Graphic with statistics that show IELTS - that is offered at British Council - is the top International English language test

What is IELTS? The International English Language Testing System or IELTS – is the world’s most popular international English language test. It is developed by some of the world’s leading experts in language assessment and it evaluates all of your English skills — reading, writing, listening and speaking.  

The British Council IELTS test reflects how you’ll use English to study, work and live in an English speaking environment.

Study, work and live abroad

IELTS is accepted by more than 11,000 organisations in over 140 countries. Those organisations include governments, academic institutions and employers with 3,000 in the USA alone.

There are four sections in the British Council IELTS test – IELTS speaking, IELTS listening, IELTS reading and IELTS writing.

Get where you want to go

In most countries where English is the main language, you’ll need evidence of English language skills to apply for jobs and university courses.

Prove yourself at home

Proving your English language skills with the British Council IELTS test can help you get a better job or a promotion in your home country.

Looking to emigrate?

Your IELTS test results will help you meet your immigration requirements. All immigration authorities that require an English language test will accept the British Council IELTS test.

Choose your IELTS journey

From booking your test to getting your results, you can choose the British Council IELTS route that suits you.

To know more about IELTS, you can visit the official IELTS website