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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 GHC 860.00
Booking for the IELTS workshop Free
Ordering the study pack GHC 132.00
*Test Result Form (TRF) to any place within Ghana GHC 15.00
*Test Result Form (TRF) to any place outside Ghana GHC 95.00

* Candidate’s could also request to receive or send Test Result Form (TRF) at no cost to them through the registered mail service of the Ghana Post. The British Council would not be responsible for the delay or otherwise of this service.

How do I pay?
Please pay to the account numbers below depending on the test date you have registered for at any Standard Chartered Bank in Ghana; Do not include the hyphens in your reference number. Payment should be made within two (2) working days after registration. Ensure that the name of the person taking the test puts his/her name on the pay in slip.
A speaking test date will be sent to the email address and phone numbers provided on the application form after payment is made.

Please note: There may be bank charges for the transaction.

Test Date Account Number
April 9900101...plus the last 7 digits of your reference number on your application form
May 9900102...plus the last 7 digits of your reference number on your application form
June 9900103...plus the last 7 digits of your reference number on your application form
July 9900104...plus the last 7 digits of your reference number on your application form
August 9900105...plus the last 7 digits of your reference number on your application form
September 9900106...plus the last 7 digits of your reference number on your application form
October 9900107...plus the last 7 digits of your reference number on your application form
November 9900108...plus the last 7 digits of your reference number on your application form
December 9900109...plus the last 7 digits of your reference number on your application form
January 9900110...plus the last 7 digits of your reference number on your application form
February 9900111...plus the last 7 digits of your reference number on your application form
March 9900112...plus the last 7 digits of your reference number on your application form
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.

View the IELTS schedule for 2014 here.

How do I prepare for my test?

We can help you prepare for your test in the following ways:

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. Purchase an IELTS study pack which contains a sample test and a listening CD. Numbers are limited so the packs are available on a first come first served basis.
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.
4. You can also join one of our workshops to help you achieve the best results.

IELTS workshops will be conducted on the following dates. All dates prior to these are fully booked.

9th January 2014
6th February 2014
5th March 2014
27th March 2014
8th May 2014
12th June 2014
10th July 2014
7th August 2014
11th September 2014
9th October 2014
13th November 2014
4th December 2014

Registration forms are available at our offices in Accra and Kumasi.

What will happen before the test?
Approximately one week before the actual test, you will receive a letter confirming details of both the written and oral test. Please note that the oral test should be scheduled to occur within a seven-day period before or after the test. Should you not receive this confirmation, please contact us.
Unfortunately we cannot reserve places before you have paid. For those candidates who have paid the fee, but not made a booking, we are unable to carry over or retain fees on your behalf. Such candidates will have to apply for a refund and book at a time convenient to them. Please note that fees cannot be carried over from year to year.

What should I take to the test?

Proof of your identity (international passport) which is the same as the identity information you provided on your application form.

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?

Your results will be available online 13 days after your test date.

You may collect your results in person or send someone to collect your results 13 days after the main test date. You must bring along your valid passport and an authorisation letter.

Your results will be available at the Accra Office but you can also arrange for your results to be collected from the Kumasi Office if you submit a request. Please note that we do not automatically mail the IELTS Test Report Form (TRF), and if you wish to receive your results by mail, please apply through the reception of the British Council and pay the relevant fee.

Please note:
Your test results cannot be given to you over the telephone, via e-mail, by fax or letter.

Candidates will receive only one original Test Report Form. This is a valuable document and due care needs to be taken to keep it safe. The form cannot be replaced, photocopied or verified at any point in time.

The IELTS test result is valid for two years only. Universities/organisations may have their own rules regarding the period of validity, so you need to check in each case. In the case of an address change, please contact the British Council immediately. Your identity needs confirmed using an acceptable for of identification (international passport).

If you need to request extra copies of your results (from one month to two years after your test) you will be asked to fill out an application form and pay a mailing charge (administrative fees) plus the relevant country courier charges.

refund, cancellation and re-marking policies?
Refund, Transfer of date and cancellation policy
Re-marking 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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