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 in English? Then we can help you with an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam.
IELTS (Inernational English Language Testing System) is the world's most popular English language test. More than 2 million IELTS tests were taken last year.
IELTS is accepted by most British, Australian, Canadian and New Zealand academic institutions. In the United States it is increasingly gaining recognition as an alternative to TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
Taking IELTS opens doors - it can help you live, study and work around the world. More than 8,000 organisations worldwide accept IELTS, including Government, academic and employment institutions. In fact, IELTS is the only English language test accepted for immigration purposes by all countries that require one.
Why take IELTS with the British Council?
The British Council has more than 75 years experience teaching and testing English. We have more than 500 test locations around the world. We helped people in more than 90 countries gain English language qualification that help them make the most of their chances in life. That's a lot of experience, and it means that if you take an Englsih language test with us, you can be confident that you 'll be well looked after.
You can take either the Academic or General Training Reading and Writing modules. Choose the Academic Reading and Writing module if you are planning to undertake academic study in a higher education institution.
If you are planning to undertake non-academic training or apply for immigration to Australia, Canada or New Zealand, we recommend you take the General Training Reading and Writing modules.
You will be tested in listening, reading, writing and speaking in whichever module you decide to take. If you are unsure of which module to take, please ask our examination officer.
Fees for the exam are Rs.12,600 for either the General Training or Academic modules. For a full list of costs please see our Fees list.
We offer IELTS thrice a month in Kathmandu and once every month in Bhairahawa, Biratnagar, Pokhara and Chitwan. Find out when you can take your test.
You will take the Writing, Reading and Listening papers together. The writing and reading papers last for 60 minutes and the listening paper for 30 minutes.
The Speaking module may take place within a week before or after the other modules.
You can collect your Test Report Form (TRF) on the 17th day of the IELTS written test after 1600hrs at the British Council in Kathmandu. You have to bring your Original Passport to collect your result.
You will also find your results on our website 13 days after the exam. Click here.
We can SMS your results on the 13th day if you request to do so.
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). Download or read through a copy of the IELTS handbook for more detailed information.
**IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assesment.
You can contact us from 09:00am to 17:30pm, Monday to Friday for further information about IELTS.
Visit IELTS website for more information at www.ielts.org