IELTS or International English Language Testing System, is an international standardised test of English language proficiency. It is jointly managed by
, the British Council and IDP Education Pty Ltd, and was established in 1989. University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations
IELTS is the International English Language Testing System which tests English proficiency across the globe. IELTS tests are held in over 500 centres with tests up to four times a month. IELTS respects international diversity and is fair to anyone who sits the test, regardless of nationality
You can choose from two types of IELTS test: Academic or General Training, depending on whether you want to study, work or migrate.
There are two versions of the IELTS: the Academic Version and the General Training Version:
§ The Academic Version is intended for those who want to enrol in universities and other institutions of higher education and for professionals such as medical doctors and nurses who want to study or practice in an English-speaking country.
§ The General Training Version is intended for those planning to undertake non-academic training or to gain work experience, or for immigration purposes.