The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is an internationally recognized English proficiency test that assesses the full range of English skills that are needed for success in a job or study placement in an English speaking environment.
The total time for the test is 2 hours and 45 minutes. You receive a ‘band score’ for each section of the test and an overall ‘band score.’ Bands range from 1-9. The overall band score is the average score of all the skills.
There are two versions of the test: IELTS Academic measures your level of English language proficiency to determine suitability in an academic environment such as a university. IELTS General Training measures English language proficiency for everyday situations.