IELTS is the International English Language Testing System. It is the world’s most popular English language test for higher education and global migration. It is an international standardized test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers. IELTS is jointly managed by Cambridge English Language Assessment and the British Council and IDP Education Pvt. Ltd.
There are two versions of the IELTS-
• The Academic Version is intended for those who want to enroll in universities and other institutions of higher education and for professionals such as doctors and nurses who want to study or practice in an English-speaking country.
• The General Training Version is intended for those who are planning to undertake non-academic training or to gain work experience, or for immigration purposes.
IELTS is one of the two major English-language tests in the world, the other being the TOEFL. IELTS is accepted by most Australian, British, Canadian, Irish, New Zealand and South African academic institutions, over 3,000 academic institutions in the United States, and various other professional organizations across the world. It is also an important requirement for immigration to Australia and New Zealand. While inn Canada IELTS, TEF, or CELPIP are accepted by the immigration authority.