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IELTS Information Sheet

The IELTS test is regularly administered by the British Council in six cities across Pakistan. For information about
test dates, seats availability, online results and for general IELTS enquiries, please check IELTS Page on our web
site or speak to us Toll free on 0800-22000 (within Pakistan only from Mondays to Thursdays 9.30 a.m. to 4.00
p.m. and on Friday 9.30 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.) or write us at info@britishcouncil.org.pk

A. Pre-test information

i) Registration

You may either download IELTS registration form or by following the link given at the end of this information sheet
or obtain it from designated Standard Chartered Banks (SCB) - SCB banking details are available at the end of this
sheet.

You must attach a clear photocopy of your valid Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC) OR Passport (which
you have mentioned on the form), two coloured passport size photographs with out eye glasses (not older than six
months) and your payment proof (SCB deposit slip, Demand Draft in favour of respective British Council office).
Please write your full name on the backside of each photograph. One photograph must be pasted securely with
glue and the other attached using a paper clip to the IELTS application form.

You must follow the procedure laid down in the Notice to IELTS Candidates attached to the application form to
ensure that your application form is processed without delay.

Incomplete application forms will not be processed and candidates will be informed about the reasons for objection.

Important Notices

• In line with advice from government immigration agencies, a change to the regulations relating to IELTS
candidate photographs was implemented 1 January 2010. Candidates registering for IELTS now, must not
wear glasses in the photographs they submit for IELTS test registration.

• British Council IELTS Test Fee will be PKR 13000/- from 1 January, 2011.
Those who wish to register for IELTS test date, scheduled from 1 January 2011 onwards, will have
to pay PKR 13000/- as IELTS test fee.

Legal Disclaimer Statement: “The British Council and the UK examining boards take all responsible steps to
provide continuity of services. We feel sure you will understand, however, that we cannot be held responsible for
any interruptions caused by circumstances beyond our control or any loss or damage or injury or death is caused to
any candidate at the examination venue during examination due to any act of terrorism or otherwise. If
examinations or their results are disrupted, cancelled or delayed, every effort will be made to resume normal
service as soon as possible. The British Council’s responsibility will be limited to the refund of the registration fee or
re-testing at a later stage.”

ii) Payments

Candidates residing in cities where there is a British Council office must deposit the IELTS test fee of PKR 12000/-
in the designated Standard Chartered Bank - banking details are available at the end of this sheet.

If you reside in a city which does not have a designated Standard Chartered Bank, you can make test fee payment
through a bank draft drawn in favour of the British Council office at which the IELTS application form is to be
submitted. British Council contact information is stated in the column 1 of the below British Council Bank Account
table.

Please retain photocopies of the IELTS application form, stamped bank deposit /bank draft and courier despatch
slip.

Note: Candidates must dispatch their complete registration forms to respective British Council Office
within seven working days after they deposit the fee into our bank account.

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iii) Special Arrangements

Candidates requiring special arrangements due to temporary, permanent or long-term disability, such as
hearing/sight impairment, dyslexia or speech impediment; or short-term difficulties such as broken arm must give
three months notice to British Council Examinations Services so that the appropriate guidance and approval can
be taken from the Special Circumstances Unit at Cambridge ESOL.

iv) Retakes

From 1 May 2006 the policy on candidates re-taking IELTS has been amended. The restriction on re-taking IELTS
within 90 days has been removed and candidates will be able to repeat the test whenever they wish.

v) Acknowledgement

The British Council will forward an acknowledgement through email to candidates within 10 working days of receipt
of an IELTS application form.

vi) Venue Details

After the acknowledgement, IELTS Venue Letters are sent out to the candidates 4-7 days before the test. If
candidates do not receive this venue letter they must contact British Council before the test date. Please note that
the Speaking interviews may be conducted seven days before or after the written test.

vii) Test Centre Transfer Request

Candidates are required to inform the Centre at which they initially registered at least 30 working days prior to the
test date if they may wish for their test Centre to be transferred, for which PKR 500/- will be charged as
administrative fee. Requests will be processed on the availability of seats at the new Centre within Pakistan only. A
confirmation of successful transfer of Centre request will be communicated to you via Email.

