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IELTS Registration Confirmation

  • If your documents are not uploaded prior to 4 days before the test date, your test will be automatically cancelled. You won’t be eligible for any transfers or refunds.
  • You can register yourself by choosing either Paper-based or Computer-delivered IELTS test as per your requirement.
  • Upload the documents to the British Council portal. This must be a valid and original passport or Canadian Permanent Resident Card.
  • Pay using the Online Payment method. Payment must be made within 24 hours to secure a seat.

Important Note: Please check the format of the test to make sure that it is the right format you want by choosing either a paper-based or computer-delivered test.

If any one of the above steps is missing, test takers will not be confirmed with a test date and the test centre won’t be responsible for delays regarding the registration confirmation.

Once, the payment for the IELTS test is received and the documents have been approved, a confirmation email will be sent to the test takers. Please note that paper-based applications might take up to 10 business days for processing. Therefore, it is recommended that the test takers should prefer the online registration method.
Test takers will also receive a detailed confirmation email about the date of the test, location, timing, etc. from the IELTS team.
It is advised that after submission of the application forms, test takers must regularly check their emails, including the spam folder.
Please don’t confuse your payment receipt email with the registration confirmation email. The registration confirmation email contains the exact date and time of the test in detail.
In case of any query, send an email to ielts@bitts.ca.

*Please remember that you must bring the same original identification document (passport or PRC) with you on the test day. If you do not bring the original document, you will not be allowed to appear for the test and you won’t be able to request to transfer the test date to a later date, or get a refund. If you have sent your passport to your agent/attorney or Immigration Office, you must retrieve it in order to appear for the test and you can send it back to them after the test is finished.

What is IELTS?

The International English Language Testing System, or IELTS, is a globally accepted English language testing system for non-native English speakers. The British Council, IDP, and Cambridge English jointly administer IELTS.

Over 3,000 academic institutions in Australia, Britain, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United States accept IELTS. Over 3.5 million tests were taken in more than 140 nations in 2018. IELTS is one of the most popular tests in Canada. It covers high stakes for English language testing systems.

Both IELTS Academic and IELTS General serve as valid proof of English proficiency. Candidates who wish to proceed for immigration purposes have to appear for the IELTS exam. The IELTS test report form (TRF) awards all test takers with a band, ranging from 1 to 9, based on their linguistic skills. Apparently, band 1 signifies a “non-user” and band 9 signifies an expert user of the English language.

Additionally, BITTS International Career College is glad to be an authorized testing centre for British Council. We are providing the best IELTS testing service as a BITTS IELTS testing centre. We have free headphones and free parking available for test-takers. It is easy to book a test with us.

Different Types of IELTS test

1. IELTS Academic Test
2. IELTS General Training Test

The individuals who are seeking admission to colleges and professional institutes to advance their education and professional skills need to appear for IELTS academic test. For instance, medical doctors and nurses who require to study or practice their profession in an English-speaking nation.

IELTS general training test is recommended for individuals who intend to pursue non-academic training and work in an English-speaking country. The general module is compulsory for the purpose of immigration procedures.

You can choose the BITTS testing centre and register IELTS in any nearby testing venue.

With various test locations around Canada, IELTS test booking has never been easier. Whether, you need it for a student visa, immigration, professional training, or development. You are welcome to take your IELTS test at any of our test venues. Our venues are conveniently located in Mississauga, Milton, Hamilton, Brampton, Squamish, Abbotsford, Guelph, Halifax/Dartmouth and Moncton.

Before you book the IELTS test, make sure to check which test is required for your individual requirement. However, it is important to know the purpose and scope of the test, as IELTS academic and general cater to specific requirements.

At all locations, both general training and academic IELTS tests are conducted. Visit the British Council website to perceive information about available IELTS test dates.

The Four Modules of The IELTS General and Academic Test

IELTS test dates are available for both the general IELTS as well as the academic IELTS test.
Following is the break-down of the IELTS test modules:

Listening: 30 minutes (plus 10 minutes to transfer answers only for Paper-Based Tests)

Reading: 60 minutes (including the time to transfer the answers)

Writing: 60 minutes

Speaking: 11–14 minutes

The total duration of the test is 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Listening, reading and writing are completed in one sitting. The speaking test may be taken on the same day or up to seven days before or after the other IELTS exam modules.

