Tuesday 27 February 2018 to Friday 16 March 2018
Deadline: 16 March 2018 23.59 (Astana time)

Are you planning to take IELTS? Take a chance to take free IELTS with the British Council!

Take part in our Take IELTS competition and get an opportunity to win free IELTS!

How to participate

Share their useful tips on IELTS preparation on one or several of the following platforms: Facebook, Vkontakte or Instagram with hashtag #IELTSBritishCouncilKZ. Tips can be presented in one or several of the following formats:

  • Text (up to 3,000 characters with spaces).
  • Video (up to 2 minutes)
  • Image

Tips can be written in English, Kazakh or Russian.

Complete the registration form.

Deadline: 16 March 2018 23.59 (Astana time)

Evaluation criteria

Competition entries will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Relevance to the given topic
  • Originality. The preference will be given to tips based on participants’ personal experience.
  • Quality of the content
  • Creativity of presentation
  • Number of views, shares and likes

The winner will be selected by a panel of judges appointed by the British Council. The judges’ decision is final and binding.

Requirements for participants

  • Age 16-25 by 16 March 2018
  • Command of English
  • Kazakhstan citizenship

Competition entries submitted by participants who do not meet these requirements will not be considered. British Council staff members and their relatives cannot particiate in this competition.

Competition results will be announced on the week of 26 March 2018.

You can find more detailed competition rules here.


The winner will be given an opportunity to take free IELTS within the period from 01 May to 30 June 2018 on the date agreed with the British Council, in Almaty or Astana, at the discretion of the British Council 

The British Council will cover all costs related to the winner’s trip from any location in Kazakhstan to Almaty or Astana and back and, in case of necessity, costs related to accommodation in Almaty or Astana during the period of taking IELTS as part of the given competition. 

By participating in this Competition, participants are deemed to have accepted these Competition Rules.