Faq. Exámenes ielts
How long is the IELTS valid for?
Next, we are going to reply to a series of reader friends who inquire about the validity of the IELTS exam.
IELTS is a recognized exam in the English-speaking world to certify the level from A2 to C2. Quick obtaining of results and wide recognition in all English-speaking universities.
For those who do not know it yet, the IELTS is the most used English test in the world for migration and higher education. It belongs jointly to the University of Cambridge, British Council, and IDP Ielts Australia. It was created in 1989.
About the IELTS test
The IELTS test is a system to assess the level of proficiency in English of a candidate. Candidates who want to pursue higher education in foreign countries or aspire to global migration, they must take this test and obtain a good punctuation.
The British Council and IDP organize the language proficiency test. The test is performed in 140 countries and has more than 1,200 test centers. Students who want to go abroad for higher education must prepare for the academic exam. General training is for those who are willing to move to a foreign country for professional reasons.
Validity of the score obtained in the exam
After a candidate goes through the examination procedure, they are provided with the result. For the online method, results are published within 5-7 days, but for offline methods, it takes about 13 days from the date of the exam.
The validity of the IELTS score is two years from the date of receipt. For all candidates, the validity period of the IELTS is the same.
Candidates can take the exam as many times as they want in a year and they can use the most recent result for an extended period of validity. It is a globally recognized exam. Always check with the institution or government to which you are sending your IELTS certificate, regarding your views on the validity of the exam.
Does the validity of the IELTS extend to 3 years?
Many students ask this question as there is a rumor about the extent of the validity of the IELTS score. The validity period is still two years as there is no update about the extension on the official IELTS website.
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