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IELTS Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is IELTS?

    International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and general migration.

  • Who owns the IELTS and who makes the tests?

    IELTS is co-owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia, and Cambridge Assessment English. International teams of writers from different parts of the world contribute to test writing and research.

  • Who takes the IELTS?

    Those who wish to study, work, or migrate in a country where English is the main language are required to take the IELTS.

  • Do all countries accept IELTS?

    IELTS is the most widely accepted English proficiency test in the world. It is accepted by more than 10,000 organizations which include universities, immigration department, government agencies, professional bodies, and multinational companies.

  • What’s the difference between IELTS UKVI and regular IELTS?

    If you are planning to work and/or migrate to the United Kingdom, then it is advised you take the IELTS UKVI otherwise regular IELTS is recommended. UKVI means United Kingdom Visa and Immigration.

  • What’s the difference between IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training?

    IELTS Academic is for people applying for higher education or professional registration. It includes some of the features of academic language and assess whether the candidate is ready to begin studying or training. IELTS General Training, on the other hand, is for those who wish to take secondary education, work experience, or training program. It is also the requirement for migration to Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. The Listening and Speaking Tests for both modules are the same while contents differ in the Reading and Writing Tests.

  • How can I register for the test?

    To register for the test, you may visit https://my.ieltsessentials.com/ for IDP and https://www.britishcouncil.ph/ for British Council. JRooz can also provide free assistance on your test registration to ensure a worry-free registration.

  • Are the test the same for both Testing Centers?

    There are two testing centers, and questions are the same for British Council and IDP throughout the year.

  • How much is IELTS?

    Both IDP and British Council charge Php 11,300 for Regular IELTS for both Paper-based and Computerdelivered, and Php 11,995 for IELTS UKVI (Paper-based and Computer-delivered). British Council charges.

  • When will I receive the results and how can I receive my results?

    For Paper-based Test, the results are released online thirteen (13) calendar days after while Computerdelivered Test takes five to seven (5 to 7) calendar days to be sent out online as well.

  • Until when can I register?

    Candidates can still register for their test one (1) week before desired test date for as long as there is still a seat available.

  • What is Computer-delivered Test IELTS? Is it easier?

    It is the same IELTS and not easier. The only difference it has with paper-based, other than release of result, is that there is no answer sheet in the Listening and Reading Test.

  • How long is the validity of IELTS Results?

    IELTS results are valid and considered for two (2) years.

  • What is the test format and how long will it take?

    The test is divided into four parts – Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. For paper-based test, LRW are conducted respectively for about three (3) hours, and the Speaking test is conducted on another day. For Computer-delivered test, all four subtests are done in one day.

  • What can I bring into the testing room?

    Candidates are only allowed to bring their Identification Card, pencils, and water bottle (clear without any label) inside the testing room. All other items are prohibited, which include jewelries and watches

  • Are there toilet breaks during the test?

    Yes, but only during the first fifty (50) minutes of the Reading and Writing Test

  • How are the tests marked?

    Each subtest are given Band Scores from 0 to 9.

  • What is the Listening test?

    The Listening test is the first exam to taken among the three written exams. It is divided into four parts in which candidates are to answer forty (40) questions. Content for Academic and General Training are the same. At the end of the test only for paper-based test, additional ten (10) minutes are given for candidates to transfer their answer from the question booklet into the answer sheet.

  • Does the 10-min transfer time in Listening apply for Reading as well?

    No, there will be no additional time for transferring for the Reading Test.

  • What is the Reading test?

    Similar to the Listening test, there are forty (40) questions to be answered in this part of the test; however, there are only three (3) passages to read for Academic while there are three to five (3 to 5) for General Training.

  • What is the Speaking test?

    The Speaking test is conducted through a One-on-One Interview with an Examiner. This test is consisted of three (3) parts – personal interview, individual long turn, and discussion. The test lasts for about 11- 14 minutes only.

  • What is the Writing test?

    The Writing Test is the last of the three written exams, and it lasts for one (1) hour. There are two tasks – Task 1 and Task 2 – to be accomplished in this part of the exam. For Task 1, Academic module is given a graph to be described whereas General Training is given a scenario to be written a letter about. For Task 2, both modules are given an issue in which an essay will be written

  • If I don’t meet my target score on one subtest, when can I retake it?

    There is no limit tore-taking the test. Candidates are allowed to register and take the test again anytime they wish to.

  • Can test results be re-checked?

    If a candidate feels like there is a discrepancy in his/her scores, remarking could be requested however with a fee. If the scores changes into a higher band, the remarking fee is refunded.

  • Can I postpone or reschedule my test?

    Yes, but only during a certain time. If a candidate cancels or postpones five (5) weeks before the test date, a refund is given minus the administration charge. If a candidate cancels or postpones within five (5) weeks of the test date, he/she will be charged full unless there is a medical reason and proof. If a valid medical certificate is presented within five (5) days of the test, the candidate will receive a refund minus the local administrative cost.

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