Book your exam online or at our office in Manama and access our free preparation materials today. 

When you book an IELTS test with the British Council, you also get included in your test fee: 

  • Exclusive, free access to our popular online preparation course 'Road to IELTS Last Minute course', which includes 100 interactive activities, 9 video tutorials and two IELTS Academic practice tests for each of the four skills
  • Five extra Test Report Forms for free that we send free of charge to institutions you’re applying to (e.g. immigration offices, universities etc.)

Choose how to take your IELTS test and book online

You can take your test at one of our official test centres on paper or on a computer. All you need is a valid identification document and a bank card if you want to pay online.

You can also take IELTS Online (IELTS Academic only) from the comfort of your home or any private space with a stable internet connection.

Tests we offer

Test type Fees Book
IELTS Academic or General Training - paper or computer BH 138

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IELTS Academic Online BH 133

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IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration (Academic and General Training) BH 148 Book now
IELTS Life Skills (A1 and B1) BHD 77 Book now

What you need to book

  1. Make sure you have a form of valid ID (passport) at hand, as you will need to upload a clear photocopy of it when you book your test. Please note that candidates under 18 years of age have to supply written consent by a parent or guardian in order to apply for a test place. Please note that IELTS is not recommended for test takers under the age of 16.
  2. Pay for your test. You can pay for your test either through our online registration system or at our office in Manama. In the reference section of your payment please write: [IELTS / family name / city / test date].
  3. Once you have made the payment, please send us the payment receipt with the rest of your registration documents to our office in Manama.

After you have booked your test

You will receive emails confirming:

  • the start time of your test and the venue address
  • your Speaking Test date
  • your access to the free online preparation course Road to IELTS Last Minute Version and IELTS Ready: Premium.

More information about the test

Download and read our Information for candidates, which contains important information about the test format, the question types and the test results.

Get ready with our free preparation materials

Choose from a wide range of free preparation materials to get the IELTS score you need. You can prepare on the go with our practice apps, videos and online lessons. You can also take our free practice tests for IELTS on paper and computer.

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