Where can you take IELTS in Pakistan?

We offer a range of convenient test dates in 18 official IELTS test centre locations across Pakistan. You can choose to take your IELTS test on paper or on a computer. Whichever you prefer, you will need to come to a test centre to sit your test. Find out more

Test centres offering IELTS on paper

The British Council Pakistan offers IELTS on paper in 17 locations:

Islamabad, Abbottabad, Gujrat, Peshawar, Karachi, Hyderabad, Quetta, Lahore, Multan, Bahawalpur, Mirpur, Faisalabad, Sargodha,  Jhelum, Sukkur, Sahiwal, Gujranwala, Mandi Bahauddin and Sialkot

Test centres offering IELTS on computer

The British Council Pakistan offers IELTS on computer tests in 6 locations: Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Faisalabad, Peshawar and Sukkur with up to ten test dates per month.

Looking to work, study, or live in the UK? 

If you need a visa for working or studying in the UK, then in some cases you may need to take IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration or IELTS Life Skills.

Find IELTS test dates 

Use the dropdown to select your preferred location and see upcoming test dates.

International payments

As per section 236Y (Income Tax Ordinance, 2001), all international transactions made via credit or debit card are subject to advance tax deduction by the bank at rates 1% for filers and 3% for non-filers.

Candidates who choose to pay online via credit / debit card for exams and / or to avail other related services with British Council Pakistan should be aware of the above applicable tax, as the British Council transactions settlement process is executed through an international merchant / banking company.

Kindly note that candidates applying for exam refund under British Council refund policy, will not be refunded the advance tax amount as deducted by the bank.

The test fee includes free exclusive preparation materials, practice tests and much more.

Test schedule / timings

Your Listening, Reading, and Writing sections of the test will be completed on the same day with no break in between. All sessions allow social distancing. Morning sessions are usually between 9.00 am and 12.00 pm. Afternoon sessions are usually between 1.00 pm and 4.00 pm.

If you take IELTS on paper, your Speaking test will take place on a different day to the other sections of the test, in a 7-day window before or after the main test day. You will receive an email confirming your Speaking test date 48 hours in advance.

Choose your Speaking test slot

You can choose your Speaking test slot whether you take IELTS on a computer or on paper. If we need to change your slot due to the pandemic, we will notify you by email or phone.