The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a standardized test of English language proficiency for non-native speakers of English. It was established in 1989, and is jointly managed by Cambridge English Language Assessment, the British Council, and IDP Education Pvt Ltd.
It is accepted by more than 9,000 education institutions, governments, and professional bodies, as well as a multitude of employers worldwide. Taken by more than 2 million candidates per year for the last three years, it is the world's most popular English-language test for higher education and immigration.
The IELTS evaluates your ability to listen, read, write, and speak in English.
The IELTS has two versions:
The Academic version – for those planning to enroll in universities and other institutions of higher learning and for professionals planning to study or practice in English-speaking countries.
The General Training version – for those who want to undertake non-academic training, gain work experience, or migrate to an English-speaking country.