It is important that you read and accept the IELTS terms and conditions when you register for the test. You can download it from the bottom of this page.

The terms and conditions contain important information, including details of:

  • Test day arrangements
  • What you can take into the test room
  • The rules you need to follow
  • Test security
  • What you can expect from the results process
  • Cancellations process
  • How we use your information

When you sign the declaration in the application form you are confirming that you have read and understood the IELTS test terms and conditions and agree to abide by them.

Please note:  

Security at IELTS tests is important to us. As an added measure, all participants will be required to have their photograph taken by IELTS administrative staff on their test day. Please make sure that you review the photograph instructions supplied to you after you have booked your test.

Postponement

Candidates may postpone their test, but postponement must be made at least five weeks prior to the scheduled test date.

Candidates will be asked to bring an original receipt and fill in a Postponement Form (available at the bottom of this page) at the British Council office in Addis Ababa. A postponement fee of ETB 800 will be charged in all circumstances. 

Cancellation

Candidates may cancel their test, but cancellation must be made at least five weeks prior to the scheduled test date.

Candidates will be asked to bring an original receipt and fill in a Cancellation Form (available at the bottom of this page). A cancellation fee of ETB 875 will be charged. 

Amendment of test module

Candidates may amend the test module (Academic/General Training) but any amendment must be made five weeks prior to your registered date.

Candidates will be asked to bring an original receipt and fill in an Amendment Form (available at the bottom of this page).