Updated on - January 15th 2020 by Piyush Bhartiya

Registration

The IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System. The IELTS registration follows a proper procedure. The IELTS is an exam which a candidate needs to pass for taking or applying for admission in foreign countries. This test is compulsory for the candidates to give and pass. The candidate needs to score 6.0 and above in the IELTS test only then he/she is able to apply for admission in foreign country colleges or universities. Also, the candidate first prefers to decide the nearest IELTS test location.

IELTS

The IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System. The IELTS is an exam which a candidate needs to pass for taking or applying for admission in foreign countries. This test is compulsory for the candidates to give and pass. The candidate needs to score 6.0 and above in the IELTS test only then he/she is able to apply for admission in foreign country colleges or universities.

  • IELTS is the English language test which almost every foreign country conducts.
  • The minimum IELTS score should be 6.0 and above.
  • The candidate needs to pass this exam to apply to a foreign university for studies.
  • The IELTS test the ability to listen, speak, write and read in English.

IELTS Full Form

The IELTS full form is the International English Language Testing System. The IELTS full form clearly defines the meaning that is the English language test which is conducted at the international level. 

  • The IELTS test the ability to listen, speak, write and read in English.
  • The key component of IELTS is speaking ability.
  • The IELTS test material consists of a variety of accents and writing styles.
  • The IELTS test for those who want to enrol in universities in foreign countries for studying.

How to Register

How to Register for IELTS exam is the major question for every candidate. The IELTS registration process is described as follows –

  • Log on to the official website (https://ieltsregistration.britishcouncil.org)
  • Select the option IELTS Registration.
  • Select your location and date for the test.
  • Complete the online application form.
  • After completing pay the fees for registration.
  • After paying fees your seat will be booked instantly.

IELTS Registration Exam

The IELTS Registration exam is of two types: Academic and General Training. The IELTS Registration exam is conducted almost every week. This basically depends on the location. The candidate should register as early as possible.

  • The last registration date for the exam is 2 weeks prior to the test.
  • The IELTS exam is conducted only on Saturdays and Thursdays.
  • The exam is conducted almost every week.

The dates for January IELTS test - 

Saturday, 4 Jan. 2020

Academic only

Saturday, 11 Jan. 2020

Academic and General Training

Thursday, 16 Jan. 2020

Academic only

Saturday, 18 Jan. 2020

Academic and General Training

 

IELTS Registration IDP

IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP. The full form of IDP is the International Development Program. This is an International education organisation which are giving placements in Australia, New Zealand, UK, Canada, Ireland and the USA. IELTS IDP is linked with universities for giving placements to the students. The IELTS Registration IDP is as follows - 

  • Log on to their official website (www.ieltsidpindia.com).
  • Select option Register for the test.
  • Select test according to your preference – computer-delivered IELTS/ paper-based.
  • Select your test type – academic or general training.
  • Select your test location.
  • After selecting a location, you are able to select your desired date and time slot.
  • Complete the application form by filling all the desired details.
  • After that proceed to pay the fees for registration and booking your seat.

IELTS Registration British Council

The IELTS is owned by the British Council, IDP. The British council owns IELTS Australia and IELTS Cambridge. The British Council offers IELTS tests in more than 55 locations in India. The IELTS Registration British council procedure as follows – 

  • The IELTS Registration British council first step is to download IELTS Registration form.
  • Complete all the details in the form.
  • Choose the test date according to your preference.
  • After that pay the fees for registration via ICICI bank only.

IELTS Registration Online

The IELTS Registration online procedure is as follows – 

  • The first step of IELTS Registration online is log in on the official website.
  • Select a country and state/city under the location.
  • Select the type of test – academic or general training.
  • Select the test location according to your preference.
  • Choose a date for the test.
  • Complete the application form by filling all the required details and read terms and conditions as well.
  • After that pay online via credit card for registration.
  • Review email instructions sent by the test centre to make sure that your registration is complete and your seat are booked.

IELTS Registration Fees

The IELTS Registration fees are set by every centre individually. So that’s why every centre has different IELTS Registration fees.

  • The approx. fees for IELTS Registration is $225.
  • It was around $210 in early 2015.
  • In India, the fee is approx. 11300 which needs to be paid at the time of registration.

