IELTS Examination

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Contact
Mr.Mohammed Al Hajri
IELTS Test Administrator 
Direct Number :( +968) 26850166
Email: mhajri@su.edu.om

Ms. Hamida  Al Kishri
Secretary
Direct Number :( +968) 26850188
Email: HKashari@su.edu.om

Office: Al Khaboura, 2nd Floor

IELTS Introduction

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) measures the language proficiency of people who want to study or work where English is used as a language of communication. It uses a nine-band scale to clearly identify levels of proficiency, from non-user (band score 1) through to expert (band score 9).

IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training

IELTS is available in: Academic - for people applying for higher education or professional registration, and General Training for those migrating to Australia, Canada and the UK, or applying for secondary education, training programs and work experience in an English-speaking environment. Both versions provide a valid and accurate assessment of the four language skills: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.
There are two types of the IELTS test: IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training

IELTS Academic

The IELTS Academic test is for people applying for higher education or professional registration in an English speaking environment. It reflects some of the features of academic language and assesses whether you are ready to begin studying or training.
This approach is widely supported by the institutions that recognize IELTS.

IELTS General Training

The IELTS General Training test is for those who are going to English speaking countries for secondary education, work experience or training programs. It is also a requirement for migration to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. The test focuses on basic survival skills in broad social and workplace contexts.
See the test format

Registration in Person

  • Candidates need to fill in an application form and submit it with the required documents to the registration desk to be processed. The main required documents are: valid copy from applicant’s Identification Card(ID) or resident card (for expatriates) or Passport with visa
  • Signed the application form
  • If these documents (ID, passport with visa) are not provided and completed, the registration cannot be processed.
  • Upon submission of the application form with the required documents, applicants will receive an email or an SMS receipt for their submission.
  • The registration request(s) will be processed by the concerned personnel and, if it is confirmed, then an email/ SMS will be sent if there is an available spot in their preferred session. Then applicants need to come to the registration desk to finalize the test payment (stamped receipt from SU finance department is required). Upon completing payments, candidates will receive a confirmation and joining instructions by email/ SMS.
  • If there is no available spot in their preferred session, they will be asked to register for an alternate session.

Registration by Email

Understand the Test Format

Familiarise yourself with the format of the test by reviewing the content of the test, as well as the question and task types for each section. It’s also important to read through the IELTS rules and regulations. These are laid out in the Notice to Candidates and Declaration which are included in the application form. Review the test format

Practise with Sample Test Questions

Completing sample test materials is helpful in preparing for your test. These will give you an idea of what to expect in the Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking tests. Sample Test Questions

Test Day Tips

Here are some quick tips for ensuring you do your best on test day

  • Ensure that you bring the same passport / ID for both speaking and writing test which you have submitted at the time of registration. You will not be allowed to take any modules of the test without the original passport / ID.
  • For Written test - You are required to arrive at the test venue by 7:00 AM ONLY and NOT BEFORE. Candidates who arrive after 8:30 AM will not be permitted in testing hall. The test ends at around 12:00 PM and you will not be allowed to leave the test room until all parts of the test are over.
  • For Speaking test - You must arrive at the test location minimum 30 Minutes before appointed time and that you have your passport / ID / Desk Label with you.
  • Candidates should not bring any valuable belongings on test day to the test venue. Sohar University OM200 will not be liable for loss and or damage of such items.
  • Candidates missing the speaking test will be marked absent and will not receive their results
  • In case of any change related to your written or speaking test date or time, SMS and or email will be sent confirming the revised test date/time. Please ensure that you register/provide us with your correct mobile number and email ID.
  • Read the IELTS rules and regulations before the test so you understand them. You’ll find these in the IELTS Application Form (PDF, 321KB).
  • Test results will be announced 13 days after the test. Test Report Forms are handed over to candidates ONLY; however, candidates can authorize an individual to collect report forms through Authorization Form
  • Switch off your mobile phone and any other electronic devices. You will be asked to place these with other personal belongings outside the test room
  • The Listening, Reading and Writing tests take 2 hours 40 minutes and there are no breaks between each component of the test
  • Make sure you are prepared and have something to eat and drink beforehand. You will not be allowed to take food into the test room. You will only be allowed to take a drink in a transparent bottle
  • Listen to the supervisor carefully and follow the test day instructions
  • When you get your test papers, read the instructions on the cover page first before writing anything
  • Don’t lose points for careless mistakes because you haven’t read the question properly.
  • Watches are not allowed in the test room. Every test room will have a clock on the wall. Stay aware of the time so you can attempt all questions
  • The Listening, Reading and Writing tests have a number of sections. Allow enough time for each section
  • If you start to feel worried, take some deep breaths to help you calm down
  • Work calmly, focus on the questions, don’t rush your answers and you will do your best.

