Book your exam online and access our free preparation materials today. 

  • 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. In addition to this, our partner Swiss Exams offers IELTS on computer in Switzerland.

All you need is a valid identification document and a credit card if you want to pay online.

Tests we offer Fee Available test dates
IELTS Academic - in centre (paper or computer)

CHF 370 (British Council paper-based, Bern, Zurich, Geneva, Leysin, Lugano) 

CHF 390 (British Council computer-delivered, Bern)

CHF 410 (Swiss Exams computer-delivered, Basel, Lausanne, St. Gallen, Winterthur)

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IELTS General Training - in centre (paper or computer)

CHF 370 (British Council paper-based, Bern, Zurich, Geneva, Leysin, Lugano) 

CHF 390 (British Council computer-delivered, Bern)

CHF 410 (Swiss Exams computer-delivered, Basel, Lausanne, St. Gallen, Winterthur)

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IELTS Academic for UKVI - in centre (paper or computer) CHF 415 (Bern)  Find a test date
IELTS General Training for UKVI - in centre (paper or computer) CHF 415 (Bern)  Find a test date 
IELTS Life Skills (A1 and B1) - in centre CHF 187 (Bern) Find a test date

What you need to book

  1. A valid identification document. Make sure you have your passport or national ID card (we accept ID cards for Swiss or EU citizens only) 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 must be registered in the system by a parent or guardian. The parent/guardian must use their own e-mail address to create the account for the child’s registration.
  2. A bank card or your bank details. You can pay for your test either through our online registration system or via bank transfer. See your confirmation email or contact us for our bank details. Once you have made the payment, please keep the payment receipt in case there are any issues with the transaction.

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 courses: Road to IELTS Last Minute Version. 

More information about the test

Download and read our Information for Candidates to learn everything you need to know about the format, the different exam components and test results.

Find out more about how to prepare