I missed my IELTS Speaking Test - What can I do?

by sam

Hi

Today was my ielts speaking test and i failed to attend the test, can i request IDP for another test date, if yes how can i request?

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Feb 09, 2016
Missing the IELTS Test
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Sam,

If you miss your IELTS speaking test then there is nothing you can do.

You will need to book another one (the whole test) and pay again unfortunately.

This is some information from an IELTS centre but I'm sure it will be the same everywhere. As you see if you are late (or not attending will be the same obviously) you lose your fee.

Proof of a medical emergency is the only way to get a refund.

What if I’m late for the test or can’t make it due to an emergency?

On the day of your test, registration is at 9am. Unfortunately, candidates who arrive late for registration will not be allowed to take the test and will lose their test fee.

If you cannot attend the test because of a medical emergency, you must provide us with a medical certificate (a letter from a GP, Hospital or a walk-in clinic) within five days of the missed test. The letter must clearly state the reason why you were unable to attend the IELTS test and must be appropriately dated.

May 15, 2016
Missed my speaking test
by: Hardik

Hello Sir,I

Actually I have taken dates for ielts of 19th may 2016 from idp mumbai.

I checked my mail a day before my academics on 12th at that time and I didn't have any mail regarding my speaking exam test and I got busy with my academic exam held on 13th may.

I wasn't aware that I have my speaking test at 14th of may and today when I opened my id I saw mail regarding speaking test dates. Is there any way to reschedule my speaking test dates from IDP.

May 15, 2016
Missed my speaking test
by: IELTS buddy

You mean that you missed your speaking test?

If you missed it then you have to sit and pay for the whole test again unless there were extenuating circumstances such as as serious illness and you can prove it.

If you have not sat it yet and you want to change you had better contact IDP to discuss it with them but you can't usually sit different parts of the test at different tests. They all have to be taken together.

Aug 26, 2016
Missed Speaking test
by: Anonymous

Hello

I have booked 27th Aug as my IELTS exam date, which is tomorrow. I was preparing all my documents for tomorrow's test and while checking I realized that my speaking test was on 25th Aug and it's already been done.

How is that possible? If I booked my date as 27th. How can they schedule the Speaking test on an earlier date. I wasn't available on that day to take the test as it is.

In this case, can I get my speaking test rescheduled?

Aug 28, 2016
Wrong IELTS Booking Test Date
by: IELTS buddy

Some centres do have tests on Thursdays and Fridays. I'm not sure why you would have been given Thursday 25th if you specifically asked for Saturday 27th, but you should always check your correspondence about the test very carefully.

I would contact your test centre to find out what happened as only they will know.

Oct 11, 2016
hello
by: Anonymous

I missed my speaking test due to my medical issue...can my exam rescheduled or cancelled? I will be refunded or not?

Oct 13, 2016
medical issue
by: IELTS buddy

I think for certain medical things you may be able to reschedule but it would have to be serious and you'd obviously need to provide the supporting evidence.

I would check with the centre that you booked the test.

Nov 02, 2016
Speaking test
by: Anonymous

I missed my speaking test due to wrong e-mail but I received a message about L, R, W test in that written about speaking test will give you details will be follow soon. And I can't contact to British council due holidays.

Nov 03, 2016
Speaking test
by: IELTS buddy

Your message was a bit difficult to understand.

Anyway, only the British Council can really help you so phone them when they open again.

Nov 13, 2016
missed my speeaking test
by: Anonymous

hello sir i am having my ielts reading, writing and listening test on 19th nov 2016 but due to lack of any info from the idp team i havent been provided with any venue and timing schedules but since when i found that it has been only a few days left before my exam so i login to their site where i found that my speaking date has been done already thus i am so confused now that what i should do now and whether they would reshcedule my speaking date or not

Nov 14, 2016
Saw online too late
by: IELTS buddy

No if you miss it that is it. Call your centre to discuss it but I don't think there is anything you can do if it is your fault.

I don't know the exact procedures of where you are but they must have notified you somehow to let you know the date? Letter or email.

Nov 16, 2016
rescheduling the speaking test date
by: Anonymous

Hey, my written test is on 19th Nov and speaking is on 20th. I am working woman in Jubail and I can not go to Damam continuosly 2 days. Tell me can I request to change the time or date of my speaking test. Waiting for some positive reply soon. Thanks

Nov 16, 2016
rescheduling the speaking test date
by: IELTS buddy

You should contact your centre to discuss it. If there are some speaking tests also on the 19th they may be able to change it back a day.

