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IELTS Exam Fees 2021: Mode of Payment, Cancellation Fees, and Rescheduling Fees

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Sayantani Barman

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For international students, taking the IELTS is a necessity for studying abroad in UK, US, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and other English-speaking countries. More than 5 million candidates in over 140 countries take IELTS and they are much bothered about the exam fees. 

IELTS Fees

Once the candidates complete the IELTS registration and select IELTS exam dates, the candidates will be directed to the payment page of  IELTS computer-based mode and IELTS paper-based mode.

British Council is one of the conducting bodies of IELTS which offers 55 locations as IELTS exam centers throughout India. IDP is one of the conducting bodies of IELTS with 50 exam centers spread throughout the country. Check the table below for fees of IELTS conducted by the British Council and IDP: 

Test Type IELTS Fees (Rs)
IELTS fees for British Council
Book-paper based and computer-delivered IELTS for both Academic and General Training 14,000
IELTS fees in India for UK Visas and Immigration for both Academic and General Training 15,050
IELTS exam fees in India for Life skills (A1 and B1) 10,000
IELTS fees for IDP
Computer-delivered IELTS fees in India 14,000
IELTS Fees in India for UKVI 15,100
IELTS Fees for Like Skills 13,940
IELTS Fees for Pen and Paper-based Exam 14,000

IELTS Fees: Based on Nations

IELTS exam is conducted in the UK, US, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. After studying the fees for the IELTS exam in India, let us study the other places.

Place Test Type IELTS Fees Additional Information
Canada - 309 – 319 -
UK IELTS Academic and General Training £162-180 -
IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration for both academic and general training £195
Fees for IELTS Life Skills (A1, A2, and B1) £150
Fees for IELTS for transportation for London £200
US - $215-240 -
New Zealand Academic and General Training $385 There is no late booking fee.
Australia Academic and General Training $355 There is no late booking fee.

IELTS Fees: Mode of Payment 

The candidate can pay the IELTS fees: 

  • Online using Net Banking, eWallets, or Card (Visa, Visa Electron or MasterCard),
  • At any of the ICICI bank branch by cash by filling the ICICI payment slip,
  • Through demand draft drawn in favor of “British Council payable at Delhi” or ‘’IDP EDUCATION INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED, Payable at New Delhi’’.

Note: It is to be noted that no cash or card payment will be accepted in any of the IELTS offices.

IELTS Exam Cancellation Fees

  • If the candidate is canceling the exam more than 5 weeks prior to the test date, an amount of 25% from the administrative fee will be deducted from the refund;
  • If the cancellation is done less than 5 weeks prior to the test date, there will be no sign of refund;
  • If the candidate doesn’t turn up on the test day, then along with receiving no refund there test will be considered canceled.

Note: In case the candidate is able to produce a medical certificate within 5 days of the test day, they will receive a refund with the administrative cost deducted.

IELTS Rescheduling Fees

Candidates can ask for rescheduling of their IELTS exam five weeks prior to the test date after the deduction of their cancellation/postponement fee. The rescheduling of IELTS can be done only once. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the functional IELTS test centers are taking postpone requests 10 days prior to the test date. If candidates are applying for transfers in test centers that are not functional presently, there will be no additional charges required. The refund should also be requested 10 days prior to the test date where the IELTS test centers are functional.

Due to COVID-19 outbreak, an alternate of IELTS has conducted namely IELTS indicator that covers the four skills: listening, reading, writing, and speaking. It is mainly designed for academic purposes and therefore not suitable for immigration purposes. 

So, these are all about IELTS fees and we recommend the candidates not to reschedule or cancel the exam after registration in case there are no urgent health issues. Rescheduling or canceling the exam just because of a lack of preparation will be of no use, so it is anytime better to prepare for IELTS beforehand to secure a good IELTS score.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.

Comments


6 Comments
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vanshika chandra
Will I get the refund of the fees if I am not able to give the exam?
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diya suresh

In case you want to cancel the  exam, then refund will be initiated as follows:

  • If the exam is cancelled more than 5 weeks prior to the test date, an amount of 25% from the administrative fee will be deducted from the refund
  • If the cancellation is done less than 5 weeks prior to the test date, there will be no refund
  • If the candidate doesn’t turn up on the test day, then along with receiving no refund their test will be considered canceled

There is option of rescheduling the exam as well at least 5 week prior to the test date.

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shiya devi
Can I pay the fees by demand draft?
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diya suresh

Yes the registration fees can be paid by means of demand draft drawn in favor of “British Council payable at Delhi” or ‘’IDP EDUCATION INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED, Payable at New Delhi’’. No cash or card payment is accepted at any IELTS offices, however you can do online payment as well as cash payment at ICICI bank branch by payment slip.For more details visit IELTS exam fees 2021.

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shivkumar dama
Can students with financially weak family get any relaxation in fees?
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diya suresh

There will be no relaxation in application or registration fees for financially weaker section students. For exam in India, the fees is INR 14000 and it varies from one country to another.

You can pay the fees in online mode via net banking, ewallets or card or at any nearest ICICI bank branch by cash. You can pay via DD drawn in favor of British Council payable at Delhi or IDP Education India Private Limited payable at New Delhi. Check details at IELTS Exam fees 2021.

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nitika
Is there difference in fees according to the month in which I am giving the exam?
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diya suresh

There is no difference according to the month of application but the fees for the exam varies as per the nation. It varies with subject as per. The fees can be paid by online mode or at ICICI bank branch using pay in slip.

Pen paper based and CBT mode IELTS exam for academic and general writing fees is INR 14000.

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arushi thankur
What is the exam fees for students who are physically challenged?
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swati srivastava

Hi Arushi, the fees for IELTS exam is 14000 INR. For more details visit: IELTS EXAM

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sheetal chib
What is the meaning of UKVI in fees?
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aniket ranjan

Hii Sheetal, Greetings from collegedunia. UKVI means IELTS test for UK visas and immigration.


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