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What is the I.E.L.T.S?
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) measures the language proficiency of people who want to study or work where English is used as a language of communication. It uses a nine-band scale to clearly identify levels of proficiency, from non-user (band score 1) through to expert (band score 9).
What are the different exams?
IELTS Academic, IELTS General Training and IELTS Life Skills are accepted by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) as proof of English proficiency for those wishing to live, work and study in the UK.
IELTS tests for UK Visas and Immigration are managed by the IELTS partners, which comprises The British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English.
What is the required score?
The required score is a minimum of 6.0.
How can I prepare for the I.E.L.T.S ?
There are different options.
You can prepare it online, take English courses in your country of origin or in the UK with the " FAST TRACK PACKAGE".
What is the cost of the I.E.L.T.S exam?
Depending on the country of origin. The cost is around £200. You need to contact the British Council in your country of origin for more information.
How often can I pass the I.E.L.T.S exam?
You can pass the exam once a month at least depending on your location. Liaise with the British Council of the country of origin to know the next exam date.
Why do I need to pass the I.E.L.T.S exam?
If you are a citizen from a non English speaking country. If you are not an EU/EEA citizen. You need to pass this exam at the required score of 6.0 - 6.5 to apply for a VISA TIER 5 ( internship) and VISA TIER 2 ( immigration).
How do I apply for the I.E.L.T.S exam?
Option A : You can apply for the FAST TRACK PACKAGE. You can take English classes in the heart of London city. You will be able to prepare for the exam here at your pace.
Option B: You can prepare for the exam in your country of origin. Contact the British Council of your country of origin for more information.