Are you planning and preparing to study abroad in UK, USA, Australia or any other native English speaking country? In most cases, you need to present an English Language qualification test as requirement for admission or even scholarship application.
The British Council is responsible for administering the International English Language Test System (IELTS) in Nigeria and several other African countries. The first step to taking the IELTS is identifying a date that is suitable for you and applying for the test. Then consider taking classes to improve your chances of scoring high.
In six steps, how to find test dates and venues to take IELTS
First visit the https://ielts.britishcouncil.org/ and select your country.
Find the Test Date that is most suitable for you. To find an IELTS Test date in Nigeria, enter your criteria in the form. This will include the month you intend to take the test, the town (Abuja, Lagos or Port-Harcourt) and the module (Academic or General training), and then Find.
Check Test Availability
This takes you to a list of available test dates for each venue in Abuja, Lagos and Port-Harcourt open for application and the percentage of application taken so far. Decide on the date that is most appropriate for you and click Apply.
Next, read and accept the Terms & Conditions for applying for the IELTS through British Council. Click Continue to the next page.
Carefully fill the form for Candidate Details and continue to the next page. Confirm if the information you entered in step 5 is correct for Summary, then click to Apply Now
To complete your application, you are required to pay for your test place, and send all supporting documents to your test centre by the stated deadline. Your application will be cancelled if you do not do this by the stated deadline.
There are 4 components:
Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.
Listening, Reading and Writing components of the test are done on the date you registered for while the speaking test could come up on another date within seven days before and seven days after the date you registered for.
Kindly note that you MUST appear with the original International Passport you registered with, for each of the components of the test.