viii) Transfer of Test Date

A request using the “Test Date Transfer & Cancellation Form” for transferring of test date (i.e. postponement or
preponement) to another date must reach the centre in original and at least five weeks prior to the test date. An
administrative fee of PKR 3000/- would be payable by the applicant which must be paid along with the application
for transferring of test date. The allotment of the next date of test will be at the sole discretion of the centre and
subject to availability. No request will be entertained after the cut-off period i.e. less than 5 weeks prior to the test
date. Test date transfer fee will be PKR 3250/- for the tests scheduled after 1 January 2011 onwards.

ix) Cancellation of Test Date

All applications for cancellation and refund must be sent to the centre using the Test Date Transfer and
Cancellation Form 1with the original receipt of payment of test fee. If the application for cancellation is received five
weeks prior to the test date, then an administrative fee of 25% will be deducted from the examination fee and the
balance amount will be refunded to the applicant within three weeks from the date of receipt of the application.

No request will be entertained after the cut-off period i.e. less than five weeks prior to the test date

Request under Unavoidable Circumstances


Late requests for transfer or cancellation can be accepted by the centre five days from the test date only in the
case of the following extreme unavoidable circumstances:

• Serious illness – linked to hospital admission or other illness making the candidate not able to
sit for the test. For example typhoid, jaundice, eye flu, infectious disease, surgery etc. Please
note that ordinary illnesses such as viral fever, cough, cold, stomach upset etc will not be
considered.
• Serious injury – linked to hospital admission or injury such as fracture of the hand used for
writing etc.
• Loss or bereavement – death of an immediate family member, i.e. spouse, parent, sibling or
child.
• Victim of an accident
• Military Service
We will require the following documentary evidence to support the application:

• Medical certificate signed by a registered medical practitioner


• Hospital admission certificate
• Police Report / FIR
• Death certificate signed by a registered medical practitioner
• Signed and dated letter from organisation on their letterhead

The candidate must submit relevant original document with the request form. In such cases candidates
also have to submit Test Date Transfer and Cancellation Form 2.

The acceptance of the form is subject to approval of the test centre.

Refunds to candidates who lodge an overpaid test fee refund request will only be considered:
If the fee, they have deposited, is Rs1000 or more. Where the amount deposited is less than Rs1000 no
refund will be possible due to the administrative costs involved.

For Form 1 please follow http://www.britishcouncil.org/pakistan-ielts-refund_transfer-form1.pdf


For Form 2 please follow http://www.britishcouncil.org/pakistan-ielts-refund_transfer-form2.pdf

x) IELTS Specimen Pack and Handbook

The IELTS Specimen Material Pack includes a practice IELTS test with an answer key and a CD of the listening
test. It assists candidates to get some idea of their level and familiarise themselves with the format of the test.

The IELTS Specimen Material Pack is available from British Council Examinations Services for Rs 975/- . Please
note that these materials have been produced according to the University of Cambridge Local Examinations
Syndicate (UCLES) Question Paper Production cycle. Online practice material and the IELTS Handbook is
available on the IELTS web site www.ielts.org

Candidates residing in cities where there is a British Council office can deposit the IELTS Specimen Material pack
fee in the respective British Council bank account. Outstation candidates can forward a bank draft drawn in favour
of the nearest British Council office. The British Council Examinations Services will send the IELTS Specimen pack
to the candidate by courier on receipt of a stamped bank deposit slip or a bank draft of the same amount within 3
working days of receipt of request.

B. Test day information

i) Timings

Candidates reporting time: 1215 hours (PST)

Test start time: 1300 hours (PST)

Candidates who arrive late (after 1300 hours) will not be admitted inside the examination hall.

Candidates must bring their original and valid Computerised National Identity Card OR Passport, British Council
venue notice letter, lead pencils, sharpener, erasers and blue/black ballpoint or pen in transparent stationery case
only.

Except CNIC and Passport no other type of ID document is acceptable. Any candidate without an original and valid
ID document will not be allowed to take the test and will be marked absent on the test date and will lose their full
test fee.

Important Note * Candidates must bring the same ID document to the test as they quoted on their
application form. Candidates who fail to do this will not be allowed to take the test.

In case you lose your ID document after applying for the test and at least one day prior to the test day,
please immediately inform IELTS staff at your local British Council office without delay and they will
guide you further.

No result will be issued to candidates who are involved in impersonation and/or misconduct. A malpractice report
will be circulated to all IELTS centers worldwide.
ii) Feedback

We appreciate your comments and suggestions regarding our services. Please send your feedback to us at
info@britishcouncil.org.pk

C. Post Test information

i) Test Results

Test results are announced on the 13th day after the written examinations.

