IELTS Life Skills A1

International English Language System (IELTS) Life Skills is the English language exam, required for visa purposes to make sure that the applicant is capable to stand at English language proficiency  level of A1 or B1 according to Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). This test is particularly for immigration purposes for United Kingdom (UK).
IELTS Life Skills A1 involves testing of your two skills only i-e Speaking and Listening.

Test Dates and Location:

IELTS Lifeskill A1 exam is offered at multiple dates in a month. Test centers are located in Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad and Abbottabad.

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Test Registration and Fee:

You may register for the test by logging in  and book your test online or visit our office.
ID document either CNIC or Passport is required.
Test Fee: Rs. 26500

Test Results:

Test results will be available after 6 days of your test. The certificate shows either PASS or FAIL. A fail result means that you have not been successful and your test report does not fulfill the requirement of your visa application.

Test Preparation:

ICD offers customized face-to-face preparations classes at Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad centers. The course is customized as per the strengths and weaknesses of the student while adjusting the class duration accordingly.  For registration, please click on this .

Latest Updates:

IELTS Life Skills is required for Immigration purposes when you are applying as:

  • Spouse/ Partner
  • Parent of a dependent

Test Day Information:

Arrive the test center 30 minutes before the test starts.

  • Bring your ID documents. You will not be allowed to take the test without showing ID document.
  • No edible is allowed within test center.
  • Candidates aren’t allowed to bring cell phone, any electronic devices and bags in the test center.
  • Listen to the supervisor carefully and follow the test day instructions.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Answer: IELTS Life Skills is an English language test offered by the IELTS Partners – The British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English.
IELTS Life Skills is a test of Speaking and Listening and is available at CEFR Levels A1, A2 and B2. It is designed to meet the requirements of UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) for certain visa categories and other immigration purposes.

Answer: If you are applying to UK Visas and Immigration for a ‘family of a settled person’ visa, choose IELTS Life Skills A1. If you are applying to UK Visa and Immigration for a ‘family of a settled person’ extension visa, choose IELTS Life Skills A2.

Answer: IELTS Life Skills tests are available throughout the world, in locations specified by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). The UKVI will not accept results from other testing locations. You must confirm at the time of registration that you wish to use your test result for a UK visa application, and make sure that you sit the test in an ‘IELTS for UKVI’ test sessions.

Answer: The new IELTS Life Skills test has been designed to meet specific immigration requirements for which applicants only need to demonstrate Speaking and Listening skills.
You take the test with another test taker and one examiner. Your own performance on both Speaking and Listening will be assessed during this one session..

Answer: IELTS Life Skills at CEFR Level A1 takes 16–18 minutes, IELTS Life Skills at CEFR Level A2 takes no more than 20 minutes and Level B1 is 22 minutes. There is no break between speaking and listening components as you will be assessed on both skills at the same time.

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