How to send IELTS scores to universities
How to send IELTS scores to universities -If you are planning to study abroad, be ready to prove your English language proficiency by taking standardised tests like IELTS Test. Language proficiency score is one of the essential parts of an admission package and getting a good score is mandatory to make it to the top universities. In fact, universities like Oxford, Harvard and Cambridge require international students to score at least 7.0 to be eligible for most of their programmes.
As an admission process, you must send IELTS scores to universities you are applying to. In this article, we explain the simple process on how to send IELTS scores to universities and other key details pertaining to IELTS score.
Before we explain the procedure of sending IELTS scores to universities, we bring you the process to calculate your IELTS band score and how to check IELTS result.
IELTS is scored on a 9-band scale, where you will be given score from 1 to 9 for all the four sections- Listening, writing, reading and speaking. IELTS scores range between 0 and 9. Your score can be either in full or half band, i.e., 7.0 or 5.5, respectively. You will score a band for each section: listening,writing, speaking and reading, followed by an overall band score. The overall IELTS band score is the average of all the sections. For better understanding, here is an example:
How to calculate IELTS Band Score
Total IELTS band score
When the total IELTS band score ends with .25 or .75, the score is rounded off to the next half or full band. In the above case, the IELTS score would be 6.5.
Calculation of IELTS Band Score
Total IELTS band score
In this case, the total IELTS band score of 3.875 is rounded off making it 4.0.
How to send IELTS scores to universities?
After taking IELTS, the next step is to wait for the IELTS scores. IELTS results are usually out after 13 days of taking the test. You can also preview your result on the official website. There may be circumstances when you may not be able to view your result. In such cases, the exam authority communicates it to you.
Before we proceed with how to send IELTS scores to universities of your choice, let us first guide you through the process to check your IELTS scores.
How to check IELTS scores:
Visit the official website
Click ‘Take an Exam’ and click IELTS
On right-hand side click ‘Your Results’
Now click ‘Preview your results online’
Fill in the details and click ‘Find’
To fill in the details, you need the following:
Correct test date (when the test was taken)
Date of Birth
Identification document number
Applicant/ candidate number
Please note- the candidate/ applicant number will be given to you on the test day. Thus you must keep it safely to preview your result after the 13th day.
How to send IELTS scores to universities: How to register for IELTS
The conducting authorities of IELTS allow international students to send IELTS score to five universities of their choice, which they have to select at the time of IELTS registration. You can check your IELTS score through the same account.
Here is how students can register for IELTS and select universities to send IELTS scores to:
Visit the British Council website
Click ‘Take an exam’ and ‘IELTS’
On the right-hand side click ‘IELTS registration’
Click ‘Register for IELTS now’
On the left-hand side you can find the test dates by filling in the details
The next page will display the test date availability. You can choose the available date and click ‘Apply’ next to it.
Read the declaration carefully and tick mark against the box and click ‘Continue’.
The next page asks you to fill in your personal details
At the end of the page, there is an option if you want to send IELTS scores to other institutions. Click ‘Yes’ to send the result.
Click ‘Continue’ once you fill in the correct details.
On the next page, you can specify the five universities where you want to send IELTS result.
Make sure you fill in the correct details, once you fill in the details go through the entire page to cross check if there is any mistake.
Once you select five universities, the test center forwards copies of your IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) to them free of cost. They will be sent electronically, however, there are some cases where the institutes require hard copies of IELTS test report forms. Institutions that have subscribed to electronic download of the TRF will receive the results electronically. For institutes that require original TRF, you can ask your IELTS test centre to send the TRF copy via airmail with an additional cost of USD 3.75. If you want to send it via courier to international destinations, you must pay USD19. Further, you can also attach copies of your IELTS TRF to your university application form.
You will receive only one copy of your IELTS test result form. The TRF has your photograph on it and an inbuilt security system so that it cannot be copied or altered.
Please note that additional test report form takes 14 working days to be processed upon receipt of documents. Institutions may be able to view candidates’ scores through the IELTS TRF Verification Service. To do this they will need your TRF number which can be found in the bottom right corner of your Test Report Form.
How to correct your IELTS scores?
It is very rare to come across a mistake in the marking. However, if you come across such a case, you can apply to British Council’s (or IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment, whichever is the conducting authority in your country) enquiry on results service for a re-check of the test. Make sure, you get the re-check done within 6 weeks i.e., 42 days of the exam date. The best part of the re-check -- you can choose which sections of the test you want to get re-checked.
However, there is a fee in case you raise enquiry on results service of $97 that is refunded if there is any change in your overall IELTS scores. The enquiry on results service can take up to 10 weeks to complete.
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Questions related to IELTS
I have done my BDS from Bangalore. Will SAT, IELTs, and TOEFL be of any use for doing my MDS in foreign??
Yes , your mentioned exams SAT, TOFEL, IELTS will be helpful for getting into foreign universities for MDS , almost all Universities in maximum countries require one English language proficiency test which may be either TOFEL or IELTS , now it's your choice which one you will go for and now if it is about SAT so in such it is not mandatory but majority of University accept your admission through SAT exam also, while apart from this some other exams are also accepted for admission in foreign universities .
Best of luck.
is ielts exam happening right now..please tell me
british council of india conducts ielts exam and exam center has 55 location in india, however due to covid 19 out break many of the exams get rescheduled and cancelled.
For any query pertaining to IELTS or related to postponement of your IELTS Exam, please send your query to ExamsCustomerCare@britishcouncil.org (mailto:ExamsCustomerCare@britishcouncil.org)
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what is the process of giving IELTS Exams
IELTS(International English Language Testing System) is a widely used English language test is given to evaluate an individual's English skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. The validity of IELTS scores is 2 years. The test is open to any candidate who want to pursue higher studies abroad or is seeking an employment opportunity in any one of the English speaking countries that require language proficiency. The steps for registering is as follows:
- Check the available IELTS 2020 exam dates
- Choose a test location from one of 500 IELTS test centres around the world
- Register for the test and pay the fee after entering details.
IELTS application form 2020 process is:
Go to the IELTS official websites.
Select the name of the country/territory and click on 'Continue'
Choose month, date, and module/format (Academic/General Training) as per your preference
After checking availability of the test date, click on the tab 'Apply'
Read and accept the Terms and Conditions
Fill in the personal and academic credentials to register for IELTS 2020
Choose payments mode: debit card, credit card or demand draft and pay the registration fee
Finally, select up to five universities of your choice to send the IELTS test scores.
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If I want to go to uk, canada or usa to pursue higher studies, which exam should i give? GMAT,GRE,SAT,ACT, TOEFL OR IELTS? Also, please give me a comparisons between these exams
The type of exam should you give depends on the University you're looking for and also the course.
SAT or ACT is basically for Undergraduate courses while GRE and GMAT is for Postgraduate courses. TOEFL and IELTS are basically English Proficiency tests. They are given by the candidates whose native language is not English, it too varies according to the university. Every university has it's different criteria but if you're looking for Undergraduate course then you should give SAT as it is accepted by many universities and the language exam based on what the university is accepting.