In certain situations, you may need to postpone or cancel your test. If you postpone or cancel your application more than 5 weeks before the test date, you will receive a refund minus an administration charge. If you postpone or cancel within 5 weeks of the test date, you will be charged the full fee unless you have a medical reason. If you provide a medical certificate within 5 working days of the test date, you will receive a refund minus the local administrative cost.

Knowing that the IELTS Test fee is 84/ OMR if you cancel your test or request a transfer five weeks or more before the test date, the test center will charge an administration fee as follows:

Cancellation Fee 20/OMR
Transfer Fee 20/OMR

Notes for candidates on the submission of Enquiries on Results (EOR)

  • You can choose to undertake an Enquiry on Results – which means having your IELTS test re-marked. You must make this request within six weeks of your test date. Your test will be sent to the head office of British Council or IDP: IA for re-marking by Senior Examiners.
  • You can choose to have one or more parts of your test re-marked. The fee is the same regardless
  • You will be charged a fee as determined by the Test Partners. You will receive a full refund if your result is changed to a higher band score
  • Complete the form below and forward it with payment to the IELTS Administrator at your test centre. The IELTS centre can inform you of the required fee
  • The re-mark is done by trained Clerical Markers and senior examiners employed by British Council and IDP: IA
  • British Council / IDP: IA Head Office will notify your test centre of the re-mark result. Your result will normally be available in 2 to 21 days, depending on several factors including the number of sections requested for remark. If you have not received a response after 28 days, please contact your test centre.
  • You will receive an EOR letter stating your final result status. You will be required to return your previously issued Test Report Form if your result is changed before a new one can be issued. You should make all enquiries regarding the progress of your re-mark to your original test centre.

The test center EOR fee as follows:

Enquiries on Results (EOR) Fee ( Download Enquiry on Results Form) 48/OMR

Third Party Collection of TRF

TRFs are either despatched to candidates or collected by the candidates in person from the test centre. Candidates can authorise a third party to collect TRF by

  • Providing the test centre with written authorisation for a third party to collect the TRF, which includes the full name and ID document number of that third party.
  • Having the third party present a copy of the candidate ID used on test day along with a signed authorisation from the candidate. This ID copy must be checked against the candidate test day ID copy available at the test centre from the test.

Issue of Additional TRF(s)

  • Candidates may request up to two additional TRFs under condition of loss or damage
  • Requesting third additional TRF will charge candidates an administration fee and will be as follows:
    Additional TRF Processing Fee 10/OMR
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Registration in Person

  1. Candidates need to fill in an application form and submit it with the required documents to the registration desk to be processed. The main required documents are: valid copy from applicant’s Identification Card(ID) or resident card (for expatriates) or Passport with visa
  2. Signed the application form
  3. If these documents (ID, passport with visa) are not provided and completed, the registration cannot be processed. 
  4. Upon submission of the application form with the required documents, applicants will receive an email or an SMS receipt for their submission.
  5. The registration request(s) will be processed by the concerned personnel and, if it is confirmed, then an email/ SMS will be sent if there is an available spot in their preferred session. Then applicants need to come to the registration desk to finalize the test payment (stamped receipt from SU finance department is required). Upon completing payments, candidates will receive a confirmation and joining instructions by email/ SMS.
  6. If there is no available spot in their preferred session, they will be asked to register for an alternate session.
  7. If a place is not available, they will need to adjust the preferred session dates/hours.

