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 Follow these steps to complete your Cambridge exam registration. 

Step 1: Register for Cambridge Assessment English Examinations online

Select your preferred exam, location and date below. Enter your personal data to register for your chosen exam. 

Please note:

  • Exams will not appear here after the registration deadline has passed or if tests are already full. Find the complete list if all upcoming exam dates and registration periods.
  • The application must be completed with your full details in the order you wish them to appear on your certificate.  All candidates applying for Cambridge Assessment English examinations require a valid proof of Identity (National ID, valid postal ID, valid passport), except for YLE exam candidates
  • Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) - Please note, candidates can only register for up to 3 modules for a single session. 

Select an exam below

General English

Young Learners

Step 2: Pay for your exam

Examination fees for all exams delivered by us, can be found here

Payment for the examination can be made:

  • online at the time of registration. 
  • at the British Council Colombo or Kandy office in Sri Lankan rupees. The payments can be made in cash, credit card (Visa, Master, Amex Card), bank draft (drawn in favour of 'British Council') or bank transfer. (All our branches are currently closed due to health and safety concerns)
  • directly to the bank using the details below: 
Bank name: HSBC
Branch: PO Box 73, Colombo 1
Account name: British Council Sri Lanka
Account number : 001-002377-002
Branch code : 7092 001
Swift Code: HSBCLKLX
Message : MS- (your full name) & Name of examination and test date


Please produce the receipt which should include your name, exam name and exam date. Also ensure that you retain a copy of the receipt as evidence of payment.

For candidates taking the exam in the Maldives - Please pay your exam fees in Maldivian Rufia at the British Council office in Malé.

For TKT - Please note, candidates can only register for up to 3 modules for a single session. 

Once you have completed payment, please email the below documents to,  mentioning your name, test and test dates on the email subject:

•Completed application form 

•Bank transfer receipt 

•Copy of your ID (National Identity Card or Passport) 


Step 3: Sign consent forms, organise special arrangements and prepare for your test day 

In accordance with Cambridge Assessment English regulations, candidates registering for Cambridge English: First (FCE), Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE), Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) and Cambridge English: Business (BEC) examinations will be required to have a photograph taken on the day of either the speaking test or the written test. Test day photography is compulsory for all candidates. 

If candidates are under 18 years of age, their parent(s)/legal guardian(s) will need to give their consent for the test day photography procedure. All candidates, or a parent/legal guardian, must sign the adult candidate (18 and above) or the young learner candidate (17 and under) test day photo registration and consent form.  


Special arrangements can be provided for Cambridge Assessment English paper-based exams only. Find out more about how we can facilitate your special arrangements. Please note, you will need to provide a medical certificate issued within the last two years (the documents should be in English) when registering for the exam.

Step 4: Registration complete

Once you have completed all the registration steps, you will receive your students' Statement of Entry forms and information about examination venues approximately one week before the exam.