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How to write IELTS in Nigeria

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How to write IELTS in Nigeria
IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System. Pronounced mostly as “ai-elts”. As many young Nigerians are looking for a way to travel abroad? IELTS is becoming a very popular examination in Nigeria.

The test is aimed at assessing the English proficiency for non native English speakers from Nigeria and other parts of the world. It is usually a requirement for employment or immigration purposes into Australia, Canada, or New Zealand. IELTS is also a requirement to gain admission into some foreign universities in the U.K and other countries especially the ones listed above.

Requirement for IELTS in Nigeria

Before writing IELTS from Nigeria, first determine the purpose for which you are writing the IELTS examinations. You will need your international passport for your registration. Your international passport is the only acceptable identification document for this test. Note that your international passport will be checked to verify your identity during the IELTS examinations. Your biometric data may be collected as well. This is to avoid any form of impersonation or malpractice in the course of the exams.

 

How to register for IELTS examination in Nigeria

You can register for the IELTS examinations in Nigeria either through the British Council or the MOD IELTS centre. These are two separate bodies that both offer the IELTS examinations in Nigeria. Registration is online however, you can also do an offline registration at the MOD IELTS centre in Lagos.

Cost of IELTS registration in Nigeria

The cost of registering IELTS in Nigeria was N68,000 (sixty eight thousand Naira). However since April 2017, the price for IELTS in Nigeria has gone up to N75,000 (seventy five thousand Naira).

How to pay for IELTS

Both MOD and British Council Nigeria have different methods for making payment for the test. Depending on the service provider you register with, instructions will be different. MOD offers a simple online transfer method while British Council Nigeria has a more complex payment instruction for IELTS in Nigeria.

Cost of IELTS registration in Nigeria

The cost of registering IELTS in Nigeria was N68,000 (sixty eight thousand Naira). However since April 2017, the price for IELTS in Nigeria has gone up to N75,000 (seventy five thousand Naira).

IELTS date and venue

The exam date for IELTS varies but the test location usually takes place in the following cities:

  • Lagos
  • Abuja
  • Port Harcourt
  • Abeokuta
  • Benin
  • Calabar
  • Enugu
  • Ibadan

 

All you need to know about writing IELTS in Nigeria

Types of IELTS Modules

There are 2 types of IELTS modules.
1. General test – this mostly used for immigration or employment purposes
2. Academic test This module is required to gain admission into  universities in some foreign countries.

Components of IELTS examinations:

  • The IELTS examination usually comprises of four parts.
    Speaking
    Listening
    Reading
    Writing

Most times, the speaking test may be set a few days ahead of the other tests. Candidates for both the General and Academic modules usually have the same Listening tests and separate tests for the reading and writing.

Note that a candidate can only write either the academic or general module on the same day but not both.

Note:

Registration for IELTS is a simple do it yourself process. If you need help with registration, you can contact us.

 

 

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