IELTS test at University of Bolton, Academic Centre – RAK

The test that opens doors around the world!

Take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), the world’s most popular English language test for higher education and global migration.

IELTS is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who want to study or work where English is the language of communication. IELTS is recognised by organisations worldwide, including universities, employers, professional bodies, immigration authorities and other government agencies.

More than 10,000 organisations globally trust IELTS, so when you take the test you can be confident that it is recognised by organisations worldwide.

As one of the pioneers of four skills English language testing 30 years ago, IELTS continues to set the standard for English language testing today. IELTS is the only test accepted by all the four Governments of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom to process immigration applications.

IELTS has been developed by some of the world’s leading language assessment experts and will test the full range of English skills needed for success in your new job or study placement abroad.

You’ll be assessed on the following elements:

  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking

Choosing the right test

There are two IELTS tests available – IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training.

The test you choose should be based on what it is you want to do.

  • IELTS Academic – measures whether your level of English language proficiency is suitable for an academic environment. It reflects aspects of academic language and evaluates whether you’re ready to begin training or studying.
  • IELTS General Training – measures English language proficiency in a practical, everyday context. The tasks and tests reflect both workplace and social situations.
  • If you are taking the IELTS test to support a UK visa application to work, live or study in the UK, you may need to take the IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Academic or General Training or the IELTS for Life Skills test.

The level of the test

IELTS is designed to assess English language skills at all levels. There is no such thing as a pass or fail in IELTS. Results are reported as band scores on a scale from 1 (the lowest) to 9 (the highest).

The IELTS Band Score Scale

Score Scale
9 Expert user
8 Very good user
7 Good user
6 Competent user
5 Modest user
4 Limited user
3 Extremely limited user
2 Intermittent user
1 Non user
0 Did not attempt the test

Test Report Form validity

Recognising organisations will not usually accept a Test Report Form that is more than two years old unless you provide evidence that you have actively maintained or tried to improve your English since taking the test. The IELTS Test Partners cannot confirm the validity of test results that are more than two years old.

The Test Report Form

You will receive a Test Report Form which reports a score for each of the four skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking), as well as an overall band score. Half band scores may be awarded to indicate a strong performance within a particular band.

You can find more information on score processing and score interpretation at researchers/score_processing_and_reporting.aspx

Results are issued 13 days after the test. At some test centres candidates may collect their results on the 13th day; at others, results are mailed on the 13th day. Test centres are not permitted to give results over the phone or by fax or email. You will receive only one copy of the Test Report Form. It’s important that you keep it safe as replacement Test Report Forms cannot be issued. Test centres will send copies of the Test Report Form to up to five recognising organisations free of charge.


University of Bolton, Academic Centre – RAK would arrange free IELTS information sessions once in every three months. These sessions would be insightful for the collection of information to select the appropriate testing system of English language.

All the registered students through University of Bolton, Academic Centre – RAK are privileged to get free IELTS book which help them to get an overview of the IELTS programme.

Free session on IELTS Tips& Techniques would be conducted two weeks prior to the exam at our centre.

Free IELTS Mini Mock test would be conducted two weeks prior to the exam at our centre.

As one of the British Council’s most popular online preparation courses, Road to IELTS will help you prepare for your test in the best way possible.

The course includes:

    • Online resource material for IELTS Academic and General Training
    • Practice zones and e-books to help you prepare for the Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking sections
    • Sample videos including advice from previous test takers
    • Teacher tutorials that highlight test dos and don’ts
    • Timed practice tests
    • A “My Progress” section that helps you examine your performance in comparison to other students’
    • A “My Profile” section that will help to remind you of the date of your test.

You will get:

    • Instant performance feedback to help track your personal progress
    • Access to correct answers for practice exercises to help you understand any mistakes
    • Tips and advice for improving your test performance
    • Tasks based on existing IELTS exercises to help boost your confidence.
    • Try our Road to IELTS resources right now with a free 10 hours of study.


Saturday – Friday  9 AM – 6 PM
+971 7 2211 221


University Of Bolton, Academic Center, Opp. Higher College Of Technology Mens College
Al Hudaiba – Burairat
P.O.Box: 16038
Ras Al Khaimah