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.

Listed below are all the available test dates for each location. Please find the preferred date and location and click on 'Apply Now' to register. 

Available tests

Select a location below

Batticaloa

Venue: Hotel East Lagoon - Batticaloa, Hotel East Lagoon

Test Date Module Registration Deadline Register
01.11.17 IELTS Academic 27.10.17 Apply now
01.11.17 IELTS General Training 27.10.17 Apply now
02.03.18 IELTS Academic 25.02.18 Apply now
02.03.18 IELTS General Training 25.02.18 Apply now
06.07.18 IELTS General Training 01.07.18 Apply now
06.07.18 IELTS Academic 01.07.18 Apply now

Colombo

Venue: BMICH (Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall)- Colombo, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 07

Test Date Module Registration Deadline Register
27.10.17 IELTS Academic 22.10.17 Apply now
27.10.17 IELTS General Training 22.10.17 Apply now
01.11.17 IELTS General Training 27.10.17 Apply now
01.11.17 IELTS Academic 27.10.17 Apply now
10.11.17 IELTS Academic 05.11.17 Apply now
10.11.17 IELTS General Training 05.11.17 Apply now
24.11.17 IELTS Academic 19.11.17 Apply now
01.12.17 IELTS Academic 26.11.17 Apply now
01.12.17 IELTS General Training 26.11.17 Apply now
08.12.17 IELTS Academic 03.12.17 Apply now
15.12.17 IELTS Academic 05.12.17 Apply now
15.12.17 IELTS General Training 05.12.17 Apply now
05.01.18 IELTS General Training 31.12.17 Apply now
05.01.18 IELTS Academic 31.12.17 Apply now
12.01.18 IELTS Academic 07.01.18 Apply now
19.01.18 IELTS General Training 14.01.18 Apply now
19.01.18 IELTS Academic 14.01.18 Apply now
31.01.18 IELTS Academic 26.01.18 Apply now
31.01.18 IELTS General Training 26.01.18 Apply now
09.02.18 IELTS General Training 04.02.18 Apply now
09.02.18 IELTS Academic 04.02.18 Apply now
23.02.18 IELTS Academic 18.02.18 Apply now
02.03.18 IELTS Academic 25.02.18 Apply now
02.03.18 IELTS General Training 25.02.18 Apply now
09.03.18 IELTS Academic 04.03.18 Apply now
23.03.18 IELTS Academic 18.03.18 Apply now
23.03.18 IELTS General Training 18.03.18 Apply now
06.04.18 IELTS General Training 01.04.18 Apply now
06.04.18 IELTS Academic 01.04.18 Apply now
20.04.18 IELTS Academic 15.04.18 Apply now
20.04.18 IELTS General Training 15.04.18 Apply now
25.04.18 IELTS Academic 20.04.18 Apply now
11.05.18 IELTS General Training 06.05.18 Apply now
11.05.18 IELTS Academic 06.05.18 Apply now
18.05.18 IELTS Academic 13.05.18 Apply now
23.05.18 IELTS Academic 18.05.18 Apply now
23.05.18 IELTS General Training 18.05.18 Apply now
01.06.18 IELTS General Training 27.05.18 Apply now
01.06.18 IELTS Academic 27.05.18 Apply now
22.06.18 IELTS Academic 17.06.18 Apply now
29.06.18 IELTS General Training 24.06.18 Apply now
29.06.18 IELTS Academic 24.06.18 Apply now
06.07.18 IELTS General Training 01.07.18 Apply now
06.07.18 IELTS Academic 01.07.18 Apply now
18.07.18 IELTS Academic 13.07.18 Apply now
27.07.18 IELTS Academic 22.07.18 Apply now
27.07.18 IELTS General Training 22.07.18 Apply now
01.08.18 IELTS Academic 27.07.18 Apply now
01.08.18 IELTS General Training 27.07.18 Apply now
10.08.18 IELTS Academic 05.08.18 Apply now
17.08.18 IELTS Academic 12.08.18 Apply now
17.08.18 IELTS General Training 12.08.18 Apply now
07.09.18 IELTS General Training 02.09.18 Apply now
07.09.18 IELTS Academic 02.09.18 Apply now
14.09.18 IELTS Academic 09.09.18 Apply now
28.09.18 IELTS Academic 23.09.18 Apply now
28.09.18 IELTS General Training 23.09.18 Apply now
12.10.18 IELTS Academic 07.10.18 Apply now
12.10.18 IELTS General Training 07.10.18 Apply now
19.10.18 IELTS Academic 14.10.18 Apply now

Venue: ICBT (International College of Business Technology Ltd)- Colombo, 36 De Krester Place, R A De Mel Mawatha, Colombo 04

Test Date Module Registration Deadline Register
27.10.17 IELTS Academic 22.10.17 Apply now

