IELTS Information


What does IELTS mean? What does the test consist of?


The IELTS Test consists of four parts designed to test all aspects of English language ability.

The parts are:

              Listening (What you understand from spoken English you hear)

              Writing (How you use written English to complete writing tasks)

              Reading (What you understand from reading English passages); and

              Speaking (How you express yourself in English)


The IELTS Information for Candidates Handbook may be downloaded. See left side of this page.


What accents will I hear?


IELTS examines on International English so your speaking examiner and the listening test may include Australian, English, American, or other common accents in English.


Where will I get more information?


The “IELTS Information for Candidates” booklet is available free of charge from the IDP IELTS test locations in Manila, Cebu, Bacolod, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Iloilo, Naga and Zamboanga  when you register. This booklet gives you information on the IELTS test including the format of each component of the test (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking) and the question types.


How can I get ready for my IELTS Test?


You can avail of a test preparation kit at the IDP office if you wish (see Practice Materials and Workshops).

IDP conducts IELTS Preparation Workshops on Mondays or Saturdays before each test date. Registration fee is PhP 2,200*in Manila.

*Price for kits and workshops is subject to change without notice.

If you wish to register for an IELTS Preparation Workshop please contact IDP ( or telephone(02) 816 0755 loc 101/102.


Refund Policy


(a) If you decide not to go ahead with the test after you have registered and you notify IDP Philippines at least 5 weeks before the test is to be conducted, a 25% administrative charge will be withheld when you apply for your refund.

Cancellations requested less than 5 weeks before the test will normally not receive a refund.

(b) If you fail to appear for test for which you have registered and can produce a medical certificate or other satisfactory evidence of the reason for your non appearance and you no longer want to take the test, a 25% administrative charge will be deducted from your refund. If you still want to do the test and you have provided satisfactory evidence of your reason for non appearance, you will be allowed to transfer your candidacy to another test date. NB: Deferment will be allowed once only and application should be done within 5 working days from the original test date. A processing fee of Php 1000.00 shall be paid upon filing of all requests for deferment. If the test fee has increased in the meantime, you will be asked to pay the difference before taking the test.

(c) If you fail to appear for a test for which you have registered and do not notify IDP Philippines beforehand and cannot produce evidence of a satisfactory reason for your nonattendance, your test fee will be forfeited.


About your IELTS Results


Test Results are usually available to test candidates or their authorised representative thirteen days after the test date. For tests conducted on Saturday, the results will be available on the Friday, thirteen (13) days, excluding holidays, after the test date. For tests conducted on Thursdays, results will be released in the afternoon of the Wednesday, thirteen days (13), excluding holidays, after the test date.

Recipients of test results other than the candidate (Immigration departments etc)requested on the registration form will be sent copies three weeks after the test date.

Extra copies of original valid IELTS results if required to be sent internationally for appropriate purposes are available by paying Php 350* which includes postage for results.


You may also view your results online 13 days after the test. It will remain there for 28 days thereafter. Visit our "Preview your Results" page, click here.


Enquiry on Results


Candidates who are dissatisfied with their test result may apply for remarking of all or part of the test. This process is known as an Enquiry on Results. You may only make this request within six weeks from your test date. The fee for remarking is PHP7,000 no matter how many or which parts of the test are remarked. Payment of the remarking fee is by Bank Draft or Manager's Check payable to “IDP Education Pty Ltd”


As the remarking process occurs in Australia, the outcome of the remarking may not be known for up to six weeks after the test material reaches Australia.

Forms for requesting a remark are available at the IDP Philippines front desk and on the left side of this page.

If you reside outside Metro Manila and you wish to enquire on your IELTS results, you may download and complete the enquiry form found on the left side of this page and send to our office together with the original Test Result Form and remarking fee.

Should your test score improve as a result of the remarking process, you will be entitled to a full refund of the remarking fee.


Can you do the test again?


Yes, but you are advised that it is unlikely for your results to improve unless you take some remedial action in improving your skills in English before retaking the test.


How long are your results valid?


IELTS results remain valid for 2 years from the date of testing but may be superceded by more recent results should you re-sit the test.


Who recognises IELTS?

More than 8000 institutions and organisations worldwide accept IELTS results. These include universities, colleges, professional bodies, employers and governments. To search the list of organisations that accept IELTS results, visit


For more information about IELTS, please visit

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