If you are applying to an educational institution, IELTS Indicator is the online test that you can use to safely demonstrate your language skills during the Covid-19 shutdown when it’s not possible to take the IELTS at an official test centre.
Features of IELTS Indicator
- It’s held once a week online
IELTS indicator is online, so you can take it at home and stay safe – and it’s held once a week at a scheduled time.
- It covers the four skills
The online test assesses each of the IELTS skill areas: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The Speaking test is delivered via video call with a fully qualified and trained examiner, maintaining IELTS focus on assessing conversational English proficiency.
- It’s an official IELTS product
IELTS Indicator is a timed test that matches the structure of an in-person test. It remains reliable, fair and accurate, because it uses standard IELTS marking procedures and official IELTS examiners.
- It gives you an indicative score
You will get your scores within seven days – both an indicative score for each section and an overall band score.
- It is not a substitute for the in-person IELTS
Once testing resumes, your university or education provider may ask you to take the in-person IELTS, even if you have taken IELTS Indicator.
It’s a live, online test with an allocated start time and duration – to take it you need a suitable computer with reliable internet access.
The Listening, Reading and Writing parts of the test need to be completed in one sitting, with the Speaking test happening a few days before or after the other sections.
Universities and other educational establishments can use IELTS Indicator to assess the standard of applicants’ language abilities at a time when test takers are unable to access the in-person IELTS. Please check with your university on whether they accept it before booking.