ISE/IELTS comparison page
There are 2 government approved UK examining Boards in Secure English Language Tests. Trinity College offers ISE exams and IELTS offers their own government approved exams.
Below we offer a comparison table to help compare the structure of the relevant exams for University entry.
|UKVI SELTs (Uk Visa & Immigration Dept Secure English Language Tests)||ISE (Integrated Skills in English-Trinity College)||IELTS|
|Skills reported on certificate||Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing|
|Results reporting||Within 14 days||Within 13 days|
|Online verification system for institutions?||Yes||Yes|
|Speaking component||20 minutes ISE II, 4 tasks
25 minutes ISE III, 4 tasks
|11-14 minutes, 3 tasks|
|Listening||Integrated mark with speaking & Independent listening:
8 minutes ISE II, 1 task
8 minutes ISE III, 1 task
|30 minutes, 4 sections|
|Reading||120 minutes, 4 tasks (integrated with Writing)||60 minutes, 40 questions|
|Writing||60 minutes, 2 tasks|