IELTS is the International English Language Testing System. It tests all four Language skills: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. It is intended for the people who wants to study or work in an English-Speaking country.
There are two version of the test, the Academic module and the General Training module. The Academic module is for those who wants to study or train in an English speaking university. University Admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses is based on the results of the academic Test.
The General training module is mainly for those who are going to English Speaking countries to do secondary education or get a job; it focuses on basic survival skills in social and work place environments.
All candidates have to take the listening and speaking modules. There are different versions for the reading and the writing modules, depending on whether candidates are taking the academic or general training module of the test.
For Entry to Undergraduate or Post Graduate Studies or for the Professional Reasons.
For Entry to Vocational or Training programs not at degree level, for admission to secondary school and for immigration purposes.
IELTS is scored on a 9-band Scale. Candidates will be given a score for overall Language ability as well as another score for each of the four skills (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking).