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If you have decided to study or move to Australia or New Zealand, then IELTS would be the starting point in your future study, work and migration journey. Below is a step-by-step guide to help you book your IELTS test seamlessly.

Step 1: Select your test centre

Booking is easy. Simply visit the official IELTS website and select where you would like to take the IELTS test.

Step 2: Choose the format that works for you

Choose the format that works for you. First, choose between IELTS on paper and IELTS on computer. Then, determine which test you need, IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training. If you're not sure, have a look here.

Step 3: Pick a date & time for your IELTS test

Choose when you would like to take your IELTS test at a date and time that suit you best. You can select from a list of dates and times available here.

Step 4: Complete the online IELTS application

Fill out the details required in the application form and click submit. Also, do not forget to upload a clear copy of your passport.

Step 5: Pay the application fee

There are a few ways to pay for your IELTS test. Every test centre will have different payment options available. Generally you will be able to use the following payment methods available:

  • Credit card / Debit card

  • PayPal

  • Alipay

You can choose to pay using a Visa or Mastercard debit or credit card. Make sure your card is valid and activated for online transactions.

Once you have completed all 5 steps, you will get an email or phone message confirming your IELTS test booking.


We hope this step-by-step guide makes it easier for you to fulfill your IELTS dream. We wish you all the best!

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