GMAT

About GMAT

The GMAT consists of four main sections—Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, and Verbal. You have three and a half hours in which to take the exam, but plan for a total time of approximately four hours to include optional breaks.

The GMAT adjusts to your individual ability level, which both shortens the time it takes to complete the exam and establishes a higher level of accuracy than a fixed test. At the start of each multiple-choice section of the exam, you are presented with a question of medium difficulty. As you answer each question, the computer scores your answer and uses it—as well as your responses to any preceding questions—to determine which question to present next. Correct responses typically prompt questions of increased difficulty. Incorrect responses generally result in questions of lesser difficulty.

This process will continue until you complete the section, at which point the computer will have an accurate assessment of your ability level in that subject area. In a computer-adaptive test, only one question at a time is presented. Because the computer scores each question before selecting the next one, you may not skip, return to, or change your responses to previous questions.

The following provides a quick snapshot of the different sections, number of questions, question types, allotted time for each section, and total time.

Test Format

Fee Structure

Exam Fee

Test Validity Full Marks Minimum Requirement
US $250 5 Years 800 500*

Fee Structure

Fee Structure & Duration:
Admission & Placement Test US $ 15
Course Fee US $ 150
Duration 8 weeks ( Monday to Friday)
Note: This course fee includes study materials and 4 mock tests.

FAQs

Q: How do I schedule an appointment to take the GMAT exam?

If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment to take the GMAT exam, your first step is to register for an mba.com account.

Q: Where can I take the GMAT exam?

The GMAT exam is delivered year-round and on demand in test centers around the world.

Q: How much does it cost to take the GMAT exam?

The cost to take the GMAT exam is US $250 globally. To learn more about payment methods, potential taxes, cancellation fees and other considerations, please visit www.mba.com the Test page.

Q: What are the test dates for the GMAT exam?

The GMAT is available year-round and on demand, which offers test takers greater flexibility in scheduling. Available time slots change continuously based on capacity and ongoing registration. You will find out which times are available at your chosen test center when you register to take the exam.

Q: What does the GMAT exam measure?

The GMAT exam measures verbal, mathematical, integrated reasoning, and analytical writing skills that you have developed in your education and work. It does NOT measure your knowledge of business, your job skills, specific content in your undergraduate or first university course work, your abilities in any other specific subject area, or subjective qualities, such as motivation, creativity, and interpersonal skills.

Q: How can I prepare to take the GMAT exam?

The Graduate Management Admission Council provides free test preparation software and preparation materials to purchase as well as suggestions about how to prepare for the exam. Most GMAT test takers start preparing about three to six months before the actual test date. Think about how you can best prepare, given your discipline, motivation, and personal preference (e.g., self-study, one-one-one tutoring, study groups, and prep courses).

Q: How do I get GMATPrep test preparation software?

Once you create an account on www.mba.com , you have the option to download GMATPrep, our free test preparation software that includes two full-length exams based on retired questions from the official GMAT. If you have registered for an appointment to take the exam, you also have the option to request a free CD containing the software.

Q: What schools use GMAT scores?

More than 4,800 graduate management programs around the world use GMAT scores as a part of their admissions process. Find schools and programs that use the GMAT.

Q: When do I get my scores?

You will get an unofficial score report with Verbal, Quantitative, and Total scores immediately after you test. Official Score Reports are available online within 20 days to you and to the programs you requested to receive them. To learn more about scoring and score reports, visit GMAT Scores and Score Reports.

SAT

About SAT

The SAT is a globally recognized college admission test that lets you show colleges what you know and how well you can apply that knowledge. It tests your knowledge of reading, writing and math — subjects that are taught every day in high school classrooms. Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year of high school, and almost all colleges and universities use the SAT to make admission decisions.

Taking the SAT is the first step in finding the right college for you — the place where you can further develop your skills and pursue your passions. But SAT scores are just one of many factors that colleges consider when making their admission decisions. High school grades are also very important. In fact, the combination of high school grades and SAT scores is the best predictor of your academic success in college.

The SAT doesn’t test logic or abstract reasoning. It tests the skills you’re learning in school: reading, writing and math. Your knowledge and skills in these subjects are important for success in college and throughout your life.

