IELTS Indicator, which is developed by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge, is a temporary solution for students who want to continue with their applications at institutions that require evidence of English language proficiency.

Test takers have so many questions about this new exam and we have tried to answer some of the most frequently asked ones here.

What is IELTS Indicator?
How does IELTS Indicator work?
How to register for IELTS Indicator?
How much does IELTS indicator cost?
How to prepare for IELTS Indicator?

What is IELTS Indicator?

IELTS Indicator is an online test that test-takers can take from the safety of their homes. Still, it remains up to institutions to determine the suitability of IELTS Indicator for their application purposes. Test-takers are required to check whether their chosen institution will accept the test before booking.

The test is available only once a week and will launch in countries where IELTS testing has been suspended due to the Corona Virus and is available for a limited period while IELTS tests are suspended due to COVID-19.

How does IELTS Indicator work?

The IELTS Indicator exam assesses your English language skills in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking in the same way as the computer-delivered IELTS exam.

You can take the IELTS Indicator exam on any computer or laptop with reliable internet.

You should complete the Listening, Reading and Writing tests in one sitting, which takes approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes, without a break, just like the real test. Your Speaking test is conducted via Zoom application with an examiner on another day before or after you do the other three sections.

Currently, the IELTS Indicator is only available for Academic IELTS, and you will get an indicative score for each section in addition to an overall band score which will be issued within seven days of taking your test.

It is very important to note that the IELTS Indicator exam is not a substitute for the in-person IELTS test. You may still need to take an in-person IELTS test at a test centre once testing resumes, to meet the requirements of your university or education provider.

How to register for IELTS Indicator?

First be sure to check that your university or organization will accept the Indicator results before you book and pay. Then click here to see if IELTS indicator is available in your country and if it is, learn about the price (which is about 150 USD0) and book a date for your exam.

Note that the speaking test’s date and time will be shared with you within 48 hours before the test scheduled time.

Girl taking IELTS indicator

How much does IELTS indicator cost?

The fees for all countries have not been issued yet but based on the available data; the test will cost around 150 USD.

How to prepare for IELTS Indicator?

IELTS Indicator is in the same format of our online IELTS mock tests, so you are encouraged to take mock tests before sitting the IELTS Indicator exam. This way you can make sure that you are familiar with the exam and since you experience a similar test environment, there will be no surprises on the test day. You will also have a chance to put your computer, internet connection and settings to test.

More importantly, after each mock test, we will give you a detailed test report that not only highlights your weaknesses and errors but also gives you very useful guidelines from our certified IELTS examiners that will help you improve your band score.

Review our mock test packages here and choose the one that suits your needs.

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