IELTS is the world’s most popular English language test. If you’re looking to work, study or live abroad then taking an IELTS test can help you make that dream come true.

Please be notified that some IELTS test sessions will be temporarily disrupted due to the prevailing situation. We will directly contact all impacted exams candidates if their session has been postponed and update on imeediate next steps. We apologise for the inconvenience caused and assure you that we are taking every effort to mitigate the impact. 

 

Important information for IELTS test takers

We are testing in all our centres with additional measures to ensure your safety. Please visit this page to book a test online.  

We remain committed to fulfilling our responsibility of delivering examinations to the best of our ability, while prioritising your welfare and that of our staff and community at all times. 

We want to assure you that we have taken all possible measures to protect all our test takers.  

On test days:

  • All test room touchpoints will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitised before every test.
  • Restroom touchpoints will be cleaned on use.  
  • Your speaking examiner and all other staff members will be wearing facemasks during the test. 
  • We are providing hand sanitisers at each IELTS test venue.
  • Your temperature will be checked with a no-contact thermometer prior to entering the test venue
  • You will be required to sign a health declaration form. 

 How to protect yourself:

  • Please wear a facemask when you come for your test. You will be asked to remove the facemask only for identity checks.
  • Please wash or sanitise your hands upon arrival at the test venue. 
  • Minimise using shared transport to travel to the test.  

If there are any changes to the test schedule or test venue we will inform you in advance via SMS/Email. 

We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation daily and are taking precautionary measures in line with the relevant authorities. Please be assured we will keep you updated on the latest developments at our end. For the safety of others, we recommend that you do not report to the test venue if you have been tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 7 days or are unwell, or showing symptoms such as fever, cough, respiratory difficulty or other flu-like symptoms. If you are unable to attend the test due to above reasons, we will offer you a free test day transfer. Should you require more information, please send us an email to info.lk@britishcouncil.org 

Our Customer Services in Colombo, Kandy, and Jaffna are open for all walk-in customers. We are currently receiving an extremely large volume of enquiries. Our response time may be delayed. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

Thank you for your kind attention and understanding.