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How to Register for IELTS Exam with IDP or British Council?

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Read the blog to know how you can register for the IELTS exam with IDP or British Council. Also, get the latest updates on the IELTS test.

Gurbani Kaur Suri
Updated on:  27 Sep 2023  | Reviewed By: 
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IELTS exam is required for candidates willing to study or migrate abroad where English is the core language for communication. IELTS exam is accepted for admissions in the top countries of the world like the UK, Australia, New Zealand, USA, and Canada. This exam tests the ability of the candidates in four major English language skills i.e. listening, reading, speaking, and writing.  Prepare for your IELTS exam with Dr.Roma IELTS Preparation Course by BDS today.

IELTS exam is owned and conducted by mainly three exam conducting bodies

  • list items IDP Education Australia
  • list items British Council
  • list items Cambridge English Language Assessment

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  • list items IELTS Exam fee has been revised to 14,000 INR for all registrations after 1 April 2021.
  • list items An online English language test has been introduced by all IELTS exam conducting bodies for the candidates affected by COVID-19 and are not able to present in the test center. The candidates will be tested in all modules Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking. IELTS indicators can be given easily from their homes.

Types Of IELTS Exam

Mainly, there are two types of IELTS exams, however the listening and speaking sections of both the exam are exactly the same. The difference lies between the writing and reading sections of both the tests. 

  1. list items IELTS Academic
  2. list items IELTS General

IELTS Academic Test

The candidates applying for professional registration or higher education give IELTS Academic Test.


IELTS General Test

People wishing to migrate to major English-Speaking countries like Canada, Australia, and the UK choose to give IELTS general test. Also, this exam is suitable for candidates who want to enroll in secondary education and training programs in a country where English is the main language of communication. 

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How To Register For IELTS Exam With IDP?

Online Method

  1. list items Visit IDP IELTS India Official Website.
  2. list items Click on “Register For Test” located in the navigation bar.
  3. list items Select one of the available options- Computer Delivered IELTS Pen/Paper Delivered IELTS IELTS For UKVI Life Skills
  4. list items Computer Delivered IELTS
  5. list items Pen/Paper Delivered IELTS
  6. list items IELTS For UKVI
  7. list items Life Skills
  8. list items Select for your test type– IELTS Academic or General Training for IELTS.
  9. list items Select your desired location or city from the given list of available test centers
  10. list items Now choose a suitable and preferred date for your IELTS Exam from the list of available dates. Also, select the desired time slot as well.
  11. list items An application form will appear in front of you. Fill the form with the required details.
  12. list items Now upload a clear and colored copy of your passport in order to complete the IELTS exam registration process with IDP.
  13. list items Clear your IELTS exam fees with different available payment methods given below. 
  14. list items A confirmation mail/ SMS will be sent to your registered phone number or mail for acknowledgment.


Book an online date and time slot for your speaking test, if you fail to do so an automatic allotment will be provided to you and you have to abide by it. 

Offline Method

Another option is an offline method to register for the IELTS exam by directly visiting your nearest IDP branch or referral partner. A photocopy of your passport ID is required for the registration of the IELTS exam via IDP and a signed and dated declaration.


How To Register For IELTS Exam With British Council?

Online Method

  1. list items Visit British Council IELTS website.
  2. list items Select the “Register For Test” Option.
  3. list items Now choose test type, available dates, test location, and so on as per your preference.
  4. list items Fill up your personal information in the form that appears in front of you.
  5. list items Give your registration details.
  6. list items Upload a clear and colored copy of your passport.
  7. list items Select the list of colleges where you want to send your Score Report.
  8. list items Review your given details before making payment.
  9. list items Pay IELTS exam test fees.
  10. list items After payment, candidates can take the printout of acknowledgment.

Another method for applying IELTS exam with British Council is by directly visiting the nearest British Council Office. One can download the online form or fill the application directly at the office. Make sure to bring all the required documents for the IELTS exam application.


Payment Mode Accepted For IELTS Exam Fees Payment

  • list items Demand Draft/Pay Order from nationalized or scheduled bank in favor of test conducting IELTS Institution
  • list items HDFC & ICICI Cash Deposit Slips
  • list items Debit & Credit Cards
  • list items Net Banking
  • list items Card Swipe Facility

IELTS Exam Dates

A candidate can give once in a week exam that means 4 times a month. Annually, there are 48 days for the Academic section and 24 days for the General Training section. Book your IELTS exam date 3-4 months prior for getting the required date and time according to your comfort. It also helps in avoiding the last-minute hassle of applying. You can register for the IELTS exam through 3 different online or offline portals: British Council, IDP, or IELTS (official website).

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