IELTS Test In Bangladesh : All You Need To Know

In Bangladesh, two organizations conduct IELTS Test—British Council and IDP Bangladesh. One can take the test from either organization.

British Council has more test centers across the country. So anyone from any corner of the country has the chance to take IELTS (International English Language Testing System) test with it.

IELTS core services such as Test Registration, Test preparation and other services are available at a host of institutions in the country.

Cambrian Institute of Modern Language
Cambrian Institute of Modern Language. Image : collected

Here’s Very General Information On IELTS :

IELTS Test Medium :

There are two medium or mode to take the test. One is computer-delivered and the other on paper. In terms of test content and structure, both are the same.

The only core difference is with computer-based format, one needs to type the answers. And with paper-format, one needs to write the answers by pen.

There are other technical differences as well. With computer-delivered format, one still needs to do the speaking module face to face just like the on-paper format.

With the computer format, test results come very faster which is usually just 3-5 days. But it takes at least 13 calendar or working days for the results to be out with the manual format.

Besides when it comes to flexible test dates, the computer based format is again the best. But in terms of test centers, this format has limitations as computer-based tests are available only in Dhaka, Chattogram and Sylhet.

On the other hand, paper-based test centers are available throughout the country in Dhaka, Chattogram, Sylhet, Barishal, Khulna, Cumilla, and Rajshahi with up to four test dates per month.

IETLS Test Types :

There are five types of IELTS Test which are 1. IELTS Academic 2. IELTS General Training 3. IELTS Academic for UKVI (UK Visa and Immigration) 4. IELTS General Training for UKVI and 5. IELTS Life Skills (A1 and B1).

IELTS Academic and General Training :

When it comes to study abroad, immigration and training purposes abroad, IELTS Academic and General Training is required. So those who want to study abroad and seek immigration except the UK need to take this type test.


For study abroad and immigration in the UK, one needs to take this test as its result is accepted by the UK Border Agency.

IELTS Life Skills :

This test relates to family visa, visa extension, citizenship in the UK and other purposes. IELTS Life Skills assesses just one’s speaking and listening skills at Common European Framework of Reference for Languages levels A1, A2 or B1.

It can be used to apply for a ‘family of a settled person’ visa, visa extension, indefinite leave to remain or citizenship in the UK.

IELTS Test Fees In Bangladesh :

IELTS Test fee surely varies according to the type of test. For the types of IELTS Academic & General Training, the fee is BDT 20,250 while it is is BDT 22,550 each for IELTS Academic & General Training for UKVI. And the fee is comparatively less for IELTS Life Skills Test, which is just BDT 16,200.

Here note that the test fee is the same, irrespective of test format—Computer-based and Paper-based. 

Test dates and locations :

Test dates are available throughout the year. In other words, there are usually at least 4 test dates a month. So in a year, there are at least 48 test dates in total.

The British Council Bangladesh offers IELTS tests in seven major locations which are Dhaka, Chattogram, Sylhet, Barishal, Khulna, Cumilla, and Rajshahi.

But IDP Bangladesh has 4 major test locations which are Dhaka, Chattogram, Khulna and Sylhet.
It should be noted that IDP has 6 test centers alone in the capital city— Uttara, Gulshan, Banani, Mohakhali, Mirpur and Dhanmondi.

It should be noted that in order to attend IELTS Test, one needs to have passport and be minimum 16 years old. If you are below 16, then you are not eligible to take the test now. So those who are planning to take IELTS Test but do not have passport, then please try to get the passport now as early as possible. 

IELTS Test Benefits :

To demonstrate one’s all-round skills in English language, IELTS test is the best way currently available in the country as well the world. For long now, IELTS Test score is widely accepted across the globe when it comes to a string of things ranging from study, immigration, training to visa extension and citizenship purposes. But why?

There are a number of benefits attached to IELTS Test as a good score of it opens doors to many opportunities. Not only that IELTS Test score paves the way for a student to get approval from a foreign university to attend a course with it but it widens possibilities or opportunities for them to get jobs—part time and full time– in the corresponding country or beyond. In addition, when it comes to immigration, IELTS Test score carries huge weight as it adds extra point to overall scores needed to fulfil ultimate goals. Undoubtedly, an IELTS score significantly increases one’s chance to get expected jobs in the homeland as well.


To sum up, English language proficiency definitely makes one’s overall movement easier and comfortable in a English speaking foreign land. But lack of it unfortunately does the opposite to a great extent. So those who have decided and or are considering to go abroad for higher study or other purposes MUST need to take IELTS Test to realize individual dreams.

IELTS with Cambrian Institute of Modern Languages  (CIML) : 

In Bangladesh, Cambrian Institute of Modern Languages (CIML) is one of the institutions in the country offering all IELTS services.

Situated at Shahzadpur, Baridhara in the capital Dhaka, the institute now offers all major IELTS services such as exam registration, all sorts of preparatory programs for affordable costs.

Most notably, the institute now has a gorgeous test venue with all modern facilities which is situated at Gulshan-2 in the capital.

Facilities and Services Available At CIML : 

Cambrian Institute of Modern Languages features every necessary facilities to conduct all IELTS activities in the best possible friendly environment. Some of them are the following :

High Value Faculty : It has a host of dedicated faculty with huge level of expertise & training and high qualifications.

Multimedia Classrooms : It has classrooms equipped with all required tools to run IELTS programs. All the classrooms are Air Conditioned and multimedia attached.

Both Online & Offline Class Facilities :  Amidst the ongoing pandemic, students tend to avoid in person instructions. For them, online instruction is undoubtedly the best option.

In terms of online delivered programs, CIML is the best in the country as it has all useful tools to this end. Offline or face-face instructions are of course available at the institute.

Services on Offer By CIML :  The institute provides students the following advantages while conducting IELTS preparatory courses : 

Free Mock Tests    : Frequent Mock Tests which are completely free for its students.
Free Course Book  : All available basic course books are also free.
Crash Programs     : Such programs are up for grabs for those who would like to take the test urgently.
Special Discount    : Those who are planning to sit for the test in January can get up to Tk.6k discount on course fees. Plus special arrangements are also available for the ones in need of intensive care because of their background.

Contact : To get further details on the services and facilities offered by CIML, one should feel free to make calls to the following numbers :

Baridhara : 01762688111, 01762-688111. Gulshan-2 : 01720557128, 01720-557180. Mohammadpur : 01762688152. Mirpur : 01762688021. Narayanganj : 01406-252001-9.

One can as well visit in person the following addresses for information on IELTS : Baridhara : Ga 37/1 (Jamalpur Tower), Block-J, Baridhara.
Gulshan : Plot-2, Gulshan Circle-2, Dhaka.

M S Khan

Media Worker & Edu-affairs Enthusiast.

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