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What is IELTS Indicator?
IELTS Indicator is an online test that can be taken from the comfort and safety of your home. The test includes four skills – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking, and you will receive an indicative score for each. Your performance will be marked by IELTS examiners and you will receive your result within seven days.
The Academic test is available for a limited time while IELTS testing is currently suspended due to COVID-19. Educational providers can use IELTS Indicator to help them gauge the English language ability of future students while IELTS testing is suspended.
As IELTS Indicator provides an indicative score only, it is not accepted by all organisations. Before you book, be sure to check with your university or educational institution. IELTS Indicator is an Academic test only and has not been developed for immigration purposes.
Benefits of IELTS Indicator
For test takers
IELTS Indicator test will give you an opportunity to measure your ability in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking
IELTS Indicator can be completed at home, online while IELTS testing has been suspended in some locations
Universities and educational institutions can use IELTS Indicator for application purposes
IELTS Indicator is an official IELTS product you can trust.
The key 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.
How IELTS Indicator works
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.