IELTS stands for the International English Language Testing System. This is exam is gaining popularity day by day.
IELTS exam is taken by the people who plan to study or live in a country where English is spoken as a first language. There are 2 versions in the IELTS exam: academic and general training version. Academic version is taken by the people who want to study at a college whereas the general training version is taken by the people who wish settle in the country.
IELTS consists of 4 modules: Reading, listening, writing and speaking. The person who takes the IELTS exam is referred to as the IELTS candidate. The IELTS candidate will get a separate band for each module and he or she will also get an overall band.