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.

Nov 25, 2017
I missed my speaking test only
by: Rithesh nath v

Hi there... Actually I booked my IELTS exam on 25th of November and I get a mail of my acknowledgement 1 week before in that I got my centre where I have to attend my IELTS but on 25th when I arrived to the centre and then only I realized I shld attend my speaking test by 23rd itself.

And the guides and invigilators allowed me to do my listening reading writing exam now what can I do for this speaking test can I reschedule it...or any other way if possible...?

Nov 26, 2017
I missed my speaking test only
by: IELTS buddy

The rules are that you can only reschedule if there was a serious medical reason and you have proof of that.

Nov 26, 2017
Gap between LRW and Speaking Test
by: Pakshaal S Shah

Sir,

I have registered for 6 January 2018 (LRW) test. I wanted to know whether speaking test is conducted 7 days prior/post LRW date or 7 working days. I am asking because 1 January will be public holiday and I am planning to take up GRE on 29 December 2017

Thanks & Regards
Pakshaal S.Shah

Nov 27, 2017
Gap between LRW and Speaking Test
by: IELTS buddy

You need to check with the test centre. They may not have fixed a date yet.

It can be the day of the test, before, or after.

Nov 27, 2017
Speaking Test
by: Anonymous

Hi,

I completed my Speaking test yesterday. Overall it was a good one but I get a feeling I fumbled a lot. Do they generally fail ppl in this test? what happens if u flunk this?

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You can't 'fail' the IELTS test. You are given a band (1-9) depending on how good your skills were.

IELTS buddy

Nov 28, 2017
missed speaking and have not given written test yet
by: Anonymous

How can we prove medical emergency if we have missed ielts speaking section? i have not given written test yet. can we reschdule my whole test? is it possible?

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You prove it through a doctor's / hospital letter, so you can't fake it. You can't reschedule the whole test unless you can prove a medical issue.

IELTS buddy

Nov 28, 2017
Change exam centre
by: Anonymous

I have booked from idp for 16 Dec 2017 from rajkot centre as it was not available in ahmedabad, but now it shows ahmedabad is available for 16 Dec 2017. so is there any option where I can go for ahmedabad centre?

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Contact the centre where you booked and explain, then see if they will allow you to switch.

IELTS buddy

Dec 11, 2017
Exam day Information
by: Anonymous

I am going to take IELTS on 16 dec in Mumbai. Do they provide any clock (digital or analog) in the exam Hall. Or they simply announce time remaining as the bad old days. And also give some clarity on whether they accept simple digital wrist watches to exam hall.

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They should have a clock. Watches are ok in the writing I think but not speaking.

IELTS buddy

Dec 17, 2017
missed speaking test
by: madhusudan reddy

Sir,
my name kalam.madhusudanreddy.i missed my ielts speaking test which is cunducted in 16-december-2017 due to my health defect.since from two days i was suffering from severe cough before the test.

So, plz is there any chance to conduct me the exam again.
plz give the reply.

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Only with a medical note to say it was impossible for you to take the exam. It would have to be something serious that you were for example hospitalised for.

IELTS buddy

Dec 17, 2017
Missed speaking due to health problem
by: Anonymous

I booked my exam 16 December. Unfortunately i missed my speaking module due to health problem that was held 12 december nd Saturday i given my medical to idp office. Can i give my speaking on next dates

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If you have already given them a medical note then you have to speak to them again and ask them what their decision is about taking it again.

IELTS buddy

Dec 18, 2017
missed my written test
by: Anonymous

I missed my written section on 16th December. I was attacked by hoodlums on my way to test center, they got me beaten and dislocated my wrists. I lodge a complain at police station and they gave me a police report and also I went to hospital for d treatment of my wrists dislocation and the doctor also gave me doctor report. Please advise me on what to do next?

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You need to give the police report and medical note to the centre where you booked the test as soon as possible and they will make a decision.

IELTS buddy

Jan 27, 2018
did not receive my ielts exam confirmation on my mobile number
by: Supriya Rana

Hi sir,

Actually i filled my exam recently.

