Book your IELTS test

Book your exam online and access our free preparation materials today. When you book an IELTS test with the British Council, you also get included in your test fee: Exclusive, free access to our popular online preparation course 'Road to IELTS Last Minute course', which includes 100 interactive activities, 9 video tutorials and two IELTS Academic practice tests for each of the four skills Five extra Test Report Forms for free that we send free of charge to institutions you’re applying to (e.g. immigration offices, universities etc.)

Choose how to take your IELTS test and book online

You can take your test our official test centre, British Language Training Centre, on paper or on a computer. All you need is a valid identification document and a bank card if you want to pay online.

Tests we offer Fee Available test dates
IELTS Academic - in centre (paper or computer) EUR 236 Find a test date
IELTS General Training - in centre (paper or computer) EUR 236 Find a test date
IELTS Academic for UKVI - in centre (paper or computer) EUR 259 Find a test date
IELTS General Training for UKVI - in centre (paper or computer) EUR 259 Find a test date
IELTS Life Skills (A1 and B1) - in centre EUR 165 Find a test date

What you need to book 

  1. A valid identification document. When you register, you’ll need to upload a scan of your ID. It must be valid at the time of booking and on the test day. If you're under 18, your parents will also need to complete the Parent consent for candidates under 18 form. IELTS is not recommended for anyone under 16.
  2. A bank card. You can pay through our online booking system, offline through bank transfer or by card visiting our official test centre. Find out more about how to pay

After you have booked your test

You will receive emails confirming:

  • the start time of your test and the venue address
  • your Speaking Test date
  • your access to the free online preparation courses: Road to IELTS Last Minute Version and IELTS WordReady.

More information about the test

Download and read our Information for Candidates to learn everything you need to know about the format, the different exam components and test results.