Covid update: At the British Council, the health and safety of all our test takers and employees is our top priority. We have cancelled the IELTS tests in various cities across India in adherence to government guidelines related to COVID-19. Please refer to this webpage for updates related to IELTS in India.

 

Computer-delivered IELTS:

The Computer Delivered IELTS test scheduled at the below-mentioned cities and dates stand cancelled. The cancellation messages will be shared with the candidate at their registered email address and mobile number. For cities and dates not mentioned below, the IELTS exam will be conducted as per the schedule shared with candidates. 

City Location Cancelled date
New Delhi Nehru Place  3rd to 9th May 2021
New Delhi Rajouri Garden 3rd to 9th May 2021
Gurgaon Sun city 3rd to 9th May 2021
Amritsar  Ranjit Avenue 3rd to 9th May 2021
Mumbai Lower Parel 3rd to 9th May 2021
Mumbai Andheri 3rd to 9th May 2021
Pune Shivaji Nagar 3rd to 9th May 2021
Pune Dhole Patil Road  3rd to 9th May 2021
Vadodara Vadodara 3rd to 9th May 2021
Surat SNS Atria 3rd to 9th May 2021
Vijayawada Co-working 3rd to 9th May 2021
Chennai MLS 3rd to 9th May 2021
Chennai Kilpauk 3rd to 9th May 2021
Coimbatore Playworkz 3rd to 9th May 2021
Kochi Kubz 3rd to 9th May 2021
Bengaluru  Taj Westend 3rd to 9th May 2021
Bengaluru  Kasturba Road 3rd to 9th May 2021
Bengaluru  Morning Stat 3rd to 9th May 2021
Noida Silver Wave 3rd to 9th May 2021
Chandigarh Elante Mall 5th to 9th May 2021

We are testing in Hyderabad, Ahmedabad cities. 

Pen and Paper Based IELTS: 

The Pen & Paper based IELTS test scheduled across India stand cancelled for 8th May 2021. Cancellation messages will be shared with the candidates at their registered email addresses and mobile numbers.  

IELTS for Life Skills (Pen and Paper Based):

The Pen & Paper based Life Skills test scheduled at the following cities and dates stand cancelled for 6th May 2021. Cancellation messages will be shared with candidates at their registered email addresses and mobile numbers. 

Exam Type Exam Date Cities Cancelled
IELTS Life Skills 6th May 2021 Delhi, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, Cochin

 

IELTS for UKVI on computer :

The computer based UKVI test scheduled at the following cities and dates stand cancelled for 27th April 2021. Cancellation messages will be shared with candidates at their registered email address and mobile numbers. 

Exam Type Exam Date Cities Cancelled
IELTS for UKVI 27th April 2021 Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai.

 IELTS for UKVI :

The Pen & Paper based UKVI test scheduled at the following cities and dates stand cancelled for 8th May 2021. Cancellation messages will be shared with candidates at their registered email address and mobile numbers. 

Exam Type Exam Date Cities Cancelled
IELTS for UKVI 8th May 2021 Ahmedabad, Delhi, Chandigarh, Kochi, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad,  Kolkata and Mumbai.

In light of the rapidly evolving coronavirus situation and the prevailing uncertainty, we would like to reassure you that our duty of care towards you is of paramount importance. We would like to highlight the relevant measures we have taken to protect all our test-takers.

Please inform us immediately if:

  • You are under 14-day compulsory quarantine, stay-at-home order, medical surveillance or a self-quarantine order, as specified by the Indian Government.
  • You have been in contact with any person suspected to be exposed to coronavirus.
  • You have a cold, fever, are short of breath or have flu-like symptoms.

On the test day, you will need to sign a health declaration form confirming the above. Click here to download the form.

On the test day:

  • Your temperature might be taken before you enter the test centre.
  • You will be required to wear a mask, that covers your mouth and nose. You may be requested to remove this for identification and after any toilet breaks to confirm identity.
  • You are advised to download the Arogya Setu app on your mobile. Although not mandatory, it may be used at the entrance to gain entry to the premises.
  • You will be asked to keep a 2 m distance from other test takers and staff.
  • Please follow basic hygiene practices, such as using a hand-sanitiser available at the test centre and wash your hands regularly.
  • We are thoroughly sanitising all venues and equipment including computers before the start of every test.
  • Staff and examiners will wear a facemask on test day.
  • A test-taker or examiner cannot insist to remove the facemask during the speaking test.
  • Designated bins for mask disposal are available at all test venues.
  • Test-takers should take all used stationery with them at the end of the test.

After your test:

  • If you are diagnosed with COVID-19 less than 14 days after you have taken your IELTS test, you are requested to report this to your test centre by email. This will help us to communicate with other test takers and follow the government advice.
  • Our top priority is your health and safety. More information on protecting yourself from novel coronavirus (COVID 19) is available here.  

We seek your continued support and cooperation in fulfilling our responsibility of delivering examinations to the best of our ability while prioritising your welfare at all times.

 

COVID-19 FAQs

Are any Test Report Form (TRF) / Additional Test Report Form (ATRF) deliveries impacted due to state government curfews and lockdown?

Due to curfew and lockdowns declared by state governments, we are currently unable to access our offices. Please expect a delayed delivery for your Test Report Forms, International Courier and Airmail ATRF requests due to these unprecedented challenges of COVID-19 pandemic. We will do our best to prioritize these deliveries once we are able to access our offices.

Will you be providing a hand sanitizer and mask?

We will have the hand sanitizer in our test centres and, where possible, will also have facilities where you can wash your hands. We will be managing the use of pens and equipment carefully to minimise contact. We will not be providing masks, however; you are welcome to wear your own.

Do I have to wear a mask?

As per the latest Covid regulations, it is mandatory to wear a mask. All IELTS test centres will allow you to wear a face mask.

Can I cancel and request a refund if I can’t travel to the country of my exam?

Please click here for the IELTS cancellation and refund policy.