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Starting March 2023, students will have the option of retaking only one IELTS module test if they did not get the desired score on the first attempt.

This applies to all four modules: listening, reading, writing, and speaking. So, if a student wants to improve their band score, they can retake only the module that they need to work on.

“With the right preparation and support we know our test takers achieve the best score the first time round. However, we listened to our test-takers, and they told us they wanted the opportunity to retake one section of the test if they didn’t get the score they were aspiring for on test day. With One Skill Retake, test-takers can get their study, migration or work applications back on track,” Warwick Freeland, managing director of IELTS IDP Education, said.

No details on how much retaking the modules will cost have been released yet.

IELTS is a standardized English language proficiency test that is recognised by more than 11,000 employers, universities, schools and immigration bodies. The test is designed to help you work, study or migrate to a country where English is the native language. IELTS is the most popular test for those looking to migrate to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK.

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