IELTS Test Centers in Cuba

By | July 22, 2020

IELTS Testing Centres in Cuba

In total, there is one test location in Cuba that offer IELTS exams. You can select the one which is closer to you.

There are two types of test format available for IELTS exams: paper-based or computer-delivered. For both formats, the Speaking Section is done with a real IELTS examiner on a face-to-face basis.

Havana, Cuba

British Council – International School of Havana

Street Address: Calle 18 esquina 5ta. Miramar., Havana

Telephone Number: +53 72142266

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List of cities in Cuba where you can take the IELTS tests

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IELTS Test Centers in Cuba

Independent since 1902, subject to a regime of intervention by the USA until 1934, according to the Constitution of 1976 Cuba is a socialist republic, whose only admitted party is the communist one. The supreme organ of the state is the National Assembly of People’s Power whose members, on the basis of the amendments made to the Constitution in 1992, are elected for a five-year mandate directly by all citizens who have reached the age of 16. The National Assembly elects a Council of State from among its members, whose president is also head of government and head of state: the latter exercises legislative power on a mandate from the National Assembly. The head of state proposes to the National Assembly the members of the Council of Ministers, which he chairs, whose function is that of the country’s only executive and administrative body. The president and the vice president remain in office for 5 years. The legal system is based on Spanish civil law, with American influences but there are also several rules of Soviet derivation. International legislation is not accepted. The administration of justice counts the Supreme People’s Court as its highest body, accountable to the National Assembly. There is also a Revolutionary Tribunal, endowed with extensive powers. The death penalty is still in force and the defense of the country is entrusted to the armed forces divided into army, navy and air force. There are also paramilitary forces, responsible for state security and border control. Military service is mandatory, it lasts 2 years and is carried out from 17 years of age. It is open to both genders. In 2019 a referendum approved the new Constitution which confirmed the socialist character of the state while recognizing private property. The office of President was limited to two terms and integrated to that of Head of Government. As for the education system, the first complete restructuring took place only in 1959, with the advent of the new revolutionary government. The reform made primary education a state, free and finally compulsory (compulsory education had already been sanctioned at the beginning of the 1900s): one of the most evident consequences was undoubtedly the drastic reduction in the illiteracy rate, a constant of all Soviet countries. Inside, the system includes pre-school institutions such as kindergartens (from 1 month and a half to 4 years of age), kindergartens (from 4 to 6 years) and special schools for subnormal children. After one year of pre-primary education (from 5 to 6 years of age), there is entry into primary school (from 7 to 12 years of age). Lower secondary education concerns the following age group 13-16 years. The upper secondary school (which lasts up to 18 years of age) prepares for university education, imparted in the university of Havana (1728), of Oriente (1947), of Las Villas (Santa Clara, 1948) and Ignacio Agramonte (Camagüey, 1974). There are also several technical colleges. Illiteracy affects only 0.3% of the Cuban population (2015).


After the socialist revolution of 1959, the entire economy in Cuba was nationalized. Since then, the state has been running the economy. Companies are state-owned and do not belong to private individuals. In addition, the goals of the economy are specified and planned by the state. This is called a planned economy. For a long time, Cuba received economic support from the countries of the communist Eastern Bloc in Europe. After the collapse of these states in 1989/90, the support was lost and led to a severe economic crisis in the island nation. It continues to this day.

The mineral resources cobalt and nickel are Cuba’s most important export goods, followed by medical and pharmaceutical products as well as sugar and tobacco. The main trading partners are Venezuela, China, Canada and Spain. The most important branches of industry are the sugar and tobacco industries as well as the food and luxury goods industry, which produces rum, for example. The pharmaceutical industry and biotechnology are successful in international competition. The main crop in agriculture is sugar cane, despite a major decline.

The tourism is the main source of income. Every year over 3 million foreign visitors come to admire the beauties of the Caribbean island. You mainly travel to the seaside resorts of Varadero 140 km east of Havana, the islands on Cuba’s north coast and the cities of Havana, Trinidad and Santiago de Cuba. Check thedresswizard to see Best Time to Travel to Cuba.