You can book your IELTS test with us quickly and easily either online or by post/courier. 

To book your test online, please click on the following links:

Book a paper-based IELTS test.

Book a computer-delivered IELTS test

Book IELTS for UKVI

To book your test offline, you need to complete the following three steps:

Before you book your test:

  1. Your passport is the only form of valid ID (identity document) that is accepted to complete the IELTS booking process. Driving licenses, student IDs and other documents are not accepted as valid proof of identification. Please keep the passport number at hand at the time of registration. You are also required to carry your passport on the test day. The document must be valid/not expired at the time of booking your test and on the test day. If the candidate is below the age of 18 years at the time of booking the test or on the test day, a duly filled consent form must be produced at the time of appearing for the examination.
  2. Download and read our 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 test takers under the age of 16.
  3. Check availability of the IELTS test dates as 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. You can use our online registration system to find up-to-date information about test dates and availability.
  4. Pay for your test. You can choose to pay through the following methods:
  • pay online using Net Banking, eWallets or Card (Visa, Visa electron, Master Card)
  • payment at ICICI bank branch (make cash payment at any ICICI bank branch by filling in the ICICI payment slip)
  • payment through Demand Draft (DD). The demand draft must be drawn in favour of 'British Council' payable at Delhi

Please note: Cash or credit/debit card payment for IELTS fees is not accepted at any our offices.

5. Once you have made the payment, please send us the following documents to confirm your test booking:

  • Candidates who book their test through our online registration system and are paying online by Credit/Debit card must send: No documents are required
  • Candidates who book their test through our online registration system and are paying online by cash at ICICI bank or through Demand Draft must send: A copy of the IELTS Test application acknowledgement that they receive by email after registering online.
    Evidence of the payment (either the Demand Draft or the ‘acknowledged copy’ of the ICICI payment slip. If paying at ICICI Bank, candidates are required to upload the deposit slip duly stamped and acknowledged by the ICICI bank in the Candidate Area of the Test Taker Portal.
  • Candidates who book their test through the offline application form and are paying either by cash at ICICI bank or through Demand Draft must send: The completed IELTS application form.
    Evidence of the payment (either the Demand Draft or the ‘acknowledged copy’ of the ICICI payment slip. If paying at ICICI Bank, candidates are required to upload the deposit slip duly stamped and acknowledged by the ICICI bank in the Candidate Area of the Test Taker Portal.

Please note:  The documents must be received at our Gurgaon Office within two days from the day of registering for the test. This will enable us to confirm your booking.

IELTS test date confirmation

If you have booked the test online: Once you have completed the booking process, you will receive an email confirming receipt of payment and containing access details to our free online preparation course - Road to IELTS. Your IELTS test date is confirmed once you receive this email.

If you have booked the test offline through post/courier: Once you have completed the booking process, you will receive a confirmation for the receipt of payment and an email containing access details to our free online preparation course - Road to IELTS. Your IELTS test date is confirmed once you receive this email.

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 a notification if your Speaking test is on a different day from your main test day five days before the test.

You will also receive your IELTS Reference Number to access the Candidate Area of the Test Taker Portal. Please make sure that you have included your email address correctly when you book your test.

For more information about the postponement, cancellation, amendment of test version and remarking, please visit the section on Terms and Conditions at the end of this page.