IELTS is designed to test one's skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking in English. It is conducted jointly by the university of Cambridge ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Examinations, British Council and IDP: IELTS Austria. It is mandatory for immigration purpose to English speaking countries and for candidates who wish to enter such countries for jobs or studies. Around 7 Lakh people across the world take this test at 300 test centers in 120 countries every year. IELTS has 48 fixed test dates each year. IELTS scores are valid for two years only.
Eligibility criteria for IELTS Test:
- Candidates under the age of 16 are not eligible for this test
- Candidates who are applying to study in UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and US can opt for this test
- Medical professionals who are planning to work or follow further studies in the UK, Austria or US are also eligible
- People opting to emigrate to any English speaking country need to take this test.