how to cancel ielts exam

How to cancel IELTS Exam?

Updated on 03 June, 2022
Mrinal Mandal

Mrinal Mandal

Study Abroad Expert

IELTS or International English Language Testing System is an international standardized test of English language proficiency. While it is jointly owned and managed by IDP and the British Council, from July 2021 in India, IDP is now the sole administrator for IELTS. 

The cancellation policy of the IELTS examination has some rules. Students planning to cancel the exam registration need a proper understanding of the cancellation and refund policies.

How to cancel the IELTS examination through IDP? 

Students can cancel the IELTS test registration (both Academic and General Training) at any time before the test date by visiting the official website of IDP IELTS. Applicants need to log in to the ‘Test Taker’ portal with the username and password and submit a cancellation request along with supporting documents. 

Cancellation and refund policy of IELTS:

Cancellation Policy:

Candidates need to apply for cancellation at least 15 days before the date of exam. On receiving the cancellation request, the test will be cancelled, and a refund will be generated according to the following refund policy. 

Refund policy: 

  • If the registration is cancelled more than 5 weeks before the date of the examination, applicants will receive a refund after deduction of administration charges. The refund is processed within 10 business days.
  • Students cancelling the test within 5 weeks before the examination will not receive any refund unless there are exceptional cases like emergencies or serious health issues. If students can provide a medical certificate before 5 days of the exam schedule, they will receive a refund after deduction of the administration fee. 

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IELTS UKVI Cancellations And Transfers Policy

IELTS UKVI is used for migration purposes. The IELTS General Training test is a requirement for migration to the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The test features everyday English language skills needed in social and workplace environments. 

UKVI cancellations and transfers policy

Cancellation - Cancelling IELTS test registration more than 14 days before the test will lead to a 25% deduction of the total test fee. Similarly, cancelling IELTS test registration within 14 days but more than two days before will lead to a 50% deduction from the total test fee. If you cancel within two days of the test, the deduction will be 75%. In case of cancellation on the test day, no refund will be provided.

However, if you had to cancel late due to exceptional circumstances, you can get the maximum refund permitted. You will only need to provide supporting evidence within five days after the scheduled test date.

Transfer/Rescheduling- You can change your test date more than 14 days before the test. While rescheduling, you have to select a test date, where available, within the next three months from the original test date. If your chosen test date is more than three months after the initial test date, the transfer will be treated as a cancellation. You can only transfer the same booking once. Any transfer requests within 14 days of the test are also treated as a cancellation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can we reschedule IELTS exam?

Yes, IELTS can be rescheduled if the test date is at least 15 days from the date on which you are applying for rescheduling. The same can be done by contacting the respective test center where your slot is booked. You will have to fill out the "Test Date Transfer & Cancellation Form".

Q. Can we postpone IELTS exam?

IELTS can be postponed by opting for the rescheduling option. IELTS can be rescheduled if the test date is at least 15 days from the date on which you are applying for rescheduling. The same can be done by contacting the respective test center where your slot is booked.

Q. Can I cancel my IELTS exam and get a refund?

Candidates can apply for cancellation only if the test date is at least 15 days away from the date on which they are applying for cancellation and receive a refund within 10 business days. However, there will be a deduction of administrative charges worth  ₹2,325. Any cancellations made after that will not be eligible for refunds unless the cancellation was due to emergency reasons or health issues.

Q. What is the cancellation fee for IELTS Test?

An administrative charge of  ₹2,325 will be deducted from the examination fee paid by the applicant in case of cancellation. However, the cancellation should be made at least 15 days before the examination date. Any cancellations made after that will not be eligible for refunds unless the cancellation was due to emergency reasons or health issues.

Q. Can we change IELTS computer-based exam to paper-based?

To change the format of your IELTS exam, you will have to contact the respective test center. The computer-delivered test will cover listening, reading, and writing skills, the same as paper-based in terms of content, scoring, level of difficulty and question types. The Speaking test cannot be changed and will still be face-to-face with a trained IELTS examiner.

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