Due to the current situation in the United Arab Emirates, the AUS Testing Center is not offering IELTS exams at AUS. Please note that any scheduled examinations might be suspended based on directives from the UAE Ministry of Education.
IELTS Indicator is the new online test that test takers can take from the comfort of their home, to help test takers continue their education journey.
The test is available once a week and covers all four skills; Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking for IELTS Academic. The test uses live test questions and is marked by IELTS examiners.
Candidates need to complete the Listening, Reading, and Writing in one sitting.
The Speaking test will take place either a few days before or after the Listening, Reading, and Writing test. It is conducted over video call with a real IELTS examiner.
The total exam duration ((Listening, Reading and Writing) is 2 hours and 45 minutes. IELTS Speaking will take additional 10-15 minutes.
Applicants must attain a minimum score of 6.5 or above on IELTS Indicator academic version for undergraduate and graduate admission.
For registration and test preparation, please visit https://takeielts.
The test fee is $149
Test takers will get an indicative score for each section and an overall band score within seven days after your test.
To verify your IELTS Indicator / IELTS score, please submit a copy of your score report to infodesk.aus.edu. If the score report is not available, fill out and submit the IELTS Verification form, which is available here.
You can preview the Paper based results online 13 days and Computer Delivered results 5-7 days after the main test day. You can also receive your result by SMS if you complete the form given to you on your test date.
Students can order for additional original copies (up to a maximum of five) of test report forms to be posted to receiving institutions. Please contact British Council customer services points to place a request. These copies are sent free of charge if applied for within four weeks from the results publishing date. However, for secure and faster delivery, additional courier charges may apply.
Paper Based IELTS has four modules: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The total test time is 2 hours and 45 minutes. The Listening, Reading and Writing tests are done in one sitting while the Speaking test may be on the same day or up to seven days before or after the other tests. You will be advised of the time for your speaking interview when you apply.
If you choose Computer Delivered IELTS, you will take the Listening, Reading and Writing sections on a computer. The Speaking test will remain face to face with a trained IELTS Examiner.
All other aspects of the test are exactly the same, whether it is taken on paper or on computer, including:
To view the Paper Based test dates, please see the schedule.
To view the Computer Delivered test dates, please see the schedule.
For registration and test dates, please click here.
The test fee for Paper based IELTS is AED 1120 (tax included).
The test fee for Computer Delivered IELTS is AED 1260 (tax included).
On the day of the test, you must present your original, valid passport; or UAE National ID for identification purposes only. Please note that you will not be allowed to enter the exam hall without original ID that you used during your registration.
Road to IELTS is a popular online self-study resource for Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking test practice, written by the British Council. It includes:
You can try British Council's Road to IELTS resources with 10 hours of free study right now with no prior registration. When you register for an IELTS test with British Council, you'll be free to enjoy a further 20 hours of access to the learning materials.
To access Road to IELTS resources, please click here.