Resitting the test

If you didn’t get the IELTS score you wanted, you can apply to resit the test as soon as you feel ready. However, before applying for a resit you need to keep in mind that your score is unlikely to improve without a significant effort to improve your English.

We have put some handy sample test questions that can help you prepare IELTS resit. We also suggest you read up on how to prepare, as there may be some steps that you missed.

Get ready for your IELTS resit

Naturally, you may feel frustrated about not achieving your desired IELTS result, as well as nervous about resitting the test. However, with hard work and dedication, you can improve your IELTS score.

Before you resit the test, it is highly advisable to review strategies and tips to help you improve your English language skills.

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Helpful resources

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Test format

Learn more about what to expect in each section of the IELTS test.

Test format

How do I register?

You can sit an IELTS test in more than 1,600 locations across the world. Find out how and where you can book your IELTS test.

How to register
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Prepare for the test

Once you are familiar with the IELTS test format, you will need to undertake a number of focused preparation activities.

How to prepare