if you wish to take a foundation course or a vocational program. It normally takes 12 weeks to complete each level and improve your IELTS score by 1 point, so it is important that you know what level you are now and that you work out realistically how long it will take you to reach your goal.

Common European Framework

If you can
You are Eligible for
Cambridge  IELTS

Elementary (A2)
Understand basic sentences and frequently used expressions. Can communicate in simple situations

Pre-Intermediate (A2)
Understand and communicate in routine situations. Can read and write about simple subjects.

Intermediate (B1)
Can make effective and independent use of the language in familiar situations although communication is still sometimes difficult. PET Preliminary English Test

Upper-Intermediate (B2)
Can understand the main ideas of complex text. Can interact with fluency and spontaneity without strain and produce clear, detailed writing on a range of subjects. FCE
First Certificate in English

Pre-Advanced (C1)
Can understand a wide range of longer, demanding texts. Can speak accurately, fluently and spontaneously and produce clear, well-structured writing on complex subjects. CAE Certificate of Advanced English

Advanced (C2)
Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can produce language spontaneously, fluently and precisely when speaking and writing. CPE Certificate of Proficiency in English