IELTS English exam brochures with information for exam candidates on the prices, dates of English exams in Santiago Chile

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Price of IELTS exams – How much does IELTS cost and where can I take it in Chile?

Once you click register, select your preferred format, date and test centre location in Santiago. The cost of your IELTS test will depend on the format of your IELTS exam. Use the dropdown to select your preferred location and see upcoming test dates.

You can also take IELTS Online (IELTS Academic only) from the comfort of your home or any private space with a stable internet connection.

1. What you need to know

Test schedule / timings

Your Listening, Reading, and Writing sections of the test will be completed on the same day with no break in between. Currently, we are running tests in the morning and in the afternoon. Morning sessions are usually between 9.00 and 12.00. Afternoon sessions are usually between 13.30 and 14.30.

If you take IELTS on paper, your Speaking test will take place on a different day to the other sections of the test, in a 7-day window before or after the main test day. You will receive an email confirming your Speaking test date 48 hours in advance. 

Choose your Speaking test slot

You can choose your Speaking test slot whether you take IELTS on a computer or on paper. If we need to change your slot, we will notify you by email or phone.

Some of our test centers are conducting the IELTS Speaking section through video calls with the same high level of identity verification and with the same characteristics of face-to-face Speaking.

For more information, please contact your local test centre.

If you take IELTS Online, the Speaking test will usually be before your Listening, Reading and Writing. It could be on the same or a different day.

2. Make sure you have valid ID

In order to be able to sit your IELTS exam, you must have valid ID. The only valid forms of identification which we accept are:

  • for nationals: original passport or Citizenship Card
  • for foreign nationals: original passport

To guarantee that your application is approved by our system, you must upload your ID when you book your exam. You must hand a scanned copy of both sides of your ID (in colour & maximum size 1.3 MB). The file must be in JPEG, GIF or PNG format. The image must be less than 1600 x 1600 pixels. If you register using your passport, you must upload the document as an open book, making sure that the image shows both pages: the page containing your personal information and the following page.

On the day of your exam, you must use the ID with which you registered. If you present a different form of ID, you will not be able to sit the exam and will not be entitled to a refund.

Please note that your ID must be uploaded correctly to the platform before the test registration deadline. If not, your test will be transferred to the next available session, and you will not be entitled to a refund.

Incomplete registrations will not be processed.

Candidates under 18 years old should ask their parents or guardians for help when reserving the IELTS on their behalf. Any candidate between 11 - 17 years old must submit the following forms signed by their parent/guardian: IELTS Minor Consent Form and Consent for leaving the premises without adult supervision.

In the case that you face difficulties in uploading your ID to our system according to the specifications described above, you may send it directly to us at ieltschile@britishcouncil.org

3. Download and read our candidate information guide

We recommend that you consult our candidate information guide, which will help you to prepare and familiarize yourself with the format of the IELTS exam.

* Please note that IELTS is not recommended for children under 16 years of age.

4. Pay for your IELTS English exam

  • Computer-delivered IELTS or UKVI: through our online registration system.

We must receive confirmation of payment before the registration deadline or within the stated period following your online registration:

  • Computer-delivered IELTS: 24 hours
  • Paper-based IELTS or UKVI: 3 days.

Please note that if you register within three days following the last day of registration, these deadlines no longer apply and your payment must be sent immediately.

Once you have made the payment by bank transfer, you must send us your proof of payment to ieltschile@britishcouncil.org

5. Confirmation of the date of your IELTS English exam

After registering and once your payment is approved, you will receive:

  • An email with your access to the free online preparation course: IELTS Ready: Premium.
  • An email confirming the starting time of the two different sections of the exam (written and oral) as well as the examination centre's address. This will be sent on the second business day after the last day of registration. You may receive this email in your spam folder.

Keep in mind:

  • Listening, reading and writing tests are taken on the same day.
  • The speaking test can be taken on the same day as the other sections, or within one week before or after the date you have chosen for your written test.

6.Special arrangements

We are committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly and objectively, and that they are provided with the optimal conditions to take their English exams. If you have hearing, visual, speech or learning difficulties and have any special requirements for the day of your IELTS exam, we can help you. If you need a modified version of IELTS, please give the test centre six weeks’ notice. 

Your English language ability will be assessed objectively, regardless of any disability or special needs that you may have.

Special arrangements include:

  • Braille question papers
  • Enlarged print question papers
  • Scribe and Reader
  • Assistive technology
  • Modified Listening CD
  • Hearing impaired version
  • Exemptions.

What sort of help can I get?

If you have a visual impairment, we can provide:

  • enlarged print
  • Braille test papers
  • an amanuensis to write the answers for you.

If you have hearing difficulties, we can offer:

  • special amplification equipment
  • a lip-reading version of the Listening module.

If you have dyslexia, we can arrange:

  • extra time for the Reading and Writing tests.

 

Biosafety measures

The use of face masks is no longer mandatory; However, its use is recommended for people with morbidities, active respiratory symptoms, not vaccinated, or voluntarily if considered necessary (apply to our staff). Please note that you will need to remove any masks at check-in and during the interview.

If at the time of receiving this message you have symptoms or suspect contact with a positive Covid-19 patient and consider not being able to attend the test, you must contact us immediately, present a positive PCR laboratory test and wait for our contact. with the process to follow.

Being positive for COVID-19 is not a reason for return.

Any other medical or personal case will be analyzed and evaluated according to the cancellation and date change policy.

*All exam formats are face-to-face. Our IELTS test fee includes access to IELTS Ready Premium, exclusive preparation materials, free practice tests and much more.

In Chile, you can take the IELTS exam (IELTS Academic, IELTS General and IELTS UKVI exam) on paper or on a computer at an official British Council IELTS centre in Santiago on numerous IELTS dates per month. For more details, do not hesitate to contact us at ieltschile@britishcouncil.org

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