IELTS have been approved for UK visas
New language testing arrangements for UK visas:
IELTS to continue to play leading role
On 20 Feb 2015
– The UK government has announced important changes to Secure English Language Tests (SELT) for visa purposes;
– IELTS and IELTS Life Skills have been approved for UK visas that require proof of English language level;
– The new test–IELTS Life Skills–will be introduced for people who need to prove their speaking and listening skills at level A1 or B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference.
-The UK government has announced important changes to language testing for visa applications, reducing the number of tests accepted for visa purposes and bringing in new requirements for the way the tests will be administered.
IELTS – the world’s most popular test of English for higher education and global migration – has been approved for all UK visas that require applicants to provide proof of their level of English. This continues the important role which IELTS has long played in language testing for immigration in the UK and other countries, including Australia, Canada and New Zealand.
For more information please visit the British council site.
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For those who are new to the world of IELTS, it is an English language proficiency test necessary for either studying or living in countries where the medium of communication is English. The test scores are valid for almost two years and one can either apply for PR using it or go for studies. With IELTS, there are two formats related to the exam –
- General – IELTS general is the gateway for job in foreign countries.
- Academic – IELTS academic is taken by students who are planning to study abroad.
IELTS score is accepted by universities in UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada and has become a mandatory test for studying in Australia. One cannot be granted Australia visa without passing the IELTS test! Although, earlier TOEFL was the preferred form of test in the USA, slowly IELTS has stepped onto the territory of the United States, with many US universities accepting IELTS score.
All other study destinations either require you to take the TOEFL or IELTS.
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IELTS evaluates your English language ability (reading, writing, speaking and listening). A good score (usually 6.0 and above) is an entry requirement for many colleges and universities worldwide. Individuals can repeat the test in the intervals of 90 days. In recent times, the IELTS has now become even computerized. So, earlier, where you could take IELTS using pen and paper, you can now take it even on computer!
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