Editorial Team

More people in India will now be able to take the first step towards their global study, work, and career goals with IELTS, the world’s most popular high stakes English language proficiency test. As of 1 August 2021, the trusted test, which is accepted by more than 11,000 organizations worldwide, will be accessible in 73 cities across the country.

“We are delighted to be able to bring the world’s most respected English test to more people in India and help them unlock new life opportunities,” said Piyush Kumar, IDP Regional Director in South Asia.

“The long-standing 30-year history of IELTS and global partnership model ensures globally-standardized quality and integrity processes are administered in every test center’s operations across the country.

“Test takers have told us that the test day experience is important in helping them achieve a score they deserve. Our expert team prioritizes customer experience, ensuring that everything runs smoothly, and test-takers have a seamless experience, no matter where they take the test,” said Mr. Kumar.

Many candidates often share their positive IELTS testing experience, commending IDP’s efficient response system for handling the test and candidates’ queries. Among these candidates is Nishit Arora, BSc Mechanical Engineering student, Amity University who is pursuing a Masters in Canada. Mr. Arora said there is a reason that IELTS is the most trusted English language test in India, and many institutions had recommended he take his IELTS computer-delivered test to progress his study abroad ambitions.

“The IELTS team is very cooperative, and the environment is very peaceful, which will help test-takers to focus,” said Mr. Arora. “My overall experience was perfect; it was great for me. I will recommend the IELTS test center in Bathinda to my friends and family members as well.”

India remains a competitive market in English language testing and IDP continues to work with its Indian referral partners to provide the highest level of service to test takers. Among the hundreds of referral partners and IELTS coaching institutes that have welcomed this move are IDP’s referral partners Ixora Academy, who remain confident and optimistic about the expansion of IELTS in India.

Sumit Sharma, Director, Ixora Academy, an IDP IELTS referral partner, said: “I congratulate IDP and the team on this milestone. We are working with IDP for more than eight years and we believe, our associations will reach new heights. In future, we are certain that IELTS in India will become stronger and more secure under IDP; the benefit of which will be reaped by candidates at authorized IELTS test centers.”

IELTS is administered and overseen by the global partnership of Cambridge University, British Council, and IDP Education. In India, IDP is now the sole distributor of IELTS where it offers computer-based and paper-based IELTS. IDP has always been and will continue to be, driven by a goal to deliver exceptional services for its customers and help more people reignite their global goals.

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