The aroma of foreign land mesmerizes everyone. This has led to amalgamation of humans hailing from all strata of society, with different perception towards life, pursuing their immigration. But, the world is so competitive that nothing but the best would excel. Everybody has the right to dream as dreams lead to decisions and decisions lead to actions. We all dream of perfect systems surrounding us and all the comforts within four walls of our house, which eventually bring the best from within. But these leviathan nations have got a limited intake. They all want only the technical & scientific horsepower to move to their countries. This is where they want people proficient in their language i.e. English to be a part of them. So, they have inculcated rigorous tests like IELTS (International English Language Testing System) to rate English proficiency of the people.
IELTS, the English proficiency test, consists of four parts that test your command over four basic aspects of English i.e. Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking. You are gauged on a scale of 9, known as bands. The minimum band requirement differs for different countries and for that you need to check out the latest requirement with the embassies or the universities.
IELTS tests the complete range of English language proficiency skills required by the students and those seeking immigration to English speaking countries. All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking Modules. There is an option of either Academic or General Training Reading and Writing Modules depending upon the reason of taking the test. Academic Module is suitable for candidates planning to undertake higher education while the General Training Module is suitable for candidates planning to immigrate or to work.
IELTS is jointly managed by University of Cambridge ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages) Examinations, British Council UK and IDP Education Australia. Cambridge ESOL is responsible for designing the test and evaluating the aspirants while the other two bodies administer the test because of their giant network all over the world.
Countries that recognise IELTS are AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, UNITED KINGDOM, CANADA, Various other commonwealth countries and USA.