English Language Testing System (IELTS) is an internationally owned and
globally recognized direct English language assessment of the highest
quality and integrity readily available throughout the world.
a highly dependable, practical and valid English language assessment primarily
used by those seeking international education, professional recognition,
bench-marking to international standards and global mobility.
owned, developed and delivered through the partnership of the British
IELTS Australia and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations
- 2 pcs
passport size colored photo (taken within six months) with your signature
on front right hand side
ID – passport should not expire within six months after test date. SSS
ID card, GSIS policy number with company ID or PRC ID. Photocopy of
the ID must be attached to the application form.
the application form and requirements. Candidates can download from
www.ielts.org or at
British Council – 10F Taipan Place, Emerald Avenue,
Ortigas Center, Pasig City.
Tel No. 914-1011 to 14
Fax No. 914-1020
Autralian IELTS Administrator (IDP) – IDP Education
2F Pioneer House, 108 Paseo de Roxas Legaspi Village, Makati City
Tel No: 816-0755 ext. 108
- Test fee
Go to a chosen test center and get a copy of the IELTS Application Form.
Fill in the Application Form and send it or submit it personally to the
test center with the test fee and two passport sized photographs. Attach
an evidence of identity , which should be a passport number or a national
identity card number.
The test center will confirm your IELTS test date and time. Two weeks
before your scheduled exam, you will receive a confirmation letter informing
you of the schedule and venue for the written and speaking exams.
Register for the Test at least 2 weeks before your preferred test date.
On the test day, bring the same evidence of identity as the number entered
in the application form.
Test fee is P8960, currently British Council Philippines accepts cash,
manager’s check or cashier's check or bank draft (payable to the British
Council) forms of payment. All payment should be in pesos only.
2006 IELTS test dates
offered to candidates on a fixed date basis. There are up to 48 test dates
a year available and individual test centers offer IELTS tests 1 to 4
times per month depending on local demand. Not all test centers offer
tests on all dates. Check directly with your selected test centre for
upcoming IELTS test dates.
both Academic and General Training modules. Dates for Academic module
Under the Standards set forth in section 212(a)(5)(C)
of the Immigration and Nationality Act (also known as section 343), immigrant
health care workers must demonstrate competence in oral and written English
as shown by an appropriate score on one or more nationally recognized,
commercially available, standardized assessments of English language proficiency.
The two testing services approved to provide this testing are the Educational
Testing Service (ETS) and the English Language Institute(ELI). Foreign-educated
nurses applying to the VisaScreen program must take either the Test of
English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the Test of Written English (TWE)
and the Test of Spoken English (TSE) provided by ETS or the Michigan English
Language Assessment Battery(MELAB) provided by ELI. As of October 14,
1998 the following passing scores must be achieved by nurses.
In a letter dated January 23, 2003, to the INS, the HHS
and State Department proposed to accept the English language exams offered
by the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) and the
Test of English in International Communications (TOEIC) to satisfy the
VisaScreen requirement. The CGFNS will start accepting the new examinations,
both of which have been approved by the HHS, by February 24, 2003.
must include TWE and TSE
overall with a spoken band score of 7.0
results are released 13 calendar days after the test.
Test Report Form
will receive only one copy of their Test Report Form (TRF). This is a
very valuable document and it is recommended that candidates take due
care in keeping their TRF secure. It can not be replaced. Additional,
original Test Report Forms may be forwarded to institutions of the candidate’s
The IELTS TRF
- the candidate's
scores, on a Band Scale from 1 to 9, for each module of the test
- the candidate's
overall Band Score, on a scale from 1 to 9
the candidate has completed the Academic or General Training test
- the candidate's
photo, and details of his/her nationality, first language and date of
is no pass or fail mark
Band Scores and Band Scores for Listening and Reading are reported in
and Speaking Band Scores are reported in whole bands
- the results
are recommended as valid for two years
in giving a Band Score for each of the four modules of the test as well
as an overall Band Score, allows receiving institutions to clearly identify
the candidates’ strengths and weaknesses.
the test centre ensures that test results are available without any administrative
A valid Test
Report Form bears a centre stamp, candidate photo, a validation stamp
and the IELTS administrator's signature. Test Report Forms are sent directly
from the test.
You must not
proof of your identity (e.g. national identify card or passport) at
registration and every examination session. Second country nationals
must produce a passport. This ID must contain a number, a signature,
a date of birth and a photograph. It is the responsibility of the candidate
to prove their identity.
two recent passport-sized photographs on registration
- Only have
on your desk a pen/pencil and an eraser.
mobile phones and pagers are switched off and placed with personal belongings
in the area designated by the supervisor. Any candidate who does not
switch off their phone/pager, or who retains one in their possession,
will be disqualified.
the test invigilator immediately if test day conditions in any way impede
to cheat, copy the work of another candidate or disrupt the test.
- Use, or
attempt to use, a dictionary, pager, spell-checker, electronic recorder
or mobile phone for the duration of the test. Any candidate doing so
will be disqualified.
- Talk to
or disturb other candidates once the examination has started.
eat or drink in the examination room.
any part of the test in any format/medium. Any candidate doing so will
have their test results disqualified and be liable to prosecution.
any materials used during the examination. This includes, but is not
limited to, examination papers, answer papers and working paper.
If you are caught infringing any of the candidate rules
and regulations your test result will be disqualified and notification
of your disqualification will be sent to any receiving institution or
Advice and Information
Make sure you attend on time
Bring what you
- Know the
date, time and place of your test and arrive before the scheduled starting
- If you
arrive late for any of the papers, report to the supervisor or invigilator.
You may not be allowed to take the test.
- Take into
the test room only the pens, pencils and erasers which you need for
fluid and highlighters must not be used.
anything which you do not need, or which is not allowed, either outside
the test room, or as instructed by the supervisor.
- You may
not lend anything to, or borrow anything from, another candidate during
Advice and assistance
during the test
to the supervisor and do what you are asked to do.
- Tell the
supervisor or invigilator at once if you think you have not been given
the right question paper, or if the question paper is incomplete or
- Read carefully
and follow the instructions printed on the question paper and on the
- Fill in
the details required on the front of your question paper and on your
answer sheet before the start of the test.
- If you
are in doubt about what you should do, raise your hand to attract attention.
The invigilator will come to your assistance.
- You may
not ask for, and will not be given, any explanation of the questions.
- If on
the day of the test you feel that your work may be affected by ill health
or any other reason, you must inform the invigilator at the time.
- You may
not leave the test room without the permission of the supervisor or
- You can
not leave your seat until all papers have been collected and you have
been told you can leave.
- When you
leave the examination room you must leave behind the question paper,
your answer paper, any paper used for rough work clearly crossed through
and any other materials provided for the test.
- Do not
make any noise near the examination room.