Monday, April 18, 2011


How often is the IELTS test conducted? IELTS tests are conducted at least twice or 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) Written Test (Listening, Reading and Writing); and Part (b) Speaking Test.
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 may be scheduled any time from five days before to five days after 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.

Where are the test venues? Tests are conducted regularly in Manila, Cebu, Davao and Baguio and irregularly in Bacolod, Iloilo, Legazpi, Naga, Cagayan de Oro and Zamboanga 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 given at the time of the written test (unless the speaking test is conducted prior to the written parts in which case the time and venue will be confirmed about one week before the speaking test).

What should you 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 or Leone # 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.

Test Fee is Php 8,640

NOTE: Prices are subject to change without notice. Time schedules and dates are subject to change depending on demand and venue availability. Written tests (Listening, Reading and Writing sections) are administered in the morning (9:00 am - 12:00 nn) of the test date. Speaking tests are scheduled at the discretion of the test centre, in the period of 5 days before or after the written tests. Confirmation of IELTS test venue and schedule: Manila - Candidates will be receiving confirmation letters with the test details including their interview time slots 1 week before their test date. Province - Candidates will receive a telephone call confirming their test details 3 days before their test date. Call office hotline at least 3 days prior to the test date to confirm the venue and time for the written tests if you have not been notified in writing.

1 comment:

  1. A high score represents a high level of proficiency; a low score shows a lower level.IELTS is an exam designed for people of any level to take. It gives a result which does not show a pass/fail according to a certain standard, but rather shows your current level in different areas

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