I got the mail from idp about exam confirmation but did not recevie it on my contact number i filled. Me and my friend we both filled it together and she got the text that time. It filled it on 3 march.
Now i'm very much disturbed why the hell i didn't receive it.

Is it important to receive text msg while you receive a mail?

Any reason that they can be late for send text?

What should i do for this? Bcz of this i am getting really disturbed...🙇

Feb 04, 2018
ielts exam confirmation on my mobile number
by: IELTS buddy

Just phone the centre and ask them about it. It's impossible for anyone to know what has happened.

Apr 07, 2018
I WAS MISSED MY IELTS EXAM ON THIS DAY
by: NAYEEM HOSSAIN

I MISSED MY IELTS EXAM DUE TRAFFIC JAM BUT I REACHED ON THIS CENTRE AT 12;45PM, UNFORTUNATELY IT IS NOT ENOUGH FOR ME TO CATCH THE EXAM, ON THIS MOMENT WHAT CAN I DO FOR IT.

Apr 07, 2018
I missed my listening, reading and writing test
by: Anonymous

Good evening I missed my listening, reading and writing test today due to the heavy traffic along Lagos Abeokuta express road due to the reconstruction please what can I do to retake the test back

Apr 12, 2018
I missed my listening, reading and writing test
by: IELTS buddy

Traffic jams are not an excuse for missing the IELTS speaking test, or any other parts.

You would have to pay for a new test.

The only way you can get refunded or given a new test is if there is a serious medical issue, you are hospitalised and you have a medical note to prove it.

May 09, 2018
Missed speaking test
by: Anonymous

I missed my speaking test because I did not get the mail sent to me stating the time and venue, I was called 10mins to the the Time my exam was to start. I rushed to the venue and without the hard copy of my passport. I could not sit for the test.what can I do

May 10, 2018
Emergency on my scheduled exam
by: Anonymous

Hello!
I know my schedule for my speaking exam but there is an emergency and i really need to fetch my brother to the hospital. What kind of letter should i show to the office?

May 10, 2018
Missed speaking test / emergency
by: IELTS buddy

The only way you can resit the test is if you were involved in a medical emergency which you can prove, not a relative. And missing it because of an email problem will not be an excuse if they can show they sent it to you.

So in both cases you are likely to have to resit and pay for a whole test again if you want a speaking score included in your results.

May 12, 2018
Miss the exam
by: Robert Pop

Hi,

I been sick I mean really sick and I miss my exam and the ambulance took me to the hospital after 7 hours staying here. Now my question is what is the email and what should I request from them in order to get another day of exam please let me know ASAP as I only have 5 days from today. Thank you !?

May 16, 2018
Miss the exam
by: IELTS buddy

You'd need to get the email of the centre where you were planning to take the test.

You would need a letter from the hospital to prove there was an emergency and you were admitted to hospital so you could not take the test.

Jul 03, 2018
Regarding IELTS speaking test rescheduling
by: Anonymous

I have my IELTS speaking test on 11th of July and I also happen to have my GRE test on the same day itself. Is there a possibility for British Council to reschedule my speaking test to some other date?

Jul 03, 2018
Regarding IELTS speaking test rescheduling
by: IELTS buddy

You just need to ask your test centre. They are the only ones who can tell you.

Jul 10, 2018
Reschedule Speaking Test
by: Anonymous

I have applied for my IELTS to be conducted on the 19th of July, 2018. However, I have to go out on station urgently on the 24th. Since the rules mention that the Speaking Test can be conducted for up to a week after LRW, will it be possible to reschedule the test date in advance in case it clashes with my departure date? I have not received the notification for my Speaking Test yet.

Jul 13, 2018
Reschedule IELTS Speaking Test
by: IELTS buddy

No you can't re-schedule the IELTS speaking test.

When they are saying it can be up to a week after the test they are just telling you that it may not be on the same day as your other modules, not that you can choose.

But anyway, if there are issues you should phone the centre where you have booked the test and talk to them.

Jul 23, 2018
Postponement
by: Anonymous

On which email ID should I scan my postponement form and medical certificate on?