Nov 22, 2016
missed my ielts test
by: Anonymous

I missed my IELTS test but speaking is done what I can do? If I transfer my test date speaking will held again or not.

Nov 24, 2016
Ielts Speaking test
by: Anonymous

Sir,

I was unable to attend my speaking test on 23rd of November.

I was under medical treatment for a day. Though I didn't new my speaking test date. Is there any way to reschedule my speaking test date?

Nov 24, 2016
Missing the Tests
by: IELTS buddy

Hi,

To both of you who posted above (missing the speaking in one case and missing the other modules in the other), parts of the test can't be taken on different dates.

It has to be all part of the same test so you will have to take the whole test again and pay for it if you miss any modules.

For certain serious medical conditions that may have left you hospitalised you may be able to take the test again, but you would need proof of what happened and you'd need to then discuss that with the IELTS Centre.

Dec 10, 2016
fail to sit for my listening, reading and writing test
by: Bashir Abdulaziz

Good day sir, I failed to attend my IELTES test on 10th Dec due to serious stomach pain, I was taken to emergency first thing in the morning.

Dec 11, 2016
fail to sit for my
by: IELTS buddy

If you have a medical note confirming the emergency then you may be able to re-book your test.

Discuss it with the centre where you booked the test.

Dec 15, 2016
Missed Speaking about to give L,W,R
by: Anonymous

Sir,
Due to natural Calamity and there was no power for 3 days to contact test center, also I cant able to travel to a particular city and wasn't able to attend IELTS Speaking Test. So I have an option to re-attend IELTS Speaking test?? and I'm about to give my L,R,W. So If I didnt attend my speaking, it means my whole test is considered as Absentee? And is there any possibility to reschedule or refund the amount?

Please let me know.

Dec 16, 2016
Missed Speaking about to give L,W,R
by: IELTS buddy

If there was some kind of natural disaster then it's possible it could be rescheduled, but I'm sure it would really depend on if you can prove it and how serious it was.

I'd discuss it with the centre where you booked the test.

Feb 09, 2017
missed my speaking test
by: vignesh

hello,

I have missed my ielts speaking session today. Would I get a another test date or do I have to retake the whole test?

If not will I be able to attend the other session that follows. Will it be effective for the scoring?

Feb 09, 2017
missed my speaking test
by: IELTS buddy

If you missed your IELTS Speaking Test unfortunately you will have to take the whole test again.

You can't take different modules across different dates and then combine them.

Feb 09, 2017
Missed my speaking test
by: Vignesh

I still have listening and writing and reading. Could I be able to attend them?

Feb 09, 2017
Missed my speaking test
by: IELTS buddy

You need to speak to your centre and discuss it with them. It is their decision, but I assume they will say no (you could still attend and you will be given a score but you will get band 0 for your speaking).

Mar 15, 2017
Speaking Test date
by: Anonymous

Hi,

I want to know how soon do I find out about the speaking test date?

Is it possible to register tomorrow, for a week later test, and get a speaking test right after the registration on the same day i.e. tomorrow?

It's pretty absurd that the speaking test date cannot be rescheduled, or cannot be planned.

Mar 17, 2017
Speaking Test date
by: IELTS buddy

You should really contact your local test centre.

I don't think they can normally get you a test date that quick, but you should ask them to find out the earliest they can fit you in.

Mar 18, 2017
Missed my test
by: Anonymous

Hi, while going to test center I met with an accident due to which I came late and they did not let me in, saying I'm late.

What can I do. Please let me know if there is any way to retake the test.

Mar 19, 2017
Missed my test
by: IELTS buddy

Unfortunately if you miss your speaking test you have to take the whole test again unless there are special circumstances, such as admission to hospital for an emergency and you have medical proof of this.

May 06, 2017
Present at IELTS exam center on time. But rejected due to passport issues
by: Anonymous

My speaking test was scheduled on 5th of may 2017 and written test on 6th.

I had to renew my passport during the same week as its validity was getting over in 6 months (i had to apply for a visa). As the passport was under the renewal process. It had a cancelled seal on it and i also carried an acknowledgement (from ppt issuing authority) stating that i have applied for a new passport and it was on it way.