All IELTS test takers may have the same listening and speaking tests. While the reading and writing modules of the test differ depending on whether the test taker is taking the Academic IELTS or the general training version of the test.

IELTS Testing Centre and Venues

Take the British Council test with online registration in nearby cities. Information about location and commute is described below. However, the IELTS exam schedule will be shared in registered email or the British council portal.

We are happy to announce that BITTS IELTS Testing is expanding to provide you with better and more convenient services near your location for IELTS exams in Ontario, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Alberta. The locations available for IELTS testing centres by BITTS are easily accessible through public transport and highways. Ontario’s test centres and venues are remotely approached by people living in the GTA region are Brampton, North York, and Mississauga as well as from Eastside cities of Ontario which are Burlington, London, and Cambridge. Moreover, the venue in Squamish, British Columbia is optimal to commute from nearby cities such as Westminster, Surrey, and Vancouver.

Computer Delivered IELTS (CD IELTS)

A new way to experience IELTS

Everyone loves to make choices. Now, with computer-delivered IELTS, you will take exactly the same IELTS test, Academic or General Training. But you have to type your answers on the computer. However, you will be given a paper for rough work*.

What is computer-delivered testing?

It’s exactly the same test content and structure, yet you’ll take it sitting in a modern computer lab using the latest technology and with technical staff on hand to help. Many test takers have told us they would like to try it, so computer-delivered testing is now being introduced at test centres across Canada.

Why you might choose a computer-delivered IELTS test?

You prefer typing rather than writing

Are you a person who is more comfortable typing than writing? Or, do you think your handwriting is hard to read? Apparently, using a computer could be the answer to these questions. Also, by opting for the computer-delivered test, you get an option to go back and edit your answers easily during the test whereas you cannot get this option with the paper-based test choice.

You can still plan your answers on paper

70% of test-takers we spoke to said they liked being able to plan the Writing section of their test on paper. You can still do this with computer-delivered testing.

Same standards, More venues.

It’s the same IELTS test trusted for its fairness and integrity by more than 10,000 organizations all over the world. Now it’s available in British Council test locations throughout Canada.

Same content, Greater flexibility.

It covers the same content, and now you have more dates to choose from. You can pick the day of the week that fits best with your schedule.

Same preparation, Easier booking process.

You can still prepare with the British Council IELTS apps and online learning materials. Now booking is even easier with our new mobile-friendly registration system.

Same Speaking test, More convenience.

The Speaking test can be either face-to-face in a private room or on the computer (VCS) with a trained and qualified Examiner. It is the most effective way of assessing speaking skills, and you can get to choose the day online when you are ready to take your speaking test.

Same results format, Faster results.

Your results are still delivered in the same easy-to-understand Test Report Form, and now you can view them online in 5-7 days. Your Test Report Form is sent to you by post or you can pick it up from the main office between 3 pm to 5 pm after your results are released.

Video-Call Speaking Test

VCS gives you a virtual means to connect with your examiner on an automated screen who interrogates you in real-time. You’ll be given questions on the screen with a displayed time limit. Do not worry about the modus operandi. Before leaving you in the room with the examiner, an invigilator will assist you and will ensure the smooth functioning of your headphones.

What are the advantages of the IELTS Speaking Test via VCS at the BITTS Testing Centre?

  • You get flexibility in your test schedule.
  • Increased choices in test slots for the IELTS test.
  • The exam is conducted at the same test venue.

Special Needs and Arrangements For Your Test

The term “accommodation” can be used to describe an alteration of environment, curriculum format, or equipment that allows an individual with a disability to gain access to content and/or complete assigned tasks. They allow students with disabilities to pursue a regular course of study.
Accessibility can be viewed as the “ability to access” and benefit from some system or entity. The concept focuses on enabling access for people with disabilities, or enabling access through the use of assistive technology.
BITTS is committed to provide accessibility and accommodation to the test takers who need it. This accommodation can range from providing private test room to providing spacious chair/seat as requested.

If you are looking for booking an IELTS Test, you can find full range of special accommodation list on the official British Council website.