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» What does it cost to study overseas?

Cost depends on Country course and the institution. Generally speaking UK costs about Rs.10 -14 lakhs (Bangladesh Tk. 12.5 -17.5 lakhs) per annum, Australia costs Rs. 8 -12 lakhs (Bangladesh Tk. 10 -15 lakhs) per annum and NZ costs Rs. 8-9 lakhs (Bangladesh Tk. 10-11.5 lakhs) per annum. There are few scholarships and hence students have to be largely self-funded or avail loans from Indian banks (Indian banks applicable for Indian students). The Costing mentioned above assumes that the student is not working part time. Though part time work is not guaranteed, students are allowed to work part time off campus in Australia, New Zealand and in U.K. Several students do work part time and subsidize some of the costs.

» Can I work/settle overseas after my qualification?

Yes, one can always work overseas after any qualification provided one gets the work permit or any Business Entrepreneur visa. However, in order to settle (or permanent residency), one has to be aware of Government regulations. Our counselors can provide the Government website details and general information for this. In Australia and NZ, they give additional point advantage to PR applicants who hold qualifications from their countries and students with certain qualifications may be able to apply onshore without leaving the country after their studies. UK too has recently introduced certain initiatives regarding working in UK after studies. For more details, please select the country below Australia Canada U.K

Most organisations that accept IELTS (universities, consulate authorities) have direct access to the global on-line IELTS verification service. From their computer they can see:

• if any of the information on the test report form has been altered e.g. band scores, photo, id numbers etc.
if an IELTS test report form is genuine.

This ensures that only genuine IELTS test report forms are accepted. Presenting a fake or altered test report form can have serious consequences for candidates.

It is essential to the authorities and institutions who accept IELTS that they are 100% sure that the person who sat the exam is the same as the person whose identity appears on the TRF. Therefore in each country there is an agreement with these authorities on what is the most acceptable means of identification. For India, this is an original valid passport and our invigilators are trained to spot non-genuine or amended passports. The authorities who accept IELTS, such as the High Commissions in India, do spot checks on us to ensure we are following these procedures and would doubt the validity of our IELTS scores if we were not following this rule.

Yes, at the latest count, 1400 US universities and colleges recognise IELTS for proof of English language ability for students, including Princeton, Duke and Harvard Business School. Read for more details.

CGFNS also recognises IELTS for nurses wishing to work in the USA. For a full list of universities/colleges/ receiving institutions that recognise IELTS across the globe .

We do conduct IELTS test for special needs candidates. We do not have any special dates for them. They can take the test on the regular dates.
All special needs candidates need to provide us with:

• At least 6 weeks prior notice (for any special need requirements)
 A medical report/diagnostic report
 A written request
 Two choices of dates (in case the special need requirement needs a longer period)

Special arrangements can be made for candidates with special needs, for example:

• Visual difficulties
Hearing difficulties
Speaking difficulties
Specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia
Permanent writing difficulties e.g. due to cerebral palsy
Medical condition such as diabetes

The following can be provided for special needs candidates (please check availability with centre):

• If the candidate is dyslexic, extra time can be given on request sent from the Centre to Cambridge
If a candidate has a problem with eyesight, we can provide an enlarged print
Braille papers (contracted and uncontracted Braille)
Lip-reading versions of listening papers
The use of an amanuensis (someone who writes your answers for you as you dictate them)

Further information pertaining to special arrangements for such candidates is also available.

No, Task 2 is given more weight than Task 1. This is because Task 1 is a restricted type where input and output is to be produced on the basis of visual input given. In Task 2 the candidates are expected to give opinions, examples and suggestions and thus greater linguistic ability is required. This is why candidates are recommended to spend 20 minutes on Task 1 and 40 minutes on Task 2.On the day of the test, candidates must present the valid original passport at both the written test and the speaking test.

If you lose your passport, we suggest you file an FIR and send a copy of this along with a letter requesting for transfer of test to another date. You are advised to also get in touch with the nearest Examination centre immediately. In the meanwhile you apply and get a new passport as soon as possible.

No, you can't take the test again. You are banned from taking IELTS in the future.

There is no passing score in IELTS. However, universities or embassies may tell you the band score they require.

Your Test Report Form will be sent out by the British Council on the 13th day after the test.