How to register for IELTS with British Council online


After completing their HSC/A Levels or undergrads, many young men and women aspire to go abroad for their higher studies. Every year scores of Bangladeshi students leave Bangladesh to pursue higher studies abroad.

In addition to their school or university transcripts, they are required to take the IELTS examination to prove their proficiency in English. More and more students are taking the IELTS each year; even working professionals are required to take the IELTS when they go abroad to undergo training.

There are two modules of the IELTS: the Academic Module and the General Training Module. The Academic Module was designed for students wishing to pursue a degree at a foreign university; the General Module is for working professionals.

This article will explain how to register for the IELTS examination with the British Council online.

Find Test Date

Visit this link. On the next page, there is a panel on the left for finding test dates. Select the date, town/city and module from the drop down menu and click on ‘Find.’

Test Dates, Centres and Availability

After clicking on ‘Find,’ you will be redirected to a new page where you will find a list of the dates, test centres, fees and availability of test centres. Choose test dates and check for availability of centres and then click on ‘Apply.’

Terms and conditions

After clicking on ‘Apply,’ you will be directed to a page elaborating all the terms and conditions. After perusing through the page, tick the box that says you agree with the terms and conditions and hit the ‘Continue’ button.

Candidate Details:

In this page, fill in your first name, last name, date of birth, address according to your passport. Then select first language, country of nationality and identification document from the drop down menus. You will also need to provide your educational details. Select them accordingly from the drop down menus. At the bottom of the page, you will be asked to indicate whether you want to send your scores to intended institutions. If you do, click ‘Yes’ and then ‘Continue.’

Institution Details

Select the country and institution name from drop down menus if you want to send scores. You can select up to five institutions at a time. Then hit ‘Continue.’

You have now provided all the necessary details for registration. You will be now directed to a confirmation page: go through all the details and check for errors. After you are done, click on the ‘Apply Now’ button.

In the next page, you will see a confirmation of your application submission. The page will also include test details, a summary of the application, British Council’s contact information and payment options. Print a copy of this summary page and take it to the nearest British Council Centre or designated banks with the fees and complete the registration process.

You will receive an email or SMS from the British Council a few days before your exam with all the necessary details. Note down your candidate number and reporting time and make sure to take your ID document(i.e. passport) on the day of the exam.