• COVID-19 IELTS Guidelines
  • About IELTS
  • Computer-delivered (CD) IELTS
  • Test Dates
  • Test Fees and Policies
  • Online Registration
  • On Your Test Day
  • Special Needs Candidates
  • Your Results
  • Complaint and Feedback Policy
  • IELTS Preparation Course
  • Useful links
  • Contact us


Thank you in advance for working with us as we follow the advice of local health authorities.

Please do not attend your test if:

  • you are under 14-day compulsory quarantine, stay-at-home order, medical surveillance or a self-quarantine order, as specified by the Provincial Government
  • You have been in contact with any person suspected to be exposed to Covid-19; or
  • You have a cold, fever, are short of breath or have flu-like symptoms

If any of the above applies to you, please email us and we will reschedule your test or provide you with a refund.

On test day:

  • At registration, you will be asked to sign a document confirming the above
  • Your temperature might be taken at the point of entry (if relevant)
  • You will be required to wear mask/gloves (if relevant)
  • You will be asked to keep 2m distance from other test takers and staff
  • Please follow basic hygiene practices such as using hand sanitiser provided on test day and regularly washing your hands
  • You are welcome to bring with you, and wear, a face mask that covers your mouth and nose. You may be requested to remove this for identification or other purposes. Staff and Examiners may also wear a face mask on test day.

After your test:

  • If you are diagnosed with Covid-19 less than 14 days after you took your IELTS test, you are requested to report this to your test centre by email. This will help ensure we can communicate with other test takers and follow government advice.

Our top priority is your health and safety. More information on protecting yourself from Covid-19 is available here: 

Thank you for your understanding.

Test Centre Manager

IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council. IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English.



The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is jointly owned and managed by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia (IDP: IA) and University of Cambridge English Language Assessment.


The International English Language testing System (IELTS) is made up of six tests which are designed to present a profile of an individual’s language ability. Candidates are tested in listening, reading, writing and speaking. Candidates must take all four skills (unless an exemption is granted in the case Special Requirements candidates.)


The Academic Reading and Writing tests assess whether a candidate is ready to study or train in the medium of English at an undergraduate or postgraduate level.


The General Training Reading and Writing tests are suitable for candidates who are going to English speaking countries to complete their secondary education, undertake work experience or training programmes not at degree level, or for immigration purposes.


The Listening and Speaking Tests are taken by both Academic and General Training candidates on the same day and in that order.


To learn more about IELTS visit


OSM Information for Candidates Booklet


Computer-delivered (CD) IELTS


The world’s most popular high-stakes English language test for work, study and migration can now be taken on computer.

This is exactly the same test as paper-based IELTS, but instead of writing your answers on paper, you will type them on a computer.

If you select this option, you will take the Listening, Reading and Writing sections on a computer, but the Speaking test will still be face-to-face with a trained IELTS Examiner as this is the most effective way to assess your speaking skills.

The Listening, Reading and Writing sections of all IELTS tests are completed on the same day. The Speaking test, however, can be completed up to a week before or after the other tests.

We continuously commit to ensuring that IELTS is available to everyone. If you are someone who has special requirements, please register for IELTS on paper – this option is available worldwide and serves the needs of all test takers.

All other aspects of the test are exactly the same, whether it is taken on paper or on computer, including:

  • content
  • timings
  • question types
  • scoring
  • speaking test delivery
  • test report forms
  • results verification.

Test takers who choose the option of computer-delivered IELTS / IELTS on a computer can access support materials with which to prepare for taking IELTS on a computer.  Click on the following link to see how computer-delivered IELTS works




Paper Based (AC) & Computer-delivered (GT/AC)





Computer-delivered only












Test Fees & Registration

  • Paper-Based (PB) - 80/- OMR.
  • Computer-Delivered (CD) - 85/- OMR.

Transfer, Cancellation Policy

  • An 18/- OMR admin fee will be charged for any cancellation or test day transfer up to five days before the test day.  If a candidate decides to change the exam format from PB IELTS to CD IELTS the difference of 5/- OMR has to be paid.  If  a candidate decides to  change the exam format from CD IELTS to PB IELTS the difference of 5/- OMR will not be refunded.
  • Candidates with confirmed booking cannot cancel, transfer or change the format of the exam within five days  (PB IELTS)  and six days (CD IELTS) prior to the exam date .
  • Candidates with a valid excuse of absence on the exam day can apply for  exam day transfer and will be charged 18/-OMR admin fee.

Refund Policy   

  • Refund due to absence on the test day will be granted ONLY on submission of a valid/official excuse. Submission of the excuse must be within two working days after the exam date and is subject to an 18/- OMR admin fee charge.

Registration Deadline

  • Five days (PB IELTS) and six days (CD IELTS) before the test date.
  • Subject to availability of seats.
Important: Please check with your Recognising Organisation about entry requirements.

Online Registration for Paper-Based (PB) and Computer-Delivered(CD) IELTS


Dear Candidate

Before registering online please read the following information carefully:

The SQU IELTS Centre is a closed centre. Only the following categories of candidates can apply:

  • Students intending to enrol at SQU.
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate SQU students
  • Candidates who are currently taking or who have completed a preparation course for IELTS at SQU
  • SQU staff and staff of SQU affiliated institutions (like SQUH and Oman Medical Specialty Board) and their family members (only spouses and children)
  • Individuals who have been conditionally accepted by SQU.


