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IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

Educational institutions, employers, professional registration bodies and government immigration agencies often require proof of English language skills as part of their recruitment or admission procedures. IELTS is widely accepted for these purposes.

IELTS is designed to test the language ability of people who want to study or work where English is used as the language of communication. Over 2.5 million tests are taken each year.

Key facts

Band score range:  1–9

Test format: Paper-based

No. of papers: 4

Length: About 2 hours 45 minutes

IELTS enables you to:

  • start your journey into work or study in another country

  • prove your English language skills

  • decide on a module to match your goal – Academic or General Training.

Reasons to choose IELTS:

  • Results are available in 13 calendar days.

  • The test is offered in over 1,100 locations, in more than 140 countries.

  • Over 9,000 organisations worldwide accept IELTS as proof of language ability.

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