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Why choose IELTS?

IELTS is accepted by more than 10,000 organisations in over 140 countries. Those organisations include governments, academic institutions and employers. Apart from students aiming for higher education, professionals can prove their English language skills with an IELTS test to get a better job or promotion.

Al Ain University, with the British Council, ensures your booking process is as easy as possible, while also providing you with the support you need on your way to test day. You can register for a preferred test format on a date and time of your choice at the Al Ain University campuses in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. For more information on the IELTS test and preparation support, fill the enquiry form on this page and we will contact you.


Test Format

IELTS has four modules – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.


Total Test Time

The total test time is 2 hours and 45 minutes. The Listening, Reading and Writing tests are done in one sitting. The Speaking test may be on the same day or up to seven days before or after the other tests. You will be advised of the time for your speaking interview when you apply.

Total time for each part
Listening 40 questions Approximately 30 minutes
Reading 40 questions 60 minutes
Writing 2 tasks 60 minutes
Speaking 3 parts 11–14 minutes


IELTS Testing Venues at AAU

Al Ain Campus

Abu Dhabi Campus


Test Fees

Paper test: AED 1200 (Result: 13 days)
Computer Delivered: AED 1340 (Result: 3-5 days)


Required Identification Documents

On the day of the test, test takers must present their original, valid and signed passport; or UAE National ID for identification purposes only.
Please note that you will not be allowed to enter the exam hall without the original ID that you used during your registration.


Registration and Payment

The IELTS candidate may apply online through this link

Register & Pay

or personally by visiting the registration unit at Al Ain University where a member of staff will assist with filling out the application form online.

The candidate has two options of payment, either online by credit card or offline at the finance unit at Al Ain University registration counter with the application reference number.


How to Prepare

Road to IELTS is a popular online self-study resource for Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking test practice. Developed by the British Council for its IELTS test takers, Road to IELTS includes:

  • practice materials
  • timed tests
  • tutorials
  • online scoring
  • self-assessment tools to measure your progress.

You can use 10 hours of Road to IELTS resources free of cost without registering for an IELTS test

You can also visit this link for more IELTS preparation materials

How to Prepare?


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