IELTS 2020 NEWS
Amid the on-going crisis, COVID-19, IELTS has announced to minimize the disruption to giving life-changing opportunities for international higher education and migration to the test-takers. The move aimed at protecting the health of the test takers and to ensure their safety as well. IELTS testing will be continued at those places that are safe and the test will be conducted with the additional precautions so that it becomes safe for the test takers and staff.
The test-takers planning to give IELTS soon are advised not to give the test in case they have been in contact with someone exposed to novel coronavirus. Also, in case the candidates are showing the symptoms of cough, fever or shortness of breath, then also they are suggested to self-quarantine themselves. The authority might impose additional requirements based on the region where the test is being conducted. The test takers are advised to contact the test center to discuss the available options for transferring the amount to a later date or refund. However, in some areas, the testing authority has canceled the IELTS tests to prevent COVID-19 from spreading further.
At the places where the tests have been canceled, the test-takers will be allowed to take their tests to post the normalization of the official restrictions.
IELTS Testing is presently canceled at various locations across the world and with the evolving situation, it is possible that tests at the other locations might also be suspended for a shorter period in line with the official notice.
Beneath is the list of the centers with their current status regarding the IELTS test:
|British Council test location - Lucknow||British Council test location - Thrissur||British Council test location – Rudrapur||British Council test location - Amritsar|
|British Council test location - Kochi||British Council test location - Anand||IDP Education - Thane||IDP Education – Coimbatore|
|IDP Education - Vijayawada||IDP Education – Anand||British Council test location - Angamaly||IDP Education - Chennai ( available)|
|IDP Education - Chandigarh ( available)||IDP Education - Calicut||British Council test location - Madurai||British Council test location - Baroda|
|British Council test location - Vijaywada||British Council test location - Vizag||IDP Education - Jammu||IDP Education - New Delhi (available)|
|British Council test location - Patiala||British Council test location - Hyderabad||British Council test location - Delhi (available)||IDP Education - Hyderabad (available)|
|IDP Education - Kolkata||IDP Education - Ahmedabad (available)||British Council test location – Calicut||IDP Education - Amritsar (available)|
|British Council test location – Ranchi||British Council test location at Mumbai- (available)||IDP Education – Mehsana||IDP Education - Bangalore (available)|
|IDP Education - Karnal||British Council test location – Mehsana||IDP Education - Lucknow||British Council test location – Kolkata|
|British Council test location - Guwahati||British Council test location - Rajkot||British Council test location - Surat||IDP Education – Rajkot|
|British Council test location - Bhubaneswar||IDP Education - Madurai||British Council test location - Bhopal||British Council test location - Jaipur|
|IDP Education - Mumbai (available)||IDP Education - Ludhiana (available)||British Council test location - Trichy||IDP Education - Trichur|
|British Council test location - Patna||IDP Education - Bhatinda (available)||British Council test location - Ludhiana||British Council test location – Chandigarh|
|British Council test location - Jalandhar||IDP Education - Moga||IDP Education - Patiala||IDP Education – Kollam|
|IDP Education - Rudrapur||IDP Education - Kottayam||British Council test location - Kottayam||IDP Education – Gurgaon|
|IDP Education - Indore||IDP Education - Jaipur||IDP Education -Tiruchirappalli||IDP Education – Vizag|
|IDP Education - Mangalore||IDP Education - Trivandrum||IDP Education - Bhopal||IDP Education – Noida|
|IDP Education – Jalandhar (available)||British Council test location - Bangalore||British Council test location - Moga||IDP Education – Nagpur|
|British Council test location - Navi Mumbai||IDP Education - Angamaly||British Council test location - Ahmedabad||British Council test location - Siliguri|
|British Council test location - Raipur||IDP Education - Ambala||IDP Education - Surat||British Council test location – Pune|
|IDP Education - Pune ( available)||British Council test location - Trivandrum||British Council test location - Coimbatore||British Council test location – Goa|
|IDP Education - Vadodara||British Council test location - Bhatinda||IDP Education - Kochi||IDP Education - Dehradun|
The health of the test takers and staff are the prime responsibility of the authorities and to maintain the same, the test-takers are advised to adhere to the following guidelines:
The test takers are suggested to follow the official advice, which includes self-isolation or quarantine restrictions in the country where they are taking the test.
A lot of additional health and safety measures are being taken across all the IELTS test centers on test day. The test takers are instructed in advance to create a safe testing environment and wash their hands at the time they are visiting the center and throughout the test day as well.
The IELTS collaborators are considering exploring different measures aimed at supporting the test takers which include:
To ensure the top-most quality of language testing during this situation, IELTS conducting body is leaving no stone untouched in offering the best services to the students who want to show their English proficiency through this test to excel in their chosen course.
The COVID-19 coronavirus has disturbed the testing schedules for one of the most important prominent standard tests conducted for language proficiency in the world: So till the time, the current situation doesn’t come to the normal, the test-takers are advised to stay safe by self-quarantine and utilize the time effectively by preparing for the IELTS test.
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