Aug 16, 2018
Missed speaking module
by: Zaheed

Hi,

I'm supposed to sit for ielts exam on the 18th August (2018 in sylhet British council). Hence I've been waiting for any confirmation for speaking test but yet havent been summoned.

I got a bit bemused and at the eleventh hour I came to know that has already been done. But I'm damn sure they haven't notified me via email/text.

Now suggest me what to do.

Aug 20, 2018
Missed speaking module
by: IELTS buddy

You need to contact the centre and ask how they contacted you. If you can show you were not contacted then yes I'm sure you could do the test again.

But if they did contact you and you didn't see it for whatever reason you will have to pay to take the test again.

Aug 28, 2018
Missed speaking test
by: Anonymous

I missed my speakimg test due to health issue and now i want to know my LRW result. So, can you help me.. how can i know my LRW result

Aug 29, 2018
Missed speaking test / emergency
by: IELTS buddy

As far as I'm aware they should still post your results for LRW, which is about 14 days after your test. If you haven't get them, contact the centre where you took the test.

Sep 12, 2018
Mark absent
by: Anonymous

Hello...i was marked absent in my speaking module when i got my results but i was present on that day and attended my exam...now what would i do?

Sep 13, 2018
Mark absent
by: IELTS buddy

Contact the centre where you took the test and tell them.

Oct 08, 2018
No passport before the speaking test.
by: Anonymous

I don’t have my passport to do my speaking test. Can I change the date or skip that and do the other part.

Oct 11, 2018
No passport before the speaking test.
by: IELTS Buddy

Check with the centre if you can use some other form of ID.

Nov 08, 2018
Missed exam as they haven’t mailed
by: Anonymous

I missed exam as they haven’t mailed - even due to festive season was not able to open the candidate account.

I got a msg from idp today that u get your speaking schedule at LRW venue but before the msg what I have seen is that speaking schedule is missed as it's on today at 2.20 on 8th Nov but got the msg at 7.36 about my exam that is 10th Nov 2018.

Can they can provide another speaking date?

Nov 14, 2018
Missed speaking exam as they haven’t mailed
by: IELTS buddy

I don't really understand what you are saying about those messages as it's a bit confusing.

But as it has been said in the thread, if you miss the speaking test you cannot retake it unless it was because of an emergency and you had to go to hospital (and you can prove it).

If you think it was their fault then you need to contact them and discuss it.

Nov 30, 2018
Email not sent
by: Anonymous

I have missed my speaking test as I was not aware of the date it was being held on and I just got the email in which the date is mentioned today.

Can the test be rescheduled for me?

Nov 30, 2018
Speaking test
by: Anonymous

I filed IELTS test form for 8th of december, but i just got mail from IELTS that my speaking test will be taken on 7th december. But i've my college exam on that day. Is there any possibility that they might shift my speaking test?

Dec 01, 2018
Speaking test
by: IELTS buddy

Contact the centre and ask them.

Jan 02, 2019
I missed my speaking test
by: Apoorva

Hi,
I had my speaking test on 31st but i could not attend it as i had an asthma attack while leaving. I have my writing and listening tom. Can i give that and submit my medical certificate to postpone the speaking one?

Jan 19, 2019
Wasn't allowed to give IELTS because of error in ID.
by: Anonymous

Hello Sir,
I wasn't allowed to write IELTS as by mistake I had provided Candidate Id incorrectly in application. Can I correct the info and reschedule the exam?

Jan 22, 2019
Wasn't allowed to give IELTS
by: IELTS buddy

You need to contact your test centre to discuss it, but no, it is unlikely you can retake it if it was your error.

The only way you can re-sit the test is if there has been a medical emergency leading to hospital admission, and you need to prove it.

Feb 07, 2019
I missed my speaking test
by: Anonymous

I missed my test due to wrong communication through a phone call by one of the officials and I have my other tests this Saturday, I don’t know what to do

Feb 08, 2019
wrong communication
by: IELTS buddy

You need to discuss it with the centre where you booked the test, but if they don't agree that it is their fault and they blame you then there is nothing you can do.

