FAQ

CCPD recommends both British Council and IDP as test centres for IELTS

The Academic format is relevant for those who want to study overseas and for those who require Academic test result for registration purposes with a professional body in an overseas country.

The General Training format is recommended for migration to a Common Wealth nation, work overseas or to attend foreign training programs.

Online booking is the easiest and most used method nowadays. You may personally call over at the test venues and register as well. Having a valid passport is absolutely essential for the IELTS test registration.

Cancellations and postponements are possible subject to certain centre-specific conditions, you will receive a refund minus an administration fee.

The Listening, Reading and Writing components of the test will be completed immediately after each other and with no break. You may take the Speaking test up to 7 days either before or after the test date, depending on the test centre. As for the Computer Delivered IELTS, speaking test usually happens on the same day.

Test rules and guidelines can be found on the 'Notice to Candidates' provided in the IELTS Application. You are earnestly advised to read the ' Information for Candidates' booklet carefully so that you understand the test format and know what to expect on the test day.

Only pens, pencils and erasers are permitted.

You need to bring your passport you used on the IELTS Application Form to the test. You will have to leave everything else outside the examination hall.

Mobile phones |or other electronic devices such as smart watches must be switched off and should be kept with personal belongings in the area designated by the supervisor. If you do not switch off your phone | electronic device and keep it with you, you will be disqualified from the test.

The Speaking test is a discussion over 12-15 minutes with a certified and trained IELTS Examiner. The Speaking test is made up of three sections. It will be recorded on an audio cassette or a digital recorder.

You need to bring the same passport you included on your IELTS Application Form and continue to use the same identity document for each part of the test. Your identity will be checked before and after you enter the interview room.

As IELTS is an international test and valid throughout the Commonwealth and beyond. Therefore many English accents including British, North American, Australian|NZ accents will be used.

Yes, you may write in all capital letters in the IELTS Reading and Listening components and also in the Writing component.

IELTS uses a 9-band scoring system . You receive individual band scores for Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking and an Overall Band Score on a band scale from one to nine.

You need to write in pencil for the Listening and Reading tests. In the Writing test, a pen or pencil can be used.

Yes it an be done. There are no restrictions for this

There is no pass or fail in IELTS test. Scores are graded on the 9-band-score system.

You may apply for a re-scrutiny, at your test centre within six weeks of the test date. You must pay a re-scrutiny fee, which will be fully refunded if your band score changes.

In the paper-based IELTS test, your test result will be available to you 13 calendar days after your test date. In the case of Computer Delivered IELTS, results will be made available within 5 days.

There is no time limit or restrictions on re-sitting for the IELTS test.