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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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