Mar 20, 2019
Was not allowed to sit for my speaking test
by: Anonymous

I had my speaking test scheduled for today but when I arrived there, I was informed by the registration team that in place of my passport number, I had put the file number on my application form. I admit that it was a honest mistake. However it is not entirely my fault too, since the website accepted the file number and showed me no error uptill the test date. If I would have known my mistake in advance, I would have rectified it. But now I have to request for postponing my exam and wait for the senior management to give approval. I don't understand this

Mar 25, 2019
Slot booking for IELTS Speaking test
by: Anonymous

Can anybody please help me?
I have a doubt. Suppose my hometown is Lucknow and I have booked my IELTS slot for Reading, Writing and Speaking in Amritsar. So, can I book a slot for Speaking test in Lucknow or is it mandatory to book slot in Amritsar only?

Mar 31, 2019
Slot booking for IELTS Speaking test
by: IELTS buddy

You normally have to do everything through the same test centre, so you'd need to do the speaking wherever you booked the test.

But phone the centre and discuss it with them to see what your options are.

Apr 17, 2019
Registration problem for speaking test
by: Anonymous

Hi, my ielts LWR test is on 25th April 2019. I forgot to select a date for my speaking test that I was supposed to select a day before. I read on the ielts idp website they said that if you don't select any date or time for your speaking test then, one is automatically allocated to you.
So as my exam is on 25th April Thursday, when will I get my speaking test dates and mail about it ? Please answer ASAP

Apr 20, 2019
Registration problem for speaking test
by: IELTS buddy

That's an admin issue to do with your centre so you would need to contact them to find out.

May 09, 2019
i missed my speaking test
by: Anonymous

Hi can you please advise what to do.

I applied for May 10 speaking exam and May 11 LRW. I completed the application May 7, 2019 1 am. I got an email May 7 @ around 3pm and the subject says Speaking Final Registration May 11 so i assumed it was May 11.

Same day I lost my wallet containing my PRC ID which is needed in Exam. Today I’ve read the email thoroughly and found out that my speaking exam is scheduled May 8, 2019. My address is 9 to 10 hours drive to the testing center.

Can you please advise if I can ask my testing center if I can reschedule my speaking exam since i just got my Duplicate PRC license last may 8, 2018.

Thanks

May 10, 2019
Missed IELTS Speaking Test
by: IELTS buddy

I don't really understand why if you applied to have the test on the 10th you were given a test on the 8th.

Also it's quite unusual to apply for a test the day before. Normally people book there test at least a few weeks before as the centre need to arrange it all. I'm not sure how they managed to take your application on the 7th then give you a test the next day on the 8th.

You really need to contact the centre where you applied and discuss the situation with them and find out if they made an error.

If the error was your fault then there is nothing you can do.

Jul 01, 2019
Missed Speaking test bcs of heavy rains
by: Anonymous

Dear Sir,

I won't be able to make it for today's Speaking test bcs of heavy rains ,& water logging in my area. Even I reached station to board a train but unfortunately all train's are cancelled bcs of rains...

Can you pls let me know if can it get rescheduled? It would be a great help if I can get it postponed.

Awaited for your revert..

Jul 03, 2019
Missed Speaking test bcs of heavy rains
by: IELTS buddy

You need to contact your centre to discuss it with them. Only they can make a decision about whether you can reschedule your IELTS speaking test or not.

Aug 03, 2019
The time was not mentioned while booking the exam
by: Anonymous

Hi,
When booking my exam it was mentioned the test was at 5-8pm. As I was sick the last 3 days I was preparing myself for the exam in the evening and while printing the hall ticket I read the exam was at 11am which was never mentioned before anywhere except the hall ticket. Since I missed it what should I do?

Aug 04, 2019
The time was not mentioned while booking the exam
by: IELTS buddy

Unfortunately there is probably nothing you can do. As you say your time was given to you on the ticket so you should have attended then.

As I've said before on here, the only excuse is a proven medical emergency.

You should contact them anyway to discuss it just in case.

Aug 27, 2019
I will miss the time of speaking because of heavy rain
by: Niraj

Sir,

Today i have speaking test but due to heavy rain all trains are running late may be i will not reach on time. What should i do in this case

Sep 06, 2019
missed ielts speaking
by: Anonymous

if i have a note from a clinic,is that fine?

