Continue your education journey with IELTS Indicator

IELTS Indicator is our new online Academic test designed to support you during the COVID-19 situation to help keep your education goals on track.

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What is IELTS Indicator?

IELTS Indicator is an online test that can be taken from the comfort and safety of your home. The test includes four skills – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking, and you will receive an indicative score for each. Your performance will be marked by IELTS examiners and you will receive your result within seven days.

The Academic test is available for a limited time while IELTS testing is currently suspended due to COVID-19. Educational providers can use IELTS Indicator to help them gauge the English language ability of future students while IELTS testing is suspended. 

As IELTS Indicator provides an indicative score only, it is not accepted by all organisations. Before you book, be sure to check with your university or educational institution. IELTS Indicator is an Academic test only and has not been developed for immigration purposes.


Benefits of IELTS Indicator

For test takers

IELTS Indicator test will give you an opportunity to measure your ability in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking

IELTS Indicator can be completed at home, online while IELTS testing has been suspended in some locations

Universities and educational institutions can use IELTS Indicator for application purposes

IELTS Indicator is an official IELTS product you can trust

For universities and educational providers

It is a great way to gauge the English Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking levels of your prospective students

The IELTS Indicator test uses official IELTS test questions and is marked using IELTS test criteria by qualified IELTS examiners

It is available in countries where IELTS testing has been suspended due to COVID-19

Test format

IELTS Indicator includes Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking for IELTS Academic.


30 minutes
40 questions


60 minutes
40 questions


60 minutes
2 tasks


11 to 14 minutes
3 tasks over Video Call

IELTS Indicator Checklist

Before booking your IELTS Indicator test, make sure you have the necessary equipment and set-up.

A quiet, comfortable and well-lit space to take your test on your own

A laptop or desktop computer (Mac or PC only, you cannot take IELTS Indicator on a mobile or tablet device)

A stable internet connection


Speakers and Microphone on for the duration of the test

Camera on and uncovered for the duration of the test

The same passport or photo I.D. document that you used to book your test, with you for all parts of the test