iii) Special Arrangements
Candidates requiring special arrangements due to temporary, permanent or long-term disability, such ashearing/sight impairment, dyslexia or speech impediment; or short-term difficulties such as broken arm must give
three months notice
to British Council Examinations Services so that the appropriate guidance and approval canbe taken from the Special Circumstances Unit at Cambridge ESOL.
1 May 2006
the policy on candidates re-taking IELTS has been amended
The restriction on re-taking IELTSwithin 90 days has been removed and candidates will be able to repeat the test whenever they wish.
The British Council will forward an acknowledgement through email to candidates within
working days of receiptof an IELTS application form.
vi) Venue Details
After the acknowledgement, IELTS Venue Letters are sent out to the candidates
before the test. Ifcandidates do not receive this venue letter they must contact British Council before the test date. Please note thatthe Speaking interviews may be conducted seven days before or after the written test.
vii) Test Centre Transfer Request
Candidates are required to inform the Centre at which they initially registered at least
30 working days
prior to thetest date if they may wish for their test Centre to be transferred, for which PKR 500/- will be charged asadministrative fee. Requests will be processed on the availability of seats at the new Centre within Pakistan only. Aconfirmation of successful transfer of Centre request will be communicated to you via Email.
viii) Transfer of Test Date
A request using the “Test Date Transfer & Cancellation Form” for transferring of test date (i.e. postponement orpreponement) to another date must reach the centre in original and at least five weeks prior to the test date. Anadministrative fee of
would be payable by the applicant which must be paid along with the applicationfor transferring of test date. The allotment of the next date of test will be at the sole discretion of the centre andsubject to availability. No request will be entertained after the cut-off period i.e. less than 5 weeks prior to the testdate.
Test date transfer fee will be PKR 3250/- for the tests scheduled after 1 January 2011 onwards
ix) Cancellation of Test Date
All applications for cancellation and refund must be sent to the centre using the Test Date Transfer andCancellationForm 1with the original receipt of payment of test fee. If the application for cancellation is received fiveweeks prior to the test date, then an administrative fee of 25% will be deducted from the examination fee and thebalance amount will be refunded to the applicant within three weeks from the date of receipt of the application.No request will be entertained after the cut-off period i.e. less than five weeks prior to the test date
Request under Unavoidable Circumstances
Late requests for transfer or cancellation can be accepted by the centre five days from the test date only in thecase of the following extreme unavoidable circumstances:
Serious illness – linked to hospital admission or other illness making the candidate not able tosit for the test. For example typhoid, jaundice, eye flu, infectious disease, surgery etc. Pleasenote that ordinary illnesses such as viral fever, cough, cold, stomach upset etc will not beconsidered.
Serious injury – linked to hospital admission or injury such as fracture of the hand used forwriting etc.
Loss or bereavement – death of an immediate family member, i.e. spouse, parent, sibling orchild.
Victim of an accident