International English Language Testing System 2016

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System, the world’s proven English language test.

Venue: PAN India Exam Date: Throughout the Year

What is the test about?

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System which tests English proficiency across the globe. Conducting 2 million tests in the past year, 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?

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 do 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.

IELTS has four parts – Listening (30 minutes), Reading (60 minutes), Writing (60 minutes) and Speaking (11–14 minutes). The total test time is 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. Find out more and see a test sample.

key dates for application and registration

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Who conducts the test?

University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL), British Council and IDP Education Australia, jointly manage IELTS.

Which colleges/institutes accept the test?

IELTS is the world’s proven test. Due to its high quality controls, 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.
The IELTS Global Recognition System can tell you exactly which organisations accept IELTS and the scores they require.


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