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About IELTS

The International English Language Testing (IELTS) is jointly owned by the British Council; IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment. IELTS scores are accepted by over 10,000 recognising organisations and delivered in 900+ locations worldwide. In the last year, 3,000,000 people took the IELTS test. IELTS is designed to assess the language abilities of those who wish to work or study in countries where English is the primary language of communication. It is recognised by thousands of organisations, including universities, government agencies and corporations, in over 140 countries. IELTS is the world's most popular and most reliable English language testing system.

You can choose from two types of IELTS tests in Leeds: Academic or General Training, depending on whether you want to work, study or migrate. General Training is not offered on all IELTS test dates. The Academic test is for those who wish to study for an undergraduate or post-graduate degree course through English. The General Training test is for those who are planning to join a training or work experience programme in an English-speaking environment. It is also suitable for those wishing to emigrate to Australia, Canada and New Zealand. If you are not sure which test you should take or what score you require, you can search here for institution requirements.

Both the Academic and General Training tests have four parts: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.
From November 2019 you will be able to choose to do the IELTS test on either paper or computer.


Computer-delivered IELTS


The computer-delivered test requires test takers to sit the Listening, Reading and Writing sections in front of a computer with the questions presented on the screen in the Leeds IELTS test centre. The test takers then submit their answers using a keyboard and a mouse. The Speaking section is not on computer and is carried out face-to-face with a trained IELTS examiner.


With computer-delivered IELTS there are more test dates available and test takers can choose a time convenient for them. Results are available online (subject to approval by the IELTS Test Partners) 5 to 7 days after the test.

Paper-based IELTS


Test takers write their answers for the Listening, Reading and Writing on a paper answer sheet, using a pen or pencil. The Speaking section is carried out face-to-face with a trained IELTS examiner.


The written part of the test (Listening, Reading and Writing) takes place in the morning between 10:00 and 13:00. The Speaking part of the test can take place in the afternoon or on another day before or after the main test date.


Test takers will be able to see the available dates and times when they make their booking.


Results for paper-based IELTS are available online (subject to approval by the IELTS Test Partners) 13 days after the test.


The Test Report Form, content, timing and structure of the test is the same whether you take the test on paper or on computer.
 

Registration for the test is between 08:30 and 09:30.  If you arrive later than 09:30 you will not be allowed into the test.

See 'What to expect on the day'

For further information, please visit the TAKE IELTS website, which contains lots of useful information and advice on the test.

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