Our official IELTS test centres can help if you have visual, hearing, speaking or learning difficulties that could affect your IELTS mark calculation. If you need a modified version of IELTS, please give the test centre three months’ notice.

If special arrangements (for example, extra time) need to be made then please give the test centre six weeks' notice.

Your English language ability as well as IELTS score and band will be assessed objectively, regardless of any disability or special needs that you may have. And the IELTS syllabus you do will be the same.

What do special arrangements include?

  • braille papers
  • special Listening CD with necessary stops and pauses
  • lip-reading version of the Listening test
  • enlarged print or Speaking task cards in Braille.

What sort of help can I get?

If you have a visual impairment, we can provide:

  • enlarged print
  • Braille test papers
  • a dictation assistant to write the answers for you as you speak.

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.

Please contact the British Council Nepal office at Lainchaur or email at general.enquiry@britishcouncil.org.np  as soon as possible if you have special needs that may require a modified IELTS test version.