2 million IELTS tests were conducted last year.
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) reinforces its position as the world’s most popular English proficiency test for higher education and global migration, with a record of two million tests taken around the world in the last 12 months.
The two million test figure represents 11% growth in the number of tests taken in the last 12 months and marks the eighteenth year of consecutive growth in IELTS test numbers. The growth in test numbers also reflects the strong growth in the number of organizations turning to IELTS to meet their needs for language proficiency assessment.
IELTS is now accepted by more than 8,000 educational institutions, employers, professional associations and governments in 135 countries around the world – including over 3,000 institutions and programs in the USA.
English Proficiency Rises in India
English proficiency in India is increasing according to new data from the world’s most popular high stakes English language test, IELTS (the International English Language Testing System).
The results achieved by Indian IELTS test takers in 2011 show that proficiency in three of four areas of English language – writing, speaking and listening – has increased since 2010.
- More and more people each year across India are choosing to sit IELTS and increase their global education and employment opportunities.
- IELTS results can open doors for people to study in the USA, UK or Australia, or obtain a visa to live and work in places such as Canada or Australia.
The average IELTS score in India increased from 6 to 6.1 (on the IELTS scale from 1 to 9) in 2011.
There are 64 IELTS test centres located across India including Jaipur, Trivandrum and Amritsar.
IELTS test results are requested by more than 7,000 education institutions, governments and employers around the globe to provide accurate and reliable measurement of English language proficiency.