Galle

Venue: A C B T Galle, 46 1/2 Colombo Road, Kaluwella

Test Date Module Registration Deadline Register
27.10.17 IELTS General Training 22.10.17 Apply now
01.12.17 IELTS Academic 26.11.17 Apply now
01.12.17 IELTS General Training 26.11.17 Apply now
05.01.18 IELTS General Training 31.12.17 Apply now
05.01.18 IELTS Academic 31.12.17 Apply now
31.01.18 IELTS General Training 26.01.18 Apply now
31.01.18 IELTS Academic 26.01.18 Apply now
02.03.18 IELTS Academic 25.02.18 Apply now
02.03.18 IELTS General Training 25.02.18 Apply now
06.04.18 IELTS Academic 01.04.18 Apply now
06.04.18 IELTS General Training 01.04.18 Apply now
11.05.18 IELTS General Training 06.05.18 Apply now
11.05.18 IELTS Academic 06.05.18 Apply now
01.06.18 IELTS Academic 27.05.18 Apply now
01.06.18 IELTS General Training 27.05.18 Apply now
06.07.18 IELTS General Training 01.07.18 Apply now
06.07.18 IELTS Academic 01.07.18 Apply now
01.08.18 IELTS Academic 27.07.18 Apply now
01.08.18 IELTS General Training 27.07.18 Apply now
07.09.18 IELTS Academic 02.09.18 Apply now
07.09.18 IELTS General Training 02.09.18 Apply now
12.10.18 IELTS Academic 07.10.18 Apply now
12.10.18 IELTS General Training 07.10.18 Apply now

Jaffna

Venue: Public Library, Public Library

Test Date Module Registration Deadline Register
01.11.17 IELTS Academic 27.10.17 Apply now
01.11.17 IELTS General Training 27.10.17 Apply now
01.12.17 IELTS Academic 26.11.17 Apply now
01.12.17 IELTS General Training 26.11.17 Apply now
19.01.18 IELTS Academic 14.01.18 Apply now
19.01.18 IELTS General Training 14.01.18 Apply now
09.02.18 IELTS Academic 04.02.18 Apply now
09.02.18 IELTS General Training 04.02.18 Apply now
23.03.18 IELTS Academic 18.03.18 Apply now
23.03.18 IELTS General Training 18.03.18 Apply now
20.04.18 IELTS Academic 15.04.18 Apply now
20.04.18 IELTS General Training 15.04.18 Apply now
23.05.18 IELTS Academic 18.05.18 Apply now
23.05.18 IELTS General Training 18.05.18 Apply now
29.06.18 IELTS Academic 24.06.18 Apply now
29.06.18 IELTS General Training 24.06.18 Apply now
27.07.18 IELTS General Training 22.07.18 Apply now
27.07.18 IELTS Academic 22.07.18 Apply now
17.08.18 IELTS General Training 12.08.18 Apply now
17.08.18 IELTS Academic 12.08.18 Apply now
28.09.18 IELTS Academic 23.09.18 Apply now
28.09.18 IELTS General Training 23.09.18 Apply now

Kandy

Venue: Sinhaputhra Finance Building Kandy, 3rd Floor, Sinhaputhra Building, 11, Hill Street

Test Date Module Registration Deadline Register
27.10.17 IELTS Academic 22.10.17 Apply now
27.10.17 IELTS General Training 22.10.17 Apply now
01.11.17 IELTS General Training 27.10.17 Apply now
01.11.17 IELTS Academic 27.10.17 Apply now
10.11.17 IELTS Academic 05.11.17 Apply now
10.11.17 IELTS General Training 05.11.17 Apply now
24.11.17 IELTS Academic 19.11.17 Apply now
01.12.17 IELTS Academic 26.11.17 Apply now
01.12.17 IELTS General Training 26.11.17 Apply now
08.12.17 IELTS Academic 03.12.17 Apply now
15.12.17 IELTS Academic 05.12.17 Apply now
15.12.17 IELTS General Training 05.12.17 Apply now
05.01.18 IELTS Academic 31.12.17 Apply now
05.01.18 IELTS General Training 31.12.17 Apply now
12.01.18 IELTS Academic 07.01.18 Apply now
19.01.18 IELTS Academic 14.01.18 Apply now
19.01.18 IELTS General Training 14.01.18 Apply now
31.01.18 IELTS Academic 26.01.18 Apply now
31.01.18 IELTS General Training 26.01.18 Apply now
09.02.18 IELTS Academic 04.02.18 Apply now
09.02.18 IELTS General Training 04.02.18 Apply now
23.02.18 IELTS Academic 18.02.18 Apply now
02.03.18 IELTS Academic 25.02.18 Apply now
02.03.18 IELTS General Training 25.02.18 Apply now
09.03.18 IELTS Academic 04.03.18 Apply now
23.03.18 IELTS General Training 18.03.18 Apply now
23.03.18 IELTS Academic 18.03.18 Apply now
06.04.18 IELTS Academic 01.04.18 Apply now
06.04.18 IELTS General Training 01.04.18 Apply now
20.04.18 IELTS Academic 15.04.18 Apply now
20.04.18 IELTS General Training 15.04.18 Apply now
25.04.18 IELTS Academic 20.04.18 Apply now
04.05.18 IELTS Academic 29.04.18 Apply now
11.05.18 IELTS General Training 06.05.18 Apply now
11.05.18 IELTS Academic 06.05.18 Apply now
23.05.18 IELTS General Training 18.05.18 Apply now
23.05.18 IELTS Academic 18.05.18 Apply now
01.06.18 IELTS Academic 27.05.18 Apply now
01.06.18 IELTS General Training 27.05.18 Apply now
22.06.18 IELTS Academic 17.06.18 Apply now
29.06.18 IELTS Academic 24.06.18 Apply now
29.06.18 IELTS General Training 24.06.18 Apply now
06.07.18 IELTS Academic 01.07.18 Apply now
06.07.18 IELTS General Training 01.07.18 Apply now
20.07.18 IELTS Academic 15.07.18 Apply now
27.07.18 IELTS General Training 22.07.18 Apply now
27.07.18 IELTS Academic 22.07.18 Apply now
01.08.18 IELTS Academic 27.07.18 Apply now
01.08.18 IELTS General Training 27.07.18 Apply now
10.08.18 IELTS Academic 05.08.18 Apply now
17.08.18 IELTS General Training 12.08.18 Apply now
17.08.18 IELTS Academic 12.08.18 Apply now

