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Computer Delivered IELTS FAQs

You can follow the up to date information on IDP IELTS website.

How much does it cost?

IELTS test fees vary from country to country. Your IDP Education student adviser will advise the test fee for your country in your local currency, or contact your nearest test centre. In Turkey, the Academic and General Training tests are the same cost. Current test cost are:

IELTS on Paper & IELTS on Computer 2,700 TL

IELTS Life Skills 3,000 TL

IELTS on Paper & IELTS on Computer IELTS UKVI 3,120 TL

How do I book/register for the test?

Your IDP Education student counsellor can assist you in choosing a test date and location. Click here for information about booking your test.

What is Computed IELTS?

You can have your result 2 to 5 days after the test and also, you can take the test 7 days a week in the morning, noon or evening and will be done through the computer. For the first time in Turkey, Computed IELTS has been started by IDP IELTS.

You will complete listening, reading and the writing parts of the test on by using computer. Speaking part of the test will be continue to held on face to face but it could be also held as VCS (Video Call Speaking) due to Covid-19 regulations. Either paper-based or comptuer based, the essence of the tests is the same. For more information, watch the videos below or click here.

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What if I need to postpone or cancel my IELTS test?

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 are unable to attend due to a serious medical condition and provide a medical certificate within 5 days of the test date, you will receive a refund minus the local administrative cost. If you are delayed by circumstances beyond my control (e.g. a transport strike) the test centre may offer you a test on the next available test date.

Please contact the test centre where you booked your IELTS test or for more information click here.

I did my IELTS registration but I give up taking the test. What should I do?

If you want to cancel within 5 weeks of the test date, you will be charged the full fee back. If the test date is less then 5 weeks, you will not be refunded.

Please contact the test centre where you booked your IELTS test or for more information click here.

I couldn't/can't attend the test because of the disease. What should I do?

If you couldn't or cannot participate the test because of the serious health condition and if you submit a medical report from a fully equipped state hospital or private hospital within 5 days of your test date you may be refunded to your remining payment with %25 wage cut or transfer to another date within 3 months for free. Transfer to another date due to disease is limited to one (1) time. Your report must include the date of the test.

Please contact the test centre where you booked your IELTS test or for more information click here.

Do I take all parts of the test on the same day? Which part do I take first?

The Listening, Reading and Writing components of the test are always completed immediately after each other and with no break. You will take the Speaking test same day on the test date. While you register IELTS online, you can choose available Speaking Test hours before or after the other parts of the tests.

What are the test rules?

Test rules and guidelines can be found on the Notice to Candidates provided in the IELTS Application Form. You are also advised to read the Information for Candidates booklet carefully so that you understand the test format and know what to expect on test day. IDP Education offers practical advice for test day on here.

What can I take into the examination room?

A cloaking room is available where you can leave your personal belongings on test day, but it is strongly recommended not to bring valuable items with you. You must leave everything outside the test area except the valid passport or ID you used while registering.

Mobile phones, smartwatches, and pagers should be turned off and left with other personal belongings in the secure area designated by invigilators.

You can bring an HB pencil or HB mechanical pencil, eraser,  sharpener. You can also bring water and disinfectant – all labels must be removed and bottles must be see-through. If you wish, the test centers will also provide water, wipes, pencils, erasers, sharpeners, disinfectants, and cologne.

Items that are NOT ALLOWED in the test room:

  • mobile phones
  • all electronic devices
  • keys
  • wallet
  • money
  • food
  • drink
  • bag
  • clock/smartwatch
  • all other items

Find out more about test day click here.

What is the Speaking test?

The Speaking test is a discussion over 11-14 minutes with a certified and highly qualified IELTS Examiner. The Speaking test is made up of three sections. It is recorded on an audiocassette or a digital recorder. For more information click here.

What do I need for the Speaking test?

You must bring the same passport/national identity card you supplied on your IELTS Application Form and continue to use the same identity documents for each part of the test. Your identity will be checked before you enter the interview room.

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.

Can I write in capital letters?

Yes, you can use all capital letters in the IELTS Reading and Listening components and also in the Writing component.

How are the tests marked?

IELTS uses a 9-band scoring system to report test scores in a consistent manner. You receive inpidual band scores for Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking and an Overall Band Score on a band scale from one to nine. For more information click here.

Can I take notes on paper in Computer-Based IELTS?

Yes. IDP will provide you paper for each section for you to take notes.

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 minimum IELTS scores to meet its inpidual requirements. To find out more, search the list of organisations accepting IELTS scores.

When will I receive my test results?

Your Test Report Form will be available to you 13 calendar days after your test date. If you take the Computed IELTS, you can receive your Test Report Form within 2-5 days.

How to access my IELTS results online?

If you have taken the computer-delivered IELTS test, you can preview your results online within 2-5 days after your test date.

You’ll need your passport/national ID number, personal details (All personal details must be in Latin (English) characters), and your test date to retrieve your results.

Access results online now!

How many test report forms (TRFs) am I entitled to?

You will only receive one copy of your Test Report Form, unless you are applying to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), or the United Kingdom Border Agency (UKBA) – in this case, you can receive two. Proof of application to CIC and UKBA must be provided. Up to five copies of your TRF will be posted via e-mail to the relevant institution(s) you have listed on your IELTS application form automatically if they accept the e-mail through online.

How to access my IELTS results online?

We can send your test report for you through e-mail as many organizations as you want for free. For more information click here.

The organizations that do not accept e-mails we can sent your test report to our examination center through international cargos as a hard copy. Each location has different shipping fees. For more information please click here.

The test result forms only be sent to the institutions and organizations. Additional document cannot sent to the students, their parents or friends.

I lost my Test Report Form. What should I do?

After the test results are announced the TRF (Test Report Form) document is very valuable document and you can only have one document for each exam. If you lost your document, you can only get a new one for 2 times. For more information click here.

How soon can I re-sit the test?

There is no time limit on sitting the test. However, we strongly recommend you do additional study before taking the test again. Some test centres offer preparatory courses and workshops. Ask your IDP Education student adviser or contact your local test centre for more information, click here.

What if I am not happy with my result?

You can apply for a re-mark, known as an Enquiry on Results, at your test centre within six weeks of the test date. You must pay an enquiry fee, which will be 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. For more informations click here.

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