How will I know my speaking test date?
Please note that your speaking test will be held within five days prior to the written test (As per the IELTS Test details email). You can pick the preferred date and time slot for your speaking test.
Same day speaking can be arranged on request. However please note that the places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come first-serve basis. To request same day speaking, please send a request via email to firstname.lastname@example.org at least seven (7) days prior to your registered test date.
‘IELTS Test details’ email will be sent to you at least 3 days prior to your speaking test window period followed by an SMS reminder. This email will act as the confirmation of your speaking test slot. Please contact the British Council if you do not receive this email.
You are advised to be present at least 20 minutes before the scheduled speaking test time, in order to complete the registration formalities. Please note that your failure to arrive on time will result in your speaking component being marked as absent by the examiner.
If you wish to re-schedule the speaking test date within the speaking test window period, you are advised to contact the British Council on receiving the ‘IELTS Test details’ email at least one working day (Monday to Friday) prior to the speaking test date. Please note that such transfers could be effected based on the availability of speaking slots within the window period. However, a transfer under the terms and conditions of the speaking transfer policy could be offered if you fail to attend the test.
Can I request for a date?
You can send us a request via email with the following information.
- Your Name.
- Reference Number.
- Passport Number.
- Your request in detail.
* Please note that this request should reach us at least 3 days prior to your written exam date. We will then try to give you a convenient time within the Speaking Test Window Period.
* If you wish to change your speaking test afterwards, please speak to the exam staff on the written exam date. They will then try to offer a convenient time within the Speaking Test Window Period.
* However due to the nature of the schedule, we may not always be able to reschedule this as desired.