British Council is always looking for ways to make it easier for you to take IELTS with us!
Up until now, candidates have been required to send in their application form, a copy of their ID document and payment to book their IELTS test with us.
We are happy to announce that starting from 24th of April, 2014, you will no longer need to send in copy of your ID document for your seat confirmation with British Council. Simply apply online or on a paper application form, pay for your IELTS test and we shall be able to confirm your seat. You can get further details by downloading the 'Customer Journey for Candidates who wish to register with BC directly' from the Downloads section.
This also applies to all of our candidates who are applying with the help of a partner agent / IELTS tuition provider linked with British Council. Simply pay for your IELTS test and take the proof of payment to our IELTS partner agent. The partner agent will register you with us and you will get the confirmation of your seat. You can get further details by downloading 'Customer Journey for Candidates who who register through partner agencies' from the Downloads section.
Instead of sending in the copy of ID document prior to the test, we request all of you to bring in the ID document along with a copy on the test day where we shall collect it from you. Please also note that you do not need to send in photographs for registering with British Council.
We wish you best of luck with your test.
IELTS Team @BritishCouncilPakistan
You can download the Process guide for Partner Agents for details from the Downloads section.
You can register for IELTS quickly and easily through our Online Registration Service.
To register, simply follow the steps below:
1 READ THE INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES
Download and read the 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 candidates under the age of 16.
2 DECIDE WHICH VERSION OF THE TEST IS RIGHT FOR YOU
There are two versions of the IELTS test:
IELTS General Training
Read our simple guide to help you decide which version of the test is right for you.
3 CHECK THE IELTS TEST DATES
You can check all IELTS test dates and test centres at our IELTS dates, fees and locations webpage.
There are a limited number of places for all our IELTS test sessions. To make sure you get a place, we recommend that you register two months before your chosen test date. Of course, places may be available after this date. You can use our Online Registration System to find up-to-date information about test dates and availability.
Please note: Your Listening, Reading and Writing test will be completed on the same day. Your Speaking test may be offered on the same day, or up to a week before or after your main test day. You will receive notification in advance if your Speaking test is on a different day to your main test day.
4. REGISTER ONLINE
Use our Online Registration System to book your place on the test.
Please ensure you are able to provide the documents in step 5 and are able to pay using one of the payment methods in step 6.
Note: Customers in Rawalpindi and Islamabad can register, pay their deposit fee or inquire about IELTS at Gerry’s touch point.
5. PREPARE AND SEND YOUR DOCUMENTS
Please make sure you send us ALL of the following documents when you register for your test:
- Two recent photos (passport size) that:
- have been taken within the past six months
- are taken against a plain background
- show the test taker with a neutral expression (no smiling) with mouth closed
- show the test taker without glasses (if you wear them)
(Please be aware that your picture may appear on your Test Result Form)
- A photocopy of your identification document (your passport or student ID card)
- If you are a non-European citizen, you must also provide a copy of your visa
6 CHOOSE YOUR PAYMENT OPTIONS
The cost of sitting a test is Rs.19,000 You can pay for your test in one of the following ways:
- Online through the online application form
- Through bank drafts made payable to ‘British Council’.
- Or at your local Standard Chartered Bank. Cheques are not accepted. Find out our bank details in order to make the payment
In the REFERENCE section of your payment please write: [IELTS / family name / city / test date] e.g. IELTS/ Ansari/ Karachi/ 1st July
7. COMPLETE YOUR REGISTRATION
If you are registering online and also paying online than there is no need to visit the bank or courier any document to us.
If you are paying in a Bank , please make sure you send following documents to your respective British Council Office . Unfortunately, if we do not receive these documents within five working days your application will be cancelled.
- IELTS Online Application summary page
- Copy of valid ID Document if you are registering offline
- IELTS registration Fee: Standard Chartered Bank Deposit Slips/Demand Draft in favour of British Council Pakistan
Offline applications will be processed on first come first serve bases, subject to the availability of seats.
Copies of your results
If you would like your results to be sent to universities or other educational institutions, please enter the relevant addresses in the appropriate fields on the online registration form. We can issue a maximum of five copies per student.
8. AFTER YOU REGISTER
After registering you will receive an automatic email with your access codes to the free online course: Road to IELTS. We will send you a confirmation email ten days before the test date giving you the start time of your test and the venue address.
You can also refer to our Terms and Conditions for more details on refunds, special arrangements, registration detail amendments and much more.
For more information please contact our Exams Services.