What is the test about?
The IELTS is the International English Language Testing System which tests the English proficiency of individuals across the globe.
The IELTS is the world’s most popular high stakes English-language test for study, work, and migration.
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Who is eligible?
Any person who wishes to pursue education or work opportunities in English speaking countries can apply for the exam. There is no minimum eligibility criterion.
What are the test syllabus, duration and format?
The IELTS has two versions – Academic and General Training. The Academic test is for those who want to study at a tertiary level in an English-speaking country. The General Training test is for those who want to go for work experience or training programs, secondary school or migrate to an English-speaking country. All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking tests but different Reading and Writing tests.
The IELTS has four parts – Listening (30 minutes), Reading (60 minutes), Writing (60 minutes) and Speaking (11–14 minutes).
The total test time is of 2 hours and 45 minutes. The Listening, Reading and Writing tests are done in one sitting. The Speaking test may be on the same day or up to seven days before or after the other tests.
Key dates for application and registration
Registration Details are available on the Official Website.
Who conducts the test?
University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL), British Council and IDP Education Australia, jointly manage the IELTS.
Which colleges/institutes accept the test?
The IELTS is the world’s proven English Proficiency test. Due to its high quality controls, the IELTS is accepted by more than 9,000 organisations in over 145 countries.
Universities, schools, training colleges, tertiary institutes
Government departments and agencies
Professional and industry bodies
Multinational companies and employers.
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