IELTS Registration Dates

The IELTS Registration dates vary for every centre of exam. There is no fixed IELTS Registration date. There are different IELTS Registration dates which are as follows – 

  • The Registration date for academic test type is 11 Jan. 2020.
  • The Registration date for general training test type is 14 Jan. 2020.

TEST DATE

MODULE

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

16 Jan. 2020

IELTS Academic

11 Jan. 2020

18 Jan. 2020

IELTS Academic

14 Jan. 2020

18 Jan. 2020

IELTS General training

14 Jan. 2020

   

IELTS Registration Form

The IELTS Registration is available on the official websites of IELTS and British council. The candidate can download the form and fill all the required details.

  • The form starts with choosing the test date and test location.
  • After that, you need to fill your last name, title and then your first name.
  • Then you need to select the test type – academic or general training.
  • After that fill your address details, contact details and date of birth.
  • The last step is to select identity proof whether it is a passport or national identity card.

Documents Required

 The IELTS Registration required documents is as follows – 

  • You should have the passport with you with expiry date as an identity proof.
  • You should carry your application form.
  • The photo ID is the main.

FAQs

  1. Where can I apply for the IELTS exam?
    All applications for the test can be done online at www.ieltsessentials.com. Once you are here, you can click ‘Book a Test’ or ‘BOOK’ and start the process of registering for the test.

  2. What do I need to apply?
    You will need a few pieces of information to apply, but most importantly, you will need a digital copy of your valid passport. Without this, you cannot apply for the test. Please make sure your copy is clear so the IELTS administrator is able to read and see all pertinent information such as the expiry date and photo.
    You should also know when and where you want to take the exam. If you are unsure of the specific date you want to take the test, at least have a preferred month in which you want to write the exam and the website will populate specific dates for you.
    Also knowing what module you are taking is important. The academic module is usually for purposes such as applying for university or registering with a professional body. The general module is mainly for immigration purposes.

  3. Am I a new candidate or an existing user?
    If you have taken the test before and have applied online, you are an existing user. If so, you can simply enter your username and password and begin the process of applying for another test date. The process will be a lot faster and easier because your information is already complete and you do not need to upload a copy of your ID document again. Remember to have the information from your previous tests, such as the date and location because the website will ask you to provide it.
    If this is your first time applying for the IELTS exam, you are a new candidate. You will create a new user account with a username and password. The username cannot be changed and it will be sent to you by email for future access. Also, please create a password that you are able to remember but is also secure.

  4. What personal information will I need when applying?
    Firstly, you will need your name. This must match what is on your passport or permanent residency card. Secondly, you will need to enter your nationality. This is the country your passport was issued, not where you are currently living. Thirdly, you will need your email address. Please use an active account that you check frequently as all correspondence will be through email. Finally, you will need your complete mailing address. Make sure to include your unit or apartment number as your test results will be sent to you.
    Please ensure you keep a detailed record of the information used to register, you will need the identical information to view your test results.

  5. What if I have special requirements when taking the test?
    When applying for the test, you need to provide documentation from a professional such as a doctor for any special requirements needed for the test such as enlarged print test papers, special amplification equipment, extra time, etc. You must provide this documentation at least 90 days before your test date.

  6. How much is the test and what are my payment options?
    Although the modules, both academic and general, are the same cost, the fee is INR 68,000.
    Payment options include cash, online transfers, bank drafts, in person or over the phone.
    Please note that your registration for the test is not complete until you have paid in full.

  7. What happens once I have applied?
    Once you have finished your application for the IELTS exam, you will receive a number of emails. One email will contain your username information. Another email will verify that your ID document is correct and accurate. You will also receive a payment confirmation email. Finally, you will receive an email with your test day information included. If you do not receive this final email, please contact your test centre as soon as possible.

  8. What if I need to cancel my test date or I’m sick on the day of the test?
    If you cancel your test more than five weeks before the test date, you will receive a refund. If you cancel your test within five weeks of your test date, you may be charged the full amount. Only serious medical reasons will be taken into consideration for refunds within the five-week period.
    If a medical certificate is received by the test centre within five days of the test date, you may receive a refund. You will have to complete and submit the proper documentation to your test centre. Also, in situations such as major weather events where you are not able to attend, your test centre may be able to reschedule your test date.
    However, if no notice is given to your test centre that you will be absent, despite the reason, you will not receive any refund.

