Frequently Asked Questions

  • For how long will my IELTS score be valid?

    An IELTS Test result is valid for 2 years.

  • When can I retake the test?

    A candidate may retake the IELTS exam any time.

  • What is the age limit of taking IELTS?

    You must be at least 16 years old to write an IELTS exam.

  • What are the test dates for IELTS?

    IDP facilitates tests on 48 fixed dates annually and depending on local demand up to four times a month,

  • How to postpone or cancel my IELTS exam?

    If you postpone or cancel your application at least 5 weeks before the test date, you will receive a refund after deduction of administration charge. If you postpone or cancel after 5 weeks of the test date, you will be charged the full fee as long as you do not have a serious medical condition and you are able to provide a medical certificate within 5 days of the test date, you will receive a refund after deduction of administrative cost.

  • Will I be permitted to take my personal belongings inside the examination room with me?

    You are allowed to carry only pens, pencils, erasers, sharpeners and your passport in the examination room. Everything else like Mobile phones, tabs, wrist watches and handbags must be placed in the area designated by the testing authority.

  • Which Accents can I expect to hear in the listening test?

    IELTS is an international test. Examples of accents that can be heard are American, Australian, and British. These are just examples and the kinds of accents heard are not just restricted to these 3.

  • Can I apply for a re-evaluation?

    You can apply for a re- evaluation or an Enquiry on Results, at your test centre not later than six weeks of the test date. You must pay an enquiry fee, which will be refunded if your bands score change after re-evaluation. The IELTS testing process has a very high standard of control procedures and the chances of change in scores after re-evaluation are negligible.

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