As British Council always steps ahead to provide excellent customer services, so in line with our standards we
have made arrangements to make our IELTS Test Report Forms (TRF’s) delivery smoother, by delivering the TRF
personally to the candidate on the address entered on their IELTS application form.

No enquiries regarding the declaration of the result are entertained over the phone or by email.

Candidates are entitled to receive only one original IELTS TRF and no duplicate TRFs can be issued later to
candidates.

ii) Free TRF Requests for any institution within one month of the test date

Five original TRFs can be despatched by the British Council free of charge through registered mail to the
institutions mentioned by the candidate in their application form or if a request is made with in one month of the test
date.

However, if you would like us to send your TRFs through a track able courier service DHL/FedEx, you must make
an additional payment of Rs.1000 per TRF and clearly mention on the form to which institute you would like us to
send it through courier.

ii) Additional TRF Requests for any institution after one month of the test date

Candidate requests for sending their TRFs to any institution after one month of the test date (within two years of the
test administration), will be charged an Extra TRF fee of Rs500 per TRF.

These TRFs will be despatched by the British Council free of charge through registered mail. However, if you
would like us to send your TRFs through a track able courier service DHL/FedEx, you must make an additional
payment of Rs.1000 per TRF.

iii) Validity

IELTS TRF is valid for two years only.

iv) Enquiry on Results (Re-mark facility)

An Enquiry on Results - re-mark facility is available for a fee of PKR 8400/- payable to the respective British
Council office. Candidates wishing to request a re-mark of the results must complete the IELTS Enquiry on
Results Form, which is available on the British Council website. They must attach their original Test Report Form
and Standard Chartered Bank deposit slip / bank draft along with this form.

A request of Enquiry on Results must reach British Council within 4 weeks of the receipt of the TRF. The remark of
the candidate's work is done by senior examiners in the British Council UK office. It normally takes 6-8 weeks after
the receipt of a request in UK. Enquiry fees will only be refunded if the result is changed.
British Council Bank Accounts Details:

Candidates must fill out a British Council deposit slip, available at the banks mentioned below, while making
payments. Please write the purpose for which you are depositing the fee on the deposit slip. For example:

• If you are depositing the IELTS test fee, write IELTS test fee.
• If you are depositing the IELTS Specimen Material Pack fee, write IELTS Specimen Fee.
• If you are depositing the IELTS Enquiry on Results fee write IELTS EOR fee.
• If you are depositing the IELTS test date extension fee write IELTS Extension fee on the deposit slip

British Council
British Council office British Council Bank details
Bank account no
Peshawar

British Council
PO Box 1135, Islamabad, Pakistan

Toll-free 0800-22000 Standard Chartered Bank

Prospective test takers should register with 09-9014446-31 ƒ 35 Shahrah –e- Quaid Azam,
any of the following British Council centres Peshawar Cantt
Islamabad, Lahore, Multan, Faisalabad, Telephone: 091 5275504
Karachi, Hyderabad

Please complete pre-printed deposit slips for British


Council available at SCB

Standard Chartered Bank


09-9014446-31
ƒ Plot No. 19-A, Areej Plaza, F-7 Markaz
Islamabad, Pakistan
Telephone: 051-2654490

Islamabad

British Council
C/o • Plot No. 19, Farhan Plaza, G-11
British High Commission 09-9014446-31 Markaz, Islamabad
Diplomatic Enclave, Ramna 5, Telephone: 051 2830811
PO Box 1135, Islamabad, Pakistan

Toll-free 0800-22000 09-9014446-31 • Capital Trade Centre, F-10 Markaz,


Islamabad.
Please complete pre-printed deposit slips for British Telephone: 051 2210432
Council available at SCB

• PO BOX1004
1st Floor, Sitara Plaza,
09-9014446-31 Block No.3,Eastern Half Class-III,
Shopping Centre, Sector G-5
Diplomatic Enclave, Islamabad
Telephone: 051/283-2149
Rawalpindi Standard Chartered Bank

British Council 09-9014446-31 ƒ 55 Haider Road, Rawalpindi Cantt.


C/o Rawalpindi, Pakistan
British High Commission Telephone:051 511 3453
Diplomatic Enclave, Ramna 5,
PO Box 1135, Islamabad, Pakistan • Chaklala Scheme III, Rawalpindi
09-9014446-31 Telephone:051 5766088,
Toll-free 0800-22000 051 5766084.

