In this article, Touchstone makes you aware of important points which must be considered while writing answers on the IELTS answer sheet.
Yes of course! Except for the speaking segment, the other three modules are endeavored on answer sheets offered by IDP/British Council at their exam centers.
Reading and listening answers are transferred on the two sides of the same sheet. For writing, separate sheets are given for Tasks 1 and 2. The structure of the answer sheet is same for both IDP and British Council.
The written work answer sheet bears the logos of IDP, British Council and University of Cambridge, alongside segments requesting the candidate’s name, candidate number issued by the exam conducting authorities, center code, date and the module selected. Task 1 and Task 2 are additionally mentioned at the top of the sheet. At the bottom of the sheet, segments for examiner’s use are given. The scores are allocated here in these sections by two examiners.
Consequently, acquainting yourself with the sheet before the exam can be surely of some assistance.
On the listening and reading answer sheet, the applicant name, candidate number, center code, date of exam, month and year are asked. Applicant’s name and center number must be composed in capital letters, while alternate particulars must be shaded in the box. The gender of the candidate must be shaded, a three-digit language code for your first language must be composed and shaded in the box, and the module must be ticked.
Other than these particulars, both reading and writing section answer sheets will have 2 columns with 20 rows each where students write their answers. Total correct answers are composed at the bottom of the sheet along with the band scores by the examiner.