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IELTS is trusted by the Australian, Canadian, New Zealand, and UK governments. As the world’s number 1 test for work and migration, government departments and agencies use IELTS results to help assess visa applications.

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Why accept IELTS?

IELTS is the world's most popular test for verifying English language ability. If you work in a government department or agency that requires proof of English proficiency, IELTS can help.

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

Selected results are marked twice, to ensure consistent evaluation of all tests.

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IELTS scoring

IELTS makes it easy for you to assess whether a test taker’s English language skills are sufficient for immigration and visa purposes. Results are given as an overall score on the IELTS scale, and scores for each test section (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking) are also detailed.

Built through research

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 you to ensure all applicants are treated fairly.

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Setting IELTS entry scores

IELTS makes it easy for you to define your own entry score and assess whether a test taker’s English language skills are at the right level for your needs.

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Verifying IELTS results

Government agencies and departments 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.