About IELTS

“The design of the IELTS test is customised and reflects the genuine English capability of test takers.”

A real-life test for the real world
IELTS real-life test tasks reflect real language proficiency for academic use and everyday experiences.

Always leading, always innovating, always trusted
IELTS is produced by the experts in language assessment: Cambridge ESOL has over 95 years of unparalleled experience in developing reliable and relevant English language tests.

We’re the experts
IELTS test content is developed by an international team of experts and undergoes extensive research to ensure the test remains fair and unbiased for any candidate regardless of nationality, background, gender, lifestyle or location.

We’re global
IELTS results are recognised by more than 9,000 organisations, including educational institutions, employers, professional associations and governments, in 135 countries around the world; each test centre offers unparalleled customer service and support.