IELTS exam measures the English proficiency of the candidate. This exam is taken into consideration for the candidates migrating abroad for study or work purposes. IELTS bands are accepted for admission in the universities of the UK, Australia, Canada, the USA, and New Zealand. The skills of students and proficiency with the English language are measured on the basis of four factors- Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing.
In India, the IELTS exam is conducted by IDP (International Development Program), British Council, and Cambridge English Language Assessment. It is accepted in every university in UK & Australia + in more than 3500 institutions in the US.
Prepare for IELTS either with IELTS Online Course then read this complete guide to make yourself aware of the IELTS exam registration by both online and offline methods from different IELTS exam application bodies. Also, get to know about the fee structure and the latest updates in the IELTS exam application.
|IELTS full form||International English Language Testing System|
|Most popular for||Study, Work & Migration to English speaking countries like Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA and the UK|
|Conducted by||British Council and IDP Education Ltd|
|Mode of Exam||Computer and Paper – delivered test|
|IELTS Fee||Rs. 14,000 for registrations from 1st-Apr-2020|
|Score Range||On a scale of 1 (the lowest) to 9 (the highest)|
The fees of the IELTS exam have been revised to 14,000 INR from 1st April 2020.
IELTS indicatory has been launched by IELTS partners for those who are affected by Coronavirus and are not able to attend the IELTS exam at the test center. In this, the students can give their exam of all 4 modules i.e., Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking online.
Anyone who is more than 16 years old, irrespective of their caste, age, race, religion and nationality is eligible for IELTS exam.
There is no such kind of educational eligibility criteria set by IELTS exam conducting bodies. Anyone who want to pursue higher education in abroad or want to work abroad can attempt both types of IELTS exam- Academic or General Training. However, the educational institute or universities for which the candidates are applying for education may have some sort of educational eligibility criteria.
IELTS exam is jointly conducted by
Candidates often get into dilemma while choosing best agency for IELTS exam. From where they can crack their exam easily? However, there is no such difference with both the agencies one can choose any one from both IDP or British council.
There are two ways of registering for your IELTS exam with IDP:
For the speaking test, book an online date and time slot as per your preference because if you fail to choose a slot within a specified period of time, a time slot will be automatically allocated to you.
You can also select offline method for IELTS exam application by visiting your nearest IDP branch or Referral partner.
Documents required for offline IELTS exam registration with IDP are a photocopy of your passport ID and a signed and dated declaration document.
An alternative method for applying for IELTS Exam is by directly visiting nearest British Council Office. You can download the online form or fill the application directly at the office. Just make sure to bring all the required documents for the IELTS exam application.
Following payment modes are accepted for IELTS Exam Fee Clearance:
Demand Draft/Pay Order from nationalized or scheduled bank in favor of test conducting IELTS Institution
Candidates are allowed to give IELTS exam once a week i.e., students can give IELTS exam four times a month. Annually, there are 48 days for the Academic section and 24 days for the General Training section. It is advisable for all candidates that book for your IELTS exam date at least 3-to 4 months prior to getting your desired date and time slot to avoid the last-minute hassle of applying. One can register for the IELTS exam through 3 different online or offline portals- British Council, IDP, or IELTS (official website).
|Five Weeks Before the Test Date||25% Administrative Fee Will Be Deducted, Rest Will Be Refunded|
|Five Weeks Ahead of the Test Date||No Refund|
|You Don’t Appear On Exam Day||No Refund|
|Medical Certificate Within 5 Days Of Test Date||Refund After Deducting Local Administrative Cost|
In case you want to change the date of the IELTS Exam then at least you have to make this action five weeks before the exam date by deducting your cancellation/postponement fees. Candidates are required to pay an administrative charge of 3,300 INR (including taxes) in order to transfer the test date.