IDP IELTS Unprofessional conduct of teachers

I recently appeared for an IELTS exam in the month of July where I experienced a rather unprofessional and disreputable conduct of an invigilator during my speaking test where an old lady by the name of Mrs. Roy was constantly dosing off during the speaking test. I can understand that the lady was facing sleepiness probably due to her medication but does it justify the lack of professionalism that is required on the part of invigilators during a test worth â¹13000.
A speaking test involves a conversation between two people. So, can you explain it to me, how one is supposed to respond while the other person is felling sleepy during your talk. I drastically affects one’s efficiency during an oral test. And after the test I even conveyed my complain to the other staff members who tried to subdue me by saying that Mrs.Roy is highly qualified and experienced, which makes it evermore gruesome.
I could have questioned her right then and there but the conversation was being recorded and it didn’t want her to sabotage my grades. Now that I have received my grades and they are not as expected, even after a review, I want some strict action to be taken against her so that she can never do this to any other student who has worked hard preparing for the test. I was waiting on my EOR which is why I didn’t file a complain till now.
P.S: Hope you take some action against her or compensate me in some way because I will do whatever it takes to get justice one way or another.
Please find attached copy of my score card for your reference.
Name: Sarthak Sharma
Candidate Number: 140489
Contact Number: +917889505808
Jammu, India

IDP IELTS Intentional marking down in writing test

Hi,

I had taken IDP IELTS test on 18th August 2017 and received my results as below
Listening – 8.5
Reading – 8.5
Speaking – 8.0
Writing – 6.5

Looking at the above scores one can easily say that marking down in writing is quite intentional. It’s quite obvious that a person who has scored 8 points and above in all 3 modules would loose the cut off points of 7, by a mere 0.5 in writing.
I was under the false impression that there must have been few mistakes in my writing. But, i happened to read the reviews of other people who have scored well in other modules but not in writing. This clearly indicates that this marking down is intentional. People like us who do not want to go through the lengthy and painful procedure of re-evaluation would give in to the pressure of retaking the exam & try hard to gain the extra 0.5 marks and again scores get pulled down.
I was warned against taking IELTS exam through IDP, as there were many complaints and questions raised on the unfair marking system. I did not pay heed to these rumors & now i have this horrible experience. Needless to say, this is very disappointing and annoying.
Very unhappy with IDP and will ensure that i start warning people against taking English exams through IDP.
Now, I need justification and also a copy of the answer script for my review. We end up paying so much of money and also have to face this fraudulent scoring practice.
I am waiting for a response & also copy of the scripts at the earliest.

IDP IELTS Unethical Practice

It is claimed students and workers were using the service.

“They find, fake certificates as the way to get the visa in Australia,” said Ms Nguyen.
“If you pay money, your results will appear online, on the global IELTS website.”
Ms Nguyen spoke to one student who confirmed the rort.

“Don’t waste time on study,” the student told SBS. “Instead of spending money on education, save money and time by buying a fake certificate.”
“The fake IELTS result report is made so carefully and delicately,” she claimed. “Even a normal IELTS teacher could not tell the difference.”
The student claimed it wasn’t hard to find an unscrupulous provider: several websites advertise fake IELTS.
Migration agent Ha Nguyen said it could be lucrative.

“If you get an "eight", it’s like 20 points already, so it’s already a third of your application.”
But she warned a good score doesn’t always guarantee an applicant will get a visa, as there are other requirements too.
Institutions, such as Melbourne University, have strict online verification methods.
In a statement, the university said it "requires all agents to supply certified documentation, particularly with regards to academic transcripts, completion statements and English results".
Service provider to 140 countries, IDP Education, said in a statement, "Given the high-stakes nature of the IELTS test, there will always be a small minority of people who seek to attain results they haven’t earned".
Ms Ha Nguyen said there was still a way to verify someone’s English proficiency.
“You can ask for a test interview; you can actually tell whether their English ability is compatible with their score or not,” she said.
“We did have some cases in the past when we interact with students and they give us a certificate but we don’t think that it’s quite compatible with their English skill.”
Official IELTS teacher, Minh Nguyen, said many of her international students, including those from China and India, struggled with English.
She said she had heard of fake providers, but said it was not worth the risk.
“At the end of the day, if you decided to come in here and study, you have to use the language, you have to merge with the environment, and that’s what you can’t fake,” she said.
The Immigration Department said an applicant’s visa could be rejected or cancelled and it could impose a 10-year ban on future visa applications.