Book your exam online or at our office and access our free preparation materials today. 

When you book an IELTS test with the British Council, you also get included in your test fee: 

  • Exclusive, free access to our popular online preparation course 'Road to IELTS Last Minute course', which includes 100 interactive activities, 9 video tutorials and two IELTS Academic practice tests for each of the four skills
  • Five extra Test Report Forms for free that we send free of charge to institutions you’re applying to (e.g. immigration offices, universities etc.)

Choose how to take your IELTS test and book online

You can take your test at one of our official test centres on paper or on a computer. All you need is a valid identification document and a bank card if you want to pay online.

Test type Fee Book
IELTS Academic - on paper 205 USD Book now
IELTS General Training - on paper 205 USD Book now
IELTS Academic  - on computer 230 USD Book now
IELTS General Training  - on computer 230 USD Book now
IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration (Academic and General Training) - on paper and computer 250 USD Book now
IELTS Life Skills (A1 and B1) 205 USD Book now

What you need to book

  1. Make sure you have a form of valid ID - passport at hand. Please note you will have to present the same passport or national ID that you use for registration on test day. Different, invalid or expired passport or national ID card will not be accepted, and you will not be allowed to sit the 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. Please note that IELTS is not recommended for test takers under the age of 16. 
  2. For IELTS for UKVI, you can apply online (above).
  3. Pay for your test. We only accept USD payments. You can pay for your test either through our online registration system or by attending our office in Sama Beirut - Sodeco. In the Reference section of your payment please write: [IELTS / family name / city / test date]. You can also pay by bank deposit at any BLOM Bank branch:
    USD account: 002-02-353-2363628-1-9
    In the Reference section of your payment please write your IELTS reference number (LB001- XXXXXX-XXXX).
    Once you have made the payment, please send us the payment receipt with the rest of your registration documents to
  4. Once you have made the payment, please keep your payment receipt and reference number.
  5. Keep in mind that the Speaking Exam for paper-based IELTS will take place 5 days before the date of the exam, or on the day of the exam, or on a Monday after the day of the exam; please avoid booking any flights during the week before and after the examination date.

After you have booked your test

You will receive emails confirming:

  • the start time of your test and the venue address
  • your Speaking Test date
  • your access to the free online preparation course Road to IELTS Last Minute Version.

More information about the test

Download and read our Information for Candidates, which contains important information about the test format, the question types and the test results.