Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: What is the role of AEO in Pakistan?

Ans:  AEO is a liaison office of top Australian universities. It provides assistance to students who wish to study in Australia and facilitate the process. AEO  conducts IELTS, & UKVI test  in Islamabad, Karachi,  Lahore  & Multan on dates mentioned at Test Schedule

Q3: Is there any difference between AEO IELTS and British Council IELTS?

Ans:  There is no difference between AEO IELTS and British Council IELTS. Both conduct the same IELTS test.

Q4: How much time does AEO take to deliver the results?

Ans:  Results will be delivered to candidates via courier within fifteen days of the test. As a candidate at AEO, you will also be able to view a provisional result online on the 13th calendar day after the test. To Preview IELTS results the link is available on IELTS Results Preview

Q5: Can a candidate get the Second copy of result report?

Ans:  No, Candidates cannot get a second copy of IELTS result. He/she can send his result to different intuitions/diplomatic missions through AEO with charges of Rs.500 for local and Rs.2500 for international institutions by courier. AEO holds the right to confirm the status of the institution where the candidate wants to send his/her result.

Q6: How many days before candidate should get registered with AEO for IELTS?

Ans:   Candidate may get registered with AEO for IELTS a week before the test date depending upon the availability of seats.

Q7: Can a candidate send their IELTS application via Courier/ mail?

Ans:   Candidate may come personally with complete application at AEO office to submit his/her application.Out stationed candidates can send their IELTS application through Mail/Courier.

Q8:What should one do if a result is delivered with some error to candidate?

Ans:  Candidate should contact AEO within 5 days after receiving the result.

Q9: Who conducts the IELTS Classes in Pakistan?

Ans:  AEO is conducting the IELTS classes in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad.

Which IELTS test do I need if I am applying for a UK visa application?

If you are applying for a UK visa, there is an IELTS test for you.

For visa applications to the UK, you may need to have an English language qualification. IELTS and IELTS Life Skills are included on both the UK Home Office’s list of Secure English Language Tests (referred to as SELT tests by UK Home Office) and the OFQUAL register.

It is recommended you check all visa requirement information directly with the UK government website.

To find out whether you need to take an approved test, what level you need to achieve, and which test you can use, you should contact UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). For more information, please visit

As a guide, you may refer to the table on here .

What do I need to do if I am applying to study at a British university or college?

Those who are applying for a Tier 4 student visa to a Highly Trusted Sponsor (HTS) to study a bachelor or postgraduate degree are required to meet the English language level set by the institution. All British universities and colleges accept IELTS results. This means that you do not need to take the IELTS test under UKVI specified condition, unless your institution has required you to.

Can I use any IELTS test result for UK visa applications?

These changes are effective from 6 April 2015.

To assist with the transition, the UK government has announced they will accept results from all IELTS test dates between 6 – 22 April. This means that you can submit your past IELTS results to UKVI if

your visa application requires you to supply results from a Secure English Language Test, and
Your IELTS test date was before 22 April 2015, and
Your IELTS test was taken at any of the 1,000 IELTS test locations around the world, and
You submit your application to UKVI before 5 November 2015.

From 23 April, you will require results from an “IELTS for UKVI” test from one of the UKVI authorized test centres. You can take your IELTS for UKVI test at this test centre.

You will receive an IELTS – or IELTS Life Skills – Test Report Form which shows that you have taken your test to meet the UKVI requirements.

How often is an IELTS or IELTS Life Skills test available?

For IELTS and IELTS Life Skills, test dates will be available within 28 days of booking your test. The frequency of IELTS and IELTS Life Skills testing for UK visa and immigration purposes varies by location.

How often can I re-take IELTS or IELTS Life Skills?

There are no restrictions on retaking IELTS. You can register for a test as soon as you feel you are ready to do so.

If you pass IELTS Life Skills, you cannot retake it for a period of two years. If you do not pass it, there are no restrictions on retaking the test.

How is my IELTS test different if I take it for UK visa purposes?

The IELTS test for UK visa purposes is designed to meet certain administrative requirements that are specified by UK Visas and Immigration. Test Report Forms will be slightly different, to show that test takers have taken the test at an IELTS UK visa session. The actual test taken is the same – same content, examiners, format, level of difficulty, scoring and so on.

If I take an IELTS test for UK visa purposes, can I use my result in other countries / for other purposes?

Yes. IELTS test results are accepted by more than 9,000 organisations worldwide, including universities, colleges, governments and employers.

I’ve already taken IELTS. Can I still use my result to apply to UK Visas and Immigration?

If your IELTS test date was on or before 22 April 2015, UKVI will accept your results until 5 November 2015.

From 23 April, UKVI will require you to submit results from an “IELTS for UKVI” test that was completed at an IELTS test centre authorised by UKVI to run IELTS tests for UK visa and immigration purposes. You must confirm at the time of registration that you wish to use your test result for these purposes.

What is IELTS Life Skills?

IELTS Life Skills is a new English language test offered by the three IELTS Test Partners – British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment.

IELTS Life Skills is a test of Speaking and Listening, available at CEFR Level A1 and CEFR Level B1. It is designed to meet the requirements of UK Visas and Immigration for certain visa categories and other immigration purposes.

Which IELTS Life Skills test do I need?

Are you are applying to UK Visas and Immigration for a ‘family of a settled person’ visa? IELTS Life Skills A1 is the test for you.

Are you applying to UK Visas and Immigration for indefinite leave to remain or citizenship? IELTS Life Skills B1 is the test for you.

To find out whether you need to take an approved test, what level you need to achieve, and which test you can use, you should contact UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). For more information, please visit

What is the format of the IELTS Life Skills test?

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.

Why does IELTS Life Skills only cover Speaking and Listening?

The new test has been designed to meet specific immigration requirements for which applicants only need to demonstrate speaking and listening skills.

How long does the IELTS Life Skills test take?

IELTS Life Skills at CEFR Level A1 takes 16-18 minutes and Level B1 is 22 minutes.

Is there any break between Speaking and Listening?

No, you will be assessed on your Speaking and Listening skills at the same time.

How is IELTS Life Skills assessed?

A certificated IELTS Examiner will assess your performance throughout the Speaking and Listening test based on the following criteria:
1- Obtaining information
2- Conveying information
3- Speaking to communicate
4- Engaging in discussion

The performance of the other test taker paired with you in IELTS Life Skills test does not affect the assessment of your own performance.

How can I prepare for the IELTS Life Skills test?

Free test samples will be available here shortly.

How many copies of IELTS Life Skills Test Report Form will I get?

You will receive one copy of the IELTS Life Skills Test Report Form.

How soon will I get my IELTS Life Skills results?

Test results are normally available within six (6) days of your test.

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