About IELTS

Quick Answers

What is IELTS?

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a global, standardized English language proficiency test. IELTS is owned jointly by the British Council, IDP IELTS Australia, and Cambridge English Language Assessment.

What skills does IELTS test?

IELTS tests the four skills: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking.

Can I take IELTS online?

No. IELTS is a paper-based test.

IELTS Academic or General?

There are two IELTS tests: Academic and General. IELTS Academic is taken by internationally educated students who wish to attend a university course in an English speaking country or those people wishing to join a professional body in the fields such as law, medicine, education, arts, sciences, and government services.

IELTS General is mainly taken for immigration purposes.

How do I register for the test?

Please go to www.IELTS.org to find a test location.

When do I receive the result?

IELTS releases the results 13 days after you complete the test.

More Questions?
Visit our Listening, Reading, Writing, and  Speaking sections to learn more about the test format and  the assessment criteria.