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 'IELTS Ready Premium
  • 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.

You can also take IELTS Online (IELTS Academic only) from the comfort of your home or any private space with a reliable internet connection. 

Tests we offer Fee Available test date
IELTS Academic in centre (paper or computer) Rs 9,100 Find a test date
IELTS General Training in centre (paper or computer) Rs 9,100 Find a test date
IELTS UKVI Academic in centre (computer) Rs 8,800 Find a test date
IELTS UKVI General Training in centre (computer) Rs 8,800 Find a test date
IELTS Academic Online (remote/from home) Rs 9,100 Find a test date

What you need to book

  1. Have a form of valid ID (passport or national ID card) at hand, as you will need to upload a clear photocopy of it when you book your test. Please note that candidates under 18 years of age have to supply written consent by a parent or guardian in order to apply for a test place.
  2. Download and read our Information for Candidates, which contains important information about the test format, the question types and the test results. Please note that IELTS is not recommended for test takers under the age of 16. 
  3. Ensure your bank account has 'Online Banking' activated to allow online payments. 
  4. MANDATORY: Ensure that you write your IELTS Reference number in the purpose/comments/remarks section. This is a 15 digit number (example: MU861-XXXXXX-XXXX) without which we will not be able to process your payment.
  5. Pay for your test. You can pay for your test either through our online registration system or via bank transfer (Payment should be received within 48 hours).
  6. Send us the bank transfer receipt or screenshot by email to, once you have made the payment.
  7. Here are our bank details:
Bank Name Standard Bank (Mauritius) Limited
Account number 9090000256279
Bank Account Name British Council
IBAN MU53SBIC2201900002562790000MUR
Sort Code 22-01-00

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 course: IELTS Ready: Premium. 

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.