Register by E-mail
Download the IELTS Registration Form from our website

You should speak to the institution that has requested an IELTS test from you and ask which one they require, but as a guideline:

  • The Academic module is for people who want to study an undergraduate or postgraduate degree course, or who wish to register with a professional body.
  • The General Training module focuses on basic survival skills in a broader social and educational setting. General Training is suitable if you are joining a training program or doing work experience in English speaking countries, but is not designed for degree level. This module is also suitable for those wishing to emigrate to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK

It takes around 5 days for us to process your application. Once processed, we will send you an SMS about your confirmation letter that contains your test date(s), payment confirmation and a test venue. Please make sure you check your phone.

During busy periods it can take over 5 days for us to process your application and send SMS about your confirmation letter. If you haven't heard from us after 10 days and are concerned, please contact us

Please ensure that you bring the same passport / ID for both speaking and writing test which you have submitted at the time of registration. You will not be allowed to take any modules of the test without the original passport / ID.

On the day of your test, registration is at 7:10 am. Unfortunately, candidates who arrive late for registration will not be allowed to take the test and will lose their test fee.
If you cannot attend the test because of a medical emergency, you must provide us with a medical certificate within five days of the missed test. The letter must clearly state the reason why you were unable to attend the IELTS test and must be appropriately dated. Please scan and email the letter to IELTS.Info@su.edu.om or you can come in person to our centre.

In certain situations, you may need to postpone or cancel your test. If you postpone or cancel your application more than 5 weeks before the test date, you will receive a refund minus an administration charge. If you postpone or cancel within 5 weeks of the test date, you will be charged the full fee unless you have a medical reason. If you provide a medical certificate within 5 working days of the test date, you will receive a refund minus the local administrative cost.

If you require a modified version of IELTS (i.e. braille papers, enlarged font, special CD for Listening, etc.), you must give the test centre three months’ notice. If your circumstances require special arrangements to be made, (i.e. extra time, headphones for Listening, etc.) you must give the test centre a minimum of 6 weeks' notice. Please be aware that you will be requested to provide a medical evidence to support your claim. The medical report should be written in English and within a period of two years before the test date, by a medical professional.

You can collect your results from our office on the 13th day after you take the test. The IELTS desk is open between Sunday and Thursday from 08:00 am – 04:00 pm. Please note, you must bring your passport or Identity Card with you if you wish to collect your results in person.

Candidates can authorise another person to collect their results for them as long as the person collecting has been given written authority by the candidate and can prove their own identity (passport or identity card only).

The person collecting your results must bring the following to collect a TRF:

Results can only be collected during our visiting hours: between Sunday and Thursday from 08:00 am – 04:00 pm

  • Candidates may request up to two additional TRFs under condition of loss or damage
  • Requesting third additional TRF will charge candidates an administration fee
  • I want to appeal my test result. What do I do?
  • You can choose to undertake an Enquiry on Results – which means having your IELTS test re-marked. You must make this request within six weeks of your test date. Your test will be sent to the head office of British Council or IDP: IA for re-marking by Senior Examiners.
  • You can choose to have one or more parts of your test re-marked. The fee is the same regardless
  • You will be charged a fee as determined by the Test Partners.  You will receive a full refund if your result is changed to a higher band score
  • Complete the form below and forward it with payment to the IELTS Administrator at your test centre. The IELTS centre can inform you of the required fee
  • The re-mark is done by trained Clerical Markers and senior examiners employed by British Council and IDP: IA
  • British Council / IDP: IA Head Office will notify your test centre of the re-mark result. Your result will normally be available in 2 to 21 days, depending on several factors including the number of sections requested for remark. If you have not received a response after 28 days, please contact your test centre.

You will receive an EOR letter stating your final result status. You will be required to return your previously issued Test Report Form if your result is changed before a new one can be issued. You should make all enquiries regarding the progress of your re-mark to your original test centre.

Download Enquiry on Results Form
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