IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System. It is the most popular and widely recognised assessment test of English Language proficiency for people who want to study or work in an English-speaking country like the UK, Australia, Canada, the USA etc. The IELTS exam is jointly owned, managed and administered by ‘ Cambridge Assessment English’, ‘British Council’ and ‘IDP: IELTS Australia’. The IELTS test was introduced in the year 1989 to assess whether candidates are ready to be trained in the medium of English in an English-speaking country. IELTS is now accepted as evidence of a prospective student’s level of English by most universities in English speaking countries.
IELTS is the most popular high stakes English language proficiency test around the globe and more than 3.0 million candidates take part in the IELTS examination each year on average. IELTS is widely available including in the USA. In fact, this test is available at more than 1,600 locations worldwide, including more than 50 locations in the USA.