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IELTS is the world’s leading English language test for higher education and global migration, delivered to over 1,200 locations in over 140 countries and accepted by over 10,000 organisations globally. In 2017, over 3 million IELTS tests were taken by people seeking to demonstrate English language proficiency for education, migration or employment. Test takers have the choice to take an Academic or General Training test, on paper or on a computer. IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council and IDP ( IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English).

IELTS is the world's most popular English Language test

IELTS is globally recognised by more than 10,000 employers, universities, schools and immigration bodies. Find out why IELTS is the global leader for trusted English Language profficiency testing and how to register your organisation.

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1400Global test locations
50+countries with test locations
3m+IELTS test takers every year

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