Test takers should have their HES codes ready to present before entering the exam area. 

Book your exam online and access our free preparation materials today. 

When you book an IELTS test with the British Council, you also get included in your test fee: 

  • Exclusive, free access to our popular online preparation course 'Road to IELTS Last Minute course', which includes 100 interactive activities, 9 video tutorials and two IELTS Academic practice tests for each of the four skills

  • Five extra Test Report Forms for free that we send free of charge to institutions you’re applying to (e.g. immigration offices, universities etc.)

Choose how to take your IELTS test and book online

You can take your test at one of our official test centres on paper or on a computer. All you need is a valid identification document and a bank card if you want to pay online.

Test type Fee Available test dates
IELTS Academic

(paper or computer)

TRY 1,950 Find a test date
IELTS General Training

(paper or computer)

TRY 1,950 Find a test date
IELTS Academic for
UKVI 
(paper or computer)
TRY 1,780 Find a test date
IELTS General Training
for UKVI 
(paper or computer)
TRY 1,780 Find a test date
IELTS Life Skills
(A1 and B1)
TRY 1,725 Find a test date

What you need to book

  • A valid identification document (Only valid Passport and TC Kimlik are accepted). Make sure that the ID you enter the information into the test taker portal is the same as the ID you bring with you on the test day. Candidates who come to the test with a different ID than the one registered are not allowed to enter the test hall. 

Note: You cannot take the IELTS test with Driver's License, Blue Card, Residence Permit, Work Permit, a Turkish National ID without your picture and expired Turkish National ID or passport. 

  • A bank card to pay the test fee. You can pay with your credit or debit card through our online booking system. (In times of high exchange rate fluctuations, the bank you work with may reflect a possible exchange rate difference to the amount withdrawn from your card, and there may be slight differences in your payment.) Alternatively, you can pay by bank transfer up to 10 days before your test day. In the bank transfer statement, you must write your full name, test date and the reference number that will be given to you during registration. Example: Ali Yilmaz, 27 November IELTS, A3-TR002-S-XXXXXXX

Important Note: In online payments, banks may reflect a possible exchange rate difference to the amount withdrawn from your card in times of high exchange rate fluctuations, and there may be differences in your expenditure. If you encounter such a situation, we recommend that you contact your bank. This difference is not collected by the British Council. If you do not want to encounter such a situation, you can complete your payment by bank transfer. 

Since IELTS is an international test, its payment may be subject to international payment terms. Therefore, if the card you use for online payment is open to pay in other currencies, your IELTS test payment may be reflected in other currencies on your card. 

Note: IELTS is not recommended for anyone under 16.

After you have booked your test

You will receive emails confirming:

  • the start time of your test and the venue address

  • your Speaking Test date

  • your access to the free online preparation courses: Road to IELTS Last Minute Version and IELTS WordReady. 

You can check your registration information on the Test Taker portal by using the username and password you created during registration

Download and read our Information for Candidates to learn everything you need to know about the test.

Learn more about our cancellation or test day change requests policy.

More information about the test

Download and read our Information for Candidates to learn everything you need to know about the format, the different exam components and test results.

Special arrangements for your test

We’re here to assist if you have any accessibility needs that may impact on your ability to take IELTS. Find out more about our broad range of support tools and adjustments.

IELTS terms and conditions

Read the terms and conditions for taking IELTS with the British Council.