Book your IELTS test

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 and free access to our 'IELTS Ready Premium' and 'Road to IELTS full version' preparation bundle, which includes 50+ practise tests, modeled answers, feedback from IELTS experts and more.
  • 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 take your test at one of our official test centres on paper or on a computer. All you need is a valid identification document and a bank card if you want to pay online.

Important Note: To ensure the safety of the students and venue staff, and in accordance with the Government of Pakistan guidelines, it is now mandatory for all candidates (ages 12+) to bring their Covid-19 vaccination certificates/cards to exam venues or show vaccination confirmation on SMS on the day of the exam. Candidates who are unable to provide proof of vaccination will not be allowed to give their exam and may apply for a Test Date Transfer or Refund.

Test type


IELTS Test Fee/ Price (in PKR) – Effective from 1 April ’23


IELTS Academic and General Training – in centre - on paper

Peshawar, Abbottabad, Quetta, Mirpur


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IELTS Academic and General Training – in centre - on paper (includes 13% general sales tax levied by the provincial government) 

Karachi, Hyderabad


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IELTS Academic and General Training – in centre - on paper (includes 16% general sales tax levied by the provincial government) 

Jhelum, Gujrat, Islamabad, Bahawalpur, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Sialkot, Mandi Bahauddin, Multan & Sahiwal


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IELTS Academic and General Training – in centre - on computer

Karachchi and Sukkur


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IELTS Academic and General Training – in centre - on computer

Lahore, Islamabad, Multan, and Faisalabad  


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IELTS Academic and General Training – in centre - on computer



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IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration - in centre - on paper (Academic and General Training)

Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar, Multan & Faislabad


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IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration - in centre – on computer (Academic and General Training)

Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar, Multan & Faislabad


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IELTS Life Skills (A1 and B1) - in centre

Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Mirpur


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To book your test you will need to:

  1. Ensure you have a valid passport or national ID card at hand. Please note that candidates under 18 years of age have to provide written consent by a parent or guardian in order to apply for a test.

  2. Download and read Information for Candidates in English and Urdu, 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.

Pay for your test. You can pay for your test in one of the following ways:

  • Pay Offline:
  • As a most economical way, you can pay by interbank transfer (IBFT) through Online banking or ATM. Find out the payment process details here.
  • You can also deposit cash in your Virtual Account in any SCB branch which has been already created against your IELTS registration number.
  • You can deposit cash at your local Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) / Muslim Commercial Bank (MCB). Use our bank details to make the payment.
  • You can pay by bank draft (made payable to ‘British Council Pakistan’). Bank Drafts should be sent to our office locations.
  • Pay online: You can make IELTS exam payments via credit card.

(Note: Card transactions conducted in Pakistani Rupee at online / international merchants are settled by the merchant in a foreign currency, thus credit card payments can differ from prices displayed due to the variable forex rates)

Cheques are not accepted.

4. Once you have made the payment and if a seat is available on the registered test date, you will get an email  confirmation of completed registration within 3 days of confirmation of payment receipt. If no seat is available for your first preferred date you will automatically be transferred to your next preferred test date that you indicated in your application or next available test date.

IELTS test date confirmation

Once you have completed the booking process, you will immediately receive a confirmation e-mail giving you the start time of your test and the venue address. As per availability, you may choose your Speaking Test Date and Time on your main test day or on a different day which are scheduled and available within a week before or after your main test day. 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. After booking your test, you will also receive an automatic email with your access codes to the free online course Road to IELTS.

Important Note: If you do not receive any registration confirmation email from our side within 48hrs from payment time, you are requested to send us the payment proof and IELTS registration reference number at  

Timelines for Payment and Registration Confirmation

All payments should be received to British Council within 3 days from your registration and 3 days before your first exam (speaking or main exam whichever comes earliest). British Council working days are Monday to Friday. 

If you make online payment for regular IELTS your registration would be confirmed by system within same day and you would receive registration confirmation e-mail.

If you make online payment for IELTS for UKVI/Life Skills during British Council Pakistan’s working hours (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm), we would confirm your registration on same day otherwise on very next working day.

If you make offline payment for regular IELTS and IELTS for UKVI/Life Skills we would confirm your registration on next working day.

For any mode of payment, it is advised that you should make payment as soon as possible to avoid any inconvenience.  

You can check your payment and registration confirmation status at your Test Taker Portal.

Kindly post the form to your relevant test centre on one of the below addresses:

Islamabad: British Council | British High Commission | Diplomatic Enclave | Ramna 5 | Islamabad | Pakistan

Karachi: British Council | British Deputy High Commission | PO Box 13811 | Shahra-e-Iran | Clifton | Karachi | Pakistan

Lahore: British Council | British Deputy High Commission | PO Box 54000 | 65 Mozang Road | Jubilee Town | Lahore | Punjab | Pakistan