The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a test that measures the language proficiency of people who want to study or work in environments where English is used as a language of communication. It is managed by the British Council, IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment. It was established in 1989.
IELTS is available in two test formats – Academic or General Training and provides an assessment of the four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking. The difference between the Academic and General Training versions is the content. All other features- time limits, responses length and scores are the same.