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ABOUT IELTS

ABOUT IELTS

The IELTS is an abbreviation of the International English Language Testing System. Simply put, it is an examination that assesses your English language skills in terms of spoken and written English. If you wish to study or work in a country where English is the primary language of communication, mainly Anglophone countries, you need to assure the university admission officers and visa officers that you are proficient in the language.

The IELTS exam measures your skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking through two test formats, namely IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. While IELTS Academic can be taken up by those who wish to go for higher education or professional registration, IELTS General Training is for those who are looking at migrating to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. For academic and work purposes, the US also accepts the same.

The test has been designed and is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment.

IELTS Eligibility Criteria :

Anyone above the age of 16 years can take the IELTS test. If you wish to study, work or migrate to the UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand and study or work in the US, you can take this test.

IELTS Exam Fee :

In India, the registration fee for IELTS exam was INR 10,600 till March 31, 2016. For all tests administered up to September 30, 2016, the fee is INR 11,100 and for those administered post October1, 2016, it is INR 11,300.

For online registrations, only credit/debit payment is accepted, for in person registrations, you will be required to pay by credit or debit card / DD / ICICI bank deposit slip.

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