IELTS is one, if not the most, important test done in order to test the skills a student has in English language. It’s actually required by many institutions and companies over the U.S to start working or taking classes with them. Most foreign people looking forward to have a job in the U.S or studying over there are currently studying English in order to pass this test because it’s required in most places.
There are 2 kind of exams you can choose from, with the same listening and speaking modules, but different reading and writing modules:General training - for secondary education, working or training programmes.
Academic - for higher (tertiary) and further education.
The structure of the exam is very well organised. There are 4 parts and each part has to be completed in a specific amount of time: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.