Our official IELTS test centres can help if you have visual, hearing, speaking or learning difficulties. If you need a modified version of IELTS, please give the test centre three months’ notice. 

If you need special arrangements (for example, extra IELTS test time) then please give the test centre six weeks' notice.

Your IELTS exam syllabus will be the same and your English language ability will be assessed objectively, regardless of any disability or special needs that you may have – none of these issues will affect your IELTS exam band and score.

What do special arrangements include?

  • braille papers
  • special Listening CD with necessary stops and pauses
  • lip-reading version of the Listening test
  • enlarged print or Speaking task cards in Braille.

What sort of help can I get?

If you have a visual impairment, we can provide:

  • enlarged print
  • Braille test papers
  • a dictation assistant to write the answers for you as you speak.

If you have hearing difficulties, we can offer:

  • special amplification equipment
  • a lip-reading version of the Listening module.

If you have dyslexia, we can arrange:

  • extra IELTS test time for the Reading and Writing tests.

Please contact us at sgexamteam@britishcouncil.org.sg as soon as possible if you have special needs that may require a modified IELTS test version.