IELTS is jointly conducted by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English and it was established in 1989. Moreover, IELTS tests the communication skills of individuals in all four language skills like listening, reading, writing and speaking. IELTS contains two types of training module: Academic and General training module. Academic module is meant for those who want to enrol in higher education studies, universities, other institutions and also for those who need professional registration. General training is intended for those want to gain work experience, for immigration purpose and also to undertake non – academic training.
IELTS test consists of four sub-tests : Listening, Reading , Speaking and Writing. The scores are on scale to 1 to 9 and the test is valid up to two years. The test is offered usually on Saturday and Thursday. The IELTS test measures your ability to understand English at university level and evaluates how well you perform in all modules of IELTS.