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IELTS is co-owned and was co-created by a global partnership of education and language experts: IDP: IELTS Australia, the British Council and the University of Cambridge English Language Assessment.
IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, is designed to assess the language ability of people who need to study or work where English is the language of communication. IELTS is the world’s most popular high stakes English language test and over 2.7 million tests were taken around the world in 2015.
What is IELTS
The international English language testing system (IELTS) is the world’s most popular high stakes English language test, accepted for study, work and migration.
IELTS is designed to assess the four English language skills — reading, writing, listening and speaking, which you will be using if you study, work, or live abroad.
Choice of two tests:
IELTS offers a choice of two versions: IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. Both versions comprise four separate parts that assess each of the four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking. Your choice of either version depends on the organisation you are applying to and your plans for the future.
7 reasons why IELTS is No. 1
1. Accepted - IELTS results are requested by universities and employers in many countries, including the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland. IELTS results are also requested by professional bodies, immigration authorities and other government agencies in the Middle East and across the world. IELTS is recognised by more than 9000 institutions over 140 countries. Click here to see who accepts IELTS.
2. Available – up to 48 test dates per year at over 1100 test locations worldwide.
3. Fair – the test that gives you a better chance to do your best. Take your speaking test one-to-one with an examiner. No computers, no interruptions.
4. Fast – total IELTS test time is under 3 hours and you get your IELTS results after just 13 days.
5. Respected – IELTS is co-owned and was co-created by a global partnership of education and language experts: the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment.
6. Relevant – Preparing for IELTS helps you improve the language skills you will need to succeed in your studies and work overseas.
7. International – IELTS accepts British and American spellings and includes questions that are fair to everyone.
Candidates Registration Procedures
Walk In Application
You can apply in person at Score Testing Center. Our office hours are 9:00 am - 9:00pm, Sunday to Thursday. 9:00am - 2:00pm Saturday.
To complete the application you must bring:
Valid ID (Passport/Emirates ID)
IELTS Test Day:
The IELTS test has four components. Three components − Listening, Reading and Writing − are always taken on the same day, in the same session. The Speaking component may be sat the same day or taken up to seven days before or after the other tests, depending on your test centre. The IELTS test implements sophisticated, biometric security measures which protect candidates and organisations from attempts to cheat. You will go through the processes described below when you register on test day.
Allow plenty of time to get to the test. You will be required to register and to show your passport or National ID Card before you enter the examination room. Make sure you have enough time to check in and move through all necessary security procedures. If you are early, go for a walk or get a cup of coffee.
If you are late, you will not be allowed to enter. Avoid the added tension of having to rush.
Checking-in your personal items
No personal items to be taken into the test room. Test day staff will collect and safely store your personal belongings. Items which are forbidden from the test room include: mobile phones, hand-held computers, cameras, hats, scarves, wallets, books or notes.
• On test day, a member of staff will verify your identification (ID). Your ID must be the same ID that you used when you booked the test. It must also be original (not a photocopy), valid (unexpired) and include a recognisable photo of yourself.
• The test centre will then take a photograph of you. For this photograph you will be required to temporarily remove anything covering your face
– Remove a hat and glasses
– This photo will appear on your IELTS Test Report Form.
– A finger scan will also be taken.
• Before you enter the test room, your finger will be scanned again to verify your identity.
Any personal data collected during the identity verification process by the centre either at test registration or on the test day will be processed and securely stored by the IELTS Test Partners for the purposes of the IELTS test. The photograph will be supplied to any organizations to which you have applied for the purposes of allowing these organizations to verify your test results or to carry out enquiries in relation to possible malpractice or test integrity issues. Finger-scan data will not be disclosed to any party except the IELTS Test Partners.
Entering the IELTS test room
When it is time to enter the IELTS test room, a test invigilator will guide you to your seat. Do not write any notes. You are not permitted to speak to any other candidates. If you have a question, put up your hand and a member of staff will assist you. On your desk, you are only allowed to have your identification, pens/pencils, eraser and a bottle of drink in a transparent bottle.
You are not permitted to leave during the last 5 minutes of either of the IELTS test components. If you need to leave the test room to go to the bathroom at any other time, raise your hand and ask a member of staff.
Asking for help
If you have a problem (for example if you think you have been given the wrong paper, you cannot hear the instructions, or you feel (ill) raise your hand to attract the attention of the supervisor. Remember that the invigilators will not give you any explanation of the questions.
End of the IELTS test
You cannot leave your seat until you papers have been collected and you have been told to leave. If you finish the test early you must wait quietly until the test is finished and you are advised that you can leave. You must leave any notes and materials on the desk.
After the IELTS test
Collect your belongings. Your provisional results will be available online 13 calendar days after the test. Your official result will appear on your Test Report Form which will also be ready after 13 calendar days. You can collect it from the test centre or have it posted to you – depending on what was specified at the time of registration. Please notify the staff at the registration desk if you would like your results posted to you.
NOTE: Candidates from other countries must pay a courier fee to send the TRF to their chosen country which can also be arranged via email or directly through the office after the test.
Test Result Form (TRF):
The Test Result Form (TRF) is published 13 days after the test date. You can collect your TRF at IDP IELTS
Dubai Test Centre.You need to bring your ID to collect your TRF.
If you wish to authorize someone to collect your TRF you need to send a letter of authorization, copy of your
passport and the person collecting must present an original photo id and a copy of the same for our records.
If you need additional copies or require copies after one month from your test result date, please contact
The Test Result Forms are valid for two years from the test date.
Repeating the Test
You may repeat the IELTS test at any time. The 90 days test repeater policy has been cancelled.
IELTS Cancellation or Transfer Policy
Request for cancellation or postponement of your IELTS test must be made strictly 5 weeks
before the test date via email or in person only. Telephone cancellation or postponement will
not be accepted.
Changing any of your booking details can be done through the test centre where you booked
If you postpone or cancel your application more than five weeks before the test date, you will
receive a refund, minus an administration charge.
If you postpone or cancel within five weeks of the test date, you will be charged the full fee
unless you have a serious medical reason.
If you provide a medical certificate within five days of the test date, the test centre will provide
you with a refund minus the local administrative cost. Click here for more information.
IELTS RULES and REGULATIONS
It is important that all candidates are familiar with the rules and regulations surrounding the IELTS test.
• Provide proof of your identity using a valid passport or National ID card in the morning at registration and prior to your Speaking Exam. Your passport and National ID must contain a passport number, a signature, a date of birth and a photograph.
• Only have on your desk your identification, pencil/pen (provided by the Exam Centre), an eraser (provided by the test centre), and your passport or National ID card.
• Ensure cell phone, pagers and any other electronic device is switched off and placed with personal belongings outside the room (or preferably left at home or in your car). Any candidate who does not switch off their phone/pager, or who retains one in their possession will be immediately disqualified and asked to leave the test
• Notify the Invigilator or Test Supervisor immediately if test day conditions in any way impede your performance
You must NOT:
• Impersonate another person or have another person impersonate you
• Attempt to cheat, copy the work of another candidate or disrupt the test
• Use, or attempt to use, a dictionary, pager, spell-checker, electronic recorder or cell phone for the duration of the test. Any candidate doing so will be disqualified and asked to leave
• Talk to or disturb other candidates once the examination has started
• Smoke or eat in the examination room
• Reproduce any part of the test in any format/medium. Any candidate doing so will have their test results disqualified and be liable to prosecution.
• Remove any materials used during the examination. This includes, but is not limited to, examination papers, speaking task cards, answer papers or working papers.