Question: Where can I take IELTS?

Answer: You can take IELTS in over 900 locations worldwide. In Bangladesh, both British Council and IDP conduct the Exam. You take IELTS exam with FutureEd, the Official British Council IELTS Test Center, Banani, Dhaka.

Question: When can I take IELTS?

Answer: IELTS is available on 48 fixed dates a year – up to four times a month, depending on local demand. Check all the test dates for the year from our website.

Question: How much does it cost ?

Answer: IELTS has a set fee for its test. The Academic and General Training tests are the same cost. Cost is 18,750 BDT (September 1, 2022).

Question: How to Pay ?

Answer: Pay through Cash, Debit or Credit Card, Bkash, Nagad, Bank Transfer. FutureEd use different flexible options. You can come to our office Or pay online with secured SSL Commerz (charge apply).

Question: How do I register for the test ?

Answer: Find Book IELTS tab in navigation bar, and click your preferred exam and then check the test dates. You can register for the IELTS : Online at our website / In person visit to our Banani Office. Read the information for candidates, terms and conditions, complete the form and sign it. Please make sure you have a valid postal address and use the same name as on your passport.

Question: What photographs do I need to provide in my IELTS application ?

Answer: To apply for an IELTS test you will need to provide two identical passport-sized colour photographs that are no more than six months old. You will need to sign the back of each photo. You must not wear glasses in your application photographs.

Question: What if I need to postpone or cancel my application ?

Answer: 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 serious 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. Please note, this does not apply to minor illnesses.

Question: What if I am absent or sick on the test day ?

Answer: If you are away on the test day with no prior notice, you will lose your full fee. However, in cases of serious illness, if you provide a medical certificate within 5 days of the test date, you will receive a refund minus the local administrative cost.

Question: Is the IELTS test completed in one day?

Answer: 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. 

Question: What if I am delayed by circumstances beyond my control (eg. a transport strike) for IELTS Speaking test? 

Answer: The test centre may offer you a test on the next available test date.

Question: What can I bring into the examination room?

Answer: 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.

Question: Which part do I take first?

Answer: 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.

Question: What kinds of accents can be heard in the Listening and Speaking tests?

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

Question: Does the Listening tape provide instructions and pauses?

Answer: 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. The same procedure follows for sections 2, 3 and 4. In the final 10 minutes, you transfer your answers onto the answer sheet.

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

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

Question: Can I use a pen for the Listening and Reading tests?

Answer: No. You must do it in pencil in paper-based IELTS. The answer sheet is scanned by a computer which cannot read pen.

Question: Can I make notes on the Listening and Reading question papers?

Answer: Yes. The IELTS Examiner will not see your question paper.

Question: What is the Speaking test?

Answer: 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 audio cassette or a digital recorder.

Question: What do I need for the Speaking test?

Answer: 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.

Question: Which IELTS test do I need if I am applying for a UK visa application?

Answer: If you are applying for a UK visa, there is an IELTS test for you. It’s UKVI IELTS. Additionally, IELTS exam is enough for UK visa.

Question: What do I need to do if I am applying to study at a British university or college?

Answer: Those who are applying for a Tier 4 student visa to a Highly Trusted Sponsor (HTS) to study a bachelor or postgraduate degree are required to meet the English language level set by the institution. All British universities and colleges accept IELTS results. This means that you do not need to take the IELTS test under UKVI specified condition, unless your institution has required you to.

Question: How often can I re-take IELTS ?

Answer: There are no restrictions on retaking IELTS. You can register for a test as soon as you feel you are ready to do so. 

Question: If I take an IELTS test for UK visa purposes, can I use my result in other countries / for other purposes?

Answer: IELTS test results are accepted by more than 9,000 organisations worldwide, including universities, colleges, governments and employers.

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