The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) tests you on four levels to check your proficiency in the English language. Your ability to read, write, listen and speak is tested via this test. The exam is held to select people who aim to study or work in a country where English is used as a medium of communication. Nine bands of scale are used to assess the level of expertise from non-user through expert. ILETS is recognized by organizations across the globe for its reliability and high quality standards.
There are basically two versions of this test – Academic and General Training. The Academic version is basically for the people applying for professional registration or higher education. It assesses whether your language skills are efficient enough to study or take training.
The General Training is for those migrating to the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Canada for training programmes, secondary education or work. Basic survival skills are tested in social and workplace contexts via this test.
ILETS is fair for all the candidates. A single test is held for all the candidates irrespective of their nationality, gender, special needs or cultural background. The questions put across are only meant to test your language skills and is not meant to assess your knowledge. The focus of the test is to assess practical communication skills.
The result of this test is reliable as it is subject to high security procedures, top quality control and integrity management practices. Double marking is done for the exam and test report forms are printed on security enhanced paper. The identity of the test takers is verified through stringent procedures to ensure fair play.