Who is Eligible for IELTS?

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is intended to help you work, study or transfer to a country where English is the native language. The countries included in IELTS are Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and USA.

Your ability to listen, read, write and speak in English will be valued or assessed during the test. IELTS is valued on a scale of 1-9.

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

The minimum age for giving the IELTS exam is 16 years. Anyone over the age of 16 can give the IELTS Test irrespective of nationality or background. Exceptions can be made where the school requires an IELTS score for admission. There is no age limit or eligibility criteria set by the IDP, the body that conducts this exam, but it is preferred that the aspirant should have crossed 16 years of age.

IELTS IDP has not set any 12th score requirements for taking IELTS. You can take the IELTS irrespective of the marks you scored in the 12th standard. So, one can attempt the IELTS exam without worrying about their class 12th score.

Why take the IELTS?
If you are looking to work, reside or study in an English-speaking country, then you must be able to reveal a high level of English language ability. English is the third most important spoken language in the world, with 379 million speakers worldwide.

Communicate in the native language of the country you wish to work or study abroad, in will give you a wide range of benefits. It is also important for job opportunities as well as integration into the community.

IELTS is the most accepted test for those looking to migrate to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. It is globally accepted by more than 11,000 employers, universities, schools and immigration bodies including 3,400 institutions in the USA.

What IELTS score do I need?
The higher you can score in your IELTS, will reflect a better your understanding and ability to communicate in English. Each immigration body, university, workplace or institution will have particular IELTS score requirements. The score you want will depend on what you are looking to do in the country, i.e. work or study.