- IELTS is an English test that assesses the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is used as the language of communication
- IELTS is accepted by British, Australian, Canadian, New Zealand universities for admissions. Most USA colleges and universities accept IELTS as an alternative to TOEFL.
- IELTS is widely accepted requested by over 6,000 educational institutions, immigration authorities and professional bodies all over the world including the UK, US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand as well as non English speaking countries offering courses in English. For details see the IELTS Global Recognition System. If the university you are applying to is not on this link please get in contact with us at email@example.com
- In the United States, IELTS has achieved a dramatic increase in recognition as a viable alternative to the TOEFL test with over 2000 universities and colleges including all of the Ivy League.
- See the IELTS US recognition list for details.
IELTS is available in two formats-Academic and General training:
- The Academic which is suitable for candidates planning to undertake higher education study. IELTS results are recognised the world over – from the UK to the USA and from Canada to Australia.
- The General Training module is suitable for immigration purposes, or for candidates planning to undertake non-academic training or work experience.
(Note-It is the responsibility of the candidate to inform the test Centre whether they wish to take the Academic or General training format.)
IELTS is a test of all four of the language skills needed for effective communication: as well as separate tests of reading (1hr 15m), listening (40m) and writing (1hr), there is a test of spoken English, which is 11 to 14 minutes long. IELTS is not a Pass/Fail exam, but you may need to reach a certain band score to achieve your ambitions. Scores are given on a scale of 1 to 9 for each of the skills – with 9 being the highest score possible. An overall score is calculated from the four individual grades.
- The British Council offers 6-hour IELTS preparation workshop to familiarise you with the test and give you tips on how to maximise your score.Please note, this workshop is scheduled according to demand and does not automatically run before every test session.
For more details contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The test starts punctually at 9am and you need to arrive at the latest by 8.30 am. If you arrive after the start of the test you will not be allowed to take the test on that date.
You will have to leave all your belongings in a cloakroom. The cloakroom will be locked for the duration of the exam, but we strongly recommend not to bring any valuables, mobile phones etc to the test venue. British Council is not responsible for loss or damage to your personal belongings at the test venue.
An ID Check will take place before you can enter the test room. You must bring along the ID (National Identity Card or Passport) that you stated in your application form. Driving licenses and student IDs are not acceptable proof of identity. Candidates without a valid ID will not be allowed to sit the test
- valid ID
- a pencil/ pen/ highlighter
- an eraser
- a bottle of water
You are not allowed to bring into the examination room any food, electronic devices e.g. mobile phones, electronic translators. If any of these items are found in your possession you will be disqualified.
At 9am the test starts with a welcome and a short introduction from your supervisor.
Please note that there are no breaks between the first three parts of the test.
English and Exams Assistants Team
87 Avenue Mohamed
1002 Tunis Belvédère
Telephone +216 71 848 588
Fax +216 893 066