The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a test for helping speakers of English as a second language to migrate, work, or study in another country. The IELTS is currently used by 11,000 different universities, institutions, or businesses, 3,400 of which can be found in the USA.
The IELTS test consists of a reading section, a speaking section, and a listening section which must be taken concurrently. There is also a writing section that can be taken within a week before or after the other sections of the test. The total time requirement of the IELTS test is 2 hours and 45 minutes.