IELTS is the international English Language Testing System. It is for people who intend to study or work where English is the language of the communication.
IELTS measures test takers ability to communicate in English across all four language skills - listening, reading, writing and speaking.
Since 1989, IELTS has been proven and trusted worldwide to provide a secure, global, authentic test which measures true to life ability to communicate in English. IELTS is the original four-skills English language test, with more than 500,000 IELTS test conducted every year.
IELTS is internally available, internationally recognised, internationally focused and internationally owned. In every sense, IELTS is a truly global test which you can trust to take you where you want to go.
IELTS is available in over 300 locations worldwide, upto to 4 times a month, making it one of the most widely available English language tests.
IELTS is one of the most widely-recognised and used English language test. Thousands of educational institutions, government agencies and professional organisations across 120 countries around the world recognize IELTS scores as a trusted and valid indicator of ability to communicate in English. You can find a list of the organisations and institutions that recognise IELTS on the IELTS website.
If you want to travel or emigrate to an English speaking country, IELTS is the test for your. IELTS is trusted and recognised by immigration authorities and government departments in almost all English-speaking countries including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States
If you want to study in an English-speaking country, IELTS is also the test for you. Universities and other institutions of further and higher education in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Europe, Ireland and Canada all recognise and use IELTS scores.
IELTS is also used by universities, employers and public bodies in many other countries through out the world
Fair and Reliable
IELTS uses a unique nine point scoring system to measure and report test scores in a consistent manner - wherever and whenever the test is taken. This scoring system is internationally recognised and understood, giving test takes a reliable international currency.
IELTS encourages, reflects and respects international diversity and is fair to anyone who sits the test, regardless of nationality, background, gender or lifestyle. International teams of writers contribute to IELTS test materials and we invest in on-going research to ensure that IELTS remains fair and unbiased - wherever and whenever you sit the test.