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Why Choose IELTS?

Widely Available

IELTS is available 48 times during a year, at more than 1,200 locations worldwide. Click here to find the test location closest to you. Find a Test Location

Fair To All Test Takers

IELTS treats all test takers with the utmost fairness and respect by actively avoiding cultural bias and accepting all standard varieties of native-speaker English, including North American, British, Australian and New Zealand English.

IELTS is the only English language test where the Speaking test is one-on-one with an examiner in a private room where the candidate will not be interrupted by other test takers.

No computers, no technical problems and no distractions.

Secure and Reliable Results

IELTS is recognised and trusted by individuals and organisations worldwide for its fairness, reliability and high-quality standards. Subject to the highest quality controls, security procedures and integrity management practices, IELTS ensures that delivery of the test is both consistent and secure through rigorous training and continual monitoring of test centres and examiners.

Two Versions

IELTS is available in two versions: Academic – for people applying for higher education or professional registration, and General Training for those migrating to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK, or applying for secondary education, training programmes and work experience in an English-speaking environment. Both versions provide a valid and accurate assessment of the four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking. 

The organization that requests the score determines the version you need to take.


 Who Accepts IELTS?

IELTS Global Test Dates 2018

The Academic version of the test is available on all 48 dates of the year. The General Training version of the test is available on 24 dates of the year. 

Your local test centre can offer IELTS tests on any of these days, although dates may vary in some centres, according to local demand.

To offer flexibility and convenience, testing is delivered on Saturdays and Thursdays.

Please note that the listening, reading, writing sections of the test take place on the same day while the speaking component is conducted up to 7 days before or after the test date.


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Practice Tests

Prepare yourself for the IELTS with these free practice tests and answers. Answer the questions and time yourself so that you can know where you need to improve and develop your exam technique.

Frequently Asked Questions

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World's most popular English-language test for work, study, and migration. IELTS is recognised by over 10,000 organizations in over 140 countries worldwide. Speaking test administered face-to-face in a private, quiet room with a certified IELTS examiner