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

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 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. Remember to collect it after the exam!

How to get a TRF?

  • at the exam centre IH Minsk (Minsk, Masherov av. 10, room 108) Note! We are working remotely until Apil,6th.
  • we will send your TRF by post if you don’t live in Minsk

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 435 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%.

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. 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 five working days of the test. In this case you will be given 90% refund of the exam fee.

Below are the test dates in 2020

Test dates        
Module       Registration   
18.01.2020 A/G 09-13.12.2019      
01.02.2020 A/G 16-20.12.2019 14.02.2020
22.02.2020* A 13-17.01.2020 06.03.2020
16.05.2020* A 06-10.04.2020 29.05.2020
21.05.2020 A/G 08-15.04.2020 03.06.2020
13.06.2020 A/G 04-08.05.2020 26.06.2020
18.06.2020 (Grodno)  A 06.04 - 13.05.2020  01.07.2020
11.07.2020 A/G 01-05.06.2020 24.07.2020
22.08.2020 A/G 13-17.07.2020 04.09.2020
26.09.2020 A/G 17-21.08.2020 09.10.2020
24.10.2020 A/G 14-18.09.2020 06.11.2020
21.11.2020 A/G 12-16.10.2020 04.12.2020
05.12.2020 A/G 26-30.10.2020 18.12.2020
12.12.2020* A 02-06.11.2020 25.12.2020

You can find more information about the exam here.