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Every year, two million people take international exams with help from the British Council. Students and professionals gain qualifications that can open doors at leading academic institutions and improve their employment prospects around the world.
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IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the world’s most popular English language test and can help you live, study and work around the world.Register for IELTS online
IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration
Find out which exams to take when applying to enter or remain in the UK as a husband, wife, civil partner or fiancé.
IGCSE, O-level and A-level exams
Looking for information on IGCSEs/International GCSEs, O-Level, A-Level or AS-levels? School students, parents and private candidates can find out more about our school exams here.
Professional and university exams
We administer a large number of international professional exams on behalf of a variety of major UK examining bodies as well as UK universities.
From young learners to professionals, Cambridge English offers a wide range of exams aimed at opening doors to higher education and improving employment opportunities.
Aptis is a business-to-business product that is used by organisations and institutions to benchmark the English language levels of their employees, potential employees, students or teachers.
Why take an exam with the British Council?
Find out why you should take an exam with the British Council in Sri Lanka.