FAQs

An IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) is valid for two (2) years.

A candidate may resit the IELTS test at any time.

IELTS Test is not recommended for candidates under 16 years. However, if they wish to take the test, they may.

Test results are normally available within 7 days of your test.

You will receive one copy of the IELTS Life Skills Test Report Form.

Free test samples will be available here shortly.

A certificated IELTS Examiner will assess your performance throughout the Speaking and Listening test based on the following criteria • obtaining information • conveying information • speaking to communicate • engaging in discussion

In person at any of our British Academy offices. You may complete the form on-line or complete a paper application with the assistance from one of our friendly staff members. You may pay the fee by credit card/debit card or demand draft. You will receive an instant confirmation of your reservation. By completing an IELTS application form and sending it via courier to the below address where your application will be processed upon receipt and your placement determined subject to availability.

No. Payment of the test fee by cheque or cash is NOT acceptable. You should never pay cash to anybody towards payment of your IELTS test fee. If you do so, you will do it at your own risk and cost.

In the event a registered candidate fails to appear for their IELTS test, the candidate is deemed an absentee and a refund will not be applicable.

If a candidate has lost or damaged their TRF, we are unable to provide the candidate with another copy; however we can forward a TRF to an institution/organisation on behalf of the candidate. We do not submit results to migration agents.

Candidates may apply for a re-mark (Enquiry on Results). This must be done within six weeks of the test date. The candidate may choose which modules are to be re-marked. Complete the application for and submit/courier the same, along with the fee of INR 8,475/- (Rupees Eight Thousand Four Hundred Seventy Five only) (including Service Tax) . Note: w.e.f. 1st April 2017,INR 8,850(Eight Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty only)(including service tax) will be applicable

There are no restrictions on retaking IELTS. You can register for a test as soon as you feel you are ready to do so. For IELTS Life Skills candidates ONLY – Candidates who have previously taken the IELTS Life Skills test and have passed are not allowed to re-take the test at the same level within two years. E.g: a candidate who has taken an IELTS Life Skills A1 test and has passed cannot take another Life Skills A1 test within two years. Similarly a candidate who has taken an IELTS Life Skills B1 test and has passed cannot take another Life Skills B1 test within two years.

There are no restrictions on retaking IELTS. You can register for a test as soon as you feel you are ready to do so. The IELTS test for UK visa purposes is designed to meet certain administrative requirements that are only specified by UK Visas and Immigration. Test Report Forms will be slightly different, to show that test takers have taken the test at an IELTS UK visa session.The actual test taken is the same – same content, examiners, format, level of difficulty, scoring and so on.

No, you will be assessed on your Speaking and Listening skills at the same time.

The new test has been designed to meet specific immigration requirements for which applicants only need to demonstrate speaking and listening skills.

IELTS Life Skills is a new English Language test offered by the three IELTS Test Partners – British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment. IELTS Life Skills is a test of Speaking and Listening, available at CEFR Level A1 and CEFR Level B1. It is designed to meet the requirements of UK Visas and Immigration for certain visa categories and other immigration purposes.

A certificated IELTS Examiner will assess your performance throughout the Speaking and Listening test based on the following criteria • obtaining information • conveying information • speaking to communicate • engaging in discussion

You will receive one copy of the IELTS Life Skills Test Report Form.