If I sit an IELTS test in my home country, will I get a better result?

This is a common myth. It is important to understand that the IELTS test is delivered in the same way all over the world and will be the same level of difficulty wherever you sit the test. Think about where you will feel most confident taking the test, and this may well be in your home country. Keep in mind that all IELTS examiners in each country receive the same high level of training and are closely monitored to ensure they rate your responses consistently wherever you sit the test.