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Welcome to IELTS

IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, is designed to assess the language ability of people who want to study or work where English is the language of communication.

It is recognised and accepted by over 9,000 organisations worldwide, including universities, employers, professional bodies, immigration authorities and other government agencies.

IELTS Academic
IELTS Academic is for test takers wishing to study at undergraduate or postgraduate levels and for those seeking to join a professional organisation in an English speaking country.

Components: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking
IELTS General Training
IELTS General Training is for test takers wishing to migrate to the English speaking Countries including Australia, Canada and New Zealand and for those wishing to train or study below degree level.

Components: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking

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Which exams are you applying for?

  Choose from one of the British Council’s IELTS test centres.

Disclaimer: It is the responsibility of the test taker to register for the right type of test. If you are applying for IELTS for UKVI, you must register at one of the authorised British Council’s IELTS test centre for UKVI. The test centre cannot be held responsible for an incorrect selection.

To find out whether you need to take an approved test, and what level you need to achieve, please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website for more information.

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