When you book an IELTS test with the British Council, you also get included in your test fee:

  • Exclusive and free access to 'IELTS Ready Premium', which includes 40 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 

Location

Fee (in PKR) – Effective from 1 Oct 2023 

Book

IELTS Academic and General Training – in centre - on paper  Peshawar, Abbottabad, Quetta, Mirpur  55,000  Book Now
IELTS Academic and General Training – in centre - on paper (includes 13% general sales tax levied by the provincial government)   Karachi, Hyderabad  62,150  Book Now
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  63,800  Book Now
IELTS Academic and General Training – in centre - on computer  Karachi and Sukkur  55,900  Book Now
IELTS Academic and General Training – in centre - on computer  Lahore, Islamabad, Multan, and Faisalabad  57,400  Book Now
IELTS Academic and General Training – in centre - on computer  Peshawar  55,000  Book Now
IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration - in centre - on paper (Academic and General Training)  Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar, Multan & Faisalabad  55,000  Book Now
IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration - in centre – on computer (Academic and General Training)  Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar, Multan & Faisalabad  51,700  Book Now
IELTS Life Skills (A1 and B1) - in centre  Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Mirpur  40,000  Book Now

 

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. After you pay for your IELTS test, if there's a seat available on your chosen test date, within 3 days you will get an email confirming your registration date. If there is no seat available on your chosen test dates, you will be moved to your next preferred date or the soonest available date.

IELTS test date confirmation

 After you book the IELTS test,  you will immediately get an email confirming the start time and venue address. You will also be able to choose when you want to do the IELTS Speaking Test — you can do it on your main test day or within a week before or after that date, as long as there is available space. 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.   

Important Note: If you do not receive any registration confirmation emails from our side within 48 hours of your payment time, email your payment proof and IELTS registration reference number to exams.confirmation@britishcouncil.org.pk

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 an online payment for IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training within our working hours, your registration will be confirmed via email within the same day..

If you make online payment for IELTS for UKVI or Life Skills, we will confirm your registration on the same day, or the next working day. 

If you make offline payment for IELTS Academic, IELTS General Training, or IELTS for UKVI/Life Skills we will confirm your registration on the next working day. 

The British Council’s working days in Pakistan are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

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