IELTS Exam Overview

IELTS Exam Overview


International English Language Testing System

Essentials For

Study & Work Permit for Students

Test Mode

Computer & Paper Pen

Type of Test

English Proficiency Test


IELTS Exam Overview

IELTS Full-Form: International English Language Testing System

What is the IELTS Exam?

IELTS is an English language exam that must be taken by foreign applicants who want to study or work in a country where English is the primary language of communication. The UK, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and Canada are the most common nations where IELTS is recognised for university applications. The exam primarily assesses the test-taker’s ability to communicate in the four core English language abilities of hearing, reading, speaking, and writing. IDP Education Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment jointly own and administer the IELTS exam test.

The IELTS exam can be taken on a computer or on paper. Those who take the IELTS computer-based test do so for the Listening, Writing, and Reading portions. The Speaking test, on the other hand, is done in front of a qualified examiner.
  • With the computer-based IELTS, there are more test dates to select from, and results are available in 3-5 days.
  • Those who want to take the IELTS on paper will complete the Reading, Writing, and Listening parts on paper with HB pencils or pens.
  • The Speaking test, on the other hand, is done in front of a trained IELTS examiner.

Information About IELTS Exam

The IELTS exam Bangladesh is required for migration and academic reasons in English-speaking nations such as the UK, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and Canada. It is the only English Language Test that UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) has authorised for visa applicants applying both within and outside the UK. Many students are perplexed as to why IELTS scores are necessary. The basic explanation is that foreign institutions and visa issuing agencies want to ensure that you will have no communication problems while in the country.

You must demonstrate an excellent comprehension and command of the English language, which is why your total IELTS score is so significant. Another prevalent misunderstanding among students is whether or not IELTS is a required exam. No, IELTS is not required for all university applications. Many institutions may not even require IELTS results for admission. However, keep in mind that if you do not take IELTS, your prospects of obtaining a student visa may decrease since visa authorities may not be convinced of your English competence in the absence of IELTS exam results. As a result, it is safer to take IELTS and strive for at least 6 bands overall.

You can take the IELTS exam once a week with the British Council or IDP (four times a month). The global timetable for the British Council and IDP test dates is 48 days each year.


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What are the Types of IELTS Exam

IELTS examinations are divided into two types:
Academic and General Training. 

The listening and speaking portions are the same for both examinations; however, the subject matter for the writing and reading sections varies depending on which test is taken. The IELTS Reading, Writing, and Listening portions are all performed on the same day of the exam, with no interruptions in between.  The Speaking component, on the other hand, can be performed either a week before or after the other examinations. This information exam is available at your testing centre.

Read: This test should I take for which subject if I want to study abroad?

The IELTS exam is divided into two sections:

  1. IELTS Academic Test
  2. IELTS General Test

IELTS Academic Test

Those applying for further education or professional registration in another country must take IELTS Academic.

IELTS General Test

The IELTS exam is given several times throughout the year. The candidate can select the most convenient day for them. To minimise delays in results, students who desire to apply to institutions overseas must take the exam at least 3 to 4 months before the university/college application deadline.

IELTS Test Types

The IELTS test is available both Online and Offline (Computer Delivered Test) (Paper-Based Test). The IELTS exam format is the same for both types. The listening and speaking parts for both academic and general are similar, but the writing and reading sections differ slightly.

IELTS Exam Dates

The IELTS exam is given several times throughout the year. The candidate can select the most convenient day for them. To minimise delays in results, students who desire to apply to institutions overseas must take the exam at least 3 to 4 months before the university/college application deadline.

Get the IELTS Preparation Guidance and Syllabus today to prepare for the tests.

IELTS Exam Centre in Bangladesh

The IELTS exam date 2024 is already known to you. However, you must know where you may administer the test.  Here is the list below to find out where you may take the IELTS exam in Bangladesh.

  • Dhaka
  • Chattogram
  • Sylhet
  • Barishal
  • Khulna
  • Cumilla
  • Rajshahi

General Facts - IELTS Exam

Date and Periodicity
Admit Card and Center
Reporting of Scores
Validity of Scores
IELTS test dates are available up to four times every month, for a total of 48 scheduled test days in a calendar year.
There are 14 centres in Bangladesh that provide IELTS exams (paper-based or computer-delivered) please select an appropriate test centre that is most suitable for your test based on test availability.
IELTS exam results are issued 13 calendar days after the paper-based examination and 5-7 calendar days after the computer-based test. Only ONE original Test Report Form will be sent to the applicant.
Within one month of completing the IELTS exam, an applicant may request up to five extra TRFs to be forwarded to Receiving Institutions. TRFs supplied through courier will be delivered and students will be charged appropriately.
Upto 2 Years

How Can I Register for the IELTS Exam?

Keep your passport with you at all times throughout registration since you will need your passport number. Aside from that, you must bring your passport with you on the exam day. IELTS registration may be completed in three simple steps:

Step 1

To begin, go to the official British Council registration website.

Step 2

Sign up for a British Council account.

Step 3

Locate the nearest testing facility.

Step 4

Register for and pay for the IELTS exam online.

Step 5

Find the preferred PTE exam appointment.

Mention the preferred city and nearby test centres along with the available PTE exam dates and time slots.

Step 6

Those under the age of 18 must have their parent or guardian book the exam on their behalf. 

Once your registration is complete, your test centre will give you a written confirmation with the date and time of your IELTS exam.

IELTS Cancellation Policy

  • You will receive a refund less a 25% administrative charge if you cancel your IELTS application more than five weeks before the test date.
  • If you cancel your IELTS exam fewer than five weeks before the test date, you will not be refunded.
  • If you do not show up for the exam, you will not be refunded. This is also regarded as a cancellation.
Those who can provide a medical certificate within 5 days of the test date will be eligible for a refund less the local administration fee.

IELTS Exam Fees in Bangladesh 2024 (Latest Update)

  • Bangladeshi Cities that have Test Centres offering IELTS on Computer
    Dhaka, Chattogram and Sylhet.
  • Bangladeshi Cities that have Test Centres offering IELTS on Paper
    Dhaka, Chattogram, Sylhet, Barishal, Khulna, Kumilla, Rajshahi and Cox’s Bazaar.

IELTS Exam Fee for Both Computer-based and Paper-based Test Format

The exam fee is the same across all cities of Bangladesh.

Test Type

Test Format

Exam Fee

IELTS Academic


22,500 BDT

IELTS General Training


22,500 BDT

IELTS Academic


22,500 BDT

IELTS General Training


22,500 BDT

IELTS Scholarships for International Students


One of the most significant disadvantages of studying abroad is having to pay tuition in foreign currency in addition to hefty living expenses. As a result of such factors, many students are unable to travel overseas and must settle for other options. On the other hand, students may fully realise their ambition thanks to the availability of several IELTS Scholarships and education loans. Scholarships, as well as other fellowships and scholarships, are accessible on the official website of each college and are granted to worthy students regularly. Students can also obtain education loans from financial entities to study abroad.

IELTS Exam FAQs for International Students

What is IELTS?
The International English Language Testing System  (IELTS) is a standardised and widely recognised English language assessment that evaluates the English language proficiency of non-native English speakers who wish to study or migrate to an English-speaking country.

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