I was allowed to take the speaking test on 5th may, but i was not allowed on the 6th. I had same old passport on both days. What should i do?

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Maybe you should not have been able to take the test but they noticed on the 6th but no on the 5th.

But either way you should have had an explanation of why they let you take one module (speaking) but not the other (writing).

You really need to contact the test centre where you took the test to discuss it with them and find out why.

IELTS buddy

May 07, 2017
schedule
by: shashi

Is the speaking test always scheduled before main exam? because my test is scheduled in Aug 30th and my flight is scheduled in Sep 2nd. I am worried because what if they schedule me after 2nd Sept?

May 08, 2017
schedule
by: IELTS buddy

I don't really understand what you mean.

You are saying that you have a speaking test booked for the 30th but they have not given you dates for the other modules?

Usually the speaking test is either the same day as the other modules or a bit later.

It maybe in some cases the speaking test is done before the other modules.

You really need to contact your test centre to discuss it as every centre is different so it's not possible for anyone apart from them to answer your question.

May 27, 2017
Need an assistance on this question.
by: Anonymous

Hello, I had given the Ielts listening, writing, and reading sections, but somehow I missed the speaking part.

Will my result come or not?

Secondly, when I see the result online, nothing is appearing. Could you please, help me out in this situation.

May 28, 2017
Need an assistance on this question.
by: IELTS buddy

You really need to contact the centre to discuss it if you can't find your result. It is normally not available for a few weeks after the test.

If you missed the speaking you should still get a score as far as I am aware but of course you are going to get zero for your speaking as you didn't do it. That will bring your overall score down considerably.

May 28, 2017
Thanks Ielts buddy, but what should I do now
by: Anonymous

Thank you so much, even I was thinking the same, but when I try to see my result online, it's not displaying.

And, when I contacted the English learning institute, their answer was, as you didn't appear for the speaking test, that may be the reason that your result is not displaying.

This is so confusing because if someone gave the other parts such as listening and writing then those result must be displayed online and also the result needs to be posted online.

I want to know, Ielts buddy, what should I do now?

Jun 04, 2017
what should I do now
by: IELTS buddy

Maybe that is why it is not displaying - they don't post it if you did not sit one module.

But you said that they said it 'may' be the reason it is not showing. Really they should know 100% if that is the reason, and it if is the reason, they should be able to tell you if you will still be sent a certificate with the others scores on.

You really need to get back to your centre and insist they check their policy and provide you with the correct information.

Maybe it is the case that if you miss the speaking they don't give you any scores. I'd be surprised though but it is your centre who will know for sure what the procedure is.

Jun 13, 2017
late in my test
by: aman

I was 20 minutes late in my speaking exam. They did not take my speaking. Why they don't tell me any reason?

Jun 14, 2017
late in my test
by: IELTS buddy

You were late for your IELTS Speaking Test. That will have been the reason. You have to arrive on time, and actually you should be there well before your test.

Jun 18, 2017
Missed speaking test
by: Anonymous

I was scheduled to sit in for Ielts speaking today, I got to the venue by 13:28before my actual test time but due to no clear sign in the venue, and google map showed I was lost in a different location, it was raining heavily, taxi men didn't want to stop and speak with me because I am a foreigner, the security men at the location told me they don't know what I was talking about when I tried to ask about the venue I was left wondering around till it was 13:50 which was my test time it was then that I saw two people who directed me to the venue and I tried explaining to them, but I was told I can't write because I was 2 min late. I am having some trauma and now I caught cold in the process. What should I do?

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Unfortunately there will be nothing you can do. The only excuse for missing the IELTS speaking test is if you were admitted to hospital and you have a doctors note to confirm it.

You can try contacting your centre to discuss it but I don't think they will be able to help you.

IELTS buddy

Jun 19, 2017
Registration time
by: Anonymous

Hi! My friend and i will have the speaking exam @11am and @12 noon, wht time do we need to go for the registration???

Or what time should we be in the test venue??

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Best to get there an hour before so you have time to register etc. Sometimes there are queues.

IELTS buddy

Jun 29, 2017
About speaking test
by: Ashwinder Singh

Sir I got venue for main exam ,, but I didn't know my venue for speaking and the exam is on 8
july.


