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(International English Language Testing System)

If you are looking to work, live, or study in an English-speaking country, you must be able to demonstrate a high level of ability to communicate in the English language. Being able to communicate in the native language of the country you wish to work or study in, has a wide range of benefits. It is essential not just for job opportunities and studying, it is a must have to integrate into the community properly and smoothly.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is an international standardized test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers. It is accepted by most academic institutions in Australia, Britain, Canada, Europe, Ireland, New Zealand, and by over 3,000 academic institutions in the United States. Additionally, it is accepted as a qualifier by various professional organisations across the world.

IELTS is approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) as a Secure English Language Test for visa applicants both outside and inside the UK. It also meets requirements for immigration to Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.

No minimum score is required to pass the test. An IELTS result or Test Report Form is issued to all test takers with a score from
"Band 1" ("non-user") to "Band 9" ("expert user") and each institution sets a different threshold. There is also a "band 0" score for those who register but do not attempt the test.

IELTS Test Types

Test Types

Depending on the purpose for which you need to take the test, there are two types of IELTS tests - IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training

You need to take the IELTS Academic test if you want to move to an English-speaking country to study.

You need to take the IELTS General Training test in case you are you are moving to an English-speaking country for work or immigration.

Even though the purposes are different, both tests assess your English language skills in terms of listening, reading, writing, and speaking.

IELTS Academic Test

If you are looking to move to an English-speaking country for higher studies in a university, you would need to take the IELTS Academic test. 

This test is also to be taken by those who are looking for some professional registration to work in a particular profession such as law, medicine, engineering, nursing, pharmacy, accounting, and veterinary practice.

The test measures if you are ready to begin studying in English. It features vocabulary that is familiar within an academic setting.

You can choose whether to take IELTS Academic on paper, on computer, or online at home or other suitable location.

IELTS General Training Test

If you are looking to move to an English-speaking country for work (employment), for studying below degree level, or for migration to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK.

IELTS General Training is available to take on paper and on computer only.

Ways to take IELTS


There are three ways in which one may take the IELTS test - on Paper, on Computer, Online.

IELTS on paper - (To be taken at an authorised IELTS Test Centre)

At the authorised IELTS Test Centre, test takers sit at a desk with the question papers and answer sheets for the Listening, Reading, and Writing tests. They write their answers in either pen or pencil. The Speaking test is carried out face-to-face with a trained IELTS Examiner separately.

IELTS on computer - (To be taken at an authorised IELTS Test Centre)

At the authorised IELTS Test Centre, test takers use a computer to sit for their tests. The questions are shown on screen and answers are submitted using a keyboard and a mouse. The Speaking test is carried out face-to-face with a trained IELTS Examiner separately.

With IELTS on computer, there are more test dates available, test takers can choose IELTS at a time convenient for them, and they will receive their results in three to five days. 

The option is available in select countries (Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Uzbekistan).

IELTS Online - (Can be taken remotely from anywhere)

This alternative is available only for the IELTS Academic test. It has the same format, test content, timing, and marking criteria as IELTS in a test centre. You can take IELTS Online from the comfort of your home or another private location with a stable internet connection. The Speaking test is carried out with a trained IELTS Examiner separately and happens via an online video call.

The option is available in select countries (Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Cameroon, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Germany, Ghana, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Morocco, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine and Zimbabwe).

Suggested Books for IELTS


Free Study-Material for IELTS

Reading - Academic

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Reading - General

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Writing Task 1

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