You will take the Listening, Reading and Writing tests all on the same day one

after the other, with no breaks in between. Depending on your test centre, your Speaking test

may be on the same day as the other three tests, or up to seven days before or after that. The

total test time is under three hours

Why British Council IELTS?

We have 75 years’ experience in English language teaching and assessment and can help you

reach your goals.

We connect people worldwide with learning opportunities and creative ideas from the UK.

Wherever you are, whatever your plans, we are here to help.

English language is our business

We are an international charity committed to developing a wider knowledge of the English

language. Our English teaching and exams help people around the world improve their education

and career prospects.

Benefits of taking IELTS with the British Council

Take IELTS with the British Council and you can expect

unrivalled availability on IELTS test days
British Council IELTS test centres in over 140 countries providing the same high standards

wherever you take your test
friendly, helpful and highly professional staff
first class courses and resources
expert advice on how to prepare for the test
British Council IELTS scholarship opportunities
both manual and online booking facilities
flexible payment options and fees in local currencies
online results preview available 13 days after your test
What can we do for you?