The International English Language Testing System is designed to assess the ability of candidates to communicate in English who need to study or work in an English speaking country. It covers four necessary language skills, mainly speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The medium of teaching in a majority of the colleges, universities and educational institutions in the major English speaking countries is English language only. So, the candidates should have a basic understanding of the language in order to pursue their higher studies successfully.For taking the IELTS Exam, your minimum age should be at least 16 years & you must have a valid passport.
You will be eligible to take the exam if you fall into one of the categories:
- Planning to study in UK/Australia/Canada/New Zealand/USA.
- Being a medical professional, planning to work or study further in UK/Australia/USA.
- Planning to emigrate to Canada/Australia/New Zealand.
The IELTS exam is conducted in two formats, IELTS Academics and IETLS General training test. IELTS academics is given by candidates pursuing higher studies in English speaking countries whereas, General training test is given by those who want to pursue secondary education or gain work.
The minimum age for giving IELTS exam?
The minimum age to give IELTS exam is 16 years for undergraduate programs in a foreign university. Exceptions can be made where schools require IELTS scores for admission. The IELTS has set no maximum age limit, preferably above 16 years is eligible to write IELTS exams of all format.
What is the minimum educational qualification for the IELTS exam?
The basic eligibility criteria is that you should be a minimum of 16 years of age and should have a valid passport. You are eligible to take the IELTS exam if you are planning to study a professional or a higher degree abroad (UK/ USA/ Canada/ Australia/ New Zealand), or If you want to go on a work visa in a foreign country, or if you want to go abroad on immigration. Depending on which course you want to take up and for what purpose you want to travel abroad, your minimum educational qualification will differ to take the IELTS exam. There is no specific qualification asked to be eligible to write IELTS exam but it is obvious for candidates to have decent knowledge of the English language.