IELTS or International English Language Testing System is used to test person's english language proficiency. It is managed by University of Cambridge ESOL Examination & the British Council.

2 versions of IELTS are available.

1) The Academic Version

2) The General Training Version

Academic version is focused to those who want to join in universities or for their higher education purposes. General training version is focused to people those who want work experience or for their immigration purposes or non-academic training.

IELTS accepted countries.

1) Australia

2) Canada

3) New Zealand

4) South Africa

5) Irish

6) United States

No minimum score is required to pass the test. An IELTS score card given to all candidates with score starting from 1 ( No knowledge ) to 9 ( Expert user ).

IELTS Tests your ability of Listen, Read, Write & Speak in English. Speaking module is key component of IELTS.

All candidates must complete listening, reading, speaking & writing.

Listening & Speaking is common for all candidates , but writing & reading is different for user whether they are taking Academic or General Training Version.

Band Score vs English Level

Band ScoreUser Level
9Expert User
8Very Good User
7Good User
6Competent User
5Modest User
4Limited User
3Extremely Limited User
2Intermittent User
1Non -User
0Did not attempt Test

Some of the universities & their accepted Band Score
UniversityMin. Test Score
Oxford University7
Cambridge University7
University College London6.5 - 7.5
Birmingham University6.5
Liverpool University6

IELTS is recognised by more than 7,000 institutions in over 135 countries.

For more details please visit the official websiteHERE