If you belong to a non-English speaking country and if you are willing to study or work in the United Kingdom, Australia or Canada you need to appear an English language aptitude test: International English Language Testing System (IELTS). If you secure the required score in the Test, you will be allowed to study or work in the country of your choice.
IELTS is owned by three reputable, international organizations: University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL), British Council and IDP Education Australia: IELTS Australia. It adopts the highest quality control and security procedures. More than 6000 organizations, including many government departments and universities, rely on IELTS. The IELTS scoring system is recognized worldwide, giving you a truly international result.
The test measures the candidate’s aptitude to communicate in English across all four language skills –Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.