  • The critical reading section includes reading passages and sentence completions.
  • The writing section includes a short essay and multiple-choice questions on identifying errors and improving grammar and usage.

The mathematics section includes questions on arithmetic operations, algebra, geometry, statistics and probability.

Test Formats

Skills Time Limit Questions & Sections Score
Reading 70 minutes

One 20 minutes section

Two 25 minutes section

19 Sentence Completion

48 Passage-based reading

           200-800
Math 70 minutes

One 20 minutes section

Two 25 minutes section

44 Multiple choice

10 Grid- in

          200-800
Writing 60 minutes

One 10 minutes section

Two 25 minutes sections

25 Improving Sentences

18 Identifying sentence errors

6 Improving Paragraphs

1 Essay

         200-800
Experimental 25 minutes Math, Reading or Grammar Section        Not – Scored
Total 3 hours 45 minutes 10 Sections 600 – 2400

 

The Critical Reading Section

The Critical Reasoning section of the SAT measures a person’s ability to understand and analyze written material. The questions carry a .25-point penalty for incorrect answers. The Critical Reading Section consists of two types of questions. ?Reading Comprehension (including both long and short passages)

Sentence Completion

The format of the three sections is:

•  25 minutes: 8 Sentence Completion questions followed by 16 Reading Comprehension questions

•  25 minutes: 5 Sentence Completion questions followed by 19 Reading Comprehension questions

•  20 minutes: 6 Sentence Completion questions followed by 13 Reading Comprehension questions

The Math Section

The math sections measure a student’s ability to reason quantitatively, solve mathematical problems, and interpret data presented in graphical form. These sections focus on four areas of mathematics that are typically covered in the first three years of American high school education: Arithmetic, Algebra and Functions, Geometry, and Data Analysis. The Algebra section was recently expanded to include basic College Algebra. To test these skills, the SAT employs two different question types:

•  Multiple-Choice

•  Grid-Ins

The multiple-choice questions carry a .25-point penalty for incorrect answers. The grid-in questions carry no penalty for wrong answers, because the likelihood of guessing the correct answer is negligible.

The format of the three sections is:

•  25 minutes: 20 Multiple-Choice questions

•  25 minutes: 8 Multiple-Choice questions followed by 10 Grid-ins.

•  20 minutes: 16 Multiple-Choice questions

 

The Experimental Section

The experimental section of the SAT is an additional 25-minute section. It can be a math, critical reading, or grammar section. It does not count towards the examinee’s score. The inclusion of this section within the SAT ensures a more fair and balanced scoring method, and allows the College Board to compile data on previously unreleased questions.

Fee Structure

Exam Fee

Test Validity

Full Marks

Minimum Requirement

US $ 75

5 Years

2400

1200*

It is a paper based exam. The cost for SAT is $75. The test is offered five or six times a year and you should register well in advance to appear for the test due to limited seats. There are three test centers in Nepal: Lincoln School, Rato Bangala School and St. Xavier’s School. Please note that on a single test date, you can either take the SAT Reasoning Test or the SAT Subject Tests.

Fee Structure

Fee Structure & Duration:
Admission & Placement Test US $ 12
Course Fee US $ 100
Duration 6 weeks ( Monday to Friday)
Note: This course fee includes study materials and 4 mock tests.

FAQs

Q: What does the SAT test?

A: The SAT tests the skills you’re learning in school: reading, writing and math. Your strength in these subjects is important for success in college and throughout your life.

• The reading section includes reading passages and sentence completions.

• The writing section includes a short essay and multiple-choice questions on identifying errors and improving grammar and usage.

• The math section includes questions on arithmetic operations, algebra, geometry, statistics and probability.

Q: How important is the SAT in college admission?

A: The SAT is just one factor among many that colleges use to get to know you better. It’s part of a comprehensive admission process that also takes into account your high school academics, extracurricular activities, recommendations, personal essay and other factors.

Every college and university uses a different combination of criteria for admission. Research the schools you’re interested in using www.oasis.edu.np to understand their unique admission policies.

Q: How is the SAT scored?

A: Each section of your SAT (critical reading, mathematics and writing) will be scored on a 200- to 800-point scale, for a possible total of 2400. You’ll also get two “subscores” on the writing section: a multiple-choice score from 20 to 80, and an essay score from 2 to 12.

