5 benefits of taking the IELTS test

5 Benefits of Taking the IELTS Test

The advent of globalisation has led many Indians to travel abroad for better life prospects. Anglophone countries such as the US, the UK, Australia, Canada, Ireland, and New Zealand remain the most popular destinations among Indians to study and settle because of their favourable immigration policies, lucrative post-in-study work permits, and better lifestyle offerings.

However, the first step towards realising the dream of living or studying abroad is taking an English Language Proficiency test so that one can easily live life in an English-speaking country. Among all the tests, IELTS is the preferred English Language Proficiency Test as it improves the chances of students and immigrants to achieve their dream of being abroad.

There are many advantages to taking the IELTS test. Here are the top 5 benefits of taking IELTS to move abroad by Piyush Kumar, Regional Director- South Asia and Mauritius, IDP Education.

IELTS is the most sought-after English Language Proficiency test because of its wider acceptance. It is recognised by more than 11000 organisations across 140+ countries. These organisations include universities, training institutions, immigration agencies, and more.


There are different modules of IELTS designed to cater to the different needs of the people. IELTS Academic, IELTS General Training, and IELTS UKVI are the three IELTS modules.

IELTS Academic is designed for a person who wants to pursue undergraduate or higher courses abroad. It assesses a candidate’s ability to understand and use complex academic languages used in lectures, textbooks, research papers, etc.

IELTS General Training is used by candidates who want to migrate or are seeking employment in other countries. It assesses a candidate’s ability to communicate effectively in various social and workplace contexts, such as conversations with colleagues, written correspondence, and simple reports.

IELTS UKVI is a special test designed for candidates planning to move to the UK. It has the same test format, content, scoring, and level of difficulty as the IELTS. But the only difference is that an IELTS for UKVI test is approved by the UK Home Office for work, study, and migration purposes.

For the convenience of candidates, IELTS is available in both paper-based and computer-delivered formats. While the test format, content, cost, and evaluation remain the same, it is only a matter of choice of which medium one is comfortable with. IELTS paper-based test results are available in 14 days, while the computer-delivered test is available in 3-5 days.

In India, IELTS is available in more than 80 cities. This ensures that people, even from tier 2 and 3 cities, have the convenience of the nearest test centre and have an equal opportunity to pursue their dream of going overseas.


The IELTS test is designed and developed by language experts from Australia, the US, the UK, and New Zealand, ensuring a fair, accurate and reliable assessment of the English language. It assesses your English language across four skills- Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. Also, the IELTS speaking section involves live interaction between the examiner and the test taker.

This ensures a real-life conversation that will help converse life in an English-speaking country, helping one prepare better for life abroad.

From opening doors to renowned universities and scholarships to enhancing job prospects and meeting immigration requirements, the IELTS test serves as a reliable measure of test proficiency in the English language. Its significance and recognition across various sectors make it a valuable tool for taking the test as a step towards unlocking countless opportunities and expanding horizons in countries where English is predominantly spoken.

Courtesy : IndiaToday

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