English has emerged as the most important and effective mode of communication today, as more and more people across the globe have adapted it as the medium of education across colleges and universities. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the most comprehensive test which measures a person’s expertise and proficiency over the language, if he or she desires to study or work in a country which uses English as the language of communication.
The authenticity and validity of the test is once again confirmed recently, as the U.K. Visas and Immigration (U.K.V.I) announced that IELTS will continue to be accepted as the most trusted English test to demonstrate one’s expertise over the language. IELTS has been the most reliable language test in United Kingdom for immigration and visa processing over the years. But the recent inclusion of other English proficiency tests like PTE, OET, CAE etc in many countries not only for acceptance in colleges and universities for pursuing higher studies abroad, but also for better career opportunities; have made even U.K. go for a tender with other tests competing for this prestigious opportunity. However, following the tender process, IELTS was reappointed as the official test provider for the visas, required as part of U.K. immigration applications.
The existing Managing Director of IELTS at Cambridge Assessment English, Christine Nuttall, received this announcement with great excitement and welcomed the decision. “We have a proven track record of delivering IELTS for UKVI with our world-leading security processes,” Ms. Nuttall said.
“This announcement is testament to the ongoing value and trust placed in IELTS by the United Kingdom government and test takers around the world.” She also said that she is delighted that IELTS continues to provide a gateway for people to fulfil their aspirations in the U.K.
Two Test Formats of IELTS
IELTS is available in two test formats – Academic and General Training – and provides a valid and accurate assessment of the four language skills: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. Students have to appear for the Academic modules whereas migration aspirants should take the General training test of IELTS if he/she wants to settle abroad. The reappointment reiterates the importance of IELTS in language testing for immigration.
IELTS is the only test trusted for migration purposes by all four governments of Australia, United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand. IELTS for UKVI and IELTS Life Skills can be taken at more than 110 centres of IELTS spread across the globe. So, if you are aiming to migrate to U.K., go through the UK Government’s visa check list, which provides more information on approved tests and requirements on the same.
IELTS has been a global leader in English language aptitude and skill test for more than thirty years now, and the world acclaimed English proficiency assessment organisations namely IDP, British Council, IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English have been the joint owners of the same.
Tagore Institute offers one of the most complete and inclusive IELTS preparation courses available today in Bangalore. Both regular and online classes are available with flexible timings for the convenience of the candidates.