What is IELTS?
IELTS stands for “International English Language Testing System”. It’s a system for testing the language ability for people who need to study or work in an environment where English is the language of communication. It is jointly managed by Cambridge English Language Assessment, the British Council and IDP Education. It was established in 1989 and is one of the two major English-language tests in the world (TOEFL being the other).
IELTS is accepted by most British, Canadian, Australian, Irish, New Zealand and South African academic institutions. Over 3,000 academic institutions in the United States and various professional organisations across the world also accept IELTS. It is now a requirement for people wishing to immigrate to Australia and New Zealand and is also accepted by immigration authorities in Canada.