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 book your IELTS test with us online (and, where applicable, at one of our offices). When you book with us, you can be certain that you will be taking your test at an official IELTS test centre.

Tests we offer Fee Book
IELTS Academic - in centre (paper or computer) USD 229 Find a test date
IELTS General Training - in centre (paper or computer) USD 229 Find a test date
IELTS Academic for UKVI - in centre USD 254 Find a test date
IELTS General Training for UKVI - in centre USD 254 Find a test date
IELTS Life Skills (A1, A2 and B1) - in centre USD 209 Find a test date

The IELTS test fees are subject to change without prior notice.

To book your test you will need to:

  1. Make sure you have a form of valid ID (passport or national ID card) at hand. Please note that candidates under 18 years of age have to supply written consent by a parent or guardian in order to apply for a test place.
  2. Read our Information for Candidates, which contains important information about the test format, the question types and the test results. Please note that IELTS is not recommended for test takers under the age of 16. 
  3. Pay for your test. Payment can be made by bank transfer, online payment platform or by POS Machine at the British Council Yangon and Mandalay office.

After you have booked your test:

  • You will receive a confirmation giving you the start time of your test and the venue address. 
  • Your Speaking test may be scheduled on the same day as the other sections, or on a different day within a 7 day window before or after your main test day. The test centre will send you a confirmation for the Speaking Test date.
  • You will also receive an automatic email with your access codes to the free online course: Road to IELTS.
  • You will also receive your IELTS Reference Number to access the Test Taker Portal. Please make sure that you have included your email address correctly when you book your test.