At the British Council, health and safety is our top priority. Thank you for working with us as we follow the advice of the health authorities and government.

Following the announcement of the Movement Control Order by the Malaysian government on 11 January 2021 and the resulting guidance from the Ministry of Higher Education, please find our exams schedule status for 13 January to 4 March 2021 as below:

Exams type Exam venue Exams schedule status
IELTS tests West Malaysia Proceed as scheduled
East Malaysia Cancelled (Note: if you have registered your test with us, our team will be contacting you on the next step arrangement)
Edexcel exam Nationwide Proceed as scheduled
School Entrance exam (Harrow, Magdalene, Perse, Kings) Nationwide Proceed as scheduled
Aptis Nationwide Proceed as scheduled

Registration for IELTS test: check out our IELTS test dates and register here

 

IELTS update

Re-scheduling and refunds

We have made the following exceptions for test takers who can request to re-schedule their test date by up to six months or take a full refund

  • those who are currently in a country or place that would face quarantine on arrival in Malaysia, and are therefore are unable to travel to Malaysia for the test
  • those who are under 14-day compulsory quarantine order, 14-day medical surveillance or other self-quarantine order, as required by the Malaysia government
  • those who have a high temperature, persistent cough, difficulty breathing or other flu-like symptoms.

If any of the above apply to you, please complete a test date re-scheduling or refund form .

On the form, select ‘Other’ and indicate ‘Covid-19’ in the ‘Grounds for Application’ section. Note that you do not need to attach supporting documents to your request.

Test Report Form (TRF)

  • Please be informed that we will courier your TRF to you during this CMCO period as the option of physical TRF collection will not be available. Please complete the 'TRF Courier Request Form' and email it to info@britishcouncil.org.my before the test date, additional fee is applicable for international address. Please allow at least seven days for the delivery. IELTS resutls will not be discolsed over the phone, SMS or through email. You can download the TRF Courier Request Form here.

E-mail the form to info@britishcouncil.org.my. We will send a confirmation within five working days. 

Cambridge International and Pearson Edexcel examinations updates

 OxfordAQA – May/ June 2021 examinations:

  • It is cancelled.

Pearson Edexcel – May/ June 2021 examinations:

  • It is cancelled.

Cambridge Assessment International Education – May/June 2021 examinations:

  • Registration is open.

For more details, please visit here.

Professional and other exams updates

Test takers should read the test taker special measures (see the next expandable section below) and be fully prepared to comply.

Please do not attend your test if: 

  • you are under a 14-day compulsory quarantine, stay-at-home order, medical surveillance or a self-quarantine order, as specified by the Malaysia Government 
  • you have a high temperature, persistent cough, difficulty breathing or other flu-like symptoms.

Re-scheduling and refunds

If your exam is cancelled or you are unable to attend your exam, please contact your exam board directly, so that they can manage any refunds or re-scheduling with you.

Health and safety measures on test days

Self-declaration form:

All test takers must sign a declaration form at the entrance of the exams area on test day to declare that they are eligible to attend the test session. 

Please do not attend your test if: 

  • you are under a 14-day compulsory quarantine, stay-at-home order, medical surveillance or a self-quarantine order, as specified by the Malaysia Government 
  • you have a high temperature, persistent cough, difficulty breathing or other flu-like symptoms.

Under 18s

Test takers under 18 years of age are strongly recommended to be accompanied by an adult until the necessary checks at the entrance of the test venue have been completed. If you are then excluded from the test, you and your accompanying adult must leave immediately. If you have not been given permission to leave the test venue unaccompanied, you will be escorted to a holding area until an adult comes to pick you up. Our staff will follow the British Council child protection policy and procedures when they proceed with this arrangement.

On test day: 

  • We advise you to report an additional 30 minutes prior to the previously specified arrival time of the test  
  • We are implementing temperature screening in the test venue before test takers enter the exams area. Test takers with symptoms of fever will not be able to take the test
  • Please follow basic hygiene practices such as using hand-sanitiser provided on test day and regularly washing your hands
  • Please maintain a one metre distance from other test takers or staff wherever possible
  • You are required to wear a face mask to cover your mouth and nose, adhering to the mandatory SOP set by the goverment. You may be requested to remove this for identification or other purposes.
  • Wearing of face mask is optional during the test (written or computer-delivered test).
  • Wearing of face mask is mandatory for Speaking tests. Staffs and examiners will also wear a face mask.
  • All test venues will be thoroughly cleaned prior to the start of the test. For computer delivered tests, equipment will be cleaned between sessions

After your test:

If you are diagnosed with Covid-19 within 14 days after you take your test, please report this to your test centre by email. This will help ensure we can communicate with other test takers and follow local health authority and government advice.

 For more information or assistance, please contact our customer services team at info@britishcouncil.org.my.