International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a global standardized test to check the proficiency in English language. University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations, the British Council IDP Education Pty Ltd jointly manages IELTS. IELTS has two editions: Academic Edition is intended for those who are looking for education abroad in professional courses and the second edition is General Training meant for non-academic training or for work experience or for immigration. The IELTS is very well recognized by the majority of educational institutions across Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand and the United States and many more.
The test provides detailed assessment in proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in English language. There are two versions of IELTS test papers – Academic and general Training.
- For study at the undergraduate level only
IELTS General Training
- For below undergraduate level vocational courses
- For permanent residence
- For work experience
Candidates are judged on the basis of band scale of 1 to 9 in each part of the test. The bands scored by the candidate defines his or her ability to use and understand English.
The IELTS result is valid for 2 years only. The result will be declared nearly 12-15 days after the exam given. The speaking module will be conducted 1 or 2 days prior the exam of LRW.