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.
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|
|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.