IELTS breaks the 1.5 million tests mark

IELTS has cemented its position as the world’s most popular high stakes English language test with latest figures revealing a record 1.5 million tests were taken around the world in 2010. Representing over 15 consecutive years of global growth, the number of tests taken has increased year-on-year annually since 1995.
North America followed by the Philippines and Hong Kong experienced the largest growth over the year, whilst China, Australia and India continue to retain their positions as the largest markets for IELTS.
Tony Pollock, Chief Executive of IDP: IELTS Australia, speaking on behalf of the three IELTS partners said, “We believe the increase in the number of IELTS tests taken can be attributed to two key factors. Firstly, we have seen greater test accessibility with 800 locations in 130 countries now available.
“There are also over 6,000 institutions globally that rely on the rigour and reliability of the IELTS test to make informed decisions where English language skills are a key requirement, including universities, employers, professional bodies and immigration authorities,” he continued.
IELTS provides a reliable measure of a candidate’s ability across the four skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking.
Candidates cited the number one reason for taking the test in 2010 was in pursuit of entry into an academic institution, followed by migration purposes.
“IELTS continues to help change people’s lives as they look for opportunities around the world – whether that be in education, for migration or employment. That’s why IELTS is a high stakes test and also why it’s so critical that the test continue to be a robust and rigorous measure of English language proficiency. “With 1.5 million tests delivered last year, it is clear that the effectiveness of IELTS in this regard is acknowledged by both candidates and those who use and rely on the test alike,” Mr Pollock concluded.

IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL).

Attached please find the IELTS Enquiry on Results (EOR) form.

You may print the form and fill it in details, then accompanying your bank receipt and your original Test Result Form (TRF) please head to IELTS central office.

Please note:
Pay full attention to the time limit mentioned in the form.
It may take six weeks to get your skills remarked. However, this may extend to eight weeks, depending on demand.
You must deposit 4,200,000 Rials into the bank account with the following information:
Bank Account Number: 105711104010401
Bank Account Name: Islamic Azad University, Examination Centre (Daneshgahe Azade Eslami, Markaz-e Azmoon)
Sarmayeh Bank
Total fee: 4,200,000 Rials
You will receive a full refund if your result is changed to a higher band score, but if there is no improvement to the original score, no new TRF will be issued and there will be no refund.



Test Report Form

In order to check the preview of your IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) please visit http://results.ielts.org and note the preview of your test result is provisional and may not be used as official confirmation of your test result.
This test centre or the IELTS partners will not accept any responsibility in the event that your result fails to display there, whether due to technical fault or administrative procedures.
Your official Test Report Form will be issued 13 days after the test and it would be ready to be collected at IELTS central office.
You may be asked to show your national ID card or passport (depending on your IELTS Application Form) when receiving the TRF.



Request for Refund or Test Date Transfer Form

Due to your medical problem, you should provide some medical documents within 5 days after your test date. This documentation must be in English and should be written in the hospital letterhead stating that you were not capable of taking the exam, signed and sealed. please consider that you should fill in the attached form and send it to IAU IELTS Centre via the following email address:
IELTS@IAUSET.COM
An administration charge of 1,000,000 Rials is made for this service.



Dear Candidates

There will be 25 more seats available for 12th of April both Academic and General Training Modules on Saturday 3rd March at 1 p.m. Those who are interested to register for the test, are asked to create and activate a profile on the website so that they can manage to register on time. Regards
IELTS AZAD

قابل توجه داوطلبین محترم آزمون آيلتس دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی

ضمن تبریک فرارسیدن سال جدید به اطلاع می‌رساند نظر به آخرین اطلاعیه سازمان سنجش آموزش کشور درخصوص قیمت گزاری آزمون آیلتس در کلیه مراکز ایران، هزینه ثبت نام این مرکز برای آزمون‌های سال 1391 به 4.500.000 ریال تغییر خواهد یافت. به محض ابلاغ تاریخ اجرایی شدن این بخشنامه جزییات آن از سوی این مرکز اعلام می گردد. بدیهی است تنها مرجع رسمی آخرین اخبار در این خصوص سایت رسمی این مرکز به آدرس www.iauset.com می‌باشد.

روابط عمومی سازمان سنجش آموزش کشور:

با توجه به اين‌كه بر اساس اعلام مراكز برگزار كننده آزمون آيلتس در ايران، امكان ادامه برگزاري آزمون با شهريه‌هاي فعلي در كشور وجود ندارد، لذا نظر به بررسي‌هاي صورت گرفته و محاسبه هزينه‌هاي برگزاري آزمون، شهريه ثبت‌نام داوطلبان تا اطلاع ثانوي چهار ميليون و پانصد هزار ريال تعيين گرديده است. ...

Taking into consideration the requests of IELTS test centers operating in Iran, the continuation of IELTS testing at the current test rates is not possible. Therefore following consultations and calculations of costs, the test fee for all centers in Iran shall be 4,500,000 Rials until further notice. …

مرجع:

http://www.noet.ir/FullStory.aspx?gid=10&id=273


Please note test dates listed here are subject to change without prior notice


Islamic Azad University IELTS centre (IR060) reserves the right to alter the information below if any of the dates conflict with Iranian National holidays.

ACADEMIC

Exam DateExam CitySeatsSpeaking FromSpeaking ToDeadline
08 March, 2014 Tehran 170 02 March, 2014 07 March, 2014 15 February, 2014
12 April, 2014 Tehran 350 06 April, 2014 11 April, 2014 05 March, 2014
24 April, 2014 Tehran 170 19 April, 2014 23 April, 2014 13 March, 2014
10 May, 2014 Tehran 180 04 May, 2014 09 May, 2014 09 April, 2014
24 May, 2014 Rasht 50 21 May, 2014 23 May, 2014 25 April, 2014
24 May, 2014 Shiraz 200 21 May, 2014 23 May, 2014 25 April, 2014
24 May, 2014 Kermanshah 100 21 May, 2014 23 May, 2014 25 April, 2014


GENERAL TRAINING

Exam DateExam CitySeatsSpeaking FromSpeaking ToDeadline
08 March, 2014 Tehran 220 02 March, 2014 07 March, 2014 15 February, 2014
24 April, 2014 Tehran 220 19 April, 2014 23 April, 2014 13 March, 2014
10 May, 2014 Tehran 220 04 May, 2014 09 May, 2014 09 April, 2014