Are you planning to study or train abroad? Are you applying to an institution and need to prove your level of English? Do you need to raise your standard of English? Then we can help you with an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test.
IELTS is accepted by most UK, Australian, Canadian and New Zealand academic institutions. In the United States it is widely recognised as an alternative to TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
IELTS has two versions - Academic or General - you can choose the version that is best for your needs. There are two kinds of reading and writing test - called modules. Both modules are held at the same time and in the same room as the listening and speaking test. When you register, you need to choose the module you want to take. Academic module - normally taken when applying for higher education or study abroad, or by doctors doing the PLAB test. The General Training module - is normally taken when applying for immigration to New Zealand, Australia or Canada.
Usually, tests are taken in our centres. Sometimes, you may need to take the test elsewhere - we will let you know in advance before the test if this happens.
Tests usually begin at 0900. You will take the Writing, Reading and Listening papers together. The Writing and Reading papers last for 60 minutes and the Listening paper takes about 30 minutes.
The Speaking test is taken separately or on the same day, and lasts for about 15 minutes.
Although test dates vary, we run a regular service so you can take your test throughout the year. Find out when you can take your test in:
The test is marked at ourcentres in country to help us make sure you receive your results 13 days after your exam date
Results will be returned to you as a Test Report Form. There is no pass or fail mark. Scores are given on a band scale of one to nine (with one being a non-user and nine being an expert user of the English language). View the IELTS Handbook for more detailed information or visit the IELTS website.