International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a globally recognized, standardized English proficiency test that assesses English language skills for those who are looking to enrol at a university or college, apply to business organisations, or register for a visa from government agencies in English speaking countries such as the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand or Canada.
It is recognized by over thousands of organizations worldwide including private institutions, employers, professional organizations, and government agencies who consider proficiency in English language to be strongly associated with a person’s ability to integrate themselves into a community or workplace. Candidates looking to study or work overseas need to demonstrate their ability to successfully speak and understand the language.
IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English. It tests one’s ability to listen, read, write and speak in English. There are two types of testing: IELTS Academic, for higher educational or professional training purposes and IELTS General Training, for migration, work or training purposes. All test takers take the same listening and speaking tests, while the reading and writing tests differ, on whether the test taker opts for the Academic or General Training version of the test. Timing for each section, reporting of scores and grading system all remain the same.
The IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training are both valid for a period of 2 years and cover a full range of abilities from non-user (Band 1) to expert user (Band 9). Test dates are available across various cities with no restrictions on the number of times one can retake this test.
No minimum score is required to pass the test, however, each institution or organization sets a different score threshold. Procuring a high score reflects your proficiency in the language and additionally aids one with acceptance into advanced programmes for the purpose of work or study.
Language skills are the key to a successful career and a valuable asset to a designated work profile. The IELTS measures your ability in the English language against rigorous global IELTS standards and further improved and develops these skills. This testing can help you achieve your educational or desired career goals.
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