But how do you get these scores? Two steps happen before you see a final score.?First, examiners figure out your raw score by:

• Adding points for correct answers.

• Subtracting a fraction of a point for wrong answers.

Remember: Questions that you skipped don’t count either for or against your score, and points aren’t taken away for wrong answers on the math questions where you needed to enter the answer into a grid.

Then examiners take your raw score and turn it into a scaled score. This is where the score of 200–800 points comes from, and it is done through a statistical process called “equating.” This process makes it possible to compare your score with the scores of other students who took alternative versions of the test, and to your own scores on previous tests.

Q: How much time will I have to take the SAT?

A: The SAT is made up of 10 sections:

• A 25-minute essay

• Six 25-minute sections (mathematics, critical reading and writing)

• Two 20-minute sections (mathematics, critical reading and writing)

A 10-minute multiple-choice writing section?Total test time: 3 hours and 45 minutes?You’ll also get three short breaks during the testing, so don’t forget to bring a snack!

Q: How many times should I take the SAT?

A: Most students take the SAT once or twice. We don’t recommend taking it more than twice because there’s no evidence that taking the SAT multiple times significantly changes your score.

Q: What is the “unscored” section?

A: Each SAT exam includes an extra 25-minute critical reading, mathematics or writing multiple-choice section that doesn’t count toward your score.

This section is where ETS tries out new questions to make sure that future exams are fair for students from different backgrounds. It also helps them make sure that scores from students taking future exams can be compared to scores from students who took earlier versions of the test.

TOEFL

About TOEFL

The TOEFL iBT® test, administered via the Internet, is an important part of your journey to study in an English-speaking country. In addition to the test, the ETS TOEFL Program provides tools and guides to help you prepare for the test and improve your English-language skills. The TOEFL iBT test measures your ability to use and understand English at the university level. And it evaluates how well you combine your listening, reading, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks. There are two formats for the TOEFL test. The format you take depends on the location of your test center. Most test takers take the TOEFL iBT test. Test centers that do not have Internet access offer the Paper-based Test (PBT).?More than 27 million people from all over the world have taken the TOEFL test to demonstrate their English-language proficiency. The average English skill level ranges between Intermediate and Advanced.

The purpose of test is:

  • Students planning to study at a higher education institution
  • English-language learning program admissions and exit
  • Scholarship and certification candidates
  • English-language learners who want to track their progress Students and workers applying for visas

Test Formats

The TOEFL iBT® test is given in English and administered via the internet. There are four sections : listening, reading, speaking and writing which take a total of about four and a half hours to complete.?During the test, you are asked to perform tasks that combine more than one skill, such as:

Section Time Limit Questions Tasks Score
Reading 60-80 minutes 36-56 questions Read 3 or 4 passages from academic texts and answer questions. 0-30
Listening 60-90 minutes 34-51 questions Listen to lectures, classroom discussion and conversations, then answer questions. 0-30
Break 10 minutes ——— ————-
Speaking 20 minutes 6 tasks Express an opinion on familiar topics, speak based on reading and listening tasks. 0-30
Writing 50 minutes 2 tasks Write essay response based on reading and listening tasks, support an opinion in writing. 0-30
  • Read, listen and then speak in response to a question
  • Listen and then speak in response to a question
  • Read, listen and then write in response to a question
  • Read, listen and then speak in response to a question
  • Listen and then speak in response to a question
  • Read, listen and then write in response to a question

TOEFL IBT Test Format
The test you take may include extra questions in the Reading or Listening section that do not count toward your score. These are either questions that enable ETS to make test scores comparable across administrations or new questions that help ETS determine how such questions function under actual testing conditions.

Please read the timing instructions for the Reading Section carefully. The instructions will indicate how many passages you will receive and the amount of time you have to respond to questions for those passages. Be sure to pace yourself so that you have time to answer all the questions. A Standard English language (QWERTY) computer keyboard is used for the test. We recommend that you practice typing on a QWERTY keyboard before taking the test.

