The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is designed to help you work, study or migrate to a country where English is the native language. This includes countries such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and USA. Your ability to listen, read, write and speak in English will be assessed during the test. IELTS is graded on a scale of 1-9. If you are looking to work, live or study in an English-speaking country, then you must be able to demonstrate a high level of English language ability.
English is the third most spoken language in the world, with 379 million speakers worldwide.
IELTS is the most popular test for those looking to migrate to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. It is globally recognised by more than 11,000 employers, universities, schools and immigration bodies including 3,400 institutions in the USA.
IELTS Academic is suitable for those wanting to study at an English-speaking university. You can also take IELTS Academic for professional registration purposes.
IELTS Academic can be taken in a test center (on paper or on the computer) or remotely online. Before booking your test, please check which formats of the test your organization accepts.
IELTS General Training is required for applications to work in and migrate to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. The test features everyday English language skills that you will need in social and workplace environments.
The IELTS General Training test is also suitable for those applying to study at an English-speaking school or college below degree level.
The Pearson Test of English is the official name of the exam. It is a test that establishes a student’s proficiency in English. To be admitted to a foreign school or college where English is the only language of instruction, a student must pass the test. Countries including Canada, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK typically want a PTE scorecard.
A candidate’s proficiency in speaking, writing, reading, and listening is evaluated in the PTE test.
The TOEFL iBT® test was created to assess a student’s proficiency in using and comprehending English at the university level. Test of English as a Foreign Language, or TOEFL. The TOEFL iBT® tests a student’s ability to combine language abilities such reading, writing, listening, and speaking in North American English to successfully complete the requirements of their selected academic course.
This test is conducted all through the year. ETS releases over 50 test dates each year, so students can choose a date that is most convenient to them.
You will receive your results online within approximately 10 days from taking your test. Your printed scores will be mailed to you approximately 13 days after you take the test.
If you are not satisfied with your score, you can take the test any number of times again, but between every re-take, you need to wait for a 12 day period.