The UK NMC permits overseas Nurses to combine IELTS results at two sittings. Below are the conditions that must be satisfied before you can combine
You can achieve the required mark across two test sittings if:
- you sit the tests within six months of each other
- you’re tested in all four sections at the same time
- all scores in both sittings are above 6.5, and
- you achieve at least 6.5 in the writing section and at least 7 in the reading, listening and speaking sections in either of the two test sittings.
Below is an example of acceptable IELTS clubbing on NMC website:
Combined IELTS scores: Accepted
This combination would be accepted. The applicant has scored at least 7 in the listening, speaking and reading sections and at least 6.5 in the writing section in either of the two test sittings, and no score is lower than 6.5.
Combined IELTS scores: Not accepted
This application would not be accepted. The applicant has a score lower than 6.5.