IELTS Registration

PBPiyush Bhartiya
Updated OnJan 28, 2023

IELTS 2022 Registration

The IELTS exam is the most popular among Indian students among the language examinations necessary for entrance to colleges overseas. Academic IELTS and General IELTS are the two versions offered. Students must take the Academic test, while everyone else who needs IELTS results for a visa must take the General test. We'll go through how to sign up for the IELTS Academic test in this article. Step by step, we will walk you through the IELTS registration process. According to the most recent information, IDP will be run by IDP rather than the British Council in India. IELTS registration may be done either online or offline.

How to Register for IELTS?

It is simple & quick to register for your IELTS exam. You may register for the IELTS test online or in person. Students may register for the test using any of the methods listed. Both methods are straightforward & simple to use.

  1. Register online & pay using a credit card
    • Visit & log in.
    • Click the "Register for IELTS" choice.
    • Choose the test date & location (check seat availability).
    • Fill out the online application.
    • Pay the exam cost using a credit card (MasterCard or Visa).
    • Get fast seat booking & confirmation.

Note: The following documents must be couriered to IDP's Head offices.

    2. In-person registration at IDP branch

    • Go to either the IDP head office/branch or the closest Input Node to register.
    • Create an account using the office computer & pay the exam cost with a credit card to receive an immediate confirmation of the seat (just like online registration)
    • Return a copy of your passport (1st & last page) as well as any observational pages.
    • Hand out the T&C agreement, which has been fully signed.
    • Take the immediate acknowledgement letter that confirms your place in the exam.

IELTS Exam Registration Date

Students can register up to 3 months before the IELTS test date & no later than 1 week from the test date. This is dependent on the availability of slots in the city/test location where you choose to take the exam.

Test Type 



30 Dec 2021


8 Jan 2022


30 Dec 2021


8 Jan 2022

Dates/slots for IELTS exams are offered up to four times a month, for a sum of 48 test days in a year. The Academic application is offered on all 48 exam dates, but the General Training version is only offered on 24 of them. To give convenience & flexibility, the test is often held on Saturdays & Thursdays.

IELTS Registration Fees

The IELTS exam fee in India varies depending on the test type. Students can pay using various methods, including credit cards, demand drafts, and cash deposits. A table of exam kinds & prices is provided below.

Test Type


IELTS for UK Immigration & Visa

15,100 INR


14,700 INR

Pen & Paper-based

14,700 INR

IELTS Life Skill (B1 & A1)

13,940 INR

Documents Required for IELTS Exam

Taking the IELTS indicates that you desire to study overseas or immigrate. For such purposes, students will require a passport. The passport number & some of its information are the only documents required for the IELTS exam registration. You will require a passport in its original state and one coloured photocopy during IELTS registration and on test day.

  • Photocopy of the passport ID (front & back page).
  • Declaration paper that has been signed & dated.


Que. What if I want to cancel or postpone my IELTS exam?

Ans. If you cancel or postpone the application over 5 weeks before the exam date, you'll get a refund, excluding the administration charge. You'll be charged the entire amount if you cancel/postpone within five weeks of the exam date unless you've got a valid medical reason.

Que. What is the price for IELTS?

Ans. The cost of the IELTS exam varies per nation. The IELTS examination cost is the equivalent for both variants of the exam (Academic & General Training). The IDP Education advisor will assist you with the exam fee in your nation's currency, or you may approach your closest test centre.

Que. What happens once you register for the IELTS?

Ans. When the registration is finished, you'll get a confirmation message on your computer monitor (print & bring this on test date). A hard copy of the confirmation letter will be mailed to you, as well as an email to the address you gave when you filled out the application.

About the Author
Piyush Bhartiya
Study Abroad Expert & Co-Founder @ AdmitKard
Piyush values education and has studied from the top institutes of IIT Roorkee, IIM Bangalore, KTH Sweden and Tsinghua University in China. Post completing his MBA, he has worked with the world's # 1 consulting firm, The Boston Consulting Group and focused on building sales and marketing vertical for top MNCs and Indian business houses.