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IELTS that stands for International English Language Testing System is designed to assess the linguistic competency of people who want to study or work in countries where English is the language of communication.
The test has a near-universal recognition and acceptance when it comes to drawing overseas people in English-speaking countries. IELTS scorecard holders find recognition and acceptance at universities, MNCs, professional bodies, immigration authorities and other government agencies etc., for their English language capabilities.
If you are aspiring for admission in any of the academic institutions across the globe, then IELTS can help you in making your dreams come true.
IELTS Test Information
IELTS offers two modules to choose from as per one’s requirement:
- IELTS Academic
- IELTS General Training
To better understand the test format, you can get practice sample questions from the official website. There are two volumes of official IELTS practice materials which are available for purchasing. These materials cover the whole aspects of a real test including practice test with answers, sample writing and sample listening performances with examiner comments. So, you can enrol yourself to better prepare for the IELTS English Test.
IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training
IELTS Academic is for those people who want to study at undergraduate or postgraduate levels, and for those seeking professional registration.
On the other hand, IELTS General Training is for those people who want to migrate to English-speaking countries and at the same time, for those who wish to study or train but below degree level.
IELTS test takers are assessed on all four language skills: listening, reading, writing (LRW), and speaking, unless if you have got an exemption due to a disability. The Listening and Speaking tests are same for everyone but, IELTS Academic has its version of Writing and Academic Reading, as well as General Training has its version of Reading and Writing test.
The Listening, Reading and Writing tests will be conducted on the same day, whereas the Speaking test could be taken up to seven days before or after the three tests.
IELTS for UKVI
People opting for UK must note that there is a different IELTS for them known as IELTS for UKVI. It is a UK government-approved English language proficiency test. There is one IELTS Life Skills as well that is approved by the UK government used in case of applications for family visa.
The IELTS for UKVI is used in support of applications for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). There is no change in the format of IELTS for UKVI. It is similar to the format of the regular IELTS.
IELTS Life Skills score is used as an evidence for English Listening and Speaking skills for a UK family visa or immigration.