IELTS examiner
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The British Council English and Exams Services Private India Limited are looking for motivated and qualified ELT professionals to join our team of IELTS examiners.

IELTS is the worldwide leader in standardised testing of English language proficiency and we conduct tests in 42 Test Centres across India including Bhutan. 

We are keen to build excellence in language assessment in India through the recruitment of qualified and motivated professionals. Recruitment is conducted at regular intervals and, at present, we are inviting suitably qualified and experienced individuals to submit expressions of interest to join our team of contracted IELTS Examiners


  • an undergraduate degree or qualification(s) that can be demonstrated to be equivalent to an undergraduate degree;
  • a TEFL/TESOL qualification from a recognised institution;
  • substantial relevant teaching experience, the majority which must relate to adult students (16 years and over).

Applicants must then be approved by a qualified examiner trainer. After approval, the applicant undergoes face-to-face training conducted by an accredited IELTS trainer and then undertakes certification assessment.

How to apply

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The assessment of professional attributes and interpersonal skills of examiner applicants occurs at three stages in the recruitment process: application form, interview, and training. All examiners must have the qualifications and experience outlined above.


Applicants who have been selected go through training which is carried out by an examiner trainer and lasts four days.


Applicants then complete a certification set to demonstrate that they can apply the assessment criteria accurately and reliably. If successful, they become certificated as examiners.


Year 1: Monitoring

Examiners are monitored by examiner trainers up to four times a year and at least once every two years. New examiners (and those who have not recently worked as IELTS examiners) are monitored at least three times in their first year. All examiners receive written feedback on their rating and also on the delivery of the Speaking test. They may be required to take corrective action if any issues are raised about their performance.

Standardisation and recertification

Year 2: Standardisation and recertification

Standardisation sessions are held every two years and are led by an examiner trainer. Standardisation is completed at the centre and takes place as close as possible to the two-yearly recertification of the examiner. After the standardisation session, the examiners then complete a new certification set to demonstrate they can apply the assessment criteria accurately.