If you were planning to give the IELTS examination then in the surge of covid cases again you are dicey about whether the IELTS examination is cancelled or not. You don’t have to worry much but make sure that you should keep yourself updated with all information being rolled out by the government. In this article, you will get to know the latest information on” is IELTS exam cancelled due to coronavirus?”. You will get all your answers here. With the final decision, you can continue your preparation.

is IELTS Exam Cancelled?

The British Council has always made sure that our test workers, staff and the communities in which we operate are protected and wellbeing a priority. We strive to protect the health of our test users while at the same time seeking to minimise disruptions to the existence of international higher education and migration opportunities. Therefore, we follow the directives of authorities carefully and manage our operations in accordance with official guidelines. We thank you for your understanding and patience. As per the British Council test is being conducted in India, but let’s check out the cities where the IELTS examination is cancelled and the date.

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Centres and Dates of Cancelled Tests

Computer-Based IELTS examination is cancelled for the following centres and the dates.

City  Location Cancellation date
Amritsar Ranjit Avenue 25th April 2021
New Delhi Nehru Place 20th to 25th April 2021
New Delhi Rajouri Garden 20th to 25th April 2021
Noida Sector 18 23rd to 24th April 2021
Gurugram Suncity  School 24th to 25th April 2021
Mumbai Lower Panel 24th to 25th April 2021
Mumbai Andheri 24th and to 25th April 2021
Pune Shivaji Nagar 20th to 30th April 2021
Pune Dhole Patil Road 20th 30th April 2021
Chennai British Council Office 25th April 2021
Chennai Talking Tech 25th April 2021
Coimbatore Playworkz 25th April 2021
Bengaluru Kasturba Road 24th and 25th April 2021
Bengaluru Taj Westend 24th and 25th April 2021
Bengaluru Morning Star 24th and 25th April 2021

Test centres that are not mentioned here are conducted IETLS examination as per the schedule.

Centers for Pen Paper test

The cities given below are the ones where the IELTS test has been cancelled:-

#1 North:- Barnala, Ferozpur, Jaipur, Gurgaon, Noida, Sangrur, Delhi, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Faridkot, Karnal, Gurdaspur, Dehradun, Moga, Lucknow, Hoshiarpur, Rudrapur, Nawanshahr, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Bhatinda, Patiala, Rajkot, Jagraon and Ambala.

#2 South:- Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai and Mangalore

#3 West- Goa, Indore, Surat, Bhopal, Ahmedabad, Vadodra, Thane, Navi Mumbai, Pune Nagpur, Mumbai, Anand, Navsari and Mehsana.

#4 East:- Kolkata

Center for Pen and paper IELTS test where the exams will be conducted as per the schedule are:-

Calicut, Kochi, Angamaly, Kottayam, Kannur, Kollam, Thrissur, Trivandrum, Madurai, Vijayawada, Trichi, Tirupati and Vizag.

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Guidelines for the IELTS test

British Council asks the candidate to inform them early if:-

#1 The candidates are under a 14-day compulsory quarantine with stay a home order or is under medical surveillance as per the Indian government’s guidelines.

#2 You had contact with any person who was suspected of coronavirus exposure.

#3 You have a cough, fever, shortness of breath or signs of flu.

Guidelines to Care on the IELTS Test

#1 Your temperature will be check before you enter the test centre

#2 The candidate is required to wear a mask to cover their mouth and nose all the time. But if required you can be asked to take it off for identity verification.

#3 Candidates are advised to download the Arogya Setu app on the mobile phone. It can be used at the gate as an entry gate.

#4 When a candidate enters the test centre, they are required to keep a 2 m distance from each other and from the staff.

#5 Candidates are required to follow basic hygiene practices like using hand-sanitiser that will also be available at the test centre and candidates need to wash their hands regularly.

#6 Test-taker or any examiner cannot insist anybody remove the facemask while the speaking test is going on.

#7 Designated bins for disposing of the mask will be available at all test venues.

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As an IELTS aspirant, you would have been worried about the cancellation of the examination due to the increase in covid cases. In this article, you will get to know whether the IELTS exam postponed. You will get to know the cities and the dates where the IELTS test is cancelled. You will also get to check the guidelines of the British Council on giving the IELTS test. It is important for you to keep yourself updated with the information and prepare yourself accordingly.

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