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 | Almaty
and Nur-Sultan
KZT 64,000 Find a test date
IELTS General
Training - paper or computer
| Almaty and Nur-Sultan
KZT 64,000 Find a test date
IELTS Academic
- paper
| Aktau
KZT 80,000 Find a test date
IELTS Academic
- paper
| Atyrau
KZT 80,000 Find a test date
IELTS Academic
- paper
| Taraz
KZT 75,000 Find a test date
IELTS Academic
- paper
| Shymkent
KZT 75,000 Find a test date
IELTS Academic and General Training
- computer
| Shymkent
KZT 65,000 Find a test date
IELTS Academic
for UKVI - computer
| Almaty and Nur-Sultan
KZT 76,800 Find a test date
IELTS General
Training for UKVI
- computer
| Almaty and Nur-Sultan
KZT 76,800 Find a test date
IELTS Life Skills
(A1 and B1) | Almaty and Nur-Sultan
KZT 73,450  Find a test date

Please note

When registering for IELTS you can choose between two test delivery models – In-person or Video Call Speaking (VCS).

In-person is the standard face-to-face IELTS speaking test. VideoCall Speaking (VCS) is a system which enables the delivery of the IELTS speaking test through a secure video connection over the Internet. This allows candidates to interact remotely with their examiner. 

The actual speaking test remains the same, but the mode of delivery is online. 

Please be informed that the test centre may change the speaking test delivery model. You will be notified accordingly if the delivery model of your test is changed. If this happens and you would like to apply for a refund or transfer please see this policy for more information.

 

What you need to book

  1. A valid identification document. When you register, you’ll need to upload a scan of your ID. It must be valid at the time of booking and on the test day. IELTS is not recommended for anyone under 16.  

  2. A bank card. You can pay through our online booking system or in cash at an ICICI bank or through Demand Draft. Find out more about how to pay.

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. 

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.

IELTS terms and conditions

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