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Even if you believe you are a proficient user of English, we still strongly recommend that you prepare thoroughly for your test. All candidates who register for an IELTS test with the British Council and pay for a test get free access to Road to IELTS: which includes nine videos giving advice and tutorials, 100 interactive activities and two IELTS practice tests for each of the four skills.

For further preparation materials, please refer to the following websites:


You can also practise IELTS on the move with the free IELTS app which can be downloaded for free via App Store or Play store.

The IELTS Partners are delighted to announce the UK launch of IELTS Progress Check in the UK. Progress Check offers official practice tests which are marked by IELTS experts. Test takers receive detailed feedback in 5 working days.


How to apply for an IELTS

Information on how to apply for an IELTS test, including ID requirements and special arrangements.


What to do on test day?

How to find the IELTS test centre, what you need to bring and what you can expect from the day.


Receiving your results

You can see your results online, 13 days (IELTS on Paper) and 3-5 days (IELTS on Computer) after the test.

We also post a copy of your test results (the Test Report form, TRF) to the address stated on your application.