IELTS Test Centers in Maldives

By | July 22, 2020

IELTS Testing Centres in The Maldives

In total, there are 2 test locations in The Maldives 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.

Male, Maldives

British Council Maldives

Street Address: Registration address 49 Alfred House Garden

Telephone Number: +94 11 7521521

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Male, Maldives

British Council – State Electric Company Ltd.

Street Address: Registration address 49 Alfred House Garden

Telephone Number: +94 11 7521521

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List of cities in The Maldives where you can take the IELTS tests

  • Male

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IELTS Test Centers in Maldives


Since the early 1970s, tourism has become the most important industry in the Maldives. It overtook fishing, including fish processing, as the livelihood of the population as early as 1989. With a gross national income (GNI) of (2017) US $ 9,570 per resident, the densely populated island republic is one of the middle-income developing countries. The national debt (2017) was 81.5% of the gross domestic product (GDP).

Foreign trade: The Maldives are heavily dependent on imports, the foreign trade balance is therefore negative (import value 2016: 1.896 billion US $; export value: 0.24 billion US $). Almost exclusively fish and fishery products are exported. Mainly mineral products, machines and food are imported. The main trading partners for imports are Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, India, Malaysia, China and Thailand. The main customer countries are Thailand, France, Sri Lanka, Germany and the USA.


Only 23% of the land surface can be used for arable farming. Nutrient-poor coral soils, the lack of fresh water and the predominance of brackish water limit its use. Only on the atolls Addu, Huvadu and Haddumati there is agricultural cultivation, which is mainly practiced during the southwest monsoon season. Millet is cultivated in the northern and central Maldives and mainly tubers (jams, taro, sweet potatoes) on the more humid islands in the south. The most important crop for export is the coconut palm, from which copra, coconut fiber and coconut oil are obtained. Besides coconuts, there are breadfruits, bananas and papayas. The main food, rice, is entirely imported.

Fisheries: The traditional economic basis is fishing (especially tuna and bonito) and the preparation of “Maledive fish”, a type of dried fish that is mainly exported to Japan. Fisheries, which suffered severe damage from the 2004 tsunami (including the destruction of boats and equipment), account for just under 2% of GDP and employ 6% of the workforce. Fishery products make up almost all exports of goods. One problem is illegal catching by fishing vessels from other countries, especially the neighboring countries of Sri Lanka and India.


Tourism (over 1 million foreign visitors per year) contributes around 25% to GDP and generates more than 60% of foreign exchange income. The government of the Maldives has reserved 111 Рoriginally uninhabited Рislands for tourists (especially diving enthusiasts). She endeavors to keep tourists (especially from China, Germany, Great Britain, Russia and Italy) as far away from the local population as possible in order to protect the tradition of Islam from harmful influences. Tourist attractions are the white sandy beaches and the coral reefs. Check thenailmythology to see Maldives a Tropical Beach Paradise in the Pacific Ocean.


The manufacturing industry has a share of 23.6% of GDP. Fish processing, boat building, the production of textiles, coconut mats and ropes in small businesses dominate. Tourism revived traditional crafts such as shell processing, lacquer work and carving.


The most important means of transport in inter-island and international freight traffic is the ship. The transport connections between the atolls have been greatly improved in recent years as part of the Inter Atoll Transport Project. The company’s own airline Maldivian (founded in 2000) operates local and regional routes to Sri Lanka and India, and more recently to China. International airports are Male on the island of Hulule and Gan on the Addu Atoll, until 1977 a British military base.


The Maldivians are a mixed people of Arab-Indian and Malay descent. They speak the Divehi language, which is related to Old Singhalese and which also contains elements of Tamil, Malayalam, Urdu and Arabic. English is widely spoken in the executive and business community. With an average of 1,454 residents per km 2 (2017), the Maldives are one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Since only around 190 islands are inhabited after the tsunami of 2004 (around 90 more islands are used for tourist purposes), much higher densities are achieved locally. About a third of the population lives in the capital Male on the main island of the same name.

To relieve the little more than one square kilometer island, the neighboring island of Vilingilli was expanded and the artificial island of Hulhumalé was created.

Social: Several hospitals, specialist clinics and a large number of community health centers are available for medical care. In 2015, there were 3.6 doctors and 4.3 hospital beds for every 1,000 residents.

The biggest cities in the Maldives

Largest cities (pop. 2014)
times 127 100
Hulhumale 15 800
Hithadhoo 11 100
Fuvahmulah 8 500