Sep 09, 2019
note from a clinic
by: IELTS buddy

Depends what you mean by that. You have to have been in hospital for some kind of emergency that meant it was completely impossible to attend due to ill health and there was nothing you could do about it.

Sep 28, 2019
Speaking test given before date scheduled
by: Anonymous

Hi,

I scheduled my listening, writing and reading test for 28th Sept 2019 due to my travel outside but centre gave me date for speaking test I. E. 26th Sept 2019. How can they do this?

Why then ielts give right to choose the date as per candidate convenience?

Kindly let me know how can I reschedule my speaking test?


Oct 03, 2019
Speaking test given before date scheduled
by: IELTS buddy

The speaking test isn't always on the same day as the other modules. I assume when you booked your other modules they mentioned that the speaking could be a different date? If not they really should have mentioned it.

If the speaking test is only being held on that day you won't be able to reschedule it because you have to take the same speaking test as for the other modules. You can't, for example, take a speaking test a week later which is connected to the next IELTS test.

Oct 23, 2019
Id document NEW
by: Anonymous

I didnt have my passport with me or any government proof id .. i gave my passport for stamping can i show them another id will it work like my work permit

Oct 23, 2019
Id document NEW
by: Anonymous

I didnt have my passport with me or any government proof id .. i gave my passport for stamping can i show them another id will it work like my work permit

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Skipped IELTS Speaking Test

by con gau
(bang kok)

SKIPPED SPEAKING TEST

SKIPPED SPEAKING TEST

I have an important question, my friend said he took the listening, reading and writing tests but skipped the speaking test because he had urgent business to attend to.

I thought that means his ielts results would have been cancelled, but he told me that he received a 7.5 overall, how is this possible? he skipped the speaking test yet they still marked him based on the other 3?

Could it be that he lied about getting the result?

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Jan 14, 2018
Not taking speaking test
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Con,

I'm not sure if you can still get a score if you choose not to take the speaking test. It may be the case that they still give you an overall score with the modules that you did take i.e. the average.

However, what that person told you regarding their score cannot be correct. It would still have to be an average of the four scores.

So say for example they got the top score of 9 in the reading, listening and writing, they would get 0 for their speaking. So the average of that would be 7 (6.75 rounded up).

And it's quite difficult to get three nines if he's not a native speaker anyway, so that average is likely to be lower. So I don't think he has told the truth.

Jul 23, 2018
Missed My Speaking Test
by: Anonymous

Hello Sir, I unfortunately missed my Speaking Test Today, I thought my speaking test is on the same date as my other modules test date. But my Consultant just informed me that i had a Speaking test today. What can i do now and what is the refund policy for missing a speaking test.

Jul 26, 2018
Missed My Speaking Test
by: IELTS buddy

There is no refund for missing the IELTS speaking test. Medical emergencies with hospitalisation and proof of that are the only way.

You will have to pay for and sit the whole test again unfortunately.

Apr 22, 2019
Speaking result nit available
by: Anonymous


I faced to ielts exam on 6th of april. Today i online checked my results. It only shows reading,writing and listening and overall results only. It shows Speaking results N/A.
What could be the reason. I didn’t got original certificate yet
Please help

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Rescheduling or Postponing IELTS Speaking Test

by sai
(hyderabad)

hi my ielts idp speaking test is on 18th august i also have my GRE on 18th August can we reschedule the speaking test date if so how? Thanks in advance.

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Aug 15, 2016
Change IELTS Speaking Test Date
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Sai,

Unfortunately you may be too late. You have to do it 5 weeks before the test. See the info from the IELTS website below (IDP will follow the same rules as British Council).

Basically you would have to postpone the whole test as you cannot take the speaking at a different session to the other parts of the test.

Contact your center though to be sure.

--------


What if I need to postpone or cancel my application?

If you postpone or cancel your application more than 5 weeks before the test date, you will receive a refund minus an administration charge. If you postpone or cancel within 5 weeks of the test date, you will be charged the full fee unless you have a medical reason. If you provide a medical certificate within 5 days of the test date, you will receive a refund minus the local administrative cost.

