There are many options for IELTS exam booking in Sri Lanka. We have IELTS exam centres in Colombo, Dehiwala, Nugegoda, Malabe, Kandy, Kurunegala, Negombo, Gampaha, Jaffna, Matara and Batticaloa with extra measures to ensure your safety.

If you’re booking for your IELTS exam in the Maldives, please click here. 

You can take your test at one of our official IELTS exam centres in Sri Lanka and do IELTS on paper or IELTS on a computer. All you need is a valid passport, ready-to-upload photo of your passport and a credit / debit card to pay for your IELTS online test booking. If you're under 18, your parents will also need to complete the Parent consent for candidates under 18. IELTS is not recommended for anyone under 16.

IELTS Tests we offer Fee  Special price for registrations in May - Jun Available test dates in Sri Lanka and the Maldives
IELTS Academic  - in centre (on paper)

LKR 75,500

LKR 68,000

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IELTS General Training - in centre (on Paper)

LKR 75,500

LKR 68,000

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IELTS Academic  - in centre (on computer)

LKR 70,000

LKR 63,000

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IELTS General Training - in centre (on Computer)

LKR 70,000

LKR 63,000

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IELTS Academic Online - Remote (on Computer)

LKR 70,000

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IELTS Academic and General Training for UKVI - in centre (on paper)

LKR 83,500

LKR 75,500

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IELTS Academic andGeneral Training for UKVI - in centre (on computer)

LKR 78,000

LKR 70,500

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IELTS Life Skills (A1 and B1) - in centre (on paper)

LKR 62,500

LKR 56,500

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IELTS on Paper in Maldives – in centre (Academic or General Training) MVR 4,000 Find a test date
IELTS on Computer in Maldives –  in centre (Academic or General Training) MVR 3,750 Find a test date

Important IELTS test booking information::

  • Candidates should carefully choose the correct test type (Regular IELTS, IELTS for UKVI or IELTS  Life Skills) and Mode (on paper or on computer).
  • Transferring between test types is not possible (i.e. Regular IELTS to UKVI, etc.)
  • Transferring between test format (on paper or on computer) on the same date is not allowed. Candidates would be required to apply for a test date transfer and pay the IELTS test fee difference (in addition to transfer fee) where applicable. In case the test fee is lower, no refunds are given. For example:
          - Transfer Regular IELTS on computer to IELTS on paper: Balance to pay LKR 5,000/-
          - Transfer Regular IELTS on paper to IELTS on computer: No refund given.
          - Transfer UKVI IELTS on paper to UKVI IELTS on computer: No refund given.
          - Transfer UKVI IELTS on computer to UKVI IELTS on paper: Balance to pay LKR 5,000/-
  • Card transactions conducted in Sri Lankan Rupees (LKR) on online / international merchants are liable for charges stipulated by the card holder's bank.

When you make an IELTS test booking with the British Council, you also get free access to:

  • Exclusive and free access to 'IELTS Ready Premium', which includes 40+ free IELTS practise tests, IELTS model answers, feedback from IELTS experts and more.
  • Downloadable IELTS practice book
  • Top Tips seminar and an IELTS Writing skills workshop
  • Five extra Test Report Forms that we send free of charge to institutions you’re applying to (e.g. immigration offices, universities etc.) up to two years after your test date. 

How to pay for your IELTS test booking offline using Direct Bank Transfer (DBT)

Note: We are not accepting cash payments over the counters.

Make the payment by following the instructions given at IELTS Offline Payment Form

Important:

  • Complete all three steps on time to avoid cancellation of your booking.
  • Every attempt is made to ensure that we honour your IELTS venue, date and time slot selection. However we may be compelled to modify, discontinue and replace your selected preference due to operational and/or safety reasons. We shall notify you of any such changes.
  • Failure to verify your payments in our bank records, as a result of technical or any other error, will result in the cancellation of your test registration or withholding of your Test Result Form until proof of payment is submitted.
  • British Council will not be responsible for any delays in you taking the test or in you receiving the results, due to not following the stipulated process for offline payments and/or verifying payments made to the bank, as instructed above.
  • Any bank deposits which are not claimed within a 30-day period will not be refunded.

After you have completed and paid for your IELTS exam booking in Sri Lanka for your test you will receive emails confirming: test date, time and venue details. 

More information about the test

Download and read our Information for Candidates to learn everything you need to know about the format, the different exam components, test results and IELTS exam centres in Sri Lanka.