IELTS is designed for evaluating the competence of the linguistic abilities of the candidates on all levels. Therefore, the aim is to certify the level reached by each candidate.
The parts of Listening Comprehension, Reading and Writing of all IELTS tests are completed on the same day, with no interruptions between them.
The Oral Expression part, however, can be completed up to a week a before or after the other parts of the test. The examination centre will notify you.
IELTS is available in more than 1600 examination centres and in more than 140 countries and territories.
The IELTS mark certificates are shown in a Test Report Form (TRF), which gives you all the details about your test in a very understandable way.
The results of the exam are expressed in scoring system from 1 (the lowest mark) to 9 (the highest mark). Therefore, the results are very easy to understand.
The results are published in the Web platform 13 days after the exam has been completed.
Since their foundation, IELTS have had a global reputation because they offer safe and trustworthy tests backed up by an extensive research which satisfies the necessities of a wide variety of sectors, including the high educational authorities, governmental departments, health regulators and employers.
The IELTS certificate not only demonstrates the user's English knowledge, but it also certifies the linguistic abilities which are required in high education, professional contexts and in day to day situations. The user must be able to use English in an effective way in many real life contexts.
The IELTS exam evaluates the level of international English, without preferrence for the British or the American version. This feature, plus the fact that the exam can be done anywhere around the world, justifies IELTS' prestigious international recognition.
It is noteworthy highlighting that scoring a 6 is the minimum requirement in order to demonstrate a decent English level in the exam.
The vast availability in exam dates that IELTS offer is one of the main advantages of this platform.
You can obtain five free additional copies of your certificate which will be sent to the examination centre in which you have enrolled, after you have completed the online registration.
There are many dates throughout the year in which you can take the test in the different examination centres around the world.