IELTS - UKVI (Academic) Test
The Academic module of IELTS UKVI test can be used for Tier 1 and Tier 2 UK visas, and Tier 4 B1/B2 UK visas for bachelors degree level and above. It can also be used wherever Life Skills tests are required. Hence, this module is accepted in the UK for all the categories and widely accepted worldwide as well.
IELTS - UKVI (General Training) Test
The General Training module of IELTS for UKVI is accepted for Tier 1, Tier 2 UK visas, and for Tier 4 B1 UK visa for below bachelors degree level. It is also accepted wherever Life Skills tests are required. Besides, it is accepted worldwide for the same purposes.
IELTS - UKVI Life Skills A1 Test
This test is designed for people who apply to UKVI for a "Family of a settled person" visa. This test only has listening and speaking sections that are around 15 minutes long.
IELTS - UKVI Life Skills B1 Test
This test is designed for those who apply to UKVI for indefinite leave to remain or for the UK citizenship. This test has listening and speaking sections and it is about 20 minutes long.
The differences between IELTS tests and IELTS for UKVI tests
The IELTS Test has two modules to choose from; Academic and General Training. The IELTS UKVI Test has four modules to choose from; Academic, General Training, Skills Test A1, and Skills Test B1. The only difference between IELTS Academic/General test and IELTS UKVI Academic/General test is that of administrative security and that the UKVI has designated specific test centers for UKVI tests . The format, content, level of difficulty, scoring, and other features of the the tests are the same in both the tests.
The difference in the requirements of both the tests is that UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) only accepts IELTS UKVI Tests except that if you are going to the UK for a bachelors or a higher degree at a Tier 4 Higher Education Institution (HEI). In this case, IELTS Academic test is acceptable instead of IELTS UKVI Academic test. In all other cases, UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) requires IELTS UKVI tests.
IELTS - UKVI Academic Test
This test is accepted by Tier 4 Higher Education Institutions (HEI) in the UK and by higher education institutions all over the world. In addition, it is also accepted in the UK if you are going to pursue a course of study below bachelors degree with Tier 4 B1 visa, applying for Tier 1 or Tier 2 visa, or seeking a professional registration in the UK. It can also be used wherever IELTS Life Skills test is required where only listening and speaking sections of this test are used in place of Life Skills test and the scores of Reading and Writing sections are ignored. Besides, it can also be used in lieu of IELTS Academic test which makes it applicable to almost all of the mentioned categories.
The format, content, level of difficulty, scoring, and the examiners of this test are the same as those of IELTS Academic test. The only difference between the two tests is that UKVI has designated specific test centers for IELTS UKVI tests with tighter surveillance and security. Besides, this test is also available on computer. The Reading, Writing, and Listening sections in the computer delivered test is taken on computer. However, the speaking component is taken face to face and the computer based test is available for limited test dates and test centers in a few countries. All the other aspects remain the same as in paper based test.
IELTS - UKVI General Training Test
This test is required by UKVI if you are migrating to the UK, seeking training, or wishing to study below bachelors degree level in the UK. Hence, it can be used for Tier 1 and Tier 2 UK visa categories, and for Tier 4 B1 student visa for below bachelors degree level study. Additionally, this test can replace the requirement of Life skills tests and can be used worldwide wherever English testing is required for the same purposes. When used in place of Life Skills tests, only the scores of listening and speaking components of this test are compared and those of Reading and Writing components are ignored.
IELTS - UKVI Life Skills A1 Test
This test is required from those who apply to UKVI for a "Family of a settled person" visa. It has only listening and speaking components and it is around 15 minutes long. In this test, you are required to participate in structured conversations with an examiner and another candidate which checks your English proficiency in daily experiences of communicating in an English speaking country. You could also give IELTS UKVI Academic or General Training to satisfy Life Skills test requirement in which only the scores of listening and speaking components of the Academic or General tests are used for the purpose and the Reading and Writing sections are ignored.
IELTS - UKVI Life Skills B1 Test
This test is for those who apply for "Indefinite leave to remain" status in the UK or who apply for UK Citizenship. This test also has listening and speaking components which comprehensively check all the aspects of everyday communication including those of Life Skills A1 test. The test lasts for about 20 minutes. However, IELTS UKVI Academic or General Training tests can also satisfy Life Skills B1 test requirement with their listening and speaking components only.
* IELTS UKVI Life Skills A2 test is only offered in the UK for those who wish to apply for extension to Family, Spouse, or Partner visa in the UK.
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