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IELTS Exam Fees

There is a registration fee for the IELTS test that you need to pay. The following table gives you details of the revised fees for different types of IELTS tests:

IELTS test typeExam fees (INR)Exam fees (USD)
Computer-delivered IELTS16,250195
Pen and paper-based IELTS16,250195
Computer-delivered IELTS for UKVI16,500198
IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration16,500198
IELTS Life Skills (A1 and B1)15,350184

How do I pay the IELTS fees?

The IELTS fees can be paid online in a hassle-free manner. You can pay the IELTS exam fee through any of the following ways:

  • Credit or Debit (Visa or Master) card and Netbanking
  • Demand Draft –You can draw a demand draft in favour of “IDP EDUCATION INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED, Payable at New Delhi” to make the fee payment. It must be made from the list of approved banks, adhering to the terms and conditions specified by IDP
  • Bank deposit –You can deposit cash in ICICI/HDFC bank branches through a customized deposit slip. Download the slip from the IELTS IDP India website or visit the nearest IELTS IDP branch office or referral partner. Ensure you attach the original customer copy of the deposit slip along with the IELTS application form

What is the fee to reschedule the IELTS test?

The fee to reschedule your IELTS test is INR 3,300. Sometimes, situations can be unfavorable, and you might not be able to do the IELTS test. You must inform the test center regarding canceling or postponing the test. The center will allot you convenient alternative slots to postpone your IELTS test.

  • If you cancel or reschedule the IELTS test more than 5 weeks of the scheduled test date, you will get a refund, but there will be an administration charge of INR 3,300
  • You will get no refund if you reschedule the test within the last 5 weeks of the test unless you provide a valid medical certificate for your emergency
  • You are eligible for a refund minus local administrative cost of you provide a medical certificate in the last 5 days of the test

IELTS cancellation fee

IELTS cancellation rules are the same as rescheduling the test. If you cancel the test before 5 weeks from the test date, you will get a refund minus the administration costs. However, you still can get a refund minus the administration charges if you cancel the test 5 days before the test if you provide a valid medical certificate

You will not get a refund if you don’t submit a valid medical certificate or provide a convincing reason for canceling the scheduled test

How do I request a revaluation of my IELTS result?

Those wishing to review their IELTS results for potential improvement can request a recheck of their scores. A full refund will be issued if the test taker’s score is revised to a higher band. The request is officially known as Enquiry on IELTS Results (EOR).

The administrative charges for submitting an EOR application in India are as follows:

IELTS Exam TypeEOR Application Fee (INR)EOR Application Fee (USD)
Computer-delivered IELTS12,250146
Pen and paper-based IELTS12,250146
IELTS UKVI12,375148
IELTS Life Skills11,525138
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the IELTS fee refundable?

You can get a refund of your IELTS fee if you cancel or reschedule the test according to the conditions specified. You must have a valid reason and your request must be submitted on time, not at the last minute

Can I pay the IELTS fee offline?

Yes, you can. To pay the IELTS fee offline, you have to download the slip from the IDP website and make the payment via an ICICI or HDFC bank branch

Can I retake the IELTS test for free?

No. You have to pay the IELTS fee again when you book the test again

Is a passport mandatory for IELTS?

A valid passport copy is required to book the IELTS test. The IELTS application form terms and conditions make it specific that you must be a valid passport holder when you apply for the IELTS test

Does the IELTS exam fee differ from city to city in India?

No, the IELTS exam fee is uniform and does not vary from city to city in India. The IELTS fee in India is 16,250, which remains the same across the country

What is the minimum score required for admission to universities or colleges in the US, Canada, Australia, etc.?

In general, an overall score of 6.0 bands is recommended for admissions to universities or colleges abroad.

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