Kurunegala

Venue: Industrial Services Bureau ( ISB), No 141 Kandy Road, Kurunegala, 60000

Test Date Module Registration Deadline Register
10.11.17 IELTS Academic 05.11.17 Apply now
10.11.17 IELTS General Training 05.11.17 Apply now
19.01.18 IELTS Academic 14.01.18 Apply now
19.01.18 IELTS General Training 14.01.18 Apply now
09.02.18 IELTS General Training 04.02.18 Apply now
09.02.18 IELTS Academic 04.02.18 Apply now
23.03.18 IELTS General Training 18.03.18 Apply now
23.03.18 IELTS Academic 18.03.18 Apply now
20.04.18 IELTS General Training 15.04.18 Apply now
20.04.18 IELTS Academic 15.04.18 Apply now
11.05.18 IELTS Academic 06.05.18 Apply now
11.05.18 IELTS General Training 06.05.18 Apply now
29.06.18 IELTS General Training 24.06.18 Apply now
29.06.18 IELTS Academic 24.06.18 Apply now
27.07.18 IELTS Academic 22.07.18 Apply now
27.07.18 IELTS General Training 22.07.18 Apply now
17.08.18 IELTS General Training 12.08.18 Apply now
17.08.18 IELTS Academic 12.08.18 Apply now

Matara

Venue: Red Cross Auditorium - Matara, Polhena

Test Date Module Registration Deadline Register
23.03.18 IELTS Academic 18.03.18 Apply now
23.03.18 IELTS General Training 18.03.18 Apply now
17.08.18 IELTS General Training 12.08.18 Apply now
17.08.18 IELTS Academic 12.08.18 Apply now

Negombo

Venue: Nations Victory Campus, Negombo, 129/ 2, St Joseph Street, Negombo

Test Date Module Registration Deadline Register
27.10.17 IELTS Academic 22.10.17 Apply now
27.10.17 IELTS General Training 22.10.17 Apply now
01.12.17 IELTS Academic 26.11.17 Apply now
01.12.17 IELTS General Training 26.11.17 Apply now
05.01.18 IELTS Academic 31.12.17 Apply now
05.01.18 IELTS General Training 31.12.17 Apply now
31.01.18 IELTS Academic 26.01.18 Apply now
31.01.18 IELTS General Training 26.01.18 Apply now
02.03.18 IELTS General Training 25.02.18 Apply now
02.03.18 IELTS Academic 25.02.18 Apply now
06.04.18 IELTS General Training 01.04.18 Apply now
06.04.18 IELTS Academic 01.04.18 Apply now
11.05.18 IELTS Academic 06.05.18 Apply now
11.05.18 IELTS General Training 06.05.18 Apply now
01.06.18 IELTS Academic 27.05.18 Apply now
01.06.18 IELTS General Training 27.05.18 Apply now
06.07.18 IELTS Academic 01.07.18 Apply now
06.07.18 IELTS General Training 01.07.18 Apply now
01.08.18 IELTS General Training 27.07.18 Apply now
01.08.18 IELTS Academic 27.07.18 Apply now
07.09.18 IELTS General Training 02.09.18 Apply now
07.09.18 IELTS Academic 02.09.18 Apply now
12.10.18 IELTS Academic 07.10.18 Apply now
12.10.18 IELTS General Training 07.10.18 Apply now

Test fees

The cost of sitting a test in Sri Lanka is Rs. 22,500 (from January 2017). The cost of sitting a test in the Maldives is MVR 3300. 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.

Venue information

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

For information requests, please contact the British Council.

See also

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