IELTS tests can be taken in either paper-based or computer-delivered format.

Apply for an IELTS test

Click on this link to register for an IELTS test.

Step 1: Select the relevant IELTS module

Academic or General Training. See here which test version is right for you.

Step 2: Choose a country

Step 3: Choose a test venue

Step 4: Choose a date

Once you selected a date, you will see which IELTS test format (paper-based or computer-delivered) is available for that date.

Step 5: Choose a test time

Step 6: Choose a date and time for your Speaking test

Step 7: Click on ‘Choose this test’. A new screen will display for the fee, test date, and times. Check the details and scroll down.

Step 8: You will be required to create an account. If you already have an account, select ‘I already have an account’ and log in.

Step 9: Add your personal details.

Step 10: Agree to the terms and conditions for account registration and select the ‘Register’ button.

Step 11: Enter your email and password to log in and complete the booking

Step 12: Check time and location details. Scroll down the bottom of the page and select ‘Book test

Step 13: Upload your ID document

ID documents that are accepted:

  • EU citizens: National ID card or Passport
  • Non-EU citizens: Passport only

Driving licenses are not accepted

The uploaded ID card/passport must clearly show:

  • Your ID/Passport photograph
  • Your signature
  • Your date of birth
  • Your ID card/Passport number
  • Your ID card/Passport expiry date

Step 14: Pay for your exam

You can do so here.

Unable to upload your ID?

Send a clearly legible copy of your passport (ID cards will only be accepted if you are an EU national) by email no later than 5 days after registration.

A new passport?

If you receive a new passport after registering for the test with the old passport, you need to inform the IELTS administration of the new passport number immediately by sending an email to the IELTS department. You cannot take the test with the out of date passport number.

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