Applicants to UK universities need to register separately for ‘IELTS for UKVI’ language test

If you are planning to go to UK to pursue any educational degree now you will have to give a separate language exam called IELTS for UKVI.General IELTS will not be accepted at UK universities and colleges anymore.It is a UK government approved Secure English Language Test (SELT). This means that IELTScan be used to prove your English language abilities in support of a UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) application. It is exactly the same as IELTS and involves Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

This test is for test takers wishing to study in UK at undergraduate or postgraduate levels and for those seeking professional registration in the UK. For different purposes, there are different types within IELTS for UKIV. Depending on your requirement, you will have to register for either one of the type. Consult the following table for reference.

Before booking, check which test you need and the level you need to achieve: UK Visas and Immigration website.

Types

Test TypeFor information
IELTS Academic for UK Visas and Immigration
  • This test is for test takers wishing to study at undergraduate or postgraduate levels and for those seeking professional registration in the UK.
  • The test involves Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.
IELTS General Training for UK Visas and Immigration
  • This test is for test takers wishing to migrate to the UK and for those wishing to train or study below degree level.
  • The test involves Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.
IELTS Life Skills A1
  • This test is for those who need to prove their English Speaking and Listening skills as part of their application to UK Visas and Immigration for the Family, Spouse or Partner visa.
  • The A1 level is within the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR), the equivalent to ESOL Entry 1 on the National Qualification Framework (NQF).
  • The test involves Speaking and Listening.
IELTS Life Skills B1
  • This test is for those who need to prove their English Speaking and Listening skills as part of their application to UK Visas and Immigration for the citizen or settlement visa.
  • The B1 level is within the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR), the equivalent to ESOL Entry 3 on the National Qualification Framework (NQF).
  • The test involves Speaking and Listening.

Cost

The prices of IELTS for UKIV are different that general IELTS.

IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration – Rs.18,600

IELTS Life Skills – Rs.13,950

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