IELTS Exam Fees

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IELTS Exam Fees

The IELTS full form is International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the language test used to evaluate the English language proficiency of non-native speakers. The IELTS exam is widely accepted by top-rank universities and colleges globally. IELTS test was first conducted in the year 1989. It is jointly owned by British Council, Cambridge English and IDP Education Limited. All the applicants requested to abide by the guidelines and rules of the exam to ensure they receive maximum support regarding re-evaluation, rescheduling, cancellation and refund of the exam fees. In this blog, we will discuss everything about IELTS Exam Fees.

Types of IELTS Exam

Mentioned below are the types of IELTS exams with their fees:

Exam Type Fees
IELTS General INR 15,500
IELTS Academic INR 15,500

IELTS Exam Fees in India

The fee for the IELTS exam in India varies it depends on the purpose of the exam and the mode of appearance.

IELTS Test  Fees (INR)
IELTS Life Skill (A1 & B1) 14,600
IELTS Computer-delivered  15,500
Pen & Paper Based IELTS 15,500
IELTS Computer-delivered UKVI 15,750
UK VISA & Immigration IELTS 15,750

Modes of Payment

Applicants can pay the IELTS exam fee mainly in three modes:

  • Netbanking 
  • Credit Card / Debit Card (Visa or Master)
  • Demand Draft – It should be drawn in favour of “IDP EDUCATION INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED, Payable at New Delhi”. The Demand Draft or DD should be made from the list of IDP-approved banks only. 
  • Bank Deposit-  Alternatively, candidates can deposit cash in ICICI/HDFC bank branches through a customized deposit slip that can either be downloaded from the IELTS IDP India website or obtained from the nearest IELTS IDP branch office/ referral partner. It is mandatory to attach the original customer copy of the deposit slip along with the IELTS application form

Also Read: Vocabulary for IELTS

IELTS Re-evaluation Fees

In the case when the candidate is unsatisfied with the IELTS score, he/she can get their exam score re-checked. To re-evaluate the previous score candidate need to fill out the application form and submit/courier the same within six weeks of the IELTS test date. A IELTS exam rechecking fee of INR 11,625 (including taxes) must be paid by Demand Draft  payable in New Delhi, in the name of “IDP EDUCATION INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED.” If the new score is changed then the re-evaluation fee will get refunded to the students between two-four weeks of the new result declaration otherwise not.

IELTS Rescheduling Fees

Due to any unforeseen circumstances, if the candidate requires to modify their IELTS exam day, he/she must request the same. To transfer test day requests must be generated by the applicant at least five weeks before their scheduled exam day. The next scheduled test day must be within three months of the original test date. To change the date candidate needs to pay INR 3,300 as an administrative charge, including taxes.

Must Read: How to Prepare for IELTS?

IELTS Cancellation Fees

IELTS exam cancellation can be made only before appearing in the test. There are very specific rules for the IELTS exam fee refund policy.

Application Initiation Refund
Five weeks before the test date. After a 25% deduction as an administrative fee.
Less than five-week before the test date. No Refund

IELTS Retake Fee

If you want to retake the IELTS exam due to scoring less or any other reason whatsoever, a full IELTS Exam application fee has to be paid. There is no difference in the registration fee for retake.

Also Read: Top Universities Accepting IELTS Scores

IELTS Special Handling Requests

For special handling requests, a notice has to be given to the test center 6 weeks before for any assistance required for visual, hearing or speaking, learning.

Note:  In the case when the applicant did not appear for the test then there will be no refund given but if a candidate shares a medical certificate within three days after the test date, a refund minus 25% of the test fee will be received.

IELTS Exam Fee in Dollars

As per the British Council, IELTS: USD 215 – USD 310 depending on location.


Q. Is the student allowed to bring his laptop and keyboard to the centre for the test?

No, it is not permissible for students to bring their laptop and keyboard as it is provided by the test centre.

Q. How long IELTS result remains valid?

IELTS exams result remain valid for two years.

Q. How much time is allotted in the IELTS exam to complete all four sections Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

In the IELTS exam, 30 minutes are allotted for Listening, 60 minutes for Reading and Writing & 12-15 minutes for the Speaking section.

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