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How to Prepare for IELTS

The IELTS test is a popular test for entry to universities and colleges that teach in English.

There were more than 2.2 million IELTS tests taken in the past year and there are 9,000 organisations worldwide that accept IELTS results, including more than 3,000 universities and colleges in the USA. In addition, the governments of the UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand accept IELTS results for student visas and for migration.

Get free test preparation material

If you are preparing for an IELTS test, download our free IELTS preparation pack here.

This IELTS Essentials pack contains:

1) Examiner-approved IELTS tips
Get practical IELTS advice from examiners to be best prepared for your test here.

2) Prepare for IELTS checklist
Organise your IELTS journey with this handy checklist here

3) What to expect on test day
What’s the registration process? Will I need a finger scan? What can I bring with me into the test room? Read this guide to answer your questions about test day here.

Book an IELTS test near you

Our IDP IELTS test centre network offers tests in 45 countries. Search for your nearest test location in the middle east.

Download a free IELTS preparation pack.

IDP IELTS Masterclass

IDP IELTS Masterclass sessions help you understand what examiners are looking for, give you some practical tips on how best to enhance your English and provide guidance on common mistakes to avoid. Search for an upcoming IDP Masterclass near you.

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