- Who should take IELTS?
- How are candidates assessed?
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- How are the results of IELTS examinations interpreted?
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What is IELTS?
IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is the language of communication. IELTS is jointly managed by University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL), British Council and IDP:IELTS Australia.
IELTS conforms to the highest international standards of language assessment. It covers the four language skills: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking Modules.
If you are planning to undertake academic study, it is recommended that you sit for the Academic Reading and Writing Modules.
If you are planning to undertake non-academic training or apply for immigration into Canada or some other countries, it is recommended that you sit for the General Training Reading and Writing Modules.
It is the responsibility of the candidate to determine which version, Academic or General Training, must be taken.