Jun 30, 2017
About speaking test
by: IELTS buddy

Contact your centre and ask them for directions.

Jul 07, 2017
I missed my speaking test date
by: Anonymous

I scheduled my exam for the 8th of July because that is the only time i would be chanced/available to take the test.

On preparing for my test tomorrow which is the 8th of July, i found out that the speaking test was set for the 1st of July which means i missed it.

Now my confusion is, why would they set the date for the speaking test before the day the candidate would be available. its really unfair because they had different dates for the test and i specifically chose the 8th cause that is the only time i would be available only to find out that the date for the speaking test was set a week earlier than the date i requested.

please kindly help me make sense of this.

Jul 10, 2017
I scheduled my exam for the 8th of July because that is the only time i would be chanced/available to take the test. On preparing for my test tomorrow which is the 8th of July, i found out that the s
by: IELTS buddy

For issues like that you really need to contact your centre where you booked that test. Only they can look into it and see why you had a test booked for a date you said you could not make it.

Though if they sent you confirmation of the date by email or letter before the test then it's difficult for you to argue you did not know.

Jul 14, 2017
Missed speaking test
by: Anonymous

I scheduled my test on 15th of July because I am only available that date. Writing, reading and listening were scheduled on that date but speaking was schedules a week before without checking if I am available or not.

Is that fair?

Jul 18, 2017
Missed speaking test
by: IELTS buddy

It may not be if you gave a specific date when you wanted to do the test and you told them when you were available.

But only the test centre where you booked the test can make a decision about changing it so you should contact them.

Jul 29, 2017
Not gave LRW test
by: Silve kaur

Sir today is my LRW test but I was unable to attend this test bcz of my stomach pain so plz help me

Aug 01, 2017
Not gave LRW test
by: IELTS buddy

You would need some kind of hospital or medical note to confirm that.

Aug 04, 2017
ielts
by: Anonymous

Unfortunately I haven't transferred my answers to the sheet for the reading part, now what can I do?

I mean is there any suggestions. And I have a speaking test tomorrow as well so should I go for that or not?

Aug 07, 2017
Didn't transfer scores for reading
by: IELTS buddy

If you didn't transfer the answers then you will get 0 because your answer sheet will be blank. There is nothing you can do about that.

So you'd get 0 band for reading, but your others modules will get a band if you attend.

You may as well attend the speaking test because it will be good for practice anyway.

Sep 08, 2017
Missed speaking test but taken the writing modules
by: JAM

I would like to ask if can I get my listening, writing and reading results since I missed 1 module. I tried to check it online but it shows "no results found". By the way, I took the exam last august 26, 2017. Thanks!

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Phone the centre where you took the test and ask them about it. As far as I'm aware you should be able to get the scores from the modules you took.

IELTS buddy

Sep 12, 2017
Missed complete IELTS test
by: Tabassum Mafi Shiraz

Hi Sir/ Madam,

Please be informed that I was unable to appear for IELTS test because the bus through which I was travelling from Pune to Hyderabad got broke down at 3:00 am in the midnight and the arrival time for the same was 6:00am, driver didn't find any alternate till 5:00 am.

At last he made me to board another bus of different company whose arrival time was 10:30am, but it was already late for 1 hour. However, the bus which I board on approval of the bus driver reached at 1:30pm in the afternoon to main city of Hyderabad and I reached the exam hall at 1:50pm which was quite late and listening module was already done during that moment so I requested the invigilator to allow me to appear in the exam, but he couldn't because of British council policy.

However, he suggested to write a mail to British council stating about my problem to them and they will assist me. Kindly let me know if British council can help me in postponement of my IELTS date to some other test date and center because it's not my fault that I didn't appear for exam but due to broke down of the bus.

Sep 12, 2017
Missed complete IELTS test
by: IELTS buddy

As the invigilator told you, you have to contact the British Council where you took the test to talk to them about it.

But the only valid reason usually for missing a test is a provable medical emergency, not travel problems.

Sep 24, 2017
Will they notify us via email?
by: Anonymous

Do they notify us via email about the speaking schedule or we have to check? Pls reply asap as my lrw is on 30 sept but i have not got any schedule for speaking test also in my profile it is showing blank.
pls help i did not get any mail.

