Registering for the Test
The IELTS Test is currently available in various locations in the Middle East. You may view our testing locations here.
IELTS is available on 48 fixed dates a year – up to four times a month on Thursdays and Saturdays, depending on demand. Click here to view available test dates at your local IDP IELTS test centre.
The Academic and General Training tests are the same cost. You can check the cost of your IELTS test here.
Please contact the test centre where you booked your test.
- If you postpone or cancel your application more than 5 weeks before the test date, you will receive a refund minus 25% local administration charge.
- If you postpone or cancel within 5 weeks of the test date, you will be charged the full fee unless you have a medical reason.
- If you provide a medical certificate within 5 days of the test date, you will receive a refund minus 25% local administrative cost.
Taking the Test
The Speaking test is a discussion with a certified and highly qualified IELTS Examiner. The Speaking test is made up of three sections. It is recorded on a digital recorder. See a sample of the Speaking test.
IELTS uses a 9-band scoring system to measure and report test scores in a consistent manner. You receive individual band scores for Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking and an Overall Band Score on a band scale from one to nine. Find out more about how IELTS is marked.
Your Test Report Form will be available to you 13 calendar days after your test date. You will only receive one copy of your Test Report Form, unless you are applying to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), or United Kingdom Border Agency (UKBA) – in this case, you can receive two. Proof of application to CIC and UKBA must be provided. Find out more here.
You can apply for an Enquiry on Results procedure at your test centre within six weeks of the test date. You must pay an enquiry fee, which is fully refunded if your band score changes. Note that IELTS Examiners and markers follow strict assessment guidelines and are regularly monitored. The IELTS testing process has the highest quality control procedures.