IELTS exam fees 2024: Registration and Cancellation fees

IELTS Exam Fees 2024: Registration and Cancellation Fees

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2024-05-23

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IELTS Exam Fees 2024

Overview

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a crucial examination for individuals striving to study or work in English-speaking countries. Candidates who are planning to take the IELTS Exam must know the IELTS exam fees before applying. 

The IELTS registration fee varies depending on the type of exam. In India, the IELTS Exam Fee is INR 17,000. Candidates have the option to cancel and reschedule the exam but at a specific cost. Therefore, you must plan your exam accordingly, as you have to pay an adequate amount. 

In this blog, we have provided the complete details of the IELTS exam fees 2024, covering registration costs, cancellation fees, rescheduling fees, payment modes, and more.

IELTS Exam Fee In India

There are numerous IELTS test centres in India, however, the exam fees are the same for all locations. As of 2024, the IELTS fee in India is INR 17,000. Candidates can register for the Academic or General Training module by paying the IELTS Registration Fees based on their specific requirements. 

Below, you can check the different types of IELTS exam Fees. 

IELTS Test Type IELTS Exam Fee in INR IELTS Exam Description

IELTS Academic Test

17,000

The IELTS Academic exam is for candidates looking to study at a degree level or above across countries abroad. 

General IELTS Exam Fee

17,000

The IELTS General Training is for candidates who are applying for secondary education, professionals seeking work experience, and people seeking immigration overseas.

Computer-delivered IELTS 

17,000

Candidates who opt for the Computer-delivered IELTS exam take the Listening, Writing, and Reading sections of the exam on a computer. The Speaking section is conducted face-to-face with an examiner. 

Computer-delivered IELTS for UKVI

17,250

Candidates looking to study or apply for professional registration in the UK might need to take the IELTS Academic for UKVI test.

Pen and paper-based IELTS

17,000

Candidates who opt for the Paper-delivered IELTS exam take the Listening, Writing and Reading sections of the exam on paper. The Speaking section is conducted face-to-face with an examiner. 

IELTS Life Skills (A1 and B1)

16,050

IELTS Life Skills is an English test for people who need to prove their English speaking and listening ability as part of a visa or immigration application.

IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration

17,250

IELTS Life Skills is an English test for people who need to prove their English speaking and listening ability as part of a UK Visa and Immigration application (UKVI).

One Skill Retake (OSR)

11,300

The IELTS One Skill Retake application can be cancelled at least 72 hours before the test begins. 

Another scenario is that in case the candidate cannot attend or perform as expected on test day due to serious medical conditions, he/she will need to provide supporting documentation in the form of a medical certificate from a licensed physician.

Also, read: IELTS exam syllabus exam format and more

IELTS Exam Fees 2024 for All Cities

Although the IELTS fee in India for all cities is the same, if you select the IELTS Life Skills and UK Visas and Immigration, then the registration fees may be different. So, it's essential to check the fees. The British Council, IDP, and Cambridge websites provide detailed information on city-specific fees. 

IELTS Fees 2024 for by City IELTS Exam Fee in India

IELTS Exam Fee Hyderabad

INR 17,000

IELTS Exam Fee Chennai

IELTS Exam Fee Mumbai

IELTS Exam Fee Bangalore

IELTS Exam Fee Kerala

IELTS Exam Fee Pune

IELTS Exam Fee Delhi

IELTS Exam Fee Kolkata

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IELTS Exam Fee Vijayawada

IELTS Exam Fee Coimbatore

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IELTS Exam Fee Nagpur

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IELTS Exam Fee Kochi

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IELTS Exam Fees Ludhiana

IELTS Exam Fee Bhubaneswar

IELTS Exam Fee Thane

Also, read: IELTS exam for visa and immigration

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IELTS Exam Fee Payment Mode

Candidates can pay the IELTS exam fees through various modes, including online payment, demand draft, or direct cash deposit at designated banks.  

