Not happy with your IELTS score? Now you can retake single modules

Indian students aspiring to study abroad can now retake a single module of their English language proficiency test, if they aren’t happy with the scores. Officials have announced the introduction of ‘IELTS One Skill Retake,’ a convenient option available at eligible IELTS Computer Delivered test centers across India.

This initiative lets test takers retake one of the four essential language skills – Listening, Reading, Writing, or Speaking – if they feel their initial performance did not meet their expectations. Currently, this feature is exclusively offered to those who have opted for the Computer Delivered IELTS test.

After choosing the ‘IELTS One Skill Retake,’ test takers will receive a second Test Report Form (TRF) reflecting their new score. This TRF can be used to apply for their migration and study abroad applications.

Depending on their score, test takers can decide whether to use their old or new TRF for the skill they choose to retake.

The ‘IELTS One Skill Retake’ gained recognition and acceptance from various authoritative bodies, including the Australian Department of Home Affairs, the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency, and an increasing number of universities and institutions each month.

“IELTS One Skill Retake improves fairness by providing an opportunity to retake a single skill if the test taker feels their original performance was not representative of their language proficiency level,” Freeland said.

Piyush Kumar, Regional Director – South Asia and Mauritius, IDP Education, said the launch of IELTS One Skill Retake gives test takers a wonderful opportunity to achieve their study and migration goals.

“We listened to our test takers who told us that instead of having to retake the whole test, they wanted the ability to retake one skill of the IELTS test if they didn’t get the score they were aspiring to on test day,” Kumar said.

“IELTS One Skill Retake, which is available for both Academic and General IELTS, gives test takers in India a new option and increased flexibility as they get their plans on track. It is currently available across all 47 IELTS Computer centres in the country,”

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