Test Centres for IELTS

Does Your IELTS Performance Depend on the Centre You Choose?

IELTS Test Centre

Before you register for the test, you will have to choose one from the test centres of IELTS that are available where you will be going to register for the examination. There are places that have only one centre but there are also locations where you will find more than one centres. If you would like to take this English test, it is important that you choose a test location that is near to where you are presently living. This way, you will not have to travel very far for your examination. You can easily find out more information about the centres by going to the official website of the test, which is at http://www.ielts.org/.

How to Choose a Test Centre?

  • Go to the official website of IELTS (http://ielts.org/test_takers_information/find_my_nearest_test_centre.aspx) and then you will be taken to a page where you can find out about the test centres located near you.

  • Click on the 'IELTS Worldwide Search' link that you will see on that page and you will be directed to another page where you can look all the test locations by selecting your country and city.

  • You will then be shown the centres that are available near where you live and you can then make your decision accordingly as to which one you wish to opt for.

Is Your IELTS Performance Dependent on the Test Centre?

There are many people who feel that how an individual performs in this test will depend on the test centre he chooses. On the other hand, this is not true at all. How can you score high or low if you go to a specific test centre? The score band you obtain will depend on how you have prepared for the test and not on centre you have chosen to take the examination. After all, how can the test centres affect the scores of the candidates? There is nothing in the test centre that you choose that can affect how you will take the test. Unless you are not prepared for the examination, there is no reason why you will not be able to get a good score. The test centres of IELTS are basically those locations where candidates will go and take the exams. As such they can not affect the score of an individual. Of course, there might be some environmental factors that may differ between the IELTS centres and they might affect the test.

Things to Consider While Choosing the Test Centre

  • Before you choose one from the many test locations, you need to make sure that you opt for one that is near to where you are living. It is of no use going to a test centre out of your city when there is one in your own city.

  • Another factor you need to keep in mind at the time of selecting the test centre is the date of the exam. It may so happen that there are no seats available on the dates that you have in mind and if you are in a hurry, you may have to opt for another centre that may be out of your city.

Do Remember...

It is important that you select from one of the testing sites for IELTS months before the actual date of the test because you need to secure a seat for yourself first. If you go to register for it late, you may not get a seat and this is something that you most certainly wish to avoid. Therefore, make sure that you start looking for the centre where you wish to take the examination and then register for the test as soon as you possibly can. This is the only way to ensure you have a seat for the preferred date of the test. Once you have registered, you should start preparing for your test.