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.