IELTS is the International English Language Testing System which tests English proficiency across the globe. Conducting one million tests globally, IELTS is the world’s most popular English testing system. For more information, visit the official IELTS website.
IELTS has two versions – Academic and General Training. The Academic test is for those who want to study at a tertiary level in an English-speaking country. The General Training test is for those who want to do work experience or training programs, secondary school or migrate to an English-speaking country. All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking tests but different Reading and Writing tests.
Read the explanation of the Academic and General Training tests, then contact the organisation or institution to which you are applying to find out what it requires. Note that you must know which version to take when you complete the online application form. It is not the Test Centres responsibility to advise candidates about the test versions.
This comes down to personal preference and choice. Some test takers will be used to paper-based tests as this might feel similar to other exam situations from school, whereas other people might feel more comfortable typing. With IELTS, you have a choice.
No.The test will be the same as paper-based IELTS in terms of content, scoring, level of difficulty and question types. The Speaking test is not changing and will still be carried out face to face with a trained IELTS Examiner. It is still the same test, the only difference is the Listening, Reading and Writing tests are on computer.
No, as the test will be the same as paper-based IELTS in terms of content, scoring, level of difficulty and question types. It comes down to personal choice. This is your IELTS test and you can choose the option that empowers you to perform your best on test day.
IELTS has four parts – Listening (30 minutes), Reading (60 minutes), Writing (60 minutes) and Speaking (11–14 minutes). The total test time is 2 hours and 45 minutes. The Listening, Reading and Writing tests are done in one sitting. Check out the Information for Candidates Booklet for more information.
Yes. The test will be the same as paper-based IELTS in terms of content, scoring, level of difficulty and question types.
The IELTS test fee for Victoria location is $309.00 CAD including taxes. The IELTS test fee for Nanaimo location is $343.00 CAD including taxes. The IELTS computer-delivered test fee for Victoria Location is $325.00 CAD including taxes.
You can use a valid Passport or a Permanent Resident (PR) card only. Your ID should show a photo, a number, a signature, full name in English and date of birth.
You need your original valid passport on the day of the test. You WILL NOT be allowed to write the exam if you do not have your passport on the day of the test. There are no exceptions. Please do not register for the test if you do not have your passport. If you have sent it to the embassy/consulate, you will need to contact them and get it back prior to the test day.
Test Day Schedule
Test Day Schedule
1:20 – 5:40pm
8:30 – 9:15 am
|Written Test Check-in||Written Test Check-in|
|9:30 am||Test Begins||Test Begins|
|9:30 – 1:00 pm||Listening, Reading & Writing||Listening, Reading & Writing|
|1:20 – 4:30 pm||Speaking Interviews upon request||Speaking Interviews|
Candidates will receive confirmation details and speaking times by email about 2-3 days before the assigned test date. Please ensure that firstname.lastname@example.org is on your safe list so the confirmation will not go to your spam/junk mailbox.
Yes. Saturday Speaking Interviews at our Victoria testing location are available upon request. The listening, reading and writing modules take place in the morning on Saturday, and the speaking module takes place in the afternoon same day. All portions of the test are done on the same day at the Nanaimo test venue.
Payment for the IELTS test can be made online by Credit card, Debit-VISA card, or Debit cards from BMO, Scotia, TD, and RBC bank. Visiting the centre in person. Cash, money order (payable to Global Village Victoria), credit or debit card are accepted at the Centre.
Your Test Report Form (TRF) will be mailed to you 13 days after your test date for paper-based IELTS. Computer-delivered IELTS results will be ready in 5-7 days. You can also pick-up your TRF in person at our Victoria test centre at the time specified in your confirmation email. If you choose to pick up your results, you must bring the ID (passport or PR Card) that you used on the test day – no substitutions will be accepted. Keep your TRF in a secure place as you only receive one copy.
You will only receive one copy of your TRF, unless you are applying to IRCC, in this case, you can receive two.
Up to five (5) copies of your TRF will be posted to the relevant institution(s) you have listed on your IELTS application form. Regular postage is free of charge. Charges for courier services and/or overseas postage will be passed onto you. Additional TRFs beyond these five can be requested at Global Village Victoria IELTS Centre.
If you have lost or damaged your original Test Report Form, you can request to have it replaced for a $25 fee and submitting the Declaration for Lost or Damaged TRF form. Complete and send the Declaration and Payment forms to email@example.com along with a scanned copy or photo of your passport or PR card. Please allow up to 10 business days for the new report to be mailed to your current address.
You can apply for an ‘Enquiry on Results’ procedure within six weeks of the test date. Note that IELTS Examiners and markers follow strict assessment guidelines and are regularly monitored. The IELTS testing process has the highest quality control procedures.
Test takers are not permitted to view their answer sheets or writing test answer booklet after the test has been completed.
There is no limit on sitting the test. However, IELTS recommends you do additional study before taking the test again. We offer IELTS Preparatory Courses and Language Classes to help you improving your IELTS score.
You need to fill out the refund/transfer form link page 2. A doctor needs to fill out the refund/transfer form link page 3. Submit both pages with a note from your doctor on official letterhead stating that you were unable to sit the test on your test date. You have five days from the date of your test to get your documents to us.
Test takers with special requirements are encouraged to contact their test centre to assess their needs. We have a number of options available to support special requirements through our paper-based format, so speak to your test centre to find the option that best suits you. Applications for special requirements must be made at least six weeks prior to your intended test date.
No. There is no need to bring your own keyboard or laptop as all equipment is provided by the test centre and no other equipment is permitted.
Initially there will be a maximum of one computer-delivered IELTS session available per day in a limited number of test centres. Increased frequency and availability of IELTS will be introduced throughout 2018. Please check with your local IELTS test centre for more detailed information.
Computer-delivered IELTS is not available on demand at present. Registration for computer-delivered IELTS is the same as for paper-based IELTS.
Please view the test date and location details on https://www.ieltsessentials.com/global/registerforyourtest for more information on test availability.
With IELTS, test takers can feel confident they are sitting the world’s most popular high-stakes English language test for study, work and migration. IELTS is trusted by 10,000 organisations worldwide for its fairness, reliability and high-quality standards. This remains true for both computer-delivered and paper-based tests.
With IELTS, you deal with real people. Face-to-face testing helps test takers develop English skills in the context which they’ll be used. The IELTS Speaking test is delivered through a trained Examiner, enabling real-life, two-way interaction, as in the real world.