The international English language testing system (IELTS) is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and global migration to Canada, Australia, New Zealand and other countries.

International English Language Testing System

What is IELTS?

You can take IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training – depending on the organisation you are applying to and your plans for the future. If you want to study at university at the undergraduate or postgraduate level you should take IELTS Academic. If you want to work or undertake work-related training in an English-speaking country or emigrate to an English-speaking country you should take IELTS General Training.

IELTS has an excellent international reputation, and is accepted by over 9,000 organisations worldwide, including schools, universities, employers, immigration authorities and professional bodies in Great Britain, New Zealand and other countries.

IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment.

IELTS test components

  1. Listening
    40 min
  2. Reading
    60 min
  3. Writing
    60 min
  4. Speaking
    11-14 min

If you choose a Computer-delivered IELTS, please watch the introduction video. Please use the link for practice.

IELTS scores

You cannot fail the test. IELTS is designed to assess English language skills at all levels.

You will receive IELTS scores based on each for the four skills on a scale of 1 – 9, and you will also be awarded an overall band score. You can score whole (e.g., 5.0, 6.0, 7.0) or half (e.g., 5.5., 6.5, 7.5) bands in each part of the test.

Your overall band score may be crucial if you intend to emigrate, apply for university or take up a job in an English-speaking country. Universities usually require no less than 6.0 and sometimes you need just 4.5 if you apply for an immigration visa.

Find out more about how to calculate IELTS scores and the 9-band system.

IELTS results are valid for two years.

IELTS results process

Your IELTS results will be available 13 days after your test (for PB exam) and 5-7 days after your test (for CD exam) and recorded on a Test Report Form. You can preview your results online. You will need your candidate number, ID number and the date of birth. All this information will be written on your Desk Label, which you can find on your desk on the test day. 

Check your results - for Paper-based IELTS.

How to get a TRF?

  • send your contact details (name, surname, test date and your full postal address) to Note! We are working remotely.

Please be informed that your results will never be given over the phone or by email/fax. We can send up to five additional copies of your TRF to receiving organisations listed before or on the test day.

You can also order additional copies of your TRF to receiving organisations within two years after the test at extra charge (30 belarusian rubles per copy). You can send your application to (provide us with the postal addresses of receiving organisations).

Exam fee

The Exam Fee is 500 BYN.

Keep in mind that if you want to register for the exam after the established period of registration, the cost of the exam will increase by 15% (for Paper-based exam).

If you want to cancel your registration or transfer the test date, you should do this within the five-week period prior to the test date - for Paper-based exam and five-days period - for Computer-delivered exam.. Otherwise, you won’t be given a refund.

If you are absent on the test day because of illness you should provide us with a medical certificate within three working days of the test. In this case you will be given 90% refund of the exam fee.

The examination centre reserves the right to reschedule the exam if  fewer than 4 candidates registered for the exam.

In light of COVID-19, a number of test seats is limited: for Computer-delivered -4 seats, for Paper-based - 30 seats.

Below are the test dates in 2020

29.07.2020 CD 01.06.2020
08.08.2020 PB 26.06.2020 21.08.2020
11.08.2020 CD 23.06.2020 16-18.06.2020
13.08.2020 CD 15.06.2020 20-22.08.2020
17.08.2020 CD 23.06.2020 22-24.08.2020
20.08.2020 CD 15.06.2020 25-27.08.2020
22.08.2020 PB
13.07.2020 04.09.2020
26.08.2020 CD 15.06.2020 31.08-02.09.2020
5.09.2020 CD 26.06.2020 10-12.09.2020
13.09.2020 CD 02.07.2020 18-20.09.2020 
CD 18.07.2020  20-22.09.2020
17.09.2020 PB 06.08.2020 30.09.2020
22.09.2020  CD 25.09.2020  27-29.09.2020
26.09.2020 PB
17.08.2020 09.10.2020
29.09.2020  CD 25.09.2020  4-6.10.2020
01.10.2020 CD 24.08.2020  6-8.10.2020
10.10.2020 PB  28.08.2020 23.10.2020
13.10.2020 CD 24.08.2020 18-20.10.2020 
24.10.2020 PB
14.09.2020 06.11.2020
27.10.2020  CD 24.08.2020  1-3.11.2020
29.10.2020 CD  24.08.2020  3-5.11.2020
07.11.2020 PB 25.09.2020 20.11.2020
21.11.2020 PB
12.10.2020 04.12.2020
05.12.2020 PB
26.10.2020 18.12.2020
12.12.2020 PB
02.11.2020 25.12.2020
PB - Paper-based exam; CD - Computer-delivered exam.

You can find more information about the exam here.