IELTS is the world’s most popular English test for higher education and global migration. 

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the world’s most popular English language test. 2 million tests were taken last year. Taking IELTS can help you live, study and work around the world.

More than 8,000 organisations worldwide accept IELTS for education, employment and emigration. IELTS is the only test accepted for immigration purposes by all countries that require one.

The IELTS test is designed to reflect how you will use English in your new life abroad, and, in less than three hours, it will assess all of your English skills: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking.

IELTS is the most widely accepted English language test with a one-on-one speaking test to assess your English language communication skills.

Developed by some of the world’s leading experts in English language assessment, you can be sure that IELTS will give a fair and consistent assessment of your English skills.

The UK Home Office has made changes to its guidance on Secure English Language Test (SELT) providers. We encourage you to check the full text here

Please note that the UK Home Office have not as yet updated this to reflect ETS’s 17th April 2014 statement, which can be found at https://www.ets.org/important_update/update_toefl_toeic_uk 


The British Council has more than 75 years’ experience teaching and testing English. We have more than 500 test locations around the world. We helped people in more than 90 countries gain English language qualifications that help them make the most of their chances in life. That’s a lot of experience, and it means that if you take an English language test with us, you can be confident that you’ll be well looked after.


Expert support: from videos and books to online interactive courses, you have access to the best preparation materials to help you do well in your test

  • Free resources: Road to IELTS is the British Council’s popular online preparation course. When you register for an IELTS test with us you also get access to 30 hours of free training.
  • Convenient test dates, locations and venues: we offer frequent tests a month at 40 locations across India. This means that you have a huge range of options for where and when you can take your test.
  • Easy booking: you can book your IELTS test online or with our partner across country and take advantage of flexible payment options.
  • Fast results: you will be able to see your results online within just 13 days of the date you take your test.

**IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment.

IELTS Scholarship 2013 – Success starts with IELTS

Following the success of the ELTS scholarship scheme the British Council Indonesia and UniSadhuGuna Testing Centre (UTC) will be soon announcing the next round of scholarships soon.

Please check out IELTS Scholarship page for further details.


Be prepared for your IELTS exam. Take advantage of our free practice tests. Learn about our recommended IELTS exam preparation materials and resources.

British Council has a wide range of learning materials to help you get the best possible IELTS score.

1. Free IELTS Practice Zone – Road to IELTS (10 hours of free online study)

Road to IELTS, written by the British Council, is a popular online self-study resource for Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking practice. It includes:

  • practice materials
  • time tests
  • tutorials
  • online scoring

IELTS Practice Zone

2. Other British Council Online preparation materials

Prepare for the IELTS Listening Test

Prepare for the IELTS Speaking Test

3. LearnEnglish website

The British Council also has a dedicated website called LearnEnglish which provides a number of English learning resources including:

  • videos
  • podcasts
  • grammar and vocabulary tutorials
  • business and work resources and magazine
  • games
  • IELTS tips
  • community networking opportunities.

It is an ideal resource to complement your IELTS training and give you more confidence when taking your IELTS test.


Register for IELTS in Indonesia quickly and easily through the UniSadhuGuna Testing Centre (UTC) online registration service. To register please visit the UniSadhuGuna Testing Centre (UTC) website.

1.  Decide which version of the test is right for you

There are two versions of the IELTS test:

  • IELTS Academic
  • IELTS General Training

To check which version of the test you need read: IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training

2.  Check the IELTS test dates

For test venues and dates, please check the UniSadhuGuna Testing Centre's page

As there are a limited number of places for all sessions, we recommend that you register two months before your chosen test date, however places may be available after this date. Check the online registration system for live information and test dates.

Please note: Your Listening, Reading and Writing test will be completed on the same day. Your speaking test may be offered on the same day, or up to a week before or after your main test. If this is the case, you will receive notification in advance.

3.  Prepare your documents

To check which documents you need to provide, please visit the UniSadhuGuna Testing Centre (UTC) website.

Please note that all the documents should be sent to the UniSadhuGuna Testing Centre (UTC), for further details, please visit UniSadhuGuna Testing Centre (UTC) website.

4.  Choose your payment options

Payment should be made to the UniSadhuGuna Testing Centre (UTC).

For details on payment options, please visit UniSadhuGuna Testing Centre (UTC) website.

5.  Complete your registration

To complete the registration, please visit UniSadhuGuna Testing Centre (UTC) website.

Copies of your results

Please note: if you would like your results (up to a maximum of five copies) to be sent to universities or other educational institutions, please enter the relevant addresses in the appropriate fields on the online registration form.

6. After you register

•  The confirmation notice will be sent two weeks prior to the test date with start time and venue address.

For more information please visit UniSadhuGuna Testing Centre (UTC) website.

Special Arrangements

IELTS has been designed to be a fair test and your English language ability will be assessed objectively, regardless of any special needs that you may have.

If you require any special arrangements for your test, the UniSadhuGuna Testing Centre (UTC) can provide assistance. For example, there is support available for visual impairments, hearing difficulties and dyslexia. Please contact UniSadhuGuna Testing Centre (UTC) three months in advance of your test date for details on how to apply for special arrangements.

Cancelations, Refunds and Transfers

If you wish to request a refund or transfer to a different date/test venue, please contact the UniSadhuGuna Testing Centre (UTC).


We understand that getting your results is important. We know you want them quickly, however it is important that we give you the score that reflects your performance. IELTS results are available 13 calendar days after your test.

IELTS results online, by post and in person

Your IELTS results (Test Report Form) will be posted to you 13 days after the date of the written test. You will not be able to obtain your results over the phone, by email or by fax. Find out how to understand your IELTS score

Test Report Forms (TRFs)

•  You will receive one copy of the Test Report Form and replacements cannot be issued.

•  Additional original copies can be posted to receiving institutions (e.g. universities, immigration officers, etc.). Please contact our partner to receive additional copies and they will complete your request.

•  Institutions can view candidates’ scores through the IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) Verification Service, they will need your Test Report Form number.

•  You can apply to the centre where you took the test for verified copies of the Test Report Form for a period of two years.

Validity of results

Institutions will not usually accept a Test Report Form that is more than two years old, unless you provide evidence that you have maintained or improved your English since taking the test. e.g. English course certificate from the British Council or test report form from another recognised English proficiency exam.

Understand your IELTS scores

IELTS provides results for all levels of English: there is no such thing as a pass or fail. You will be given a score from 1 to 9 for each part of the test – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. Find out more about how to understand your IELTS scores and the 9-band system.

Your scores will be given to you on a Test Report Form.

Find out how IELTS scores relate to the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

How to query your score

In the unusual case you believe there has been a mistake in the marking, you can apply to our Enquiry on Results Service (EOR) to have your test re-marked. This must be done within six weeks of the test date. You can choose which sections of the test are re-marked. There is a fee for this service, which will be refunded should your overall score change. Enquiry on Results can take up to ten weeks  to complete.

Can I re-take the test?

You can take the test as many times as you wish. However, please note that to significantly improve your score it is necessary to undertake further study. IELTS research indicates that scores are unlikely to improve without further English language tuition.