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IELTS is a highly regarded international test of English language proficiency. It is owned in partnership with IDP IELTS Australia, the British Council and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations.

IELTS is recognised by professional bodies, academic institutions, immigration authorities and government agencies alike as a dependable and practical test of English. It is primarily used by people seeking an international education, professional development, or by those seeking to satisfy migration requirements and is accepted by thousands of organisations in over 135 countries.

Academic or General Training?

IELTS has two formats – Academic and General Training. You will need to know which format of the test to take when you complete the IELTS Application Form. If you are in doubt, contact the organisation or institution to which you are applying to find out what it requires.

Test Format

IELTS has four modules – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The total test time is 2 hours and 45 minutes. The Listening, Reading and Writing tests are done in one sitting. The Speaking test may be on the same day or up to seven days before or after the other tests. You will be advised of the time for your speaking interview when you apply.

Repeating the Test

You may repeat the IELTS test at any time.

Test Centres

UOWD offers IELTS Test registration and testing sessions in three locations. Please visit the IELTS Test Centres page for more information. 

IELTS Information to Candidates

For complete information on IELTS exam format and exam components, you may download a copy of IELTS Information to Candidates booklet here.

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