IELTS

The International English Language Testing System

IELTS

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) measures the language proficiency of people who want to study or work where English is used as a language of communication. It uses a nine-band scale to clearly identify levels of proficiency, from non-user (band score 1) through to expert (band score 9).

Which IELTS Test is right for me?

IELTS is available in: Academic or General Training.

In general, the Academic IELTS is designed for students who want to:

  1. Study at the university or post-graduate level in an English – speaking country.
  2. Join a professional organization in an English – speaking country.

In general, the General Training IELTS is designed for students who want to:

  1. Study below the university level in an English – speaking country.
  2. Work or pursue work-related training in an English-speaking country.
  3. Emigrate to an English-speaking country (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, etc)

Both versions provide a valid and accurate assessment of the four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking.

The Test Formats

IELTS Academic Test

The total test time is 2 hours and 45 minutes.

The IELTS Academic test measures whether you have the level of English language proficiency needed for an academic, higher education environment. It reflects some of the features of academic language and assesses whether you are ready to begin studying or training.

Take this test if you want to:

  • study at either undergraduate or postgraduate level anywhere in the world
  • apply for Tier 4 Student Visa at a university that is a Tier 4 Sponsor in the UK
  • work in a professional organisation in an English speaking country. You can choose between paper-based or computer-delivered IELTS Academic. Both test formats will take place at one of the British Council official test centres.

Fee for IELTS Academic: KES 27,000

Duration: 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Format: There are four sections to the test: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The test will take place in an official British Council IELTS test centre.

If you take a paper-based test, your Speaking test may be offered on the same day as the other sections of the test, or up to a week before or after. You will receive notification in advance if your Speaking test is on a different day to your main test day.

If you choose a computer-delivered test, you have a free choice of Speaking test dates and venues.

For more information on the IELTS Academic test format, please visit https://www.britishcouncil.co.ke/exam/ielts/which-test

IELTS General Training Test

IELTS General Training – prove you have practical, everyday English language skills

IELTS General Training measures English language proficiency in a practical, everyday context. The tasks and tests reflect both workplace and social situations.

Take this test if you would like to:

  • train or study at below degree level
  • work or undertake work related training in an English speaking country
  • emigrate to an English speaking country
  • get a better job in your own country.

You can choose between paper-based or computer-delivered IELTS General Training. Both test formats will take place at one of British Council official test centres.

Fee for the IELTS General Training test: KES 27,000

Duration: 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Format: There are four sections to the test: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The test will take place in an official British Council IELTS test centre, whether you choose paper-based or computer-delivered.

If you take a paper-based test, your Speaking test may be offered on the same day as the other sections of the test, or up to a week before or after. You will receive notification in advance if your Speaking test is on a different day to your main test day.

For more information on the IELTS General Training test format, please visit https://www.britishcouncil.co.ke/exam/ielts/which-test

NB: Individual organisations have different requirements. Make sure you check which IELTS test the organisation you are applying to recognises.

Why Take The IELTS Test?

IELTS – is the world’s most popular English language test. It is developed by some of the world’s leading experts in language assessment and evaluates all of your English skills — reading, writing, listening and speaking.

The test reflects how you’ll use English to study, work and live in an English – speaking environment.

Study, work and live abroad

IELTS is accepted by more than 10,000 organizations in over 140 countries. Those organizations include governments, academic institutions and employers with 3,000 in the USA alone.

Get where you want to go

In most countries where English is the main language, you’ll need evidence of English language skills to apply for jobs and university courses.

Prove yourself at home

Proving your English language skills with an IELTS test can help you get a better job or a promotion in your home country.

Looking to emigrate?

Your IELTS test results will help you meet your immigration requirements. All immigration authorities that require an English language test will accept IELTS.

Which Organizations Accept IELTS?

IELTS is accepted by more than 10,000 organizations worldwide. These include universities, immigration departments, government agencies, professional bodies and multinational companies.

How to Register for IELTS

The fee for an IELTS Academic or General Training test is KES 27,000

To register, please follow the instructions below;

1. Make CASH payment at our office.

2. Submit a copy of both sides of your National I.D to us.

3. We will then assist you with the registration process.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

1. Fees are non-refundable.

2. Refunds for over-payment and duplicate payments are subject to a KES 1,500 processing fee.

3. When you hire an IELTS study book and return it in good condition after 2 weeks, you will receive Ksh 1,000 refund.

 

RESOURCES

Test Dates & Locations https://www.britishcouncil.co.ke/exam/ielts/dates-fees-locations

How To Get Your Scores https://www.britishcouncil.co.ke/exam/ielts/results

Test Day Tips https://www.britishcouncil.co.ke/exam/ielts/test-day

General Information https://www.britishcouncil.co.ke/exam/ielts