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IELTS is the world’s number 1 English language test.

For more than 30 years we have set the standard for testing, helping thousands of employers to get results they can rely on. Our tests enable employers to find candidates who have the language skills they need to succeed, ensuring their teams are set up for success.

Why accept IELTS?

IELTS is the world's most popular test for verifying English language ability. If you work in a country where English is spoken or use English with international colleagues, IELTS sets you and your team up for success.

Testing you can trust

IELTS has a well-earned reputation for fairness, reliability, and exacting standards. We go to great lengths to ensure that we provide results that you can trust.

Systems and safeguards

IELTS is subject to the highest quality controls, enhanced security procedures, and integrity management practices.

Professional assessment

Every test is assessed by qualified Examiners who undergo rigorous training and continuous monitoring.

Reliable results

Our stringent marking processes led by expert Examiners deliver consistent results, no matter where a test is taken.

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IELTS scoring

IELTS makes it easy for you to assess whether a candidate’s English-language skills are sufficient for entry into your organisation. Results are given as an overall score on the IELTS scale, and broken down for each test section (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking).

Research backed

IELTS tests are based on decades of rigorous academic research.

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How IELTS compares to other tests

Want to know how IELTS compares to other tests? We have a range of resources to help employers to ensure all applicants are treated fairly.

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Setting IELTS entry scores

IELTS makes it easy for you to set your own entry score and assess whether a candidate’s English-language skills are suitable for your organisation.

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Verifying IELTS results

Employers that accept IELTS are given complimentary access to the IELTS Results Service. Secure, free, and simple to use, it helps to ensure the accuracy and validity of applications.

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Ready to join us?

Join thousands of employers across the globe who trust IELTS for their English language assessment.