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You can register for IELTS quickly and easily either online or by post/courier. 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.
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 12650 for test dates till 31 Mar 2019. For test dates from 01 April 2019 the test fee is INR 13250.
Register online by completing the following two steps.
1 Choose the test date and complete the application form online
2 Pay online by credit card / debit Card (Visa, Visa electron, Master Card)
Register through post/courier by completing the following three steps.
1 Download the IELTS registration form
2 Choose the test date and complete your application details
3 Pay by 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 / post / courier you can pay using the following methods:
- Credit and Debit card (on the website)
- Net Banking (on the website)
- Payment wallets (on the website)
- Cash (make cash payment at any ICICI bank branch by filling in the ICICI deposit slip
- Demand Draft (should be made to British Council and payable at New Delhi)
Please note – We do not accept cash or credit / debit card payments at any of our offices in India.
Debit / Credit card used for online payment (on the website) must have international payment facility. Also, only three payment attempts can be made online against any single registration.
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 ICICI deposit slip or demand draft must:
- Upload the scanned ICICI deposit slip in the candidate area or send it via courier
- Send the DD via courier
7. AFTER YOU REGISTER
Those registering online or through courier / post will receive an email containing access details to our free online preparation course – Road to IELTS, on successful realisation of the payment.
Also, you will receive your free IELTS preparation book within 14 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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