IELTS is the International English Language
Testing System which tests English proficiency across the globe.
Conducting 1.7 million tests globally, IELTS is the world’s most
popular English testing system. IELTS tests are held in over
tests up to four times a month. IELTS respects
international diversity and is fair to anyone who sits the test,
regardless of nationality.
You can choose from two types of IELTS test:
Academic or General Training, depending on whether
you want to study, work or migrate. Both modules are made up of
four parts – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. IELTS
results are graded on the unique IELTS 9-band scale.
To help you prepare, IELTS provides
test samples and Official
IELTS Practice Materials. The test covers the full
range of ability from non-user to expert user. You are not limited
in how many times you can sit the test.
You can trust the quality and security of
IELTS because it is jointly owned by three reputable, international
organisations: IDP: IELTS Australia, British Council and
the Cambridge English Language Assessment
How is this test
The test is divided into two parts:
The writing session includes Listening,
Reading and Writing
The oral session includes Speaking
The writing session (Listening, Reading and
Writing) takes place within one day and lasts for approximately
The oral session lasts for only 15 minutes and
each candidate has his or her own speaking time. The oral session
can be arranged the same day or within 5 days before or after the
writing session. The test venue for the writing and oral sessions
may be different, so candidates will be advised the exact venue for
Test transfer and
- Test transfer: Candidates
who need to change their allocated test date are required to inform
the test center in writing (form available) 5 weeks prior to the
test date, only one transfer is permitted per test.
- Test cancellation:
Candidates who need to cancel their test registration are required
to inform the test center in writing (form available) 5
weeks or more prior to the official test date. In this case,
75% of the test fee will be refunded to the candidate.
The test result will be available to
candidates 13 days after the date of the writing test at the IDP
Offices in Ha Noi and District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Provincial
candidates can have their result sent to them by providing their
address on the registration form (domestic postal charges are
covered by IDP). Only one certificate is sent to each candidate and
will not be reissued in case of loss caused by the candidate.
Candidates, who cannot collect their result
from the IDP offices in person, can nominate a relative to receive
it by submitting a nomination letter. The nominee has to show the
candidate’s ID card or passport, and their own when receiving the
Test results are available online at the IDP
website 13 days after the date of the writing test by providing the
Within one month of issuance of the official
certificate, a maximum of five IELTS certificates can be sent
directly to international or domestic educational institutions to
which the candidate is applying to, or organizations and
companies where the candidate is employed or Embassies where the
candidate’s visa application is being assessed. Within this period,
extra certificates are issued free of charge. After this period,
the candidate is required to pay US$5 for each additional
IDP will send the certificate to domestic
addresses free of charge. Candidates must pay postal fees if they
would like to send the certificate to foreign countries.
Re-marking the result
Candidates can request a re-mark of one or all
four skills by filling in the Request for Remarking form (available
at testing centers). The request has to be made no later than 6
weeks from the date of the writing session. The remarked outcome
will be released within 6 to 8 weeks of the receipt of the request
signed by the candidate. The fee for remarking is 2,000,000VND.
This fee will be refunded if there is a change in the result.
IDP takes necessary measures to maintain
services. However, we cannot be held responsible if the test is
influenced by unexpected factors out of our control such as fire,
flood, war, banned street access and extended power outage. In case
of cancellation of the test for the above reasons, IDP will arrange
for the candidates to sit an upcoming test date.
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