TOEFL IBT® Test Scores
Your scores are based on your performance on the questions in the test. You must answer at least one question each in the Reading and Listening sections, write at least one essay, and complete at least one Speaking task to receive an official score. For the TOEFL iBT® test, administered via the Internet, you will receive four scaled section scores and a total score:

• Reading Section (Score of: 0–30)

• Listening Section (Score of: 0–30)

• Speaking Section (Score of: 0–30)

• Writing Section (Score of: 0–30)

• Total Score (0–120)

In addition to your scores, your official score record also includes performance feedback that is a reflection of your performance level and a description of the kinds of tasks that test takers within the reported score range can typically do.

There is no passing or failing TOEFL® score; individual higher education institutions and agencies set their own score requirements. TOEFL scores are valid for two years after the test date and there is no limit to the number of times you can take the test.

Fee Structure

Exam Fee

Test Validity

Full Marks

Minimum Requirement

US  $ 160

2 Years

iBT – 120

70 ( UG*) & 80 ( G*)
  • UG – Undergraduate, G – Graduate

 

Fee Structure

Fee Structure & Duration:

Admission & Placement Test US $ 12
Course Fee US $ 100
Duration 6 weeks ( Monday to Friday)
Note: This course fee includes study materials and 4 mock tests.

FAQs

Q: What is the TOEFL® test?

A: The TOEFL® test measures the ability of non-native English speakers to use and understand the English language as it is heard, spoken, read and written in the university classroom.?

Q: Where are TOEFL test scores accepted?

A: More than 8,500 colleges, universities and agencies in 130 countries accept TOEFL scores.

Q: How often is the test given?

A: The TOEFL iBT test is given on fixed dates, 30 to 40 times a year. Select your test date and location.

Q: Can I take the test in one day?

A: Yes, the test is given in one day. The test takes about four hours, but with check-in you should plan to be at the test site for at least four and one-half hours.

Q: Can I retake the test?

A: Yes, you can retake the test as many times as you wish. There is no passing or failing test score — score requirements are set by each higher education institution or agency.

Q: Why should I take the TOEFL test over another test?

• It’s the most highly respected around the world

• It’s the most widely accepted

• It’s the most accurately measured

• It’s the most fair and unbiased

• It offers the most testing locations

Q: How much does the TOEFL iBT test cost

A: Costs depend on the test location you choose. Usually, the cost ranges from US$160 to US$250. For more information on registration fees, locations, test dates and test formats, see www.ets.org

Q: What are TOEFL test scores like?

A: The TOEFL iBT test provides scores in four skill areas — Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing — and a total score:

• Reading 0–30

• Listening 0–30

• Speaking 0–30

• Writing 0–30

• Total Score 0–120

The total score is the sum of the four skill scores.

Q:How long are scores valid?

A: ETS reports scores for two years after the test date.

IELTS

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

IELTS is an English proficiency test administered by Cambridge local Examinations syndicate UK and International development Project (IDP) Australia. The test is conducted at their nominated test centers around the world. International students, Professionals and immigrants intending to study or work in English-speaking countries can display their English proficiency through IELTS scores. IELTS scores are valid for two years. IELTS test comprises of two different modules: Academic and General Training. All students planning to pursue academic degrees should take academic module and those who are applying for immigration or work permit can do general training. Overall band of 6 is an average score required by most institutions.

Test Formats

S.N. Skills Questions Score
Academic Module General Training Module
01 Listening 4 sections, 40 questions, 30 minutes+10 minutes transfer time 4 sections, 40 questions

30 minutes+10 minutes transfer time

0-9
02 Reading Academic Reading:

3 sections, 40 questions

60 minutes

General Training Reading:

3 sections, 40 questions

60 minutes

0-9
03 Writing Academic Writing:

2 tasks

60 minutes

General Training Writing:

2 tasks

60 minutes

0-9
04 Speaking 11 to 14 minutes 11 to 14 minutes 0-9
Band Score 9

Test Center

The British Council, Lainchaur, Kathmandu, Nepal, Tel: +977 1 4410798

Fee Structure

Exam Fee Test Validity Full Marks Minimum Requirement
NPR 15400 2 Years 0-9 6.0

 

Fee Structure & Duration:

Admission & Placement Test           : US $ 12

Course Fee                                         : US $ 100

Duration                                             : 6 weeks ( Monday to Friday)

Note: This course fee includes study materials and 4 mock tests.

