IELTS​

IELTS​

International English Language Testing System 

If you wish to study, work or migrate, to Australia, Canada, UK or any other country where English is the primary language of communication, it is required that you provide evidence of your proficiency in the English language.

IELTS is a globally recognized testing system offering an Academic and General assessment standard.

Academic

If you wish to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level or gain entry into a professional institution, is it required that you take the Academic IELTS module.

General Training

If you wish to obtain a professional registration or apply for migration you are required to qualify under the IELTS General module.

Academic ​

If you wish to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level or gain entry into a professional institution, is it required that you take the Academic IELTS module.

General Training​​

If you wish to obtain a professional registration or apply for migration you are required to qualify under the IELTS General module.

IELTS Test Format

IELTS evaluates four abilities to determine language proficiency:
  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking
The subject matter and evaluation of the Reading and Writing tests differ depending on which module you have chosen: Academic or General Training.

Total Test Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes.

IELTS Test Format

IELTS evaluates four abilities to determine language proficiency:

  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking

The subject matter and evaluation of the Reading and Writing tests differ depending on which module you have chosen: Academic or General Training.

Total Test Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes.

Australian IELTS Band Score Classification

The IELTS Band Score is representative of different levels of language proficiency:
Functional
Vocational
Competent
Proficient
Superior
4.5
5.0
6.0
7.0
8.0
You are presented with an individual band score for each test and an aggregated score for overall performance.

The IELTS score is valid for a period of 2 years from the date of test.

Migration & Industries

IELTS General Training test is typically required of professionals in Health Care, Engineering and Construction, Finance, Tourism and Hospitality and Government Services. The IELTS Academic test is request by academic institutes.

If you wish to live and work in Australia, your IELTS score can contribute points toward your application:
IELTS Band Score
Points
Superior - Band Score of 8 or more
20
Proficient - Band Score of 7 or more
10
You must reach the indicated threshold for each of the four ability tests.

IELTS Test Format

IELTS evaluates four abilities to determine language proficiency:
  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking

The subject matter and evaluation of the Reading and Writing tests differ depending on which module you have chosen: Academic or General Training

Total Test Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes.

Australian IELTS Band Score Classification

The IELTS Band Score is representative of different levels of language proficiency:
Functional
Vocational
Competent
Proficient
Superior
4.5
5.0
6.0
7.0
8.0
You are presented with an individual band score for each test and an aggregated score for overall performance.

The IELTS score is valid for a period of 2 years from the date of test.

Migration & Industries

IELTS General Training test is typically required of professionals in Health Care, Engineering and Construction, Finance, Tourism and Hospitality and Government Services. The IELTS Academic test is request by academic institutes.

If you wish to live and work in Australia, your IELTS score can contribute points toward your application:
IELTS Band Score
Points
Superior - Band Score of 8 or more
20
Proficient - Band Score of 7 or more
10
You must reach the indicated threshold for each of the four ability tests.
  • STEP -1
  • STEP -2
  • STEP -3

IELTS Test Format

IELTS evaluates four abilities to determine language proficiency:
  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking
The subject matter and evaluation of the Reading and Writing tests differ depending on which module you have chosen: Academic or General Training.

Total Test Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes.

IELTS Test Format

IELTS evaluates four abilities to determine language proficiency:

  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking

The subject matter and evaluation of the Reading and Writing tests differ depending on which module you have chosen: Academic or General Training.

Total Test Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes.

Australian IELTS Band Score Classification

The IELTS Band Score is representative of different levels of language proficiency:
Functional
Vocational
Competent
Proficient
Superior
4.5
5.0
6.0
7.0
8.0
You are presented with an individual band score for each test and an aggregated score for overall performance.

The IELTS score is valid for a period of 2 years from the date of test.

Migration & Industries

IELTS General Training test is typically required of professionals in Health Care, Engineering and Construction, Finance, Tourism and Hospitality and Government Services. The IELTS Academic test is request by academic institutes.

If you wish to live and work in Australia, your IELTS score can contribute points toward your application:
IELTS Band Score
Points
Superior - Band Score of 8 or more
20
Proficient - Band Score of 7 or more
10
You must reach the indicated threshold for each of the four ability tests.
  • IELTS Test Format
  • Australian IELTS Band Score Classification
  • Migration & Industries

IELTS Test Format

IELTS evaluates four abilities to determine language proficiency:
  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking
The subject matter and evaluation of the Reading and Writing tests differ depending on which module you have chosen: Academic or General Training.

Total Test Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes.

IELTS Test Format

IELTS evaluates four abilities to determine language proficiency:

  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking

The subject matter and evaluation of the Reading and Writing tests differ depending on which module you have chosen: Academic or General Training.

Total Test Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes.

Australian IELTS Band Score Classification

The IELTS Band Score is representative of different levels of language proficiency:
Functional
Vocational
Competent
Proficient
Superior
4.5
5.0
6.0
7.0
8.0
You are presented with an individual band score for each test and an aggregated score for overall performance.

The IELTS score is valid for a period of 2 years from the date of test.

Migration & Industries

IELTS General Training test is typically required of professionals in Health Care, Engineering and Construction, Finance, Tourism and Hospitality and Government Services. The IELTS Academic test is request by academic institutes.

If you wish to live and work in Australia, your IELTS score can contribute points toward your application:
IELTS Band Score
Points
Superior - Band Score of 8 or more
20
Proficient - Band Score of 7 or more
10
You must reach the indicated threshold for each of the four ability tests.

Step - 1

Score  Comparison

Aside from IELTS, two standardized test programs and an international standard are widely recognized and could be requested from students by international institutes:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE)

A comparison chart serves as a guide between the multiple standards.

IELTS Band
PTE Score
TOEFL Score
8.5 – 9.0
85 – 90
115 – 120
8.0
76 – 84
94 – 114
7.0 – 7.5
6.0 – 6.5
59 – 75
65 – 93
5.0 – 5.5
4.0 – 4.5
43 – 58
41 – 64
3.0
30 – 42
30 – 40
2.0
0 – 30
19 – 29
1.0
0 – 18