Over three million IELTS tests taken in the past year

With over three million tests being taken around the world in the past year, IELTS (International English Language Testing System) has strengthened its position as the world’s leading English Language test for study, work and migration purposes.

As a secure and reliable indicator of a test taker’s English Language ability, the latest growth highlights that IELTS continues to be valued and trusted as an indicator of English language proficiency. The test is already used by over 10,000 organisations globally.

The new figures also reflect the confidence that our test takers have in the test to help them achieve their life goals – something very important to us as our customers are at the heart of what we do.

James Shipton, Head IELTS at the British Council, said:

“As a test that opens up many opportunities in work and in life for those who take it, we understand how important it is for IELTS customers to be at the heart of what we do.

“We work hard to provide a seamless test experience with our number one priority being to ensure test takers are supported throughout their IELTS journey. This includes specialist guidance from our helpful and highly professional staff as well as relevant tools being given to test takers to help them prepare for the test. Those taking IELTS with the British Council can access the exclusive 'Road to IELTS: Last Minute' e-learning package along with other value added services.”