Taking the IELTS test opens doors – it can help you study, live or work almost anywhere around the world. More than 9,000 organisations worldwide recognise the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) certification, including government, academic and employment institutions.
In Uzbekistan, most of our IELTS candidates take the test to study at English language universities such as the Westminster International University, the Turin Polytechnic University, the Management Development Institute of Singapore and Inha University in Tashkent. Many overseas universities, including American and British institutions, also welcome Uzbek students with IELTS qualifications.
The British Council: Leaders in Testing
The British Council has more than 75 years’ experience teaching and testing English. We have helped people in more than 130 countries gain English language qualifications that help them make the most of life’s opportunities. That’s a lot of experience – which means that when taking an English language test with us, you can be confident that you’ll be well looked after.
Why Take IELTS with the British Council?
Here are just a few reasons why millions of people have taken IELTS with the British Council:
- Expert support: From videos and books to online interactive courses, you have access to the best preparation materials to help you do well on your test.
- Free resources: Road to IELTS is the British Council’s popular online preparation course. When you register for an IELTS test with us, you also get access to 30 hours of free training.
- Convenient dates and locations: With more than 500 test locations in over 100 countries, the British Council offers a huge range of options for when and where you can take your test.
- Easy booking: You can book your IELTS test conveniently online.
- Fast results: You will be able to see your results online within just 13 days of your test date – guaranteed.
More About the IELTS Test
The IELTS test is the world’s most popular English language test, with more than 1.7 million tests taken each year. The IELTS test is also the only English language test accepted for immigration purposes, by all countries that require one.
In less than three hours, the IELTS test assesses all of the English skills necessary for academic purposes or for living abroad: listening, reading, writing and speaking. The IELTS test uses a unique testing method — a one-on-one oral exam with a trained, certified examiner, and without distractions. This has been proven the most effective way to assess real-life conversation skills.
Designed by experts in English language assessment and trusted around the world, you can be sure that the IELTS test will give a fair and consistent evaluation of your English skills.
First step to IELTS: Online Registration
The first step to taking the IELTS test is Online Registration. To complete registration, you will need to:
- Choose an exam location and date
- Upload a copy of your passport or ID
- Fill out a detailed registration form
- Pay the test fee online or by bank transfer
The test fee is 425,000 Uzbek soum. Make sure to send your verified payment receipt by email within 5 days in order to ensure that your online IELTS registration will be processed.
Second step to IELTS: Understanding IELTS Test Scores
The second step is understanding the 9-band IELTS scoring system. You will be given a band score from 1 to 9 for each section of the IELTS test – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. Both whole and half scores may be used to evaluate your skill level (e.g. 5.0, 6.5, 7.0, 7.5). The average of the four scores will produce your overall IELTS band score.
Different institutions require different IELTS band scores. Be sure to understand the minimum IELTS score you will need to apply to the institution of your choice. This can help you to properly prepare for your IELTS test.
Third step to IELTS: Test Preparation
The third, most important step, is preparing for the IELTS test. The British Council offers an online IELTS preparation course called Road to IELTS that can help you brush up on your English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.
You can access a ten-hour trial version of the IELTS study materials at any time. When you register for IELTS through the British Council, you will receive an additional 20 hours of free access to the preparation materials.
IELTS Test Format and Administration
The IELTS test has four parts – Listening (30 minutes), Reading (60 minutes), Writing (60 minutes) and Speaking (11–14 minutes). The total test time is 2 hours and 45 minutes.
The IELTS Listening, Reading and Writing tests are done in one sitting. The IELTS Speaking test may be administered on the same day, or up to seven days before or after the other tests. The venue address and Speaking test details will be sent to you by email before the test dates.