IELTS tests can be taken either on paper or on computer.

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 (on paper or on computer) 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 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

Please Note: Driving licenses are not accepted – neither for registration nor on the test day.
On the test day, you will only be admitted to the test if you have the ID document you registered with.

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.
After your payment, the email you receive confirming both your payment and test date may take up to 3 days to be sent to you – perhaps longer if you pay before a weekend. Do not worry about this, we need to manually check the ID document you uploaded when you registered and paid in order to ensure that all your personal information is correct in our system.

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 You cannot take the test with an out-of-date passport number.