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IELTS is the world's most popular English language test for education and emigration. Over 2 million tests are taken each year in over 900 locations worldwide.

Book your test now or explore our TakeIELTS website to find out everything you need to know about the test. TakeIELTS will help you choose and prepare for your test using our free study resources and exclusive Road to IELTS online preparation kit. It also has a database of countries and institutions that accept IELTS, and instructions for accessing your online results.

Road to IELTS:
Road to IELTS is an online resource for both the Academic and General Training modules of IELTS
Practice zones to help you prepare for each of the 4 components of the test: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking
Sample videos with tips from candidates and teacher tutorials, highlighting what to do and what not to do on your test
Timed practice tests to measure your progress
A My Progress section to help you compare yourself with other students worldwide
A My Profile section to remind you of your test date

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Chevening Scholarship Applicants
We welcome all Chevening Scholarship applicants seeking to take an IELTS test to demonstrate their English language ability. IELTS is the world's most popular English Language test and is your route to study in the UK. We urge you to prepare well and book early to ensure that you receive the score you require. You will receive your results within 13 days. Information on how to book and prepare for IELTS including free practice materials are available on the TakeIELTS website.

When you have booked your test please return to this page to browse your country's frequently asked questions.

What are the costs?
Booking for the IELTS Test only 135,000 XAF
Buying the study pack (with audio only) 20,000 XAF
Buying the self study pack with sample interview 25,000 XAF

Additional copies of the results can be sent to receiving institutions upon payment of an international courier fee of 35,000 XAF and additional charge of 10,000 XAF.

How do I pay?

You can pay for your test by bank transfer or deposit into our account.

British Council banking details: 
Name of account: British Council, BP 818 Yaoundé
Bank name: Standard Chartered Bank Cameroon SA
Account number: 10004 00200 080200641 00 54
Bank address: BP 1784 Yaoundé Cameroon (Immeuble Stamatiades)

Please keep a copy of the bank slip with you and take it to the test centre on the day of the test.

When and where can I take my test?

IELTS registration

Register for your IELTS test by visiting the 'Take IELTS' website. Select your location/area and find suitable test dates.

How do I prepare for my test?
1. Please click on the 'prepare for your test' link to the left to find information about ‘Road to IELTS’ - an exclusive online offer to British Council candidates.
2.You can prepare for your test by purchasing an IELTS study pack, containing a CD-ROM, handbook, test information, and practice papers.
3. Do you want to practice your English vocabulary? British Council IELTS Word Power is a free vocabulary practice app for IELTS test takers. Download IELTS Word Power or follow these instructions.

The IELTS test has a very special style and structure, and examiners expect specific styles of responses to the questions. It is therefore vital that you are well-prepared for this test.

What will happen before the test?

We will confirm your test date as soon as we get your application form. If the date you wish to take the test is full, we shall give you the next available test date and confirm to you by e-mail or phone.
General information about the test will be sent to you by e-mail. Because we may have to conduct the orals on a different day, we will notify you by e-mail at least one week before the date. By this time, individual time tables will be available for collection from the British Council Office in Yaoundé.

In the event that you do not receive the notification, please contact our office.

What should I take to the test?
Proof of your identity which is the same as the identity information you provided on your application form. It must contain a number, a signature, a date of birth and a photograph.
All non-Cameroonians must bring their passports.
The bank deposit slip, or British Council issued receipt, showing proof of your payment.

Please note: If you do not have the correct identity document you will not be able to take the test. Make sure you arrive on time so that you have enough time to get comfortable.

When will I receive my results?

Candidates are expected to collect their results from the British Council office (Douala or Yaoundé) where they registered. Results are available for collection 13 days after the main test date. You must collect your Test Report Form in person along with a form of identification. In the event that a different person must collect your results, please provide us with a signed authorisation note.

Unfortunately results cannot be given over the phone, by fax or email, and we are only allowed to give ONE certificate to each student.

In addition to the certificate given to the candidate, candidates can request on their application forms (Section 24), that up to 5 copies of the results be sent to receiving institutions overseas. Receiving institutions are international academic institutions or employers. Some institutions are registered to view candidate results online; here is a list of registered institutions. Unfortunately we cannot send to local institutions or departments (e.g. immigration agents).

refund, cancellation and re-marking policies?
Refund, transfer of date and cancellation policy
Do you need more information?
If you require further information about IELTS, please visit the TakeIELTS website. You can also e-mail our exams team.
The British Council and the examining boards take all reasonable steps to provide continuity of service. We feel sure you will understand, however, that we cannot be held responsible for any interruptions caused by circumstances beyond our control. If examinations or their results are disrupted, cancelled or delayed, every effort will be made to resume normal service as soon as possible. The British Council’s liability will be limited to the refund of the registration fee or retesting at a later date. All fees are valid for the current registration period only and are subject to change. Please check the relevant web pages for the latest fees before registering for the next session of exams.
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