Source: British Council Website

Mar 15, 2017
Speaking test date gone
by: Anonymous

Hello,

My IELTS speaking test is gone. How can I deal with it and my LRW date is still after 3 days.... What Should I do??

Mar 17, 2017
Speaking test date gone
by: IELTS buddy

Do you mean you missed it?

If you missed it then you have to rebook and sit the whole test again.

Jun 09, 2017
Speaking test date
by: Anonymous

When will I come to know my speaking test date as it is not coming on IDP website? And after watching the above comments that someone missed the exam I am little bit afraid.

Jun 10, 2017
Speaking test date
by: IELTS buddy

They must have some arrangement for letting you know - website, letter or email.

Phone your centre and check.

Oct 23, 2017
Missed my ielts speaking test
by: Anonymous

My LRW is 6 days away and I just missed my speaking test, what do I do?

Oct 27, 2017
Missed my ielts speaking test
by: IELTS buddy

There is probably nothing you can do. You can't combine a speaking test and LRW from different tests.

Unfortunately you will probably have to book and pay for a whole test again.

But call the centre to discuss it with them.

Dec 18, 2017
Missed speaking due to health problem
by: Anonymous

I have booked IDP exam on 16 December. Unfortunately i missed my speaking due to health defect that was on 13 December and on 16 December i given my medical evidence to idp office. Can i attend my speaking module or not pls rply fast sir.

======

You need to ask IDP what their decision is after reading your medical note.

IELTS buddy

Mar 28, 2018
Rescheduling IELTS Speaking Test
by: Anonymous

Hi,

I have booked my ielts exam through British Council, Please let me know the process, if I want to reschedule my Speaking test date.

Apr 05, 2018
Lost
by: Anonymous

I completed my speaking test but I lost my passport after the speaking test can I write remaining test?

Apr 12, 2018
For postponing speaking exam
by: Hardeep

I have filled exam of 14th and 21st April 2018. Now my speaking for both exams is on same day which is 16th april with only 1hr difference it is not possible to reach at 2nd place within 1hr for speaking. Can I postpone my speaking of 21st April which is on 16th April???

Apr 14, 2018
For postponing speaking exam
by: IELTS buddy

It seems odd that they would put you in the position where you would have so little time, or did you book at different centres? If so, they would not know.

You really need to talk to the centre you booked at to see if in your case that is possible.

Oct 06, 2018
Change of speaking test date
by: Sheenam

Hello sir, my speaking test is on 9 oct and other (LRW) is on 11 oct but passport is in embassy...somehow i would get my passport back on 10 oct...what should i do?? Can i reshift my speaking date...please help me

Oct 08, 2018
Change of speaking test date
by: IELTS buddy

You need to contact the place where you have the test booked. They may be able to accept alternative ID. Not everybody uses a passport for ID.

Oct 22, 2018
Regarding Speaking Test
by: Anonymous

Its an urgent request, i just now got the mail regarding my speaking
date and it is scheduled on Tuesday (Tomorrow). It has been an issue with me that i have my college exams during that course of time from 2-5.

So it's my request if you can re-schedule my date on Wednesday.

Oct 25, 2018
Regarding Speaking Test
by: IELTS buddy

No that date is fixed and you can't change it.

Jan 09, 2019
related IELTS exam
by: dashneet

Hi, i filled the ielts examinatiin which is held on 19th of january but yet i does not recieve any msg or email. what can i do. how i will know about my speaking and venue

Jan 13, 2019
related IELTS exam
by: IELTS buddy

You need to contact the centre where you booked the test and ask them.

Jan 21, 2019
pls reply
by: Anonymous

I have done my Reading , Listening & writing test on 5th of January 2019 but i am unable to attend speaking test
can get score for the remaining test ???
any way i am going to apply again for test

Feb 02, 2019
I have missed my speaking test
by: Anonymous

I have missed my speaking test, can attend for the listening writing and reading test can u suggest the answer

Feb 02, 2019
Missed speaking test
by: Anonymous

I missed my speaking test today 2 Feb, 2019. Because the mail sent was in Spam box and not Inbox. Just received a call from the centre that my speaking test was today. My LRW is 9 Feb. Although, I was advised to come to the centre on Monday.