Online Payment - One of the most widely accepted and convenient methods is online payment via credit or Debit Cards. Major credit cards like Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are generally supported. In the same way, debit cards affiliated with international payment networks are typically suitable for IELTS exam fee transactions. Candidates need to provide their card details during the online registration process. 

Bank Deposit - Test takers may have the option to make direct bank deposits to the designated bank account of the test centre. This method requires candidates to initiate the deposit and provide proof of payment during registration. 

Demand Draft - Alternatively, candidates may choose to pay by "IDP EDUCATION INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED, Payable at New Delhi" and register for the IELTS. Candidates must only pay the demand draft from banks approved by the IDP. The official website of IDP Education India has a list of authorised banks. 

The IELTS Authority accepts all payment modes, however, most candidates select online payment as it is the most convenient and widely used method, ensuring a seamless registration process.

IELTS Cancellation Fees

If a candidate needs to cancel his/her exam, a portion of the IELTS registration fees is refunded upon cancellation. However, some cancellation fees may apply, and the refund amount depends on the timing of the cancellation. Let's discuss about it in detail:

 

Paper-Based IELTS Test

The Transfer & Cancellation/Refund application form and the original receipt for test fee payment must be sent with all requests for cancellation and refunds. In this instance, there will be an administrative fee of Rs. 4,250, which includes all taxes.

If the cancellation request is received nine days before the test day, the remaining IELTS test fees of Rs. 12,750, inclusive of all taxes, will be refunded to the applicant within 10 to 12 working days of the application date. Less than nine days prior to the exam date, requests won't be granted, and the candidate won't get the money back.

 

IELTS on Computer

The Transfer & Cancellation/Refund application form and the original receipt for test fee payment must be sent with all requests for cancellation and refunds to the Center. In this case, there would be an administrative fee of Rs. 4,300, which includes all taxes.

If the cancellation request is received nine days before the test day, the remaining IELTS test fees of Rs. 12,900, including taxes, will be refunded to the applicant within 10 to 12 working days of the application date. Less than nine days before the exam date, requests won't be granted, and the candidate won't get their money back.

Also, read: IELTS on computer vs IELTS on paper

 

IELTS Life Skills

All requests for cancellation and refunds must be sent to the Center with the Transfer & Cancellation/Refund application form and the original receipt for test fee payment. In this instance, an administrative fee of Rs. 4,000, including taxes, will be charged.

If the cancellation request is received nine days before the test day, the remaining IELTS test fees of Rs. 12,000, inclusive of all taxes, will be refunded to the applicant within 10 to 12 working days of the application date. Less than nine days before the exam date, requests won't be granted, and the candidate won't get the money back.

 

IELTS UKVI

The Test Date Transfer & Cancellation/Refund Application Form and the original receipt for test fee payment must be sent with all requests for cancellation and refunds to the Center. In this instance, there would be an administrative fee of Rs. 4,300, which includes all taxes.

If the cancellation request is received nine days before the test day, the remaining IELTS test fees of Rs. 12,900, inclusive of all taxes, will be refunded to the applicant within 10 to 12 working days of the application date. Less than nine days before the exam date, requests won't be granted, and the candidate won't get the money back.

 

IELTS OSR

The following circumstances must be met to request a cancellation of the IELTS One Skill Retake exam 72 hours or more in advance of the test's start time:

  • On test day, you might not be able to attend or perform as expected due to serious medical conditions, in this case, you will need to provide supporting documentation in the form of a medical certificate from a licensed physician.

  • Signs of trauma, grief, or other severe adversity.

  • Participation in the military.

Under the following circumstances, the IELTS Test Center will cancel your test without providing a refund:

  • If you have less than 72 hours before the test, cancel or request a transfer.

  • Inability to show up for the test on time.

