The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular high-stakes English language proficiency test for study, work and migration with more than two million tests taken in the past year.
IELTS results are recognised by more than 9,000 organisations, including educational institutions, employers, professional associations and governments, in over 140 countries around the world.
IELTS test content is developed by an international team of experts and undergoes extensive research to ensure the test remains fair and unbiased for any candidate regardless of nationality, background, gender, lifestyle or location.
You can take IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training, depending on the organisation you are applying to and your plans for the future.
IELTS test format
IELTS is a test of all four language skills: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. You will take the Listening, Reading and Writing tests all on the same day one after the other, with no breaks in between. Depending on your test centre, your Speaking test may be on the same day as the other three tests, or up to seven days before or after that. The total test time is under three hours.
Read more about the IELTS test format.
Why is the IELTS format fairer for you?
You deserve a fair chance to do your best. That’s why, unlike other tests, IELTS gives you a quiet room for an individual Speaking test with no distractions or interruptions.
IELTS also recognises that people have different approaches to answering questions. For example, with IELTS you can answer questions within the Reading test or within the Writing test in the order that suits you. You can also make changes to your Reading answers during the hour of the Reading test and adjust your Writing responses during the hour of the Writing test.
How often is the IELTS test conducted?
IELTS tests are conducted three times a month in Manila and less frequently in other venues according to demand.
How is the test conducted?
The test is conducted in two parts:
- Part (a) Speaking Test
- Part (b) Written Test (Listening, Reading and Writing)
The listening, reading and writing (written parts) are held consecutively on the same day. The written parts take about three (3) hours to complete.
The speaking test only takes about 15 minutes but it is an individual test so a test schedule giving an approximate time for the test is prepared to ensure you are at the speaking test venue on time. Speaking Tests are typically scheduled in the period of five days before the written parts. The venue for the speaking test may vary from the venue for the written parts of the test but candidates are advised of the correct venue.
When is the next test available?
Click the link below for the next available test date for your city OR telephone (02) 535 3320 and follow the prompts to listen to the recorded information on test venues and dates.
Where are the test venues?
Tests are conducted regularly in Manila, Cebu, Davao, Baguio, Iloilo and Cagayan de Oro and irregularly in Bacolod, Naga, Tagaytay, Laguna, Lipa, Dipolog and Pampanga depending on demand. Currently, tests are held in large hotels or in institutions with large testing areas.
The venue for the test is advised to you at the time of registering (if it is known) and also confirmed by telephone or mail about one week before the test date.
A schedule and venue for the speaking test is indicated in a confirmation letter which will be sent to the candidate/agent (if candidate applied thru a review center/agency) via email one week before the test date for Manila tests.
What should I bring to the test ?
For the written & speaking parts of the test, bring only the valid photo ID you used when registering for the test and 3 pieces of Mongol # 2 pencils.
Pens and erasers will be provided on the day of the test.
What NOT to bring to the test !!!!
Do not bring cell phones, handbags, any form of electronic equipment including any type of recording device, scanning device or photographic apparatus of any kind to the test. These items are banned from the test venue.
The only item allowed in the test venue is the candidates' valid ID. Hand bags, cell phones etc brought to the test venue will not be permitted inside the testing room. IDP takes no responsibility for the safety of any items that are brought to the test venue and must be left outside the testing room by the candidate during the test.
Candidates using or attempting to use any device to record, copy or in any way duplicate test materials or to remove test materials from the test venue will have their test cancelled and the matter will be reported to the proper authorities.
Cagayan de Oro
3x a month
*Prices are subject to change without prior notice. Check fee with IDP Office in the month you are paying for the test
IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS and NOTES:
* Prices are subject to change without notice
1. Above times and dates are subject to change depending on demand and venue availability.
2. Written tests (Listening, Reading and Writing sections) are administered in the morning (9:00 am - 12:00 nn) of the test date.
3. Speaking tests are scheduled at the discretion of the test centre, within 5 days before the written tests.
4. Confirmation of IELTS test venue and schedule: Candidates will be receiving confirmation letters by email with the test details including their interview time slots 1 week before their test date.
Please call our office at least 5 days prior to the test date to confirm the venue and time for the written tests if you have not been notified in writing.