You can take your test at one of our official test centres. All you need is a valid identification document and a bank card if you want to pay online.
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What does the fee include? Our IELTS test fee includes exclusive preparation materials, free practice tests and much more.
What you need to book
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.
A bank card. You can pay through our online booking system or in cash at an ICICI bank or through Demand Draft. 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.
Read the terms and conditions for taking IELTS with the British Council.