IELTS Exam Type Refund Amount

IOC IELTS (OSR)

INR 8,475

IELTS for UKVI (OSR)

INR 8,475

IELTS Rescheduling Fees

If you want to reschedule your IELTS exam, you must do so at least 5 weeks in advance of the scheduled test date, wherein the cancellation/postponement cost will be deducted.

Candidates must choose a different date within three months of the scheduled exam date to appear in the IELTS Exam. To change the exam date, you must pay an administrative fee of INR 3,300, which includes all taxes. 

It is essential to know that candidates may only reschedule the IELTS exam once. If you are unable to take the IELTS exam on the second day, you will not be eligible for a refund or a reschedule. The table below provides the rescheduling for the IELTS fees in India:

Exam Type Exam Fees

IELTS on Computer for UKVI

2,825

IELTS on Computer

2,825

IELTS Life Skills (A1 and B1)

4,000

IELTS for UKVI (Computer-based)

4,300

IELTS for UKVI (Paper-based)

4,250

Pen and paper-based IELTS

4,250

IELTS on Computer One Skill Retake

2,825

IELTS for UKVI (OSR)

4,300

Also, check: IELTS slot booking 2024 book your IELTS exam slots (online/offline)

IELTS Rechecking Fees

After receiving the test results, some candidates may request a rechecking of their scores. This option comes with a rechecking fee. Moreover, candidates should carefully consider whether a recheck is necessary based on their confidence in their performance. 

Below, you can check the IELTS Rechecking fees for different purposes.

IELTS Test type EOR Fee (INR)

Pen and paper-based IELTS

12,750

IELTS on Computer

12,750

IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration

12,900

IELTS on Computer for UKVI

12,900

IELTS Life Skills (A1 and B1)

12,000

One Skill Retake

8,475

IELTS Test Fee for Additional TRF

Test takers who register for the IELTS exam receive 5 electronic TRFs (Test Report Forms) at no cost. However, individuals must pay an extra TRF for the IELTS exam if they choose to submit their results to more than 5 universities. 

There are three ways to send the extra TRF:

Courier - Applicants must pay an extra INR 1500 for each address. The candidates receive a tracking number and IELTS scores by courier in approximately 4 days.

Airmail - Candidates for Airmail must pay a charge of INR 250 for each address. But it can take up to 2 weeks for their results to appear. When delivering extra TRF by airmail, no tracking number is supplied.

Electronic - Applicants must pay INR 250 to each university to submit their test results. However, colleges that download IELTS results electronically are the only ones eligible to get this.

Conclusion

Navigating the IELTS exam process involves understanding the associated fees and policies. From IELTS registration fees to cancellation, rescheduling, and additional services like rechecking or extra TRFs, each aspect plays a crucial role in a candidate's IELTS journey. Being well-informed ensures a smooth and efficient experience. 

Above, we have covered all the details of IELTS Exam Fees 2024. We hope you plan your exam accordingly to avoid cancellation and rescheduling the exam. However, the IELTS Authority allows you to reschedule the exam once and cancel the exam for a certain period to get a refund. We hope this piece of information will be helpful to you. However, you can contact Prepare IELTS Exam (PI) expert counsellors for more guidance and IELTS preparation. Our team of education experts is dedicated to providing you with the best guidance in the IELTS exam. You can get a one-on-one counselling session online via our platform. Contact us at info@prepareieltsexam.com or call us at +91 9773398388.

FAQs

Generally, IELTS exam fees are expected to be paid in full during the registration. Check with the specific test centre for any alternative payment options.

Yes, as of 2024, the exam fee is the same for both the Academic and General Training modules.

It's recommended to cancel or reschedule at least five weeks or more before the test date, either in person or by email, to avoid higher cancellation or rescheduling fees.

Some test centres may have specific policies regarding emergencies. It is suggested that the test centre be contacted directly to discuss individual circumstances.

No, the rechecking process typically involves reviewing the entire test, not specific sections. Candidates should carefully consider whether a recheck is necessary based on their performance.

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