IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the world’s most popular English language test. Over 3 million IELTS tests were taken in 2016.

Taking IELTS opens doors – it can help you live, study and work around the world. More than 10,000 organisations accept IELTS, including government, academic and employment institutions.

IELTS is the only English language test accepted for immigration purposes by all countries that require one.

If you are applying for a visa to move to or stay in the UK, IELTS is on the list of approved secure English Language Tests. You can find more information in our IELTS for UK Visa and Immigration section.

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IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English.

IELTS and the Common European framework

CEFR level A2 B1 B2 C1 C2
IELTS score range 2.5-3.5 4.0-5.0 5.5-6.5 7.0-8.0 8.5-9.0


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