The International English Language Testing System or IELTS, is the most popular and convenient, English language test designed by Cam-bridge University. It is conducted by British Council & IDP IELTS Australia.
IELTS has to be cleared by non-native English speakers who are plan-ning to immigrate or are seeking an admission into a college or a uni-versity where English is the language of communication.
IELTS is recognised and accepted by over 9000 organisations world-wide, including universities, employers, professional bodies, immigra-tion authorities and other government agencies.
The IELTS General Training test is for people who are going to English speaking countries for secondary education, work experience or train-ing programs. For migration to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK, IELTS GT is an essential requirement. This test focuses on an in-dividual’s basic survival skills in broad social and workplace contexts in an English Speaking Country.
The IELTS Academic test is required to be taken by people applying for higher education or professional registration in an English speaking en-vironment. It has some of the features of academic language and as-sesses whether you are ready to begin studying or training.
Both of the test types assess the Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking abilities of candidates. These are also called as the IELTS Test Modules.
Based on their performance, the candidates are assessed on a band scale. The test taker is allotted bands from 0-9 in each module, de-pending on their performance in the test.