Be better prepared with IELTS
IELTS is accepted for study, work and migration in more
countries than any other test. More than 9,000
universities, employers, professional registration bodies and
governments around the world accept IELTS as evidence of your
out which organisations accept IELTS scores.
Choose from two types of test
There are two versions of the IELTS test
available. The organisation to which you are applying will specify
whether you need to take IELTS Academic or IELTS General
If your purpose is to pursue higher education
abroad or gain professional registration, you would usually take
IELTS Academic. If you are migrating to an English-speaking country
or wish to train or study at below degree level, you would usually
take the IELTS General Training. In some cases both tests may be
Find out which test to take.
Four formats to test your skills
IELTS assesses your language skills in Listening, Reading,
Writing and Speaking. The tests have been designed to be
internationally focused in their content. This means that a range
of native speaker accents are used in the listening test, and all
standard varieties of English are accepted in your written and
We strive to give you the best possible chance to perform well
in your test. This is why the IELTS Speaking test is conducted with
an actual examiner, which gives you the opportunity to ask for the
question to be repeated before you attempt to answer. The Speaking
test is also conducted in a quiet room to eliminate any distraction
that may affect your concentration.
out more about the IELTS test format.
Need help with your application?
Your test centre staff are here to help.
Test centre staff are here to help you find a test date and
location that's convenient for you, and to assist with your
application. Come along to your local test centre, or contact the
team at your local test
centre by phone.
Did you know?
IDP Education is a proud co-owner of
IELTS is jointly owned by British Council,
IDP:IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment.