British Council Bangladesh resumes IELTS test | The Daily Star
12:20 PM, September 21, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:30 PM, September 21, 2020

British Council resumes IELTS test

After a brief pause, taken to cooperate with government directives and to aid in minimising the spread of Covid-19, British Council has resumed conducting computer-delivered IELTS and paper-based IELTS.

Stating how British Council is ensuring safety measures at their test centres, Zunayed Aahmed, Director Operations Examinations, said with the resumption, they are ensuring the safety and hygiene measures that are recommended by their global standards and Bangladesh government guidelines.

"Our test-takers are communicated beforehand regarding the precaution they need to maintain, such as signing a document confirming health issues, wearing a mask that covers mouth and nose and the temperature checking mechanisms that are available in the centres," he said.

He also emphasised that the entire centre including furniture, equipment, stationery etc are all meticulously sanitized before every test and all their staff and examiners wear protective gears during the test as well.

During the interim period when test were cancelled, test-takers could still access free online materials, preparation video and resources on tips on IELTS essential skills, practice tests, dos and don'ts and expert advices on the four segments of IELTS.

Extended support was also provided for free transfer and deferrals.

Test-takers can still access exclusive preparation materials and the above-mentioned benefits when they book IELTS with the British Council.

Since venue capacity might reduce due to an added layer of physical distancing measures, British Council will offer IELTS tests with more test dates per month to meet the requirement.

They are now resuming tests in Dhaka, Chattogram and Sylhet and soon will be resuming in Khulna, Cumilla, and Rajshahi, phase by phase.

IELTS test-takers can now book their computer-delivered IELTS, or paper-based IELTS slot by visiting this link: https://www.britishcouncil.org.bd/en/exam/ielts/dates-fees-locations/pap...

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