Test dates, fees and locations

Sri Lanka IELTS exam centre map

The British Council offers IELTS tests in eight locations across Sri Lanka and the Maldives. All registrations are handled by the British Council in Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

Places are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, so we strongly recommend that you register online at least two months prior to the test date. Please note, once all the test places have been assigned and the session is full, the test will no longer appear on our online registration system.

You will receive an email one week before the test date confirming the venue for your test and the speaking test timetable with the exception for the candidates who will be sitting for the test at the Kandy centre. Kandy centre will inform you of your speaking test timetable at the registration time. 

Please check for availability on our online registration system.   

VENUE INFORMATION

The confirmed venue details will be provided to you one week before via email. 

For information requests, please contact the British Council.

FEES

The cost of sitting a test is Rs. 19200 (Sri Lanka exams). When you register online you have the following payment options: 

Pay online

  • Please use your Credit/Debit Card at the time of registration. We accept Visa or Mastercard.   

Other options

If you are not paying online, you may use any of the following options: 

i) In person at the British Council Colombo, Kandy and Jaffna reception desk. If you want to pay in person, we accept:

  • Cash
  • Credit card (Visa/Mastercard/American Express)

Find out the opening hours for our branches.

ii)  Via a bank transfer

Please find below our bank details in order to make the payment

Bank name: HSBC
Account name: British Council Sri Lanka
Account number: 001-002377-002

Locate your nearest HSBC branch

  • In the REFERENCE section of your payment please write: IELTS, Candidate's full name e.g. IELTS, Prabath Jayasuriya.
  • Once you have made the payment, please send us the bank transfer receipt with the rest of your registration documents.

Available tests

Batticaloa

Test Date Module Registration Deadline Register
13.12.14 IELTS Academic 03.12.14 Apply now
13.12.14 IELTS General Training 03.12.14 Apply now

Colombo

Test Date Module Registration Deadline Register
13.11.14 IELTS Academic 02.11.14 Apply now
22.11.14 IELTS Academic 12.11.14 Apply now
06.12.14 IELTS Academic 25.11.14 Apply now
13.12.14 IELTS Academic 03.12.14 Apply now
13.12.14 IELTS General Training 03.12.14 Apply now
10.01.15 IELTS Academic 20.12.14 Apply now
10.01.15 IELTS General Training 20.12.14 Apply now
17.01.15 IELTS Academic 07.01.15 Apply now
29.01.15 IELTS Academic 19.01.15 Apply now
29.01.15 IELTS General Training 19.01.15 Apply now
07.02.15 IELTS Academic 28.01.15 Apply now
07.02.15 IELTS General Training 28.01.15 Apply now
14.02.15 IELTS Academic 04.02.15 Apply now
28.02.15 IELTS Academic 18.02.15 Apply now
28.02.15 IELTS General Training 18.02.15 Apply now
14.03.15 IELTS Academic 04.03.15 Apply now
14.03.15 IELTS General Training 04.03.15 Apply now
21.03.15 IELTS Academic 11.03.15 Apply now
28.03.15 IELTS Academic 18.03.15 Apply now
28.03.15 IELTS General Training 18.03.15 Apply now

Jaffna

Test Date Module Registration Deadline Register
22.11.14 IELTS Academic 12.11.14 Apply now
10.01.15 IELTS Academic 20.12.14 Apply now
10.01.15 IELTS General Training 20.12.14 Apply now
14.03.15 IELTS Academic 04.03.15 Apply now
14.03.15 IELTS General Training 04.03.15 Apply now

Kandy

Test Date Module Registration Deadline Register
06.12.14 IELTS Academic 26.11.14 Apply now
06.12.14 IELTS General Training 26.11.14 Apply now
13.12.14 IELTS Academic 03.12.14 Apply now
13.12.14 IELTS General Training 03.12.14 Apply now
10.01.15 IELTS Academic 03.01.15 Apply now
10.01.15 IELTS General Training 03.01.15 Apply now
29.01.15 IELTS Academic 22.01.15 Apply now
29.01.15 IELTS General Training 22.01.15 Apply now
07.02.15 IELTS Academic 31.01.15 Apply now
07.02.15 IELTS General Training 31.01.15 Apply now
28.02.15 IELTS Academic 21.02.15 Apply now
28.02.15 IELTS General Training 21.02.15 Apply now
14.03.15 IELTS Academic 07.03.15 Apply now
14.03.15 IELTS General Training 07.03.15 Apply now
28.03.15 IELTS Academic 21.03.15 Apply now
28.03.15 IELTS General Training 21.03.15 Apply now

Matara

Test Date Module Registration Deadline Register
13.12.14 IELTS Academic 03.12.14 Apply now
13.12.14 IELTS General Training 03.12.14 Apply now