To register for an IELTS test, follow these seven simple steps. You can also download the Information for candidates booklet (PDF, 935KB). IELTS centres have friendly, helpful staff who will help you with the registration process.

1. Find your nearest IELTS centre OR IDP Australia and check the test dates to find options that suit you. Note the deadline for registering for each test date. You can also see the cost of the test at your centre in local currency on the IELTS Worldwide Search

2. Check with your organisation or on the Global Recognition System whether you need to sit an Academic or General Training test.

3. Print out the IELTS Application Form (PDF, 273KB) or ask your test centre for a copy. Read the information for candidates, terms and conditions, complete the form and sign it. Please make sure you have a valid postal address and use the same name as on your passport.

In some centres, candidates may be able to register for the test online. Please refer to the test centre’s website for further information.
4. Take a photocopy of your current passport– this must be valid and not expired. (Some centres will accept a national identity card.)

5. If you want your results to be sent automatically to a university or educational institution, include the correct details in the section on the IELTS Application Form (PDF, 273KB).

6. Take your application into your IELTS test centre with your money. If you send it by mail, please talk to your centre about the method of payment.

Once you have registered, the test centre will confirm your IELTS test date, time and venue. Please note the Speaking test can be up to 7 days before or after the test date.

On the test day, you must bring the same passport or national identity card that you entered on the IELTS Application Form.

How to improve

1. At the beginning of each section read the questions carefully before the recording starts. This will help you to follow the recording and identify the answers.
2. Listen carefully for clues that indicate which stage of the recording you are listening to – for example, words such as ‘firstly’, ‘my next point’, ‘to sum up’. These words will help you identify which question you have reached.
1. To improve your performance in the Reading test you need to practise by reading a variety of English texts. This will help you develop the ability to read quickly as is required under test conditions.
2. The texts included in the Reading test always contain the information you need to answer the question. You won’t have to use your own knowledge of a topic.
1. Be careful to use your own words. The examiner will not include words copied from the question in the word count.
2. Make your position or point of view as clear as possible in your essay for Academic Writing Task 2. Your last paragraph should be a conclusion which is consistent with the arguments you have included in your essay.
1. In the lead up to the Speaking test, make sure you take the time to practise speaking English – with friends, at work and on the phone. You should also consider recording yourself, so that you are confident speaking English during your test.
2. There are no right or wrong answers in the Speaking test. The examiner will assess you on how well you can express your ideas and opinions in good English.

1. In Listening, use the example at the beginning of the first section to familiarize yourself with the sound, the situation, and the speakers.
2. Keep listening until the recording stops, looking only at the questions that relate to the part being played.
3. There are often pauses in the recording between different sections. Use these to prepare for the next set of questions.
4. Answer Listening questions in the order they appear on the Question Paper. Remember that they normally follow the order of the information in the recording.
5. At the end of the recording you have some time to transfer your answers to the Answer Sheet. Check your grammar and spelling as you do so.
6. In Academic Reading, begin by going quickly through each passage to identify features such as the topic, the style, the likely source, the writer’s purpose and the intended reader.
7. As you read, don’t try to understand the precise meaning of every word or phrase. You don’t have time, and those parts of the text might not be tested anyway.
8. Reading tasks sometimes have an example answer. If this is the case, study it and decide why it is correct.
9. Some tasks require you to use words from the text in the answer; in others you should use your own words. Check the instructions carefully.
10. The instructions may also include a word limit, e.g. Use no more than three words. Keep to this by avoiding unnecessary words in your answer.
11. In Academic Writing, you must always keep to the topic set. Never try to prepare sections of text before the exam.
12. Keep to the suggested timing: there are more marks possible for Task 2 than Task 1.
13. Organize and link your ideas and sentences appropriately, using a wide range of language and showing your ability (in Task 2) to discuss ideas and express opinions.
14. If you write less than 150 words in Task 1 or less than 250 in Task 2 you will lose marks, but there is no maximum number of words for either.
15. When you plan your essay, allow plenty of time at the end to check your work.
16. In Speaking, don’t try to give a prepared speech, or talk about a different topic from the one you are asked to discuss.
17. Always speak directly to the Examiner, not to the recording equipment.
18. Whenever you reply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to the Examiner’s questions, add more details to your answer. In each case, aim to explain at least one point.
19. Remember that you are not being tested on your general knowledge but on your ability to communicate effectively.
20. Organize and link your ideas and sentences appropriately, talking clearly at normal speed and using a wide range of structures and vocabulary.

What is the minimum IELTS requirements, it’s hard to tell.its totally depends on your institution and your course.if your avg score is –
0-5 : You are not eligible for aus student visa
5.5- You can apply for undergrduation only if that’s course requires score 6.but you gotta pay additional around 5 lac bdtk for to cover up your additional English course fees.
6.0- you can apply medium to lower standard uni .
6.5 – you can apply any higher standard uni
7- you can apply any higher standard uni,
– You can apply for pr if you have 3 years a work experience after graduation (job has te be study related)
– Essential for medical , nurse, aviation students


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