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Data Protection Agreement Under the terms of the United Kingdom's Data
Protection Act, 1988¹, The British Council is required by law to manage securely
any personal data given; and only for the purposes specified. The information
collected in this form will be used to provide you information on your IELTS
test. The information will be stored on a password protected web server, and
will not be passed outside the British Council. By submitting this form, you
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purposes specified above. ¹A full copy of our data protection policy is
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act, to ask for a copy of all the information we hold on you, for which we will
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• I certify that the information on this form is complete, true and accurate. I
understand that if any other person attempts to take the IELTS examination in my
place (i.e. in place of the person whose details appear on this form), both I
and such person will be liable to prosecution.
• I understand that my application is processed according to the details I
hereby declare and if the details on this form are incomplete my application may
not be processed.
• I understand that I will be charged the full test fee if I postpone or cancel
my test within 5 weeks of the test date, unless I provide appropriate medical
evidence to support the postponement or cancellation. Only evidence of serious
illness will be considered. I understand that medical evidence must be provided within 5 days of the test date
• I understand that if I attempt to cheat, copy the work of another candidate,
disrupt the test, remove or copy or attempt to remove or copy any test materials
from the examination room or do anything that might damage the integrity and
security of IELTS, I will not receive a result for the test, my test fee will
not be refunded and I may be prohibited from taking IELTS tests in future.
• I acknowledge that I have accessed the information on 'IELTS Information for
Candidates' that is available in print, or on the British Council website.
• I acknowledge receipt of the Notice to IELTS Candidates document, contained on
the last page of this application process and undertake to abide by the regulations contained
• I agree an observer may attend my Speaking Test as part of the monitoring
• I agree that a photograph may be taken of me on the test day to confirm
• I acknowledge that the IELTS examination is administered by British Council,
IDP:IELTS Australia, and Cambridge ESOL collectively referred to as the test
partners, and I understand and agree that the details on this form are collected
for the purposes of the IELTS test and that these details may be disclosed to,
processed and stored by the test partners for the purpose of such administration
and that these details and my examination results may be disclosed by the test
partners to those academic institutions or other entities to whom I submit my
enrolment application, for the purpose of allowing such institutions or entities
to verify the results of the test or to carry out an investigation in relation
to suspected fraud. If the test partners discover that a false or altered Test
Report Form has been provided to any of these institutions or entities the test
partners may inform the same and provide them with my personal details.
• I understand that my results may not be issued within 13 days of the test day
if any of the test partners deem it necessary to review any matter associated
with my test. I understand that in exceptional circumstances I may be required
to re-take one or more IELTS modules.
• I understand that my personal data may be processed in an anonymous form for
statistical and research purposes for the development of Cambridge ESOL
examinations. Cambridge ESOL and the centre administering the test confirm that
they will not disclose personal information about candidates to others except as
stated in this Declaration or to the extent permitted by law.
• I understand that the work I produce as part of the IELTS test remains the
property of the test partners and under no circumstances will be released to
candidates or institutions/organisations.
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is designed to be
but one of many factors used by academic institutions, government agencies,
professional bodies and employers in determining whether a test taker has
sufficient English skills to successfully be admitted as a student or be
considered for employment. IELTS is specifically designed not to be the sole
method of determining admission or employment for the test taker IELTS is made
available worldwide to all persons, regardless of age, gender, race, nationality
or religion but it is not recommended to persons under 16 years of age.
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damages arising out of access to, use of, acceptance by, or interpretation of
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You must not...
• Impersonate another person or have another person impersonate you.
• Attempt to cheat, copy the work of another candidate or disrupt the test.
• Use, or attempt to use, a dictionary, pager, spell-checker, electronic
recorder or mobile phone for the duration of the test. Any candidate doing so
will be disqualified.
• Talk to or disturb other candidates once the examination has started.
• Smoke, eat or drink in the examination room.
• Reproduce any part of the test in any format/medium. Any candidate doing so
will have their test results disqualified and be liable to prosecution.
• Remove any materials used during the examination. This includes, but is not
limited to, examination papers, speaking task cards, answer papers and working
• Read carefully and follow the instructions printed on the question paper and
on the answer sheet.
• Fill in the details required on the front of your question paper and on your
answer sheet before the start of the examination.
Advice and assistance during the examination
• If you are in doubt about what you should do, raise your hand to attract
attention. An invigilator will come to your assistance.
• You may not ask for, and will not be given, any explanation of the
• If on the day of the examination you feel that your work may be affected by
ill health or any other reason, you must inform the invigilator at the time.
Leaving the examination room
• You may not leave the examination room without the permission of the
supervisor or invigilator.
• You can not leave your seat until all papers have been collected and you
have been told you can leave.
• When you leave the examination room you must leave behind any paper used for
rough work clearly crossed through and any other materials provided for the
• Do not make any noise near the examination room.
• In exceptional circumstances, results may be delayed and you may be required
to re-take one or more modules where the pattern of module results is highly
• Please note that institutions and organisations you have listed under question
24 may access your results before you have received them by mail.