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IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the world’s most popular English language test. More than 2 million IELTS tests were taken last year.
Taking IELTS opens doors – it can help you live, study and work around the world. More than 9,000 organizations worldwide accept IELTS, including Government, academic and employment institutions. In fact, IELTS is the only English language test accepted for immigration purposes by all countries that require one.
WHY TAKE IELTS WITH THE BRITISH COUNCIL?
The British Council has more than 75 years’ experience teaching and testing English. We have more than 500 test locations around the world. We helped people in more than 90 countries gain English language qualifications that help them make the most of their chances in life. That’s a lot of experience, and it means that if you take an English language test with us, you can be confident that you’ll be well looked after.
FIVE REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE IELTS WITH THE BRITISH COUNCIL INDIA:
1) Expert support: from videos and books to online interactive courses, you have access to the best preparation materials to help you do well in your test
2) Free resources: Road to IELTS is the British Council’s popular online preparation course. When you register for an IELTS test with us you also get access to 30 hours of free training.
3) Convenient test dates, locations, and venues: we offer frequent tests a month at 40 locations across India. This means that you have a huge range of options for where and when you can take your test.
4) Easy booking: you can book your IELTS test online or at our centers or our partners across the country and take advantage of flexible payment options.
5)Fast results: you will be able to see your results online within just 13 days of the date you take your test.
**IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment Visit IELTS website for more information.
MORE PEOPLE GO MORE PLACES WITH IELTS
You can register for IELTS quickly and easily either online, by post/courier or in person at British Council centers. To register, simply follow the steps below:
READ THE INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES
Download and read the 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 candidates under the age of 16.
DECIDE WHICH VERSION OF THE TEST IS RIGHT FOR YOU
There are two versions of the IELTS test: IELTS Academic: This is recommended for candidates who plan to undertake academic study. IELTS General Training: this is recommended for candidates to use at work, work-related training or for migration. Read our simple guide to help you decide which version of the test is right for you. It is strongly recommended that you also check with the organizations you wish to apply to before you book your test.
CHECK THE IELTS TEST DATES
There are a limited number of places for all our IELTS test sessions. IELTS test with the British Council are very popular, so we recommend that you register one month prior to make sure you get a place. Check the IELTS test dates You can use our online registration system to find up-to-date information about test dates and availability or else contact one of our centers to register in person. Please note: Your Listening, Reading and Writing tests will be completed on the same day. Your Speaking test may be offered on the same day, or up to a week before or after your main test day. You will receive a notification if your Speaking test is on a different day to your main test day 5 days before the test.
For all test dates from 01 April 2014 - The fee for registration is INR 9,900 Register online by completing the following two steps. Complete the application form online and choose the test date.
Pay online by credit card/debit card (Visa, Visa electron, Master Card)
Register offline in person or post/courier by completing the following three steps. Download the IELTS registration form.
Complete your details and choose the test date
Pay by credit card/debit card or by cash (To pay by cash visit the nearest ICICI bank with the ICICI payment slip
CHOOSE YOUR PAYMENT OPTIONS
If registering online / in-person /post/courier you can pay using the following methods: Credit card (on the website and at the British Council office)
Debit card (on the website and at the British Council office)
Cash (make cash payment at any ICICI bank branch by filling in the ICICI payment slip)
Demand Draft (send a demand draft drawn in favor of the 'British Council Division' along with a copy of the online registration confirmation / completed application form. Demand drafts should be made to British Council Division and payable in: Delhi for North India, Mumbai for West India, Chennai for South India, Kolkata for East India
PREPARE AND SEND YOUR DOCUMENTS
Candidates that apply using the online application form and are paying by Cash or Demand Draft must submit the following documents: A copy of the IELTS Test application acknowledgment that they receive by email after registering online.
The evidence of the payment made (either the demand draft or the ‘British Council Copy’ of the ICICI payment slip).
The documents must be submitted within 3 days from the day of registering for the test to the British Council in Delhi for North India, Mumbai for West India, Chennai for South India, Kolkata for East India) along with a copy of the IELTS Test application acknowledgement that you receive by email or the completed physical application form. This will enable us to confirm your booking. Candidates that apply using the physical application form must submit The completed IELTS application form.
A photocopy of their passport.
For payments made by cash or Demand Draft, kindly send the evidence of the payment made (either the demand draft or the ‘British Council Copy’ of the ICICI payment slip).
The documents must be submitted within 3 days from the day of registering for the test to the British Council in: Delhi for North India, Mumbai for West India, Chennai for South India, Kolkata for East India) along with a copy of the IELTS Test application acknowledgement that you receive by email or the completed physical application form. This will enable us to confirm your booking.
AFTER YOU REGISTER
Those registering online will receive an email confirming payment receipt and containing access details to our free online preparation course - Road to IELTS. Your test date is confirmed once you receive this email. Those registering in person will receive a confirmation receipt and Road to IELTS access details. For more information about postponement, cancellation, amendment of test version and remarking, please visit our Terms and conditions page on https://www.britishcouncil.in/
Test of English as a Foreign Language or TOEFL /ˈtoʊfəl/ toh-fəl, is a standardized test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers wishing to enroll in U.S. universities. The test is accepted by many English-speaking academic and professional institutions. TOEFL is one of the two major English-language tests in the world, the other being the IELTS. TOEFL is a trademark of ETS (Educational Testing Service), a private non-profit organization, which designs and administers the tests. The scores are valid for two years; then they are no longer reported.
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