  9. When will I receive my test results?
    Your IELTS results will be released 13 days after the test date. They will be released online at https://results.ieltsessentials.com/ and your test report forms will be sent out by mail on the same day.
    Please note that on very rare conditions your result may not be issued 13 days after the test if the IELTS Test Partners decide that it is necessary to review any matter associated with your test or the administration of your test. To assist any investigation, you may be required to provide writing and speaking samples. In exceptional circumstances, you may be required to re-take one or more IELTS components.
    Your result may be cancelled after it has been issued if any irregularity is identified. You may be required to re-take one or more IELTS components.

  10. Am I able to receive additional test report forms?
    Over the next 30 days, starting from your test date, you are able to receive five additional test report forms. If you know the organizations you want these forms to be sent to, you need to fill in the complete mailing address for those organizations on the additional test report form that you can get from your test center. Adding your student ID number if you have one on the test report form is also important, to aid the organizations receiving your test results.
    It is very important to note that your test results will be sent out automatically to these organizations if you have filled out their information before the test. You may prefer to wait to see your score and then fill out a test report form. In addition, as long as your test report form is valid, you can get as many additional test reports sent to other organizations as you want, however, there will most likely be a fee associated with such a request.

  11. How much does it cost?
    IELTS test fees vary from country to country. Your IDP Education student adviser will advise the test fee for your country in your local currency, or contact your nearest test center. The IELTS test fee is the same for both versions of the test (Academic and General Training).
    The Academic and General Training tests are the same cost. You can check the cost of your IELTS test here.

  12. How do I book/register for the test?
    You can book the test online.

  13. What if I need to postpone or cancel my IELTS test?
    Please contact the test center where you booked your IELTS test. If you postpone or cancel your application more than 5 weeks before the test date, you will receive a refund minus an 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 are unable to attend due to a serious medical condition and provide a medical certificate within 5 days of the test date, you will receive a refund minus the local administrative cost. If you are delayed by circumstances beyond control (e.g. a transport strike) the test center may offer you a test on the next available test date.

  14. Do I take all parts of the test on the same day? Which part do I take first?
    The Listening, Reading and Writing components of the test are always completed immediately after each other and with no break. You will take the Speaking test up to 7 days either before or after the test date, depending on the test center. Many of our test centers will allow you to choose if you wish to complete all four components of the test on test day or if you wish to complete the Speaking component on a different day, depending on what suits you best. You will do the Listening component first followed by the Reading and Writing components of the test. Depending on the test center, the Speaking test may be taken up to 7 days either before or after the test date.

  15. What are the test rules?
    Test rules and guidelines can be found on the Notice to Candidates provided in the IELTS Application Form. You are also advised to read the Information for Candidates booklet carefully so that you understand the test format and know what to expect on test day. IDP Education offers practical advice for the test day on www.IELTSessentials.com
  16. What can I take into the examination room?
    Pencils and erasers are provided by the test center. You must bring the passport/national identity card you used on the IELTS Application Form to the test. You must leave everything else outside the examination room. Mobile phones and pagers must be switched off and placed with personal belongings in the area designated by the supervisor. If you do not switch off your phone/pager or if you keep it with you, you will be disqualified. Find out more about test day.

  17. What is the Speaking test?
    The Speaking test is a discussion over 11-14 minutes with a certified and highly qualified IELTS Examiner. The Speaking test is made up of three sections. It is recorded on an audio cassette or a digital recorder.

  18. What do I need for the Speaking test?
    You must bring the same passport/national identity card you supplied on your IELTS Application Form and continue to use the same identity documents for each part of the test. Your identity will be checked before you enter the interview room.

  19. What kinds of accents can be heard in the Listening and Speaking tests?
    As IELTS is an international test, a variety of English accents is used in both of these tests.

  20. Can I write in capital letters?
    Yes, you can use all capital letters in the IELTS Reading and Listening components and also in the Writing component.

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