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1. How can I prepare for IELTS? Your ﬁrst step is to read ‘IELTS information for candidates’ – available from the British Council or from the IELTS website www.ielts.org. You can also purchase from the British Council ofﬁces IELTS materials for 100 QR, which contains sample IELTS tests showing you exactly what the test is like. You can also buy the book on how to prepare for IELTS for 100 QR. 2. When should I register? There are ﬁxed test dates throughout the year. You must register at least 5 weeks before your preferred test date. 7. What can I bring into the examination room? Only pens, pencils and erasers. Mobile phones and pagers must be switched off and placed with your personal belongings in the area designated by the supervisor. You also need to bring the same original identiﬁcation document you supplied when you registered for IELTS, as these need to be checked against the information on the application form. These documents will be checked by the administrator and the Speaking examiner. 12. What happens if I am absent on the day of the test without giving prior notice? You will lose your full test fee. However, if a medical certiﬁcate is provided within ﬁve days of the test date then your case may be considered for a refund minus a local administrative charge of QR210. 13. What can I do if I am unhappy with my result? You can apply for an Enquiry on Results procedure at the test centre. You must do this within six weeks of the test dates. The fee for this service is £ 60 which is fully refundable if your score changes. You will receive your results in 6 – 8 weeks. 14. How can I send copies of my test report form (TRF) to institutions? Five original TRFs can be produced free of charge by British Council Examinations Services, and sent electronically to the institutions such as Universities, Immigration Consultants, Nursing Boards, HR Departments etc. mentioned by you in your application form within one month of the result date. If the candidate chooses, these TRFs can be couriered and an additional fee will be charged. 15. Is IELTS accepted in the US? Yes. More than 3000 American Universities and Institutions recognise IELTS, including all of the ‘Ivy League’ universities, CGFNS and the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). 16. What should I do if I have any more questions? Contact our Customer Services team by phone or email and they will be happy to help. Tel : +974 4425 1888 Fax: +974 4442 3315 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.britishcouncil.org/me
8. When will I receive my results? You should get your results 13 days after the test. You may check your results 3. How do I register? online by logging on to For registration, if you are a non Qatari, you http://ielts-results.britishcouncil.org . need to bring your original passport. If you Results will be available online for up to are a Qatari, either the original passport or two weeks after the ofﬁcial results have the Qatari ID is accepted. You will also need been released to bring copies of the above documents, 9. What do I get when I have taken the two recent identical passport size phototest? graphs, which should only be with a clear You will get a Test Report Form (TRF), with background and a completed application your overall score and details of how you form, which must be signed by you. performed in each skill. The TRF includes Candidates must not wear glasses in the your photograph for security purposes. photographs when they submit for IELTS 10. How soon can I repeat the test? registration. Whenever you like. However, you will not 4. How much does it cost? improve your scores merely by taking the The IELTS test costs 850 QR. test several times. To improve your score signiﬁcantly you need to engage in further 5. Do I have to do the whole test in study of a serious nature. one day? The Listening, Reading and Writing components of the test are conducted on the same day. The speaking test may be scheduled either on the test day or up to 7 days before or after the test date. The speaking test schedule will be provided after test date conﬁrmation. 6. What is the speaking test? The speaking test is a one-to-one interview with a certiﬁed examiner. It is recorded on a digital recorder. 11. What happens if I want to postpone or cancel my application? Requests for postponing or cancelling your test must be made at least 5 weeks before the test date. However a postponement fee of QR.210/- and a cancellation fee of QR.210/- will be applicable respectively. If you miss the exam for medical reasons you need to provide the appropriate medical evidence within 5 days of the test date and you will either receive 75% refund or we will postpone your test date. Please note that an administration fee of QR.210/- will be charged.