INTERNATIONAL English Language Testing System
IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System. It is a test of English language skills designed for students who want to study in the medium of English either at university, college or secondary school. There are two modules to choose from - Academic and General Training. The Academic modules is for candidates wishing to study at an undergraduate or postgraduate levels, and for those seeking professional purpose. The General Training module is for candidates wishing to migrate to an English-speaking country (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and UK) and for those wishing to train or study at below degree level.
Each recognizing organization sets its own entry requirements. In some cases both modules may beaccepted. If you are in doubt as to which module to take, you should contact the organization you are applying to in order to check their requirements. Both modules cover all four language skills-listening, reading, writing and speaking. Everyone takes the same Listening and Speaking tests.There are different Reading and Writing tests for the Academic and General Training modules. The Listening, Reading and Writing tests must be completed on the same day. There are no breaksbetween the three written tests. The Speaking test may be taken up to seven days before or after theother three tests.
The Test Components