Please complete pre-printed deposit slips for British


Council available at SCB
• C-45, Al-Sheikh Plaza,
09-9014446-31 Chandni Chowk, Rawalpindi
Telephone: 051 4582138

Gujranwala

British Council
65 Mozang Road, PO Box 88
Lahore 54650, Pakistan
Toll-free 0800-22000 Standard Chartered Bank
09-9014446-42
Prospective test takers should register with • Trust Plaza, District Gujranwala
any of the following British Council centres Telephone: 055-3259417
Islamabad, Lahore, Multan, Faisalabad,
Karachi, Hyderabad

Please complete pre-printed deposit slips for British


Council available at SCB

Sialkot

British Council
65 Mozang Road, PO Box 88
Lahore 54650, Pakistan
Standard Chartered Bank
Toll-free 0800-22000
09-9014446-42 • A-97 Aziz Shaheed Road
Prospective test takers should register with Sialkot Cantt.
any of the following British Council centres Telephone: 0432-261477
Islamabad, Lahore, Multan, Faisalabad,
Karachi, Hyderabad

Please complete pre-printed deposit slips for British


Council available at SCB

Lahore Standard Chartered Bank


09-9014446-74
British Council ƒ Tufail Road, Lahore Cantt.
65 Mozang Road, PO Box 88 Telephone: 042 606 6000
Lahore 54650, Pakistan
09-9014446-74 • 47 Main Mall Road , Lahore
Toll-free 0800-22000 Telephone: 042-366 87732-40
ƒ 27 Ali Block New Garden Town
Please complete pre-printed deposit slips for British Lahore.
Council available at SCB 09-9014446-74
Telephone: 042 590 8500

• 91-B-1, Ground Floor, Nagina House,


09-9014446-74 M. M. Alam Road, Gulberg III, Lahore
Telephone: 042-3578 5473

• 93-94, Block G-1, Johar Town, Near


09-9014446-74
Doctor Hospital, Lahore.
Telephone: 042-3530 1423
09-9014446-74
• Plot No. 2, Block Z DHA, Lahore
Telephone 042-5692945

Faisalabad
Standard Chartered Bank
British Council 09-9014446-31
C/o ƒ Railway Road, Faisalabad
Serena Hotel P O Box 69 Telephone: 041 634 680
Faisalabad, Pakistan
09-9014446-31 • Masood Arcade, 720 Batala Colony,
Toll-free 0800-22000 Satiana Road, Faisalabad
Telephone: 041-8542027
Please complete pre-printed deposit slips for British
09-9014446-31
Council available at SCB • D Ground, Faisalabad
Telephone: 041-8555747
Sargodha

British Council
C/o
Serena Hotel P O Box 69
Faisalabad, Pakistan Standard Chartered Bank

Toll-free 0800-22000 09-9014446-31 • 40-Civil Lines, Opposite SSP House


University Road, Sargodha
Prospective test takers should register with Telephone: 048-3727765
any of the following British Council centres
Islamabad, Lahore, Multan, Faisalabad,
Karachi, Hyderabad

Please complete pre-printed deposit slips for British


Council available at SCB

Sahiwal

British Council
C/o Ramada Hotel, 76 Abdali Road

Multan, Pakistan
Standard Chartered Bank
Toll-free 0800-22000 09-9014446-42
• High Street, Opp. Govt. High School,
Prospective test takers should register with Sahiwal
any of the following British Council centres Telephone: 040-4224467-73-83
Islamabad, Lahore, Multan, Faisalabad,
Karachi, Hyderabad

Please complete pre-printed deposit slips for British


Council available at SCB

Multan

British Council
C/o Ramada Hotel, 76 Abdali Road Standard Chartered Bank
Multan, Pakistan 09-9014446-42
ƒ Property No. 59/1 Ali Heights Abdali
Road, Multan
Toll-free 0800-22000 Telephone: 061 451 3171, 451 3539
Please complete pre-printed deposit slips for British
Council available at SCB

Rahim Yar Khan


Standard Chartered Bank
09-9014446-42
British Council
• 13, Town Hall Road, Rahim Yar Khan
C/o Ramada Hotel, 76 Abdali Road
Telephone: 068-5889750-53
Multan, Pakistan

