IELTS is designed to asses the language ability of candidates who want to study or work where English is the language of communication. IELTS is designed to test English at all levels. This means that anyone can take the test. Results are reported as band scores on a scale from 1 (the lowest) to 9 (the highest).
There are two modules to choose from - Academic and General Training.
Academic module is for candidates wishing to study at undergradudate or postgraduate levels, and those seeking professional registration.
General Training module is for candidates wishing to migrate to an English speaking country, and for those wishing to train or study at below degree level.