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Top 7 reasons why you should choose IELTS!

by IDP IELTS India 08 Jan, 2021

As you might know, IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the most popular English language proficiency test, but do you know what makes it the first choice of candidates across the world? Well, there is not one, but a few important reasons why acing this test can reap amazing results. Here are our top 7 reasons why you should choose IELTS as your English language proficiency test when aiming to live abroad.

1. IELTS for study, work and immigration

Yes, that’s true. There are different types of IELTS tests designed to cater to your specific needs.

  • IELTS Academic is designed to help those who want to move to an English speaking country to pursue an undergraduate (or higher) course or looking for a professional career like a doctor, lawyer, etc.
  • IELTS General Training is meant for those students who want to apply for higher education, candidates who seek employment abroad or those wanting to immigrate to other countries like Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK
  • IELTS UKVI is a special test designed for candidates planning to move to the UK

Recently, to help study abroad aspirants during the COVID situation, IELTS also came up with a temporary test called IELTS Indicator.

2. Recognised and accepted worldwide

IELTS scores are accepted everywhere! Given IELTS is recognised by more than 10,000 organisations across the world, it is the most sought-after English language proficiency test due to its wider acceptance. Not only that, it is accepted across 140 countries and over 3,400 institutions (in the U.S. alone) accept IELTS scores . No wonder why more than 400,000 candidates appeared for IELTS last year.

3. More choice in test types

While booking your test, you now have a choice between paper-based IELTS and IELTS on computer. While the test format, content and difficulty level exactly the same, it is only a matter of choice which medium you are more comfortable with. IELTS on computer comes with no additional cost but offers a wider choice of test dates – upto 7 days a week and up to 3 times a day.

4. Faster results

IELTS also offers speedy results with paper-based IELTS in just 13 days and IELTS on computer results within just 3-5 days.

5. Accuracy

IELTS test is designed by language specialists from Australia, the USA, the UK, Canada, and New Zealand and tests are rigorously designed, developed and validated. The test can be trusted to provide a fair, accurate and reliable assessment of English language proficiency.

6. Expert support and free resources

IDP experts are available to assist you with any of your IELTS query. There is a whole bunch of free resources offered by IDP to help prepare you for your test. In fact, IELTS experts also deliver free official IELTS masterclasses that is renowned among candidates for its tips and tricks.

IELTS also offers IELTS Progress Check that is the only official online practice test that gives you personalised feedback and indicative band scores from an official IELTS marker.

7. Governed by trusted bodies

IELTS is jointly owned by IDP, Cambridge Assessment English and British Council. All three bodies are trusted organisations and are known to provide academic excellence and cultural understanding.

IELTS – test that opens doors to opportunities

IDP is a proud co-owner of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exams. It is the world’s most popular high-stakes English language proficiency test for study, work and migration, with more than 3.5 million tests taken in the past year. The IELTS results are recognised by more than 10,000 organisations, including educational institutions, employers, professional associations, and governments, in 140 countries around the world.