You can register for IELTS quickly and easily either online, by post/courier or in person at British Council centres. We recommend online registration for quick and a hassle free experience.
To register, simply follow the steps below:
1. READ THE INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES
Download and read the Information for Candidates which contains important information about the test format, the question types and the test results. Please note that IELTS is not recommended for candidates under the age of 16.
2. DECIDE WHICH VERSION OF THE TEST IS RIGHT FOR YOU
There are two versions of the IELTS test:
IELTS Academic: this is recommended for candidates who plan to undertake academic study.
IELTS General Training: this is recommended for candidates to use at work, work-related training or for migration.
Read our simple guide to help you decide which version of the test is right for you. It is strongly recommended that you also check with the organisations you wish to apply to before you book your test.
3. CHECK THE IELTS TEST DATES
There are a limited number of places for all our IELTS test sessions. IELTS test with the British Council are very popular, so we recommend that you register one month prior to make sure you get a place.. Check the IELTS test dates.
You can use our online registration system to find up-to-date information about test dates and availability or else contact one of our centres to register in person.
Please note: Your Listening, Reading and Writing tests will be completed on the same day. Your Speaking test may be offered on the same day, or up to a week before or after your main test day. You will receive notification if your Speaking test is on a different day to your main test day 5 days before the test.
The fee for registration is INR 9900 for test dates till 31 March 2015.
For test dates from 01 April 2015 onwards, the fee for registration is INR 10400.
Register online by completing the following two steps.
1 Complete the application form online and choose the test date.
2 Pay online by credit card / debit Card (Visa, Visa electron, Master Card)
Register offline in person or post/courier by completing the following three steps.
1 Download the IELTS registration form.
2 Complete your details and choose the test date
3 Pay by credit card / debit card, demand draft or by cash (To pay by cash visit the nearest ICICI bank with the ICICI payment slip)
5. CHOOSE YOUR PAYMENT OPTIONS
If registering online / in person / post / courier you can pay using the following methods:
• Credit card (on the website and at the British Council office)
• Debit card (on the website and at the British Council office)
• Cash (make cash payment at any ICICI bank branch by filling in the ICICI payment slip)
• Demand Draft (should be made to British Council Division and payable in: Delhi for North India, Mumbai for West India, Chennai for South India, Kolkata for East India)
6. PREPARE AND SEND YOUR DOCUMENTS
Candidates that apply using the online application form and are paying online by credit/debit card:
• No documents required.
Candidates that apply using the online application form and are paying by cash or demand draft must submit:
• A copy of the IELTS Test application acknowledgement that they receive by email after registering online.
• The evidence of the payment made (either the demand draft or the ‘British Council copy’ of the ICICI payment slip).
The documents must be submitted within 3 days from the day of registering for the test to the British Council in: Delhi for North India, Mumbai for West India, Chennai for South India, Kolkata for East India). This will enable us to confirm your booking.
You can also simply forward the application acknowledgement email with a scanned attachment of the British Council copy of your ICICI payment slip to IELTSpayments@britishcouncil.org.
Please note: In case we do not receive the payment within 3 days, your application will be cancelled.
7. AFTER YOU REGISTER
Those registering online will receive an email containing access details to our free online preparation course - Road to IELTS
Those registering in person will receive a confirmation receipt and Road to IELTS access details.
Also, you will receive your free IELTS preparation book within 7 days after registration at the address provided by you in the application form.
For more information about postponement, cancellation, amendment of test version and remarking, please visit our Terms and conditions page.
IELTS is designed to be a fair test and your English language ability will be assessed objectively, regardless of any special needs that you may have. Please contact us three months in advance of your test date to find out how you can apply for special arrangements.
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