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International English Language Testing System IELTS

   This section will give information regarding IELTS test for the aspirants from India and other countries. IELTS is an English Language Proficiency test that is required to be taken by non-native students for study in countries where the medium of instruction is English.

  Among the popular study destinations IELTS is accepted by universities in UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. It is a mandatory test for studying in Australia and TOEFL is not accepted n this English speaking country. One cannot be granted an Australian student visa without an IELTS score. All other study destinations either require you to take the TOEFL or IELTS. IELTS is however not accepted by most universities in USA.

   IELTS is an English language assessment test primarily used by those seeking international education, professional recognition, bench-marking to international standards and global mobility. IELTS is owned, developed and delivered through the partnership of the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations. IELTS tests the English language skills which will commonly be encountered by students when studying or training in the medium of English.

   All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking Modules. There is an option of either Academic or General Training Reading and Writing Modules. Academic is suitable for candidates planning to undertake higher education study. General Training is suitable for candidates planning to undertake non-academic training or work experience, or for immigration purposes.

   IELTS is accepted by many professional organisations including the New Zealand Immigration Service, the Australian Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, the Australian Medical Council, the UK General Medical Council and the UK Ministry of Defence.