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IELTS – one test, countless opportunities
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular high-stakes English language proficiency test for study, work and migration with more than 3 million tests taken in the past year.

It is the test that opens doors to a world of academic and professional opportunity in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK, the USA and many other places around the world where English is a language in the workplace or the classroom.

IELTS is managed by three reputable, international organisations: British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English.

IELTS results are recognised by more than 10,000 organisations, including educational institutions, employers, professional associations and governments.  IELTS tests are administered at centres throughout the world - there are currently more than 800 test locations in over 140 countries.

The test for study − Thousands of the world’s most reputable universities and colleges will accept your IELTS results as evidence of your English language proficiency.

The test for professionals − Professional registration bodies in many fields will accept an IELTS result, including accounting, engineering, law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy and teaching bodies in many countries. This means that after completing your studies, you may need to take the test in order to gain professional registration in an English-speaking country. If you choose IELTS as the test you take to enter university, you will be familiar with the IELTS test format when you sit it again for professional registration.

The test for migration − IELTS is required by governments in more countries than any other English language test as a requirement for permanent residency. The governments of the UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand accept IELTS results.

The test that’s fairer to you – Did you know that IELTS is the only high-stakes English language test where your Speaking test is one-on-one with an examiner in a private room where you will not be interrupted by other test takers? There will be no computers, no technical problems and no distractions.

The IELTS Test is not a pass/fail exam, rather candidates are graded on a 9-band scale, covering a full range of ability from non-user to expert (9). The scale is applied to proficiency in each of the four test parts and a general 'band-width' is also calculated.

The IELTS test has two versions: Academic and General Training and both of these are made up of four parts – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

IELTS test content is developed by an international team of experts and undergoes extensive research to ensure the test remains fair and unbiased for any candidate regardless of nationality, background, gender, lifestyle or location.

IELTS in Cambodia - IELTS is conducted in Cambodia every two weeks, usually on a Saturday. Additional test dates can be set for groups of 15 or more candidates. The current cost of the test is US$180.

Beware of Scams

Advertisements on a number of social media sites claim to provide services for IELTS test takers, such as registering for IELTS, collection of results and making arrangements for a re-mark of the test.

We advise all potential IELTS test takers to avoid using such services that are not directly affiliated to IELTS.

You will be able to check your results on on the 13th day after you have taken your test. All IELTS Official test centres will post your Test Report Form to you, or you can pick it up in person, once the result is released. Please contact your nearest IELTS test centre for any support that you may require.

If you have any questions or would like to report a scam advertisement please contact your nearest IELTS test centre or email

Why choose IELTS
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