The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) measures the language skills of individuals planning to study in locations where the English language is used as a means of communication. Colleges from many countries including the US, UK, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia use IELTS scores to assess an applicant’s proficiency in the English language. Universities mandate a minimum IELTS score which applicants need to fulfill to be eligible for admissions. An IELTS score equal to or higher than the criteria indicates that the future international student is skilled enough to effectively finish an English-language degree program and thus increases his/her chances of getting an admit from the university of his/her choice.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.gyandhan.com/blogs/how-is-ielts-score-calculated