How to register private candidates

Please follow these steps in order to register for an IGCSE/International GCSE, A or AS level exam. 

Step 1: Complete your online registration

Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)

The GCE, IGCSE, and IAL exam registrations are now open for the October/November 2017 session. Please click here and follow the procedure to register yourself. Please note, the deadline for the regular stage entries 2 August 2017.

We will only be using the online registration system for the October/November 2017 examination session.

Pearson Edexcel

The GCE, IGCSE, and IAL exam registrations are now closed for the May/June 2017 session

Step 2: Pay for your exams

You can pay via a bank draft payable to the British Council, or via a bank deposit through designated Standard Chartered Bank (SCB). Keep your stamped bank deposit slip as proof of payment since you will need this to complete your exam registration.

Note: Your application will not be processed until you have paid and submitted your registration form (with the British Council’s bank deposit slip) for your exams.

Penalty Fees

Each examination board has a set registration period for each exam session. You may still be able to register for exams after this date, but you will have to pay a penalty fee. You can find more information about late registration penalty fees on your exam registration form.

Step 3: Submitting your online registration

The final step is to submit your application to the British Council with the bank deposit slip. Depending on your mode of payment, you can submit your application as follows:

a) For Standard Chartered Bank deposit (Recommended): you can submit your application in your local branch drop box.
b) For bank draft: you need to send by courier or registered mail to your nearest British Council offices.

Your application must include the following:

  1.  Your completed registration summary (printed from School Registration System). Please keep a copy of your registration form for your record.
  2. Three colour passport-size photographs. These must be identical and taken within the past three months 
  3. A clear photocopy of your valid Computerised National ID Card (CNIC) or passport 
  4. Your stamped bank deposit slip. Please keep a photocopy for your record.

Step 4: Completing your registration

You will receive an acknowledgement through email, once you submit your registration.  The final Statement of Entry will be despatched to your postal address two weeks before your first examination.

Need to amend your exam entry details?

For amendments, in name, date of birth, address or contact information, please contact 0800-22000 or write to


Modified Exam Paper or Access Arrangements

If any of the candidate requires an enlarged exam paper or enlarged font due to reading difficulty, please write to before 1 July 2017.

Similarly, if you have any kind of disability, Cambridge provides access arrangements depending on the candidate’s condition. For such request, please write to before 1 July 2017.