I write T F NG instead of true false not given - will I lose marks?

by Narendra

i written T F NG instead of True False and Not given. Do I loose marks.

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Mar 01, 2015
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Mistake with True False Not Given
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Narendra,

You should always read and carefully follow the instructions, so you should write the full answers.

They may well accept it but I can't say for sure as there is no information about this on the official IELTS website.

If they do accept it they are not likely to publisise it as they would want people to follow the instructions.

Jun 04, 2015
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Don't worry
by: Anonymous

i have read somewhere that instead of write True, False, Not Given so we can write T, F and NG so just relax

Jul 21, 2015
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Write in full
by: Anonymous

The extract below was taken from www.ielts.org:

"You have to write ‘True’, ‘False’ or ‘Not given’ in the boxes on your answer sheet."

Mar 07, 2016
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What Happened?
by: Anonymous

I face the same problem and I would like to know what happened? Did you lose mark for this case? Please inform us.

Jul 18, 2016
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Deducted
by: Anonymous

Recently I wrote my ielts and I was pretty confident with my ielts reading scoring. But later when I got my reading score I was so devastated I just scored 6.5. I guess they have deducted my score for just writing T, F & NG.

Jul 21, 2016
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It is OK
by: Anonymous

It is OK to write T F NG instead of TRUE FALSE NOT GIVEN. Don't worry about it.

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do we lose mark if we write the words in the answer sheet rather than the letters

by Mike

In 'fill in the gaps' questions which give items labeled by letters to choose from, do we lose mark if we write the words in the answer sheet rather than the letters, provided that the question says '...write the letters....'.

For example:

Over time ..... are accumulated.

A.stones B.sediments C.sands

If the correct answer is 'A.Stones' and we write the word 'stone' in the answer sheet rather than the letter 'A', do we lose mark? or It receives mark.

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Nov 02, 2014
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Writing words instead of the letters
by: IELTS buddy

Yes you would lose the marks.

You must follow the instructions.

Nov 14, 2014
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Option
by: Nishanth

What if I wrote the alphabet as well as the whole option?
For example I wrote 'A. Cow' instead of just 'A' or just 'Cow', !

Nov 18, 2014
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Writing the letter and the word
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Nishanth,

As I said before, the only way you can be 100% sure you are right is to follow the instructions.

The listening and reading tests are marked confidentially by IELTS organisations so it is difficult to know for sure if they may accept your suggestion.

You could check on the official IELTS website, but if they do not tell you there, then we don't know.

Oct 12, 2016
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Read the Instructions carefully in each section
by: Dr Krishnakumar

You may loose marks even though your answers are correct if you do not follow the instructions meticulously in IELTS.

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I wrote the word instead of the letter - will I lose the mark?

by merry

I have a question

in reading instead of writing A, B, C, or D i wrote the whole word?

Do I loose marks?

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Oct 24, 2015
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Following instructions in the IELTS test
by: IELTS buddy

Hi,

I'm assuming that in the instructions it told you to put the word, not the letter?

This is not really possible to answer. If you look at the ielt.org website, they don't tell you if they will accept the word instead of the letter.

Maybe they do but they have not said.

This is the same for True, False and Not Given. Some people put T, F, or NG instead. It is not clear whether they will accept this or not, though I would have thought they do.

To be on the safe side, you should always READ and FOLLOW all instructions in the IELTS test very carefully. This will avoid you losing marks Unnecessarily.

May 10, 2016
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Maybe
by: Anonymous

Cambridge IELTS Complete says that Y, N, NG, T, F are ok, however it is not the best textbook, so I don't know if I trust it.

Aug 29, 2016
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Mistake
by: Navjot Dhillon

Hello, I have written T F N.G instead of writing true false and not given. Are they valid or not?

Aug 29, 2016
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Mistake
by: IELTS buddy

Various people have said on here before it is ok, but as I have said, IELTS don't publisise as to whether they accept it or not.

A lot of people make that error so I would guess they accept it.

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Wrong Spelling

by Mary

Hi,

In the reading test on the question "WRITE NO MORE THREE WORDS" I have written 3 words as the question asked.

The spelling of the first 2 words is correct but the spelling of the third word was wrong.

For example: the correct answer is "big swimming pool" and the answer I wrote was "big swimming poul".

Will I get marks for the correct words I wrote? or my whole answer will be considered wrong??

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Sep 04, 2016
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Spelling IELTS Reading
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Mary,

That will be marked wrong, you must get the spelling right.

You are just copying words / phrases from the reading so there should be no reason to get the spelling wrong.

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Word Limits

by Nancy

Hi,

On the reading question "WRITE NO MORE TWO WORDS"..I wrote "gardener's calendar" does this considered as two words or three words?

thank you

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Sep 04, 2016
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Word Limits
by: IELTS buddy

That is two words.

The 's' is just making the word gardener possessive, it is not making it another word.

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Correcting a Wrong Answer in Pen

by Sara

Hi,

I have written my answer on the reading answer sheet with a pen.

But I found out that the answer I have written was wrong and there is no space to write my correct answer on it, even if I deleted the wrong answer there still no space.

Can I delete the wrong answer and write my correct answer on the bottom of the answer sheet and put the number of the question in front of it, so the examiner will know that is the correct answer??

I'm confused. Please what should I do if I face this problem again??

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Sep 04, 2016
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Pencil and eraser
by: IELTS buddy

You can use a pencil in the test and an eraser.

So write in pencil and you can rub out any wrong answers and write in the correct one.

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