 

FAQs

What is IELTS?

‘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.’

‘Which organizations accept IELTS?’

‘IELTS is accepted by more than 7000 organizations worldwide. These include universities, immigration departments, government agencies, professional bodies and multinational companies. ‘

‘Who owns IELTS and who writes the test?’

‘IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL). International teams of writers contribute to IELTS test materials. Ongoing research ensures that IELTS remains fair and unbiased. Test writers from different English-speaking countries develop IELTS content so it reflects real-life situations.’

‘Why are there two versions of the test?’

‘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.’

‘Which version should I do?’

‘Read the explanation of the Academic and General Training tests, then contact the organization 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.’

‘What is the test format and how long will it take?’

‘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. The Speaking test may be on the same day or up to seven days before or after the other tests.’

‘What help is available for disabled candidates?’

‘Test centres make every effort to cater for the special needs of disabled candidates. It is our aim for all candidates to be assessed fairly and objectively. If you have a special need, talk to your local test centre when registering. Centres may need three months to organize arrangements.’

‘When can I take IELTS?’

‘IELTS is available on 48 fixed dates a year – up to four times a month, depending on local demand.’

‘How much does it cost?’

‘IELTS has a set fee for its test. The Academic and General Training tests are the same cost. When you apply online, you will be told the fee.’

‘What if I need to postpone or cancel my application?’

‘If you postpone or cancel your application more than 5 weeks before the test date, you will receive a refund minus an administration charge. If you postpone or cancel within 5 weeks of the test date, you will be charged the full fee unless you have a medical reason. If you provide a medical certificate within 5 days of the test date, you will receive a refund minus the local administrative cost.’

‘What if I am absent or sick on the test day?’

‘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.’

‘Is the IELTS test completed in one day?’

‘The Listening, Reading and Writing components of the test are always completed immediately after each other and with no break. Depending on the test centre, the Speaking test may be taken up to 7 days either before or after the test date.’

‘What can I bring into the examination room?’

‘Only pens, pencils and erasers. 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 keep it on you, you will be disqualified.’

‘Which part do I take first?’

‘You do the Listening test first following by the Reading and Writing components of the test. Depending on the test centre, the Speaking test may be taken up to 7 days either before or after the test date.’

‘What kinds of accents can be heard in the Listening and Speaking tests?’

‘As IELTS is an international test, a variety of English accents are used in both of these tests.’

‘Does the Listening tape provide instructions and pauses?’

‘Yes. At the beginning, you hear instructions and a sample question. Then you read section 1 questions, listen to section 1 and answer the questions.’

‘Is there a similar period of 10 minutes in the Reading test to transfer answer?’

‘No. The Reading test is one hour, and you must write all your answers on the answer sheet in this time.’

‘Can I use a pen for the Listening and Reading tests?’

‘No. You must do it in pencil. The answer sheet is scanned by a computer which cannot read pen.’

‘Can I make notes on the Listening and Reading question papers?’

‘Yes. The IELTS Examiner will not see your question paper.’

‘What is the Speaking test?’

‘The Speaking test is a conversation with a certified IELTS Examiner. The Speaking test is made up of three sections. It is recorded on an audiocassette or a digital recorder. ‘

‘What do I need for the Speaking test?’

‘You must bring the same identification documents you supplied on your IELTS Application Form and used for the rest of the test. Your ID will be checked before you enter the interview room.’

‘How are the tests marked?’

‘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.’

‘Who sets the ‘pass’ mark for the IELTS test?’

‘There is no pass or fail in IELTS. Scores are graded on the 9-band system. Each educational institution or organization sets its own level of IELTS scores to meet its individual requirements.’

‘When will I receive my test results?’

‘Your Test Report Form will be posted to you 13 days after your test date. Some test centres also provide SMS alerts and an Online Results Service. Keep your Test Report Form in a secure place as you only receive one copy.’

‘What if I lose my Test Report Form?’

‘Test Report Forms are valid for two years. Copies cannot be sent to candidates but IELTS will forward a Test Report Form to your relevant institution or embassy. Up to five copies will be sent free of charge. Additional copies will incur a small administration charge. Talk to your test centre for further details.’

