Before you book your test
- Make sure you have a form of valid ID (passport or national ID card) at hand, as you will need to upload a clear photocopy of it when you book your test.
- Download and read our Information for Candidates, which contains important information about the test format, the question types and the test results. Please note that IELTS is not recommended for test takers under the age of 16.
- Pay for your test.
i) Online by payment card (VISA and MasterCard available only).
ii) Via a direct bank transfer (according to an invoice which would be issued to you).
iii) In cash at the British Council, Terazije 8/II in Belgrade; our office is open to customers Monday to Friday from 09.00 to 17.00.
If you choose paper-based IELTS, you will answer the Listening, Reading and Writing sections on a paper. The Speaking test is carried out face-to-face with a trained IELTS examiner.
If you choose computer-delivered IELTS, you will take the Listening, Reading and Writing sections on a computer. The Speaking test will remain face to face with a trained IELTS examiner, as we believe it is the most effective way of assessing your speaking skills.
There is a specific IELTS test for UK visas and immigration. If you are looking to work, study or live in the UK then you may need to take this test.
IELTS test date confirmation
After booking your test, you will receive an automatic email with your access codes to the free online course: Road to IELTS.
You will also receive your IELTS Reference Number to access the Test Taker Portal. Please make sure that you have included your email address correctly when you book your test.
Your Speaking test may be scheduled on the same day as the other sections, or on a different day: up to seven days before or up to two days after the written components. The test centre will send you all the relevant information about the schedule seven to ten days prior to the test date.