IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is widely accepted worldwide as proof of linguistic proficiency. The candidate takes the test for study, work and immigration purposes. Whatever the purpose is, the test format remains the same in terms of difficulty level, context and test format. There is no limit for re-taking the test. The candidate can appear for the exam until he/she gets the satisfactory results.
The most number of candidates take the test for study abroad purposes. Many universities and colleges worldwide such as those in the UK, Canada, USA, Australia, and New Zealand etc. accept the IELTS scores. The British Council and IDP are the authorized providers of the test. The candidates who wish to study undergraduate or postgraduate degree programmes take the Academic IELTS test. The other category is the General Training Examination where the candidate takes the test for Work and Immigration purposes based on the specific requirements.
For the Study Abroad purposes, first, the candidate needs to check with the score requirements of the particular university/ college to which he/she is applying. The score requirements can vary depending upon the course to which the student is applying. Usually, higher scores are required for Master programs in Medical fields and teaching, PhDs etc.
Language skills are a major factor towards success in any job. Work visa applicants need to demonstrate their language skills in order to obtain their visas. The scores needed varies depends upon the country, state, regions etc.
- In Canada, many employers and institutions set their own language proficiency limits. Hence, all applicants should directly check with the firm they want to apply for the required IELTS scores.
- For working in Australia, the scores needed depends upon the visa category like 180, 489,190 etc. According to the latest updates, a score of 7.0 & above in each module is needed for most professions.
- In the UK, a score of 6.5 & above in each module (Reading, Speaking, Listening and Writing) is needed for most work permits.
It is to be noted that in all countries, the minimum score requirements vary depends upon the candidate’s profession. For example, for jobs like teaching, doctors and nurses, the score requirement is usually high in most countries.
Government authorities consider the IELTS scores as an official part of their application processes to apply for permanent residence. Language proficiency is one of the primary factors that help a person to blend into another community. The IELTS exam is taken as a proof of language ability by Immigration authorities. Countries like the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland etc. take the IELTS test into account for migration purposes.
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