Sep 24, 2017
Will they notify us via email?
by: IELTS buddy

Yes they notify you and they will have notified you already. So there must be a reason you have missed that notification.

Contact the center asap and ask them when your test is.

Sep 24, 2017
did not get any notifs regarding speaking
by: Anonymous

Will i get a separate mail for speaking schedule?

Because i have only got a mail regarding LRW i checked twice and it says to check your status 7 days prior to the exam but yet it is showing blank in my speaking schedule and also today is holiday so i'm not able to contact idp or local test center pls help as i'm not able to concentrate as less than 7 days remaining for exam. i hope that it is not yet scheduled.

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When you write in your test, remember to use commas! ;)

Don't panic. It will have been organised. Just ring them when the office opens.

IELTS buddy

Sep 27, 2017
Change of test date (speaking)
by: Michael

Hello!

I applied for IELTS exam scheduled on October 5th and i have scheduled my flight to travel home by October 4th coz I live in another country.

Just now I got a confirmation that my speaking test is on October 3 while my listing & writing is on 5th.....
Please what shall I do now?
Can my speaking at be changed to 5th? So that I can take all the test together.

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I doubt there is anything you can do. I'm not sure why you booked your test for the 5th then booked a flight home for the day before.

It seems this is your error. Call them as they may be able to cancel the whole thing and give you another date, but of course you've wasted your flight.

IELTS buddy

Sep 28, 2017
Missed my speaking test
by: Anonymous

Hello,

I applied for ielts for 30th September this year and my last test which is the speaking test was meant to be seven days after the first three tests on 30th of this month.

I just checked my mail for address and found out I already missed the speaking test on 27th. How can this be when I applied for 30th and got a test on 27th? I made everything ready for 30th and even a week after for the last test.

What can be done? I need help and I hope I get a reply sooner.

Sep 29, 2017
Missed my speaking test
by: IELTS buddy

I don't fully understand what you are saying about how you booked the test.

But anyway you need to phone them. If it's their fault they will need to book you another test.

But if it's your fault there is nothing you can do unfortunately.

Oct 02, 2017
Negligence of institution
by: Anonymous

I booked for my IELTS date for 5 oct and i have not got any mail yet. The center from which i booked the date is also closed due to a festival, they are not receiving call and mail too.. What can i do?

Oct 03, 2017
Negligence of institution
by: IELTS buddy

Do they open tomorrow? All you can do is wait to speak to them.

Oct 05, 2017
ielts fact
by: Anonymous

What if I forget to take my passport to my speaking test?

Oct 05, 2017
Ielts fact
by: IELTS buddy

You will need some form of official identity such as a passport or ID card. Without it you cannot take the test.

Oct 11, 2017
Miss speaking test
by: Deep patel

I missed my speaking test what can i do. I have major problem in my body so i missed it.

Oct 14, 2017
Miss speaking test
by: IELTS buddy

The only way you will be able to take it again for free was if it was some kind of emergency and you were admitted to hospital. And you must be able to prove it. You must also submit your proof within 5 days of the test.

Oct 23, 2017
No date given for speaking
by: Trishala

My Listening, Reading, Writing exam is scheduled on 28th October, 2017 and its 23 October, 2017 already and I haven't received any date for speaking. What should I do.

Oct 27, 2017
No date given for speaking
by: IELTS

Contact the centre where you booked the test.

Nov 10, 2017
speaking test scheduled before to choose date
by: Bharat bhardwaj

Hello sir,

I Have booked my test for the 11 Nov 2017 as per my availability. While i have given the speaking test date as 8 Nov 2017. While for the duration of 8 Nov 2017 i was at my hometown due to some serious medical issue, i am good to give any part of document to prove the concern. is this possible the speaking test could be reschedule.

One other part wish to understand, i have picked the date of IELTS exam as per my availability while still it was scheduled before to that, kindly confirm what should i do in this case. My IELTS ref is IN001-145002-0410.

Nov 10, 2017
speaking test scheduled before to choose date
by: IELTS buddy

If you had a serious medical issue that meant it was impossible to take the test and you can prove it with a letter from a hospital then you may be able to reschedule.

But discuss it with your centre as ultimately the final decision is up to them.

I'm afraid I did not understand your second question, but any queries, please talk to your centre.

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