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04 July 2013

How to Take IELTS in Singapore

IELTS is one of the requirements for a skilled worker to be eligible to apply for the Federal Skilled Worker(FSW) program in Canada.  This is considered as the measure on how good your English is, the Language Ability.

What is IELTS?
IELTS is the International English Language Test System that measures your ability to speak, listen, read, and write in English.

Based on the score that you get from this test, it has a corresponding points for the FSW program eligibility.  The maximum points you can get for the Language skills is 28 points (24 for English, and 4 for the 2nd language French). The score that you get from the IELTS is what they call the band score.

There are two options for the reading and writing tests, these are the "General Training" and the "Academic. For the application of FSW, you MUST take the General Training option.

Here is the corresponding points from the IELTS band score to the Canadian points system:

LB LevelIELTS test results for each abilityPoints
(per ability)
9 and above7.0 – 9.08.0 – 9.07.0 – 9.07.0 – 9.06
CLB LevelIELTS test results for each abilityPoints (total)
5 and above5.0 – 9.05.0 – 9.04.0 – 9.05.0 – 9.04

Where do I take IELTS in Singapore?
There are two test centres here in Singapore.  They are the British Council and the IDP Education Pty. Ltd Singapore.  You need to set an appointment to them for the exam and pay the fees first.

I took my IELTS at the British Council, they also provided me the online reviewer.

Here are their contact details:

British Council
IELTS Administrator
30 Napier Road
Tel: 65 6470 7148
Fax: 65 6475 3885

IDP Education Pty. LTd Singapore
IELTS Administrator
4th Floor, RELC Building
30 Orange Grove Road
Tel: 6736 7025 / 40 / 41
Fax: 65 67 371 736

Do not forget to scan your passport and your Identification Card (IC), this is one of their requirements.  At the future post, I will discuss my experience in taking the IELTS at the British Council.

Please leave your comment below if you have any questions or clarifications regarding IELTS.

1 comment:

  1. Hi! How did you review for the IELTS exam?


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