Saturday, April 1, 2017

IELTS Dates and Results

The Test Day and Results: 
You must report at the test centre, at the time given in your confirmation letter, with your original national identity card and passport, lead pencils, blue or black ballpoint or pen, sharpener, eraser and do not forget to bring along the IELTS test fee receipt. You will not be allowed to take the test if you fail to bring any identification documents or arrive late at the test centre. the test. No result will be issued to candidates who are involved in impersonation and/or misconduct. Before taking the test read “Notice to IELTS Candidate” available inside IELTSapplication form.  You may delay your test date, in case you have some medical or compassionate reason charges apply. You are allowed to extend your date only once. You must apply at least five weeks prior to your test date. You may have to submit some sort of documentary evidence for approval. Check your test centre for details.

IELTS results are valid for 2 years. Your IELTS test result will be sent out to you about 2 weeks following the test. You will only get ONE copy of your original TRF (Test Report Form, commonly known as IELTS result). If you need to send your TRF to multiple local or international institutions, your test centre can organise it for a small charge. The original IELTS TRF is sent by courier to you at the address entered on your IELTSapplication form. Your centre may withhold your test result if you fail to submit the required information or documentation.

AEO Pakistan Test centres also offer to send your test result by SMS before you get your original TRF by courier. British council presents online results; you can take advantage of it by checking your result 13 days after your test. You can apply for a re-evaluation for your IELTS score, if you are not satisfied with the band score you achieved in your IELTS test. You need to fill up Enquiry on Result Form at your test centre. You have to pay a fee for this facility. You can download the Enquiry on Result Form at aeo.com.pk or britishcouncil.com.pk. Fill in the form acceptably with block letters and clearly state the module you want to get re-marked. Attach the Original TRF and don’t forget to keep a copy.

IELTS Remarking:
If you did not get the IELTS score you wanted, you can consider the following options: The first option you should consider is whether to try to convince the organisation which demanded this score, possibly the university you want to attend, to still accept you with the current band score. There is a chance if your IELTS result was only slightly less than the requirement, say 0.5. If you have a justified complaint, you can request for a retest. Keeping in mind the test centre will only allow you a retest if it is reasonable. If you have a reasonable complaintyou should already have informed the centre by completing a “Test Day ComplaintForm” on the day of the test. If the marks across the entire test vary by more than 2 bands your IELTS test may already have been re-marked, there is a much less likely scenario that you will increase your score by requesting a further re-mark. If you choose to request a re-mark make sure you do so within six weeks of the date of your IELTS test.

Remember re-mark will cost you around two-third of the test fee. There is a strong possibility that you score may change if re-marked. That is if you had any problems during the test e.g. not completing a writing task or being psychologically inundated by nerves during the speaking test. If you are confident that your English level for a module is higher than the score you received and you did the exam to the best of your ability and you believe you can raise your score for that module enough, you should think about asking for that module to be remarked. However, you should not ask for a re-mark for a module that already has a high enough score, there is a risk you may end up getting a lower mark.
As the re-marking is done in London, it can sometimes take 8 – 10 weeks.  The last choice is to retake the IELTS test. You may have had some problems with timing and could not complete part of the test on the previous test day, and you believe that next time it will be much easier. Focus on your weak areas next time. Make an effort to improve your English if you feel it is needed. You can also look into Improving your time management during the test.

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