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 test fee for IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training (Including UKVI) is 80 Kuwaiti Dinars.
Click here for information about booking your test.
If you are away on the test day with no prior notice, you will lose your full fee. However, if you provide a medical certificate within 5 days of the test date, you will receive a refund minus the local administrative cost
Please contact the test centre where you booked your test.
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. The centre decides the speaking test date and time and informs you on the test day. Usually the Speaking tests are given on the same day or the next weekend of the test date.
Please contact the test centre immediately to discuss possible options.
Only pencils and erasers. Mechanical pencils are not allowed. 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
You do the Listening component first followed by the Reading and Writing components of the test. Depending on the test date, the Speaking test may be taken up to 7 days either before or after the test date.
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
You must bring the same identification documents (ID) you supplied on your IELTS Application Form and continue to use the same ID for each part of the test. Your ID will be checked before you enter the interview room.
As IELTS is an international test, a variety of English accents are used in both of these tests.
No. You must do it in pencil. The answer sheet is scanned by a computer which cannot read pen.
Yes. The IELTS Examiner will not see your question paper.
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 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. Up to five (5) copies of your TRF will be posted to the relevant institution(s) you have listed on your IELTS application form. Charges for courier services and/or overseas postage will be passed onto you. Additional TRFs beyond these five can be requested from the test centre which issued the TRF. Please note, an administration fee will be charged for additional TRFs.
There is no limit on sitting the test. However, IELTS recommends you do additional study before taking the test again.
You can apply for an Enquiry on Resultsprocedure 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.