What is IELTS ?

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) measures the language proficiency of people who want to study or work where English is used as a language of communication. It uses a nine-band scale to clearly identify levels of proficiency, from non-user (band score 1) through to expert (band score 9).

IELTS is the world’s leading English test for study, work and migration, and we’re here to support you to achieve your goals. We offer extensive preparation materials to build your skills, and combine technology with human-testing to provide the best possible test conditions. Respected and accepted world-wide, IELTS helps you boost your score and prepares you for success in the real world.

Who conducts IELTS?

IELTS test is jointly owned by:
British Council
IDP IELTS Australia (International Development Program)
Cambridge ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)
Candidates have this doubt about who is best for IELTS, British Council or IDP? Where they should take the IELTS test? However, there is no difference between both the agencies, whether you take IELTS from British Council or IDP. So, you can take the IELTS exam conducted by any of the agency.

IELTS Eligibility

IELTS can be taken by anyone irrespective of age, gender, race, nationality or religion, however, the IELTS test is not recommended for those under 16 years of age.

How many attempts can be given for IELTS?

There is no limit set by the conducting bodies of IELTS for taking the IELTS exam. You can take the IELTS test as many times as you want until you get your dream/target score. However, you have to pay the IELTS test fee for every attempt.

IELTS Registration

Make sure to keep your passport handy at the time of registration as you need passport number at the time of registration. Apart from this, you also need to carry your passport on the test day. IELTS Registration can be done in easy steps:
First, you need to visit the official British Council registration page.
Create an account with the British Council.
Find your nearest test center.
Register for the IELTS test and pay online.
Those below 18 years of age need their parent or guardian to book the test for them. Once the registration is complete, your test center will send a written confirmation to you informing about the date and time of your IELTS test.

IELTS Exam Fees

The registration fee for IELTS is Rs. 14,000 for registrations from 1st-Apr-2020.

What is IELTS Cancellation Fees?

If you cancel your IELTS application more than five weeks before the test date, you will receive the refund minus 25% administrative fee.
If you cancel the IELTS exam less than five weeks ahead of the test date, you will receive no refund.
In case you fail to appear for the test, then also you will not receive any refund. This is also considered as a cancelation.
Those who can produce a medical certificate within 5 days of the test date can receive the refund after deducting the local administrative cost.

IWhat is IELTS Rescheduling Fees?

If you want to change your test date, then you can request for a test day transfer at least five weeks before your already booked test date after deducting your cancellation/postponement fee. Also, make sure the new test date must be within three months of the original test date. Candidates need to pay an administrative charge of INR 3,300 inclusive of all taxes for transfer of test date.

IELTS Important Dates

British Council and IDP IELTS are the two official conducting bodies of the IELTS Exam. The IELTS test is available multiple times throughout the year. Candidates are advised to book an IELTS test Date that is most convenient to them, keeping in mind the university admission timeline. Students looking to appear for the IELTS test are advised to choose an exam date 3-4 months before their application deadline, to avoid any last minute error. The IELTS test is available across various major cities in India.

IELTS Test Centers

There are two official bodies that conduct the IELTS Test in 78 locations across India, one of which is the British Council with its branches in 40 locations. Another recognized organization is IDP Education with its presence in 37 cities. The predefined fee for the exam is INR 14,000 irrespective of the organizational body that conducts the exam. To appear for the IELTS exam or to book the test center, you must talk to the organization authorized to get the exam conducted. You may choose the organization considering the location that better suits your requirements.

IELTS is developed to provide a fair and accurate assessment of English language proficiency. Test questions are developed by language specialists from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the USA. The test covers four sections: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.


Choosing IELTS gives you more options for the future. IELTS is mandatory for students who are planning for higher studies in a foreign country or people who want to migrate in any English-speaking country like Canada, USA, New Zealand, Australia and UK on a permanent basis. IELTS is accepted by more than 10,000 organizations in over.

IELTS Exam Structure

LISTENING: 04 sections, 40 Questions, 30 Minutes

READIND: 03 Passages, 40 Questions, 60 Minutes

WRITING: 02 Tasks, 01 Report & Essay, 60 Minutes

SPESKING: 03 Parts, Questions, 11-14 Minutes

Useful Information

Exam Validity:
The Score is Valid for 2 Year.

Exam Fees:
14700 INR
By Online through The Globalwizard
Exam Center:
Ahmedabad, Baroda, Surat, Rajkot, Navsari, Mehsana, Nadiad
2 hour & 45 minutes
Total Score is out of 9 Bands
Official website:

145 countries.