On certain dates throughout the
year we run International English Language Testing Service (IELTS)
which is managed jointly by the British Council, the International
Development Programme of Australian Universities and the University
of Cambridge Examinations for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).
By taking this test, you will obtain an official assessment of whether
you are prepared to study or train in English. It is widely recognised
as a language requirement for entry to all courses in further and
higher education. The test is also used by a number of English speaking
countries to test the applicants' standard of English for the purposes
of immigration or employment.
We have test
dates once a month.
January - March 2004
||Deadline for Test Registration
* These dates
are fixed for the Reading, Writing and Listening components of the
test. The Speaking component may be taken seven days before or after
the other three modules Results are issued ten working days after
Test fee 230BGN (two hundred and thirty Bulgarian
leva) You can pay the fee in person at the British Council Sofia or
Varna or you can make a bank transfer to Bulbank 7, Sveta Nedelia
Square,leva account/1003443914, Bank Code 62176307
do you apply for the test?
- Pay the fee:
- 7, Krakra Street the Examinations Services on 1st floor (Monday
to Thursday,900-1200 and 1400- 1700; Friday 0900 to 1200 except
test dates - see test dates)
- British Council Centre, 1 Drin Street, Tel. 052 605 880
(Monday to Friday, 1100 to 1700)
will be given an Application Form, the IELTS Information for Candidates
booklet and advice on test administration.
the Application Forms in person
- Alternatively, you can send
by post (preferably registered mail or courier) the completed application
form, photos, a clear copy of your ID or valid passport and bank
statement for the bank transfer of the fee. Please make sure your
application arrives at British Council before the deadline for registration
- Contact us to make sure we
received and approved your application form. If you have taken the
test before please enclose a photocopy of your last Test Report
- You are not allowed to sit
the test within 3 months at any IELTS centre.
Application forms received by
fax and email are not accepted
the application form
(Acrobat PDF 40KB)
addresses of the institutions requesting your test results (For
security reasons it is the responsibility of our centres to distribute
your results and up to 5 copies can be sent to receiving institutions
as specified by you at registration)
a receipt for paid test fee.
- We will inform
you about the test date and the test venue at registration. The
Centre will also inform the candidates if the Speaking Module is
to be taken on a different date. If this information is not available
at the time of your registration we will ask you to contact us or
we will contact you by phone or in writing after the closing date
can you prepare for the test?
Materials (two workbooks with sample tests+CD)- Lv.33.00 can be
bought from us.
- You can also attend IELTS
exam technique course offered by our Teaching Centres at British
Council Sofia and Varna.
- Other IELTS preparation materials
can be borrowed from our Libraries
- download the 2003
Handbook (Acrobat PDF 700KB)
- try out the online specimen
materials on the IELTS website: www.ielts.org/practice.htm
happens if you postpone / cancel the exam you registered for?
If you want to postpone or cancel
your test you should notify us at least five weeks before the date
you registered for. The change of the date can be requested only once
no penalty fee will be applied .We will offer you a new date but no
sooner than five weeks after your request. For the cancellation of
your test date you will be charged Lv.40.00. We shall not refund the
fee if cancellation is requested less than five weeks before the test.
long does it take to get the results?
10 working days
after the test date results are available and posted to the receiving
institutions and to you, if you are not from Sofia; if you are from
Sofia you can get your results in person from us in the working
time for IELTS (see above).
Please note that we are not permitted to give results out over
For further information
on International English Language Testing System (IELTS), please contact:
7 Krakra Street, 1504 Sofia
Telephone (02) 942 43 44
Exams direct line (02) 942 42 00
Fax (02) 942 42 22
1 Drin Street, 9000 Varna
Telephone/Fax (052) 60 58 80, 60 58 81
orr send an e-mail
to our Examination Services staff at IELTS.Sofia@britishcouncil.bg.