Feb 03, 2019
Email went into spam
by: IELTS buddy

Unfortunately the email going into your spam or junk folder is not an excuse for missing the speaking test so you'd have to pay and take it again.

Feb 07, 2019
no email
by: Anonymous

Hello there,
I booked my IELTS exam for 23rd February. It has already been more than two weeks of me booking for the exam and I haven't gotten any mail from british counsil yet. What should I do?

Feb 26, 2019
Urgent
by: Anonymous

I went through a complicated health condition, I had to visit 4 doctors for different reasons, and I could not move the day of the exam.

I had a breathing problem and I moved to a medical office to get oxygen, I have medical certificates for work stoppages and prescriptions + and medications, since I have strong aneamia + lack of vitamin D + respiratory problem + ovarian cyst!

What should I do?

I send you the details of my medical records of the last 3 months + the inability to move on the day of the exam since I had a breathing problem.

Feb 27, 2019
Urgent
by: IELTS buddy

It's not quite clear exactly what steps you have taken to resolve the problem, but you need to discuss it with the centre where you took the test.

May 15, 2019
lost my ID, don't have a passport or driver's license
by: Anonymous

Hi there,
I attended my speaking test but lost my wallet containing my ID on LRW testday.
Is there anything I can do to take the test on another day? This is also an emergency situation and I can provide a police report

Any sollutions?

May 15, 2019
lost my ID, don't have a passport or driver's license
by: Anonymous

Hi there,
I attended my speaking test but lost my wallet containing my ID on LRW testday.
Is there anything I can do to take the test on another day? This is also an emergency situation and I can provide a police report

Any sollutions?

Aug 14, 2019
Missed speaking test
by: Anonymous

I was checking my mail and I discovered that I missed the speaking test which had been conducted on sunday 11th August, 2019. The day was also salah day of we Muslims. All other test will hold on Saturday 17th August. What can I do?

Sep 23, 2019
Whom to connect to schedule my speaking test
by: Anonymous

Hello my LRW is on Sep28th
Can I request test centre (how can I contact them?) to schedule in October first week?

Sep 26, 2019
Speaking Test Reschedule
by: Anonymous

I have booked IELTS exam for Sep 28th 2019, I got an email regarding speaking test date as Sep 27th 2019. How they can schedule my exam a day before the actual date, which is on Friday and its not possible for me to reach the center which is 500 km away.

Sep 26, 2019
Missed speaking test
by: Anonymous

Sir I am from Pakistan.I missed my speaking test because i havnt got any mail regarding test date and venue.I have emailed them.And they said to send them the screenshot of information i got from them.Firstly i want to know is email the official way of informing about test?I also gave them my number while applying for test.And next day(next to my speaking test day)I got a text message regarding my writing and speaking test.Sir please tell me is there any hope for me to reschedule the test.Also if the dont agree and i have to apply for another test.Do i have to take the writing test again?.

Oct 04, 2019
How many days in advance to receive IELTS Speaking date
by: RayC

How many days in advance is IELTS supposed to communicate the Speaking Test Date ?

I received my notification on a Friday afternoon indicating that my speaking was taking place the following Monday. That's such short notice as my venue is 4,000KM away.

Any idea where I can lodge my complaint?

Oct 17, 2019
Anonymous
by: Anonymous

Regarding IELTS tests, both test centres at local level and the head office at Delhi keep pointing at each other to take help from other side. But the truth is they are not interestrd in understanding basic difficulties and concerns people are facing. They schedule the speaking test without any discussion and expect the people to attend on short notice. They do not even give an ear and try to make small adjustments to accomodate the requests. Have not seen any such arrogant indian agency or company before.

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Changing Speaking Test Date

by VIKAS BHAVSAR
(AHMEDABAD)

Dear sir,

Actually My L R W exam date on 26th November 19 but for speaking test its shows 21/22 November 2019 but i am outside India and come on 24th November 2019.

So its possible to change my speaking test date or refund?

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Oct 19, 2019
Changing Speaking Test Date
by: IELTS buddy

You need to contact your test centre and tell them about your situation and see if you can change.

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