IELTS Indicator: All you need to know


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Piyush Kohli
Study Abroad Expert
Updated on Aug 2, 2022 14:38 IST

IELTS Partners has also launched the IELTS Indicator, an online English language test for students who are affected by the COVID-19 and are not able to attend the IELTS test center. IELTS Indicator will assess the student's English language skills in Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking. Students can take the test online from their homes. In this article, we will inform you everything about the IELTS Indicator from registration to fee and the equipment you need to take the exam.

IELTS Indicator is an official product that you can take to prove English Language Proficiency for taking admission to your dream college. However, not all the institutions are accepting it currently, so, it is always better to check with the college you are applying whether they are accepting it or not. Considering the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis, IELTS Partners has launched an IELTS Indicator through which you can demonstrate your language skills while applying to an educational institution. Candidates who are not able to visit an official test center can take this test safely from their home.

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IELTS Indicator Checklist

Before booking the IELTS Indicator test, you need to have the necessary equipment and set up at your home.

  • A well-lit room
  • Desktop or laptop
  • Good internet connection
  • Speakers and microphone
  • Camera
  • Passport or photo ID to register for the test

Note: IELTS Indicator cannot be taken at mobile or tablet

Key features of IELTS Indicator

Q. Is it available for IELTS General and IELTS Academic both?

A. Currently, the IELTS Indicator is available only for IELTS Academic. IELTS Partners has launched it for students who want to apply to universities abroad.

Q. How much the IELTS Indicator cost?

A. The fee for IELTS Indicator is US $149.

Q. How often the IELTS Indicator is conducted.

A. It is held once in a week online. IELTS Indicator exam is given online, and it's held once a week at a scheduled time.

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Q. Is IELTS Indicator is available for IELTS General or IELTS Academic?

A. IELTS Indicator is available for IELTS Academic only. IELTS Partners has launched it for students who want to apply to universities abroad.

Q. Is it offered to all the candidates?

A. The test available for a limited time and is available in locations where the IELTS test is suspended due to COVID-19.

Q. How does IELTS Indicator work?

A. IELTS Indicator can be taken on a computer or laptop with reliable internet connectivity.

Candidates need to take the test in one sitting without any break. The complete test includes Reading, Writing, and Listening skills and the time will be approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes. The Speaking test is conducted through Zoom with an examiner. The Speaking test is conducted any other day it can be given before or after the Listening, Reading, and Writing sections test. Each section is time-bound. Also, you cannot pause the test.

Q. How to register for the IELTS Indicator?

A. You can register for the IELTS Indicator on the following link

Q. How IELTS Indicator is scored?

Professional IELTS examiners will score the Writing and Speaking test in the same way as the regular IELTS exam. Candidates will receive their score within 7 days.

Q. What identity security standards will be in place for the IELTS Indicator?

A. Candidates need to provide their passport and identity document details while booking the IELTS Indicator test. Candidates will also be required to show their passport and identity document during the Speaking test which is conducted via video call.

Q. Is there any minimum age requirement for candidates to take the IELTS Indicator?

A. IELTS Indicator is not recommended for under 18 years only. For those aged 16 or 17 must get a consent form signed from a parent/guardian and will need to have someone with them during the IELTS Speaking Test.

Q. How is the IELTS Indicator Speaking test is different from the IELTS Speaking test?

A. Both IELTS and IELTS Indicator have a one-to-one speaking test with a professional IELTS Examiner. In IELTS Indicator the test is done through a video. Examiner can assess the candidates' real-life conversational English skills.

Q. Difference between IELTS Indicator and IELTS test?

A. IELTS Indicator is a session-based online test that can be taken from your home. It is the same as IELTS in terms of content, structure, format, and timing.

Q. What is the duration of the IELTS Indicator test?

A. The duration of the IELTS Indicator test is the same as of the IELTS exam. The Listening test is of 30 minutes followed by the 60 minutes Reading test. After this, the Writing test runs for 60 minutes. The Speaking test's duration is between 11-14 minutes. The Speaking test can be held either before or after the Reading, Writing, and Listening tests.

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Alok Kasture

a year ago

Can ielts indicator scores will approve in comparison to ielts

Reply to Alok Kasture


Piyush KohliStudy Abroad Expert

a year ago

Hi Alok, you can check with the university whether they will be accepting IELTS Indicator or not and then move ahead accordingly.


Nardeep Singh

a year ago

Is ielts indicator test is accepted by Canadian embassy

Reply to Nardeep Singh


Piyush KohliStudy Abroad Expert

a year ago

Dear Nardeep, due to the pandemic, universities are accepting IELTS Indicators test. Check the entry requirements of the university and then go for the English Language proficiency test accordingly. If you secure admission in a recognized school then you are eligible to apply for a student visa.

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