Thursday, September 12, 2013

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the IELTS Registration in the Philippines

Do you need an IELTS certificate? The International English Language Testing System or the IELTS has been one of the most trusted English proficiency examinations in the world. With over 8000 organizations which recognize IELTS, it is indeed an English competency test that delivers accuracy and comprehensive results to its candidates. 

In the Philippines, professionals and students take the IELTS for work and studies purposes respectively. However, there are still a number of people who need more information with the IELTS. Hence, there are IELTS review centres found in some cities in the Philippines that help candidates for the examination to get information for the test. Furthermore, even some people are still confused with some information regarding the registration. Below are some frequently asked questions by candidates regarding IELTS registration.

•    What’s the difference between IDP and the British Council?

Both are agencies that deliver the IELTS test. There is no significant difference between the IDP and the British Council in terms of the content of the exam. The only difference that they have is the cost the candidate has to pay upon registration. 

•    Where can I take the IELTS?

The IELTS test is administered in different cities here in the Philippines. These centres are in Bacolod, Baguio, Batangas, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Leyte, Naga and Pampanga. Candidates do not need to worry if the test differs from any city; the test is just the same.

•    How much does it cost to register for the IELTS?

If a candidate is registering for the British Council, the candidate needs to pay PHP10680 and PHP10680 if the candidate registers for the IDP. The payment can be done by cash, cheque, bank deposit or even with the use of credit card.

•    Which test type should I take – the Academic or General Training?

The Academic is taken by individuals who need to further their studies – undergraduate or post-graduate – and for those who seek for professional registration. Individuals who are to undergo training or migration needs the General Training test.

    Is it possible to cancel the test after registration?

Unfortunately, a candidate is not allowed to cancel unless it is a medical situation provided with a medical certificate. Additionally, candidates need to pay PHP 1000 as a transfer fee for the new test schedule.

Though the IELTS is already a popular test, it is still advisable to have more information and details regarding the examination. For more information regarding the IELTS examination, visit or


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