Please note: IELTS Indicator is no longer available, please go to Book a test page to find a suitable test format and date near you.
The safe, simple way to demonstrate your language skills during the Covid-19 situation
If you are applying to an educational institution, IELTS Indicator is the online test that you can use to safely demonstrate your language skills during the Covid-19 shutdown when it’s not possible to take the test at an official test centre.
Please note that IELTS Indicator is not accepted for migration to Australia, Canada or New Zealand.
It covers the four skills
The online test assesses each of the IELTS skill areas: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The Speaking test is delivered via video call with a fully qualified and trained examiner, maintaining IELTS focus on assessing conversational English proficiency.
It’s an official IELTS product
IELTS Indicator is a timed test that matches the structure of an in-person test. It remains reliable, fair and accurate, because it uses standard IELTS marking procedures and official IELTS examiners.
It gives you an indicative score
You will get your scores within seven days – both an indicative score for each section and an overall band score.
It is not a substitute for the in-person IELTS
Once testing resumes, your university or education provider may ask you to take the in-person IELTS, even if you have taken IELTS Indicator.
It’s a live, online test with an allocated start time and duration – to take it you need a suitable computer with reliable internet access.
The Listening, Reading and Writing parts of the test need to be completed in one sitting, with the Speaking test happening a few days before or after the other sections.
Universities and other educational establishments can use IELTS Indicator to assess the standard of applicants’ language abilities at a time when test takers are unable to access the in-person IELTS. Please check with your university on whether they accept it before booking.
Find out who accepts IELTS Indicator here.
Register here if your organisation is interested in accepting IELTS Indicator.
If you are already a registered organisation, please login to Score Check here.
Learn more about what to expect in each section of the IELTS test.
IELTS for study
Thousands of education and training providers all over the world use IELTS results to select their students.
A test of four skills
IELTS is a task-based test covering the four language skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking).