According to the statistics that IDP has published, the number of IELTS test centers in 2012 went over 2 million and proved yet again that IELTS is indeed the world's most popular English proficiency test for both higher education and global migration purposes.
Contrary to poular belief, IELTS is now absolutely international! Not only Canada, Australia, the UK, ... accept IELTS, but also the United States of America accepts IELTS. But which American universities prefer IELTS to TOEFL?
Research on IELTS candidates' performance in 31 different countries in 2011. According to the statistics released on www.ielts.org, on average, Malaysian IELTS test takers were able to achieve the best scores in IELTS especially in the Academic module in 2011.
There are two modules of IELTS which are designed to test candidates' proficiency in their respective fields namely General Training (G.T.) and Academic (AC). But they are not equally popular by candidates.