IELTS : International English Language Testing System

The 'International English Language Testing System' is an International standardized test of English language proficiency.

It is jointly managed by the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations, the British Council and IDP Education Australia, and was established in 1989. The Academic version is intended for those intending to entrol in Universities and other institutions of Higher Education, and for professionals such as medical doctors and nurses who want to study or practice in an English-speaking country.

All candidates must complete four modules:





The speaking module is a key component of IELTS, and is conducted in the form of a one-to-one interview with a native English speaker. The examiner assesses the candidate as he or she is speaking, but the speaking session is also recorded for monitoring as well as re-marking in case of an appeal against the score given.

At present, official IELTS test centres have not been opened in Iraq and the British Council Iraq do not administer IELTS test in their premises. If you wish to take IELTS test, you can contact the regional test centres such as Jordan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, etc.

More information, including a full list of IELTS test centres around the world can be found on IELTS website: