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Test Info

IELTS Test Schedule

IELTS Test Format
 ID Registration
 Personal Belongings

 Paper Based
 Speaking Test Times
 Privacy Policy
 How We Handle Your Data


IELTS Test Schedule

For Calgary Based Tests held at Global Village Calgary
Friday -
Speaking Interviews
12:40 pm - 7:00 pm Speaking Interviews with Examiner (14 minutes per candidate) Interview times are randomly chosen. Requesting an interview time or changing times is NOT permitted.
Saturday Written Test
7:40 am Doors Open at Test Centre
7:40 - 8:30 am Check-in. Candidates who arrive after 8:30 WILL NOT be permitted.
8:30 am Door locks at Test Centre.
9:00 am Test begins.
9:00 am -12:00 pm Listening, Reading & Writing sections.

Test Format - Academic or General Training

The International English Language Testing System is available in two versions: Academic and General Training. For more information, please click here.
Identification - Important Information
Only passports or Permanent Resident cards are accepted on test day. Photocopies or other forms of ID are NOT accepted. No ID, no test.
Identity Registration
All applicants must have a photograph and finger scan performed in our office prior to their exam. This is a mandatory procedure that must be undertaken by all candidates on either the morning of their test day, or in our office during our regular business hours prior to the exam day.
Personal Belongings - Coats, Bags & Valuables
The Test Centre asks that you kindly leave your valuables at home rather than bring them to the Test Centre.  There is a coat room at the venue for coats and bags. There is a security desk where ALL VALUABLES must be checked in. These include: wallets, purses, cell phones, watches, dictionaries, laptops, cosmetics, etc.
The IELTS Test is Paper-Based
Test Centres in Canada only offer the paper-based IELTS test. We have a high quality speaker system and headphones are not used for the Listening section.
Speaking Test Times
Speaking tests at Global Village Calgary are held on both Friday and Saturday afternoons. Our off-site tests at other Calgary locations have speaking tests only on Thursday.

Speaking times are assigned by the center and are non-negotiable.

If you apply for a test date, you are expected to attend your speaking exam on the date given. You must make the necessary arrangements to your schedule to attend your exams as assigned. If you can not commit to a possible speaking test time, do not sign up for that test date!

Candidates will receive an email with their speaking time at 5 PM, 8 days before their test. It is your responsibility to contact us if you do not receive this email.
Privacy Policy
IELTS Practices have been reviewed by the Office of the Privacy Comissioner of Canada and found to be appropriate given the high-stakes nature of the test.  For more information on how we handle senstitive bio-metric data, please read the attached document:

IELTS Calgary Privacy Policy How We Handle Your Data (PDF)