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Access the IELTS Guides for Organisations

Our IELTS Guides for Organisations provide an overview of test development, assessment and score processing for educational institutions such as universities and vocational institutions . It is also recommended for governments, professional bodies and employers. We have additional guides available for IELTS on computer and IELTS Online .

Get access to all three documents below.

IELTS scoring in detail

Our guide will help you understand how to select the right people from around the world.
Learn the difference between IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training to ensure your entry requirements are fit for purpose.
Know how to set IELTS band score requirements for international applicants.
And, see what research underpins IELTS' test design and why it is trusted by governments and institutions worldwide.

Learn more at one of our training events .

IELTS on computer

Your applicants can now take the world’s most popular high-stakes English language test for work, study and migration can now be taken on computer. Results are available within 2-5 days, giving you quick access to your applicant's English language score. Everything else about the test is the same, from the question structure and scoring to the level of security you’ve come to expect from IELTS.

IELTS Online

Based on 30+ years of experience in English language testing, the IELTS partners launched IELTS online in 2022. While only available for IELTS Academic, anyone with a stable internet connection, a computer and private space can take the test. Available on paper, on computer and online, IELTS gives your applicants more opportunities to meet your English language requirements.

*These guides are exclusively for organisations that have registered with IELTS . We also provide dedicated guides for test takers and teachers .