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Sep 08, 2017, 04:00 ET IELTS numbers rise to three million a year

More than three million International English Language Testing System (IELTS) tests were taken in the past year, reflecting the growing importance...


Oct 09, 2013, 19:48 ET Biometric systems further tighten IELTS test security

The IELTS test partners announce that biometric systems to verify the identity of test takers have been implemented globally. Long recognized as...


Aug 17, 2012, 13:00 ET English Proficiency Rises in the UAE

English proficiency in UAE is increasing according to new data from the world's most popular high stakes English language test, IELTS (the...


Mar 30, 2012, 10:00 ET Demand for IELTS Increases Around the World

  In the face of changing economic and migration conditions, IELTS has enjoyed 12% growth in number of tests taken in 2011 as...


Mar 09, 2011, 06:30 ET IELTS Breaks the 1.5 Million Tests Mark

IELTS has cemented its position as the world's most popular high stakes English language test with latest figures revealing a record 1.5 million...