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IELTS for studying abroad

If you are planning to study in an English-speaking country, it is important to take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test as the IELTS test is designed to assess your proficiency in the English language and is widely recognised by universities and colleges as an indicator of your ability to study in an English-speaking environment. Here is everything you need to know about IELTS for academic purposes .

What is IELTS? 

The International English language testing system (IELTS) is the most renowned English language proficiency test accepted by more than 11,000 institutions and organisations worldwide. The test has two modules- IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training.

This test is divided into four sections – Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. While your listening, Reading, and Writing tests are taken on the same day, your Speaking test can be taken before or after the other three.

Why take IELTS to study abroad?

There are several reasons why taking the IELTS can be beneficial if you want to study abroad.

  • Language proficiency: By taking the IELTS, you can demonstrate your ability to communicate effectively in English, which is an important skill for academics in an English-speaking country.
  • Worldwide recognition: The IELTS is recognised by over 11,000 organisations in more than 140 countries, including universities, colleges, governments, and employers.
  • Flexibility: The IELTS offers a variety of test dates and locations throughout the year, so you can choose a time and place that works best for you.
  • Preparation resources: There are many resources available to help you prepare for the IELTS, including online courses, practice tests, and study materials. You can also visit the IDP website for free IELTS preparation materials.

IELTS Academic 

IELTS Academic tests are for those who wish to study at an English-speaking university. One can also opt for IELTS Academic for professional registration purposes.

There are two types of IELTS tests- Paper-based and Computer-delivered. You can choose the one which fits you the best.

IELTS test centre

If you take the IELTS test at a test centre, you can ask to send your IELTS results to a maximum of five organisations free of cost and you can also request your test centre to send the additional test reports to your chosen university or organisation for which there is a fee you need submit to your respective IELTS test centre.

Also, the paper copy of your result is available 13 days after your test date and can be collected from the test centre. There is also an option to get it delivered by post. You can check with your test centre for the available options.

IELTS online

If you take the IELTS test Online, you can send your IELTS test reports to as many universities or organisations as you wish, without any additional charge. IELTS Online results are provided in a digital format which makes the procedure easy and fast.

Hope, this blog will help you understand everything about taking an IELTS test for study purposes so that you can give your test for studying abroad.

To know more about IELTS and to book your test date, you can get in touch with our international education experts at IDP or your nearest IELTS centre.