IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is generally recognized as a reliable means of assessing whether candidates are ready to study or training in the medium of English. IELTS is a test of English language proficiency. IELTS is used as testimony of your language aptitude for immigration and study purposes. Over 1.4 million candidates take the test each year to start their journeys into worldwide education and service.
IELTS is owned by three partners, the British Council, IDP Education Australia and University of Cambridge ESOL Examination, and was established in 1989 and recognized by more than 6000 institutions; including 2,000 US universities recognized IELTS in over 135 countries. An IELTS result or Test Report Form (TRF) is valid for two years.
There are two versions of the IELTS:
The Academic Version is planned for those who want to register in universities and other institutions of higher education and for professionals such as medical doctors and nurses who want to study or practice in an English-speaking country.
General Training Version
The General Training Version is proposed for those who are planning to undertake non-academic training or to get work experience, or for immigration purposes.
This test is considered as satisfying English language requirements for entry to academic courses by the majority of institutions of Higher Education in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom and USA. It is also used by a number of professional bodies world-wide, including the Ministry of Defense, and the General Medical Council in the UK, the Australian Medical Council and Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, the Medical Council of Ireland, the New Zealand Immigration Service and the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools in the USA.
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