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

    Updated on: 20 Mar 2023

    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

    • IDP Education Australia
    • British Council
    • Cambridge English Language Assessment
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     Latest Updates Related To IELTS Exam

    • IELTS Exam fee has been revised to 14,000 INR for all registrations after 1 April 2021.
    • 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. IELTS Academic
    2. 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. Visit IDP IELTS India Official Website.
    2. Click on “Register For Test” located in the navigation bar.
    3. Select one of the available options-
      • Computer Delivered IELTS
      • Pen/Paper Delivered IELTS
      • IELTS For UKVI
      • Life Skills
    4. Select for your test type– IELTS Academic or General Training for IELTS.
    5. Select your desired location or city from the given list of available test centers
    6. 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.
    7. An application form will appear in front of you. Fill the form with the required details.
    8. Now upload a clear and colored copy of your passport in order to complete the IELTS exam registration process with IDP.
    9. Clear your IELTS exam fees with different available payment methods given below. 
    10. 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. Visit British Council IELTS website.
    2. Select the “Register For Test” Option.
    3. Now choose test type, available dates, test location, and so on as per your preference.
    4. Fill up your personal information in the form that appears in front of you.
    5. Give your registration details.
    6. Upload a clear and colored copy of your passport.
    7. Select the list of colleges where you want to send your Score Report.
    8. Review your given details before making payment.
    9. Pay IELTS exam test fees.
    10. After payment, candidates can take the printout of acknowledgment.

    Offline Method

    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

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

    First published date: 05 Feb 2021

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