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:
Please click here for the Paper Based IELTS schedule.
Please click here for the Computer Delivered IELTS schedule.
For booking and test dates, please click here.
The test fee for the Paper Based IELTS is AED 1200 (tax included).
The test fee for the Computer Delivered IELTS is AED 1340 (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 the 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 practice materials and timed tests tutorials.
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.
To verify your IELTS score, please submit a copy of your score report to infodesk.aus.edu.
You can preview the Paper Based results online 13 days and Computer Delivered results 3-5 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.