IELTS is the International English Language Testing System which
tests English proficiency across the
globe. Conducting 1.9 million tests in 2012,
IELTS is the world’s most popular high stakes English test
for work, study and migration.
IELTS tests are held in over 800
centres with tests up to
four times a month. IELTS respects international
diversity and is fair to anyone who sits the test, regardless of
You can choose from two types of IELTS test: Academic or General Training, depending on whether you want to study, work or migrate. Both modules are made up of four parts – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. IELTS results are graded on the unique IELTS 9-band scale.
To help you prepare, IELTS provides test samples and Official IELTS Practice Materials. The test covers the full range of ability from non-user to expert user. You are not limited in how many times you can sit the test.
You can trust the quality and security of IELTS because it is jointly owned by three reputable, international organisations: British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment. For more information, see Frequently asked questions or download the Information for candidates booklet (PDF, 935KB).