IELTS for UKVI' is a Secure English Language Test approved by the UK government (SELT). This means that IELTS can be used to demonstrate your English language skills as part of a UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) application.

Academic IELTS Test

You may be required to take an IELTS Academic for the UKVI test if you wish to study in the United Kingdom or apply for professional registration. In terms of content, format, scoring, and level of difficulty, the Academic for UKVI test is identical to the Academic test. However, the UKVI test is only available at test centers who meet the UK Home Office's administrative requirements. If you take an IELTS for UKVI test, your Test Report Form (TRF) will also look slightly different

The IELTS Academic for UKVI test will evaluate your English listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills in a professional setting. You can take the IELTS paper test or the IELTS computer test. Take some time to familiarize yourself with the IELTS on computer format before taking an IELTS on computer test.

  • Listening

The Academic Listening test is divided into four sections and lasts 30 minutes. It will assess your ability to comprehend main ideas, detailed information, opinions, purpose, and attitudes of the speakers, as well as your ability to track the evolution of ideas.

  • Reading

The Academic Reading test consists of three long texts drawn from current books, journals, magazines, and newspapers. The texts are about topics that you might encounter if you study at the undergraduate or postgraduate level or apply for professional registration in an English-speaking environment. The Academic Reading test will require you to answer 40 questions. Multiple-choice questions, identifying information or a writer's point of view, matching headings, features, and sentence endings, as well as sentence, summary, note, table, and flow-chart completions, and short-answer questions, can all be included.

  • Writing

The Academic Writing section of the IELTS consists of two tasks: Writing Task 1 and Writing Task 2. The questions on the Academic Writing test differ from the questions on the General Training Writing test.

  • Speaking

The Academic Speaking test consists of three parts and lasts between 11 and 15 minutes. In Part 1, the examiner will ask you about yourself as well as general questions about work, family, education, interests, and recreation. Part 2 of the Academic Speaking test consists of giving you a card with a topic and asking you to speak about it for 2 minutes. You'll have one minute to prepare for your topic and will need a pencil and paper to write your response. Part 3 is a two-way conversation in which the examiner will ask questions about the topic covered in Part 2


IELTS for UKVI (General Training) is appropriate for all candidates wishing to migrate, train, or study at a lower degree level in the UK.

The Benefits of IELTS for UKVI

  • Anyone who is looking for a PR, can easily obtain the citizenship of the UK, if he has given an IELTS for UKVI.
  • A work visa is another thing to consider, which one can get very easily if you pass the test.
  • In order to get into different colleges and universities, it is required for the candidate to appear for the IELTS examination.

Is IELTS UKVI more difficult to pass?

The UKVI IELTS test is as difficult as the standard IELTS test. The format and procedure are the same, and the level of difficulty is the same.