‘How soon can I re-sit the test?’

‘There is no limit on sitting the test. However, IELTS recommends you do additional study before taking the test again. Some test centers offer preparatory courses and language classes. You can also improve your skills by using the IELTS Official Practice Materials – ask for details.’

‘What if I feel my test result is wrong?’

‘You can apply for an ‘enquiry on results’ procedure 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.’

‘What if I am delayed by circumstances beyond my control?’

‘The test centre may offer you a test on the next available test date.’

‘What is Test Day Photography?’

‘Certain test locations have introduced a new procedure for enhancing IELTS test security that involves taking and authenticating photographs of test takers on the test day. Under this new procedure, IELTS administration staff will take an individual, passport style, photograph of all candidates present on the test day. The photograph will normally be taken on the day of the speaking test.’

‘What is this used for?’

‘The test day photograph will be printed on candidates’ Test Report Forms, and will only be used for test related purpose (including but not limited to Test Report Form issuance, receiving organization verification, etc.) in accordance with national and international data protection law.’

‘How long will the test day photo take?’

‘It takes 30 seconds per candidate on average to take the test day photo. The process is usually conducted in the speaking test venue. However, this may vary due to different venue locations. Candidates will be provided with instructions advising them to arrive at the test venue prior to their interview schedule to have their photograph taken.’

‘Do I still need to submit another photo given that my photo is already taken on the test day?’

‘Yes, you are still required to submit passport size colour photograph(s) along with your application form, whether offline or online. The photograph must be taken within the past 6 months and against a white background. Hard copy photos must be passport size, with the candidate’s full name written on the back.’

‘If I withdraw from the speaking test, and fail to participate in the test day photography, can I still get the TRF?’

‘This is an important identification authentication system to enhance IELTS test security. If you withdraw from the speaking test, and failed to attend test day photography before completing the session, the IELTS administrator will not issue the Test Result Form (TRF) to you. If you decide to withdraw from the speaking test but would still like to receive your TRF, you must come to the speaking test venue to complete the test day photography procedure.’

‘Can I refuse to participate in the test day photography system?’

‘IELTS Test day photography is an important global initiative, which requires all candidates’ cooperation and participation. If you have any questions, or this causes inconvenience on the test day, please notify our staff immediately. Refusal to follow our security procedures may result in candidates not being allowed to sit the test, and not be eligible for transfer, cancellation refund of any kind.’

How soon can a candidate repeat the test?

There are no restrictions on candidates re-taking the test.

When is the deadline for each test session date?

Registrations are accepted up to one week before the session date, or until the session is full.

Can a candidate register for ielts online?

Yes. British Council & idp Australia provide a 24-hour IELTS Online Registration System. You can register for your preferred IELTS test date with only a few clicks. For other registration methods, please visit their sites.

When will the candidate know the time for the speaking test?

The speaking is conducted either on the day of the written test or on another day. The exact timings of the speaking test will be provided after candidate takes the written test. Candidates must arrive at the speaking test venue 30 minutes before their scheduled time.

What happens if a candidate is absent on the test day without giving prior notice?

The candidate will lose their full test fee, and will not be able to postpone the test. However, if medical evidence is provided within 5 days of the test date, the Exams Centre may adjust the decision based on the evidence. Only original medical certificates will be accepted and must state inability to appear for the test on the scheduled test date.

For how long is a test score valid?

Test report form will not be issued for tests taken more than two years ago. A receiving organization may choose to accept an older Test Report Form if a candidate can provide evidence that they have actively maintained or tried to improve their English language proficiency since doing the test. However, this is the decision of the receiving organization. The Test Centre cannot provide any letter or references endorsing a candidate’s level of English.

What happens if a candidate loses their test report form or requires further copies?

Candidates will receive only one copy of their test result. Additional copies may be forwarded directly to institutions of the candidate’s choice at any time within two years of the test date. Candidate can apply to the centre where they took the test..

Is the IELTS result accepted by USA universities and institutions?

Yes. Over 2,000 US universities and professional bodies accept IELTS scores as proof of English language skills, including the Ivy League and other private and public institutions across the country.