Toll-free 0800-22000

Prospective test takers should register with


any of the following British Council centres
Islamabad, Lahore, Multan, Faisalabad,
Karachi, Hyderabad

Please complete pre-printed deposit slips for British


Council available at SCB
Hyderabad

British Council
Standard Chartered Bank
PO Box 13811, Karachi, Pakistan
• Main Auto Bhan Road, Latifabad No.3
Toll-free 0800-22000 09-9014446-50 Telephone: 022-23814411

Please complete pre-printed deposit slips for British


Council available at SCB

Standard Chartered Bank

ƒ Ground Floor, Hamilton Court Complex,


09-9014446-71 Block-7, KDA Scheme-5, Clifton, Near
Teen Talwar roundabout, Karachi
Telephone 021 530 6118, 530 6135

ƒ Snpa 16-A/1 K.C.H.S. Union Ltd.


09-9014446-71 Hillpark, Shaheed-e-Millat, Karachi.
Telephone: 021 454 4900
Karachi
ƒ DHA Phase VI, Plot No. 23-C, Lane II,
British Council Shahbaz Commercial Area, Main
C/o 09-9014446-71
Khayaban-e-Hafiz, DHA-Phase-VI,
British Deputy High Commission Karachi: Telephone: 021-5347496
Shahrah-e-Iran, Clifton
PO Box 13811, Karachi, Pakistan ƒ FB Area I, Block -6 F.B Area Karachi
09-9014446-71 Telephone: 021-6378825
Toll-free 0800-22000
ƒ Gulshan Branch, University Rd,
Please complete pre-printed deposit slips for British
Council available at SCB
Gulshan-e- Iqbal Karachi
09-9014446-71
Telephone: 021-4800884
ƒ 18-C, E-street, Main Zamzama
Boulevard, Ph-V, DHA, Karachi
09-9014446-71 Telephone: 35302153

ƒ World Trade Centre, 10 Khayaban-e-


Roomi, Clifton, near Boat Basin,
09-9014446-71 Karachi
Telephone: 35873651, 35873654

Quetta

British Council
PO Box 13811, Karachi, Pakistan Standard Chartered Bank

Toll-free 0800-22000 09-9014446-50 ƒ MA Jinnah Road, Quetta


Telephone: 081 821 438
Prospective test takers should register with 081 822 126
any of the following British Council centres 081 820 460
Islamabad, Lahore, Multan, Faisalabad,
Karachi, Hyderabad
Please complete pre-printed deposit slips for British
Council available at SCB
• The stamped bank deposit slip (Exams Copy) along with the required form and documents can either be
dropped at the SCB branch or sent by courier or registered mail to the appropriate British Council office.
Candidates must retain photocopies of all the documents for their own reference.

• In case any bank deposit slips and/or required forms/documents are not delivered to the British Council,
candidates would resolve the issue directly with the respective SCB bank / courier or post office (as for any
other postal/courier services), based on their proof of posting. The British Council cannot be held liable for
items lost in transit and, consequently, missed deadlines for registrations.

IELTS Application Forms Drop-Box Mailing Service at


Standard Chartered Banks

To facilitate IELTS candidates registering for an IELTS Test, British Council Pakistan have reached an agreement
with Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) whereby Standard Chartered Bank will collect IELTS application forms and
test fees and later deliver all the relevant documents to their local British Council office. This SCB drop-box mailing
service is free of charge and it only applies to candidates who register for an IELTS test with their local British
Council office. It is not offered to candidates registering with outstation British Council offices. For e.g. candidates
residing in Multan cannot use this drop box mailing service if they want to register for an IELTS test at Lahore.
However, they can use this service for a Multan test date.

The Standard Chartered designated branches operate from 9:00 a.m. till 5:30 p.m. Monday to
Thursday. On Friday from 9:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m with a one hour and thirty minutes Juma prayer break
(1:00pm – 2:30pm).

We pride ourselves on providing a quality service and will take all reasonable steps to ensure that
examinations take place on time and are properly conducted. To help us do this, please ensure that you
are familiar with the arrangements and any relevant regulations concerning your examination. The British
Council cannot be held responsible for events or circumstances, which are outside its control, or for any
error, fault or omission by an examining board or any other third party.

Download the IELTS Application Form


(http://www.britishcouncil.org/pakistan-ielts-application-form-2.pdf)