Before you book your test
- Make sure you have a form of valid ID (passport or national ID card) at hand, as you will need to upload a clear coloured scan 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.
- 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.
- Pay for your test. You can pay for your test through our online registration system.
IELTS test date confirmation
You will receive an email 5-7 days before the test date with details of the test venue address. This email will also indicate the timetable of the written parts and the speaking part.
Candidates are generally required to arrive at the test venue at 8.00-8.15am for candidate identity verification.
Your Speaking test may be scheduled on the same day as the other sections, or on a different day within a 7 day window before or after your main test day. The test centre will send you a confirmation for the Speaking Test date.
After booking your test, you will also receive an automatic email with your access codes to the free online course: Road to IELTS.
You will also receive your IELTS Reference Number to access the Test Taker Portal. Please make sure that you have included your email address correctly when you book your test.