Your choice, with easy access

Take IELTS on Computer or on Paper

IELTS on Computer

Complete the Listening, Reading and Writing sections on a computer. Enjoy a secure and reliable test environment with British Council's quality assurance and backup power so you can complete your test uninterrupted. Not sure if IELTS on Computer is your choice? Try it out by using the free IELTS on Computer familiarisation test.

IELTS on Paper

Complete the Listening, Reading and Writing sections on paper. Available at convenient and high-quality venues twice a week.

Flexible dates and locations available when you book with the British Council

Choose your ideal test date

With multiple IELTS on Computer testing sessions per week and twice-a-week paper-based tests, you can choose your preferred IELTS testing format.

Test centres across a wide range of locations

There are over 800 modern and conveniently located official British Council test centres. Additionally, IELTS Online allows you to take the test from the comfort of your own home in select countries.

Smooth test experience

Ace your English proficiency test with the British Council's unmatched IELTS experience. Benefit from our skilled staff, quality facilities, and stress-free assessment process.

  1. Easy booking: Reserve the test online or in-person with a host of payment options.
  2. Expert and friendly staff: Our staff are professionally trained and will assist you throughout your test journey.
  3. Special arrangements available: If you requested special arrangements as a result of a disability or other condition, adjustments will be made for you on the day of your test.
  4. Free 10 extra Report Forms: We send these Report Forms free of charge to institutions you’re applying to (e.g. immigration offices, universities, etc.).