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General Overview

This overview provides essential information on the IELTS exam, including its purpose, the two main versions (Academic and General Training), its creators, structure, and logistical details such as scheduling and fees.
  • The IELTS exam measures English language proficiency for academic, immigration, or employment purposes.
  • There are two versions of the IELTS: Academic, for college and university admissions, and General Training, for employment and immigration.
  • The IELTS is created by the British Council, IDP Education, and Cambridge English Language Assessment, featuring a variety of English accents.
  • The exam takes 2 hours and 45 minutes, divided into Listening, Reading, Writing, and a separate Speaking section.
  • IELTS is offered at 1100 locations worldwide, with regular testing dates throughout the year, and requires early scheduling and a fee.
Introduction to IELTS
Versions and Purpose of the IELTS
Exam Structure and Scheduling
Registration and Fees