How Can You Take The IELTS Examination In Singapore?

How Can You Take The IELTS Examination In Singapore?

Whether you’re an English newbie or have been speaking the language for a long time, you may come across situations where it will be unavoidable for you to be IELTS certified (particularly in circumstances where you are planning to migrate or study in a university abroad).

Here, in this post, we are summarizing the different nuts and bolts of taking the IELTS exam in Singapore.

IELTS exam in Singapore

About The Examination

Standing for the “International English Language Testing System,” the IELTS examination is run by 3 different organizations:

  • British Council,

  • University of Cambridge, and

  • IDP Education Pty Ltd.

There are typically two types of IELTS. There’s the academic version for students seeking university admission abroad, and the general version if you’re planning to migrate permanently to an English-speaking nation.

It doesn’t matter what level you are in; you will have to take the same test as that of the others. Depending on your score, you will be given a grade between 1 to 9 where 1 is the lowest and 9, the highest.

Why Should You Take The IELTS Examination?

IELTS Examination

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You should take the IELTS exam for three reasons:

  • To know the level of your English.

  • To get into a university abroad.

  • To migrate permanently to an English-speaking country such as the UK, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia.

How To Take The Examination In Singapore

Both the IDP and British Council organize the IELTS examination in Singapore.

For British Council

The examination takes place at:

  • SMU at Orchard, or

  • The Buona Vista Civil Service College on Saturday mornings (typically between 9 am to 12:30 pm).

There are around two to three examinations every month. Your charges should be around 320 Singapore Dollars.


The examination usually takes place in the RELC building at the Orange Grove Road in the Orchard area.

Typical schedules are on Thursdays and Saturdays, between 8 am to 12:30 pm. There are around four academic IELTS examinations a month and two for general training.

Your charges should be around 310 Singapore Dollars.

Sample Practice Questions

Sample Practice Questions

Question 1

Describe something you have which you think is very important to you.

You should say:

  • where you got it from,

  • how long you have had it,

  • what you use it for,

  • and explain why it is important to you.


  • You will have to speak about the topic for 1 to 2 minutes.

  • You’ll have one minute to think about what you're going to say.

  • You can make some notes to yourself if you want.

Question 2: A Two-way discussion

Let us consider first of all how people’s values have changed.

  • What kind of things do you think give status to people in your country?

  • Have things changed since your parents’ time?

And, finally, let’s delve deep into the role of advertising.

  • Do you think advertising influences what people buy?

IELTS discussion

Question 1

Without capital punishment, our lives would be less secure and crimes or violence would increase. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

Question 2

Some people think that they can learn better by themselves than with a teacher. Others think that it is always better to have a teacher. Which do you prefer? Use specific reasons to develop your essay.

Question 3

Nowadays people like to change their day to day activities according to the latest trends and also they are following popular things what their surrounding peoples make them popular in their area. Your essay should explain the reason why the people are spending more time on popular hobbies rather than involving in individual activities.

Question 4

Universities should allocate the same amount of money to their sports activities as they allocate to their libraries. Do you agree or disagree?

Question 5

Modern medicine helps to live a longer life. Do you agree?

All the best for your IELTS examination!

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