IELTS — The International English Language Testing System is an international standardised test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers. It is jointly managed by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment. IELTS is one of the major English-language tests in the world, others being the TOEFL, TOEIC, PTE:A and OPI/OPIc.
ELTS is accepted by most Australian, British, Canadian and New Zealand academic institutions, by over 3,000 academic institutions in the United States, and by various professional organisations across the world. IELTS is the only Secure English Language Test approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) for visa customers applying both outside and inside the UK. It is also a requirement for immigration to Australia and New Zealand. In Canada, IELTS is also accepted by the immigration authority.
Facts about IELTS
|The number of parts||4|
|The frequency of examination|| |
|Exam results assessment time||13 days|
|Exam certificate validity||2 years|
|Alternative exam||TOEFL, PTE Academic|
|Place of examination||130 countries|
|Min.– Max. points||0–9step is 0.5 points|
|Year of establishement||1980 AS ELTS — The English Language Testing Service|