Planning to study, work or settle abroad?

The International English Language Testing System, or IELTS, is an international standardized test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers, for study, work or migration abroad.

As co-owners of IELTS, no one is better placed than we are to help you significantly increases your chance of getting the score you need in your IELTS exam.

Register for British Council’s IELTS Regular Preparation course if you wish to:

  • Benefit from our IELTS expertise in India
  • Give the IELTS exam with confidence through our methodical training
  • Have an all-rounded development of speaking, listening, reading and writing. 
  • Attain result-oriented progress in class.

Targetted at serious IELTS aspirants, we have custom created three pathways of the IELTS preparatory course to suit your needs, time availability and learning requirements:

COURSE 1 – 50 HRS | 8 WEEKS/ 6 WEEKSEspecially suited for IELTS Beginners such as students currently pursuing college degrees and those willing to spend extra hours for preparation, our English for IELTS (Regular – 50 hours) course is specially created to optimize your test potential for the four skills assessed in the IELTS exam: speaking, listening, reading and writing. With access to our unique British Council IELTS Club, you also get an opportunity to network with students from various other IELTS batches.

Course location & fees: Delhi (INR 16,000) and Chennai (INR 13,500), Kolkata (INR  13,500)

Course format: Delhi (8 weeks), Chennai (8 weeks), Kolkata (6 weeks). 

Course levels: Intermediate and above

COURSE 2 – 36 HRS | 4 WEEKS- Designed for IELTS Beginners who want to maximise their preparation in a short time such as students on a break year, business professionals on a sabbatical, candidates preparing for a fixed IELTS test date. This unique 36 hours course helps you align your efforts towards achieving your goals and optimize your test potential. 

Course location & fees: Delhi (16000) and Chennai (13,500). Not available in Kolkata

Course format – 36 Hours across 4 weeks

Course levels – Intermediate and above

COURSE 3 – 20 HRS | 4 WEEKS- Tailored for IELTS Beginners who wish to familiarize themselves with the IELTS Journey  such as professionals with regular 9to5 working hours, businessmen, students also preparing for other examinations.This light mode version of our regular course will help you get started slow on the preparation.

Course location & fees: Delhi (INR 8,900) and Chennai (INR 8,500). Not available in Kolkata

Course format: 20 hours  across 4 weeks

Course levels: Upper intermediate and above

IELTS MOCK TEST

You can now ascertain your level of readiness for the IELTS exam with the British Council IELTS Mock Test. It’s a one and a half hour test and will give you an estimated IELTS equivalency score for both speaking and writing.

Start your IELTS journey here. Take the British Council IELTS Mock Test today! 

Understand our course levels from beginner to advanced

Course timetables:

New Delhi

Location: British Council, New Delhi

Level Timing Days Start and end date
Intermediate 0845-1100 Mon, Tues 6 Jan - 25 Feb 2020
1115-1330
1400-1615
1630-1845
1900-2115
Upper Intermediate- Advanced 0845-1100
1400-1615
1630-1845
1900-2115
 Intermediate  0700-0830  Mon,Tue,Wed   6 Jan - 2 Mar 2020 
 Upper Intermediate- Advanced  0700-0830
 Intermediate  0930-1145  Jan- Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun      9 Jan - 8 Feb 2020 
 Upper Intermediate- Advanced     0700-0915
 0930-1145
 1700-1915
 1930-2145
 Intermediate    0700-0915  Thurs, Fri       9 Jan - 28 Feb 2020     
 1430-1645
 1930-2145
 Upper Intermediate- Advanced    0700-0915
 1200-1415
 1700-1915
 Intermediate   0700-0915  Sat, Sun      11 Jan - 8 Mar 2020    
 1700-1915
 Upper Intermediate- Advanced    0700-0915
 1700-1915
 1930-2145
 Intermediate   0700-0915  Feb- Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun     13 Feb - 8 Mar 2020   
 1700-1915
 Upper Intermediate- Advanced   0930-1145
 1930-2145

Chennai

Level Days and timings Start and end date Location
Intermediate Mon, Tues - 07:00-10:00 or 10:15-13:15 or 18:30-21:30 11 Nov - 17 Dec 2019 British Council, Chennai
Thurs, Fri - 10:15-13:15 or 18:30-21:30 14 Nov - 20 Dec 2019
Sat, Sun - 07:00-10:00 or 13:30-16:30 or 19:15-21:45 16 Nov - 22 Dec 2019
Upper-intermediate Mon, Tues - 07:00-10:10 or 10:15-13:15 or 13:30-16:30 or 17:00-20:00 or 18:30-21:30  11 Nov - 17 Dec 2019
Thurs, Fri - 07:00-10:00 or 17:00-20:00 14 Nov - 20 Dec 2019
Sat, Sun - 07:00-10:00 or 19:15-21:45 16 Nov - 22 Dec 2019

Kolkata (at British Council)

Level Days and timings Start and end date Location 
Intermediate Mon-Tues, 09.30-12.30 06 Jan to 11 Feb 2020 British Council, Kolkata
Wed-Thurs-Fri, 07.15-09.15 08 Jan to 14 Feb 2020
Mon, Tues - 09:30-12:30  17 Feb - 31 Mar 2020
Wed, Thurs, Fri - 07:15-09:15 19 Feb - 26 Mar 2020
Upper Intermediate Mon-Tues-Wed, 07.15-09.15 06 Jan to 12 Feb 2020
  Mon, Tues, Wed - 07.15-09.15 17 Feb - 25 Mar 2020

Kolkata (at South City International School)

Level Days and timings Start and end date Location 
Intermediate

Mon-Tues, 17.00-20.00 06 Jan to 11 Feb 2020 South City International School
Wed-Thurs-Fri, 18.15-20.15 08 Jan to 14 Feb 2020
Sat-Sun, 08.00-11.00 & 17.00-20.00 11 Jan to 16 Feb 2020
Mon, Tues - 17:00-20:00  17 Feb - 31 Mar 2020
Wed, Thurs, Fri - 18:15-20:15 19 Feb - 26 Mar 2020
Sat, Sun  - 08:00-11:00 & 17:00-20:00 22 Feb - 29 Mar 2020
Upper Intermediate Wed, Thurs, Fri, 18.15-20.15 05 Jan to 14 Feb 2020
Sat-Sun, 13.45-16.45 11 Jan to 16 Feb 2020
Wed, Thurs, Fri - 18:15-20:15 19 Feb - 26 Mar 2020
Sat, Sun - 13.45-16.45 22 Feb - 29 Mar 2020