We can only exempt IELTS if you meet the following criteria, which can only be confirmed after you make an application to study with us and receive an offer letter.
We do NOT accept state board exams for English. All students taking state boards will need to submit an IELTS test. Click here for information on IELTS > hyperlink to IELTS for UKVI pages
We DO accept CBSE/CICSE/SSCE for English with a minimum score of 70% in 12th Standard in lieu of IELTS. However, as with IELTS, 12th standard has an expiry date of 3.5 years. Therefore, if you have taken any gaps before coming to study with us after finishing 12th standard, you may still need an IELTS. Please contact us (hyperlink UG enquiry form) if you are unsure, or simply apply (hyperlink to apply pages) and we will confirm on the offer letter if we require any further English test, such as IELTS.
The above rules apply, however, before coming onto our Masters degrees you must show that you have also studied your Bachelor degree in English. A letter confirming the Medium of Instruction is required from your University, unless it clearly states on the marks sheets/transcripts that all teaching has been conducted in English.
You will need to take an IELTS if there are any further gaps in study, such as working/care leave etc. since you graduated from your Indian university for more than 3.5 years. Further caveats may apply, depending on circumstances.
If you have any doubts, please contact us and we can advise you. Or you can make an application and we will confirm on your offer letter. Please submit all marks sheets/transcripts/English tests accordingly so we can assess your application fully.
For further information please see our English Language Policy.