As part of your application process you will be requested to upload certain documents that prove your eligibility to test with us. Both sides of the national ID have to be scanned and uploaded as one document. Please note that the system does not allow you to upload a zipped file.


Candidates taking the test outside their own country must upload the front page of their current passport. 

Omanis can register either with their National ID or Passport.

Below are the documents you are requested to upload depending on your category.


Required documents

SQU student

  1. National ID
  1. SQU ID

SQU graduate

  1. National ID
  1. Graduation Certificate

SQU/SQUH /OMSB employee

  1. National ID
  1. SQU ID

IELTS Preparation Course participant

  1. National ID
  1. Payment receipt or course completion certificate

SQU staff spouse

  1. Candidate’s National ID
  1. Spouse’s SQU ID
  1. Marriage Certificate

SQU staff child

  1. Candidate’s National ID
  1. Parent’s SQU ID
  1. Birth Certificate

Candidates with conditional acceptance letter from SQU

  1. National ID
  1. Acceptance letter




















If you register with wrong documents, the centre will cancel your registration.

The payment has to be made within two days after the online registration. You will have to come to the IELTS Centre to pay the test fee. Failure to pay within two days after the registration will result in the cancellation of your registration.

To continue with the registration please click on the following link

On Your Test Day


You might feel a bit nervous about your IELTS test day. So that things go smoothly as possible for you, we’ve put together some information to help you understand what will happen on the day of your test.

You will receive an SMS two days before the test so you will know at what time your test starts.


Required documents and personal belongings

You need to bring along the same original ID or Passport listed as identification on your application form. Photocopies of IDs are not accepted as identification. Driving licences, Family ID and student IDs are not accepted as identification. Unfortunately, candidates without valid ID will not be allowed to sit the test and their test fees will not be refunded.

There will be a designated area where you will need to leave all your belongings.


Food and drinks

Make sure you are prepared and have something to eat and drink beforehand. You will not be allowed to take food into the test room and you will only be allowed to take water in a transparent bottle.

Special Needs Candidates

If you need special arrangements as a result of a disability or other condition, adjustments will be made for you on the test day. Please contact our staff at the test venue three months in advance.

Collection of TRFs

Distribution of the TRF (Test Report Forms)

  • You can receive your TRF on the second Thursday after a Saturday administration.

  • You can receive only one TRF.

  • Up to five copies of a TRF can be sent to Recognising Organisations at no extra charge, if they are listed on the Application Form. But you will be charged 10/- OMR for courier costs.

Additional TRFs

  • You can request copies of their TRF to be sent to Recognising Organisations any time within the two-year validity period. This is not restricted to Recognising Organisations identified on the Application Form.

  • You must complete the Application for the Issue of Additional TRFs.

  • The Centre charges 5/- OMR as an administrative fee and 10/- OMR for courier charges.

  • Additional copies can only be sent to Recognising Organisations, not given to candidates.

Enquiry on Results (EOR) Procedure

An Enquiry on Result is a request by a candidate for one or more components to be re-marked.

EOR process

  • You can apply for an EOR online through the Test Taker Portal.

  • You must request an EOR within six weeks of the test date.

  • You may apply for a full re-mark (i.e. all four components) or a partial re-mark (i.e. one, two or three components). EOR fee is 48/- OMR. It is the same for partial and full remarks. 

  • The payment is made at the IELTS Centre by a debit/credit card.

Improvement in score

  • If your scores change as a result of an EOR, you will be required to return your TRF before a new one is issued.

  • full refund of the EOR fee will be given to you in the event of an improved score.

No improvement in score

  • If there is no improvement to the original score, you will be notified.

  • There will be no refund of the re-mark fee and you will retain the original TRF.

Lost TRF

If you have lost your TRF and need a replacement, you have to come to the SQU IELTS Centre to fill in the request form and pay 10/- OMR.

Complaint and Feedback Policy

The SQU IELTS Centre is committed to providing services to our customers to the highest global standard. On the Test Day you will be asked to submit your feedback to the IELTS Administrator or any test day staff.

If you have a complaint about any IELTS service offered, you can familiarise yourself with the IELTS Complaint Policy and file a complaint by visiting .

You can also request a Test Taker Complaint form to file a complaint on the day of your exam. 

IELTS Preparation Course


Course Start Date

Course End Date

IELTS Test Date at SQU








13/03/2021 27/03/2021






Course Fees:

150/- RO for 48 hrs

       Contact the Centre for Community Service and Continuing Education:

       Tel: 24143006/3008



Sultan Qaboos University IELTS Centre is a closed testing centre established by the British Council. Our IELTS Certificates are recognized by more than 6,000 universities and colleges around the globe.  


  • Location: Centre for Preparatory Studies - Ground Floor
  • Office Hours: 9:30 am to 2:30 pm Sunday to Thursday


IELTS Administrator: Ms. Kristina Bayburtsyan

  •  24142159 – office #40


Assistant to IELTS Administrator: Ms. Rahma Al-Shamakhi

  •  24142197 – office #41