Find out if you need to take IELTS to work, study or migrate abroad. Get familiar with the test, learn what to expect on test day and more.
IELTS is a secure English-language test that is accepted by more than 10,000 organizations across the globe, from educational institutions to employers, as well as government and professional bodies.
IELTS assesses your English-language proficiency across four skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking in either an academic, higher education or practical, everyday setting.
There are different test types you can take including: IELTS Academic, IELTS General Training and Life Skills (A1 or B1). The test type you need to take will depend on your intent. If you want to study in higher education in an English-speaking country, you might need to take IELTS Academic test.
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If you plan to study in higher education or seek professional registration in an English-speaking country, you might need to take the IELTS Academic test.
If you plan to move abroad for work or migrate to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UK or the USA, you might need to take an IELTS General Training test.
If you want to study or apply for professional registration in the UK, you might need to take the IELTS Academic for UKVI test.