Test dates, fees and locations

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.   


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

For information requests, please contact the British Council.


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

Colombo 3

Test Date Module Registration Deadline Register
17.01.15 IELTS Academic 07.01.15
29.01.15 IELTS Academic 19.01.15
07.02.15 IELTS Academic 28.01.15
07.02.15 IELTS General Training 28.01.15
14.02.15 IELTS Academic 04.02.15
28.02.15 IELTS Academic 18.02.15
28.02.15 IELTS General Training 18.02.15
14.03.15 IELTS Academic 04.03.15
14.03.15 IELTS General Training 04.03.15
21.03.15 IELTS Academic 11.03.15
28.03.15 IELTS Academic 18.03.15
28.03.15 IELTS General Training 18.03.15


Test Date Module Registration Deadline Register
29.01.15 IELTS General Training 19.01.15
14.03.15 IELTS Academic 04.03.15
14.03.15 IELTS General Training 04.03.15


Test Date Module Registration Deadline Register
29.01.15 IELTS Academic 22.01.15
29.01.15 IELTS General Training 22.01.15
07.02.15 IELTS Academic 31.01.15
07.02.15 IELTS General Training 31.01.15
28.02.15 IELTS Academic 21.02.15
28.02.15 IELTS General Training 21.02.15
14.03.15 IELTS Academic 07.03.15
14.03.15 IELTS General Training 07.03.15
28.03.15 IELTS Academic 21.03.15
28.03.15 IELTS General Training 21.03.15