What is IELTS?
IELTS is a test conducted to check the English language proficiency of the non-native English speakers. IELTS – International English Language Testing System. This is an international exam conducted by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English. This is an internationally authorized and recognized certification test for English Language. This test is almost recognized by all over the globe.
What is IELTS for UKVI?
'IELTS for UKVI' is a Secure English Language Test (SELT) approved by UK government. This means that IELTS can be used to prove your English language proficiency with regards to a UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) application.
This is the test for you, if you’re applying for Tier 1 and Tier 2 visas to the UK.
IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training for UKVI are readily designed to meet certain administrative requirements that are specified by the UK Home Office. The actual test taken is the same as IELTS (for all other purposes), same content, level of difficulty, scoring, examiners, format, and so on. The difference is in the customer journey on the test day. Test Report Forms will differ slightly, to show that you have taken the test at an IELTS UK visa session.
Importance of IELTS
IELTS is an internationally recognized certification test for English and this certification is obligatory for applying or arranging Study visa/Student visa, Work visa, Skilled/Unskilled work visa, Temporary visa for almost all the recognized immigration visa programs like Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, and UK. IELTS is accepted by most British, Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand academic institutions, by over 3,000 academic institutions in the United States, and by various professional organizations across the world. Without IELTS no university or any other visa program will recommend further process. IELTS is mandatory for any International Visa Programs. And moreover English is a global language with which a person can survive in any international environment. Most of the academic institutions and the visa programs require IELTS test result to show their English language knowledge.