Before you book your test
- Make sure you have a valid passport 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 have to supply written consent by a parent or guardian in order to apply for a test place.
- Pay for your test. You can pay for your test from any of the below options
OPTION 1- You can visit any of Nabil Bank's branches/counters in our test locations (Butwal, Chitwan, Biratnagar, Bhairawa, Nepalgunj, Birtamode, Pokhara) and in Kathmandu to make your IELTS payment.
Follow the process below for your payment through Nabil bank:
Step 1: Please fill the correct deposit slip. (Sample available in the download section below)
Step 2: Once you have filled the deposit slip please check that the details that you have filled are correct. Incomplete deposit slips will not be accepted.
Step 3: Deposit the money along with the deposit slip at the payment collection counter.
Step 4: The bank will give you back the deposit slip. You can also scan the deposit slip along with the copy of your passport and send this to Payment@britishcouncil.org
Step 5: Once British Council has received the deposit slip (step 4) you will receive an email confirming that payment is received and that your test date is confirmed. Confirmation of test venue will be provided 5 days before the test date by email to the email address provided at the time of registration.
OPTION 2 - You can make your payments through any of the institutions registered with British Council for IELTS registration such as members of ECAN, IERIN, FECON, EEC-Nepal, Dolphin Education Consultancy, Pradhan International, Vivid Care Services, RTC English and English for All. If you are registering through consultancy, please provide your personal e-mail id, date of birth and mobile number to the educational consultancy. Details are required to communicate with you about the venue details.
OPTION 3 - You can make your payment at the cash counter of British Council in Lainchaur (opening hours: 9:00 to 2:00 Monday to Friday, lunch break: 12:30 – 1:15). If you are making the payment at our office counter, make sure that you submit the copy of payment slip at Customer Services Desk for confirmed registration.
Please note that British Council IELTS has followed standardised process in order to maintain quality of the test. If you have any concerns or want to report any issues, write to firstname.lastname@example.org with your details and we will get back to you on this.
IELTS test date confirmation
Once you have completed the booking process, you will receive a confirmation giving you the start time of your test and the venue address.
Your Speaking test may be scheduled on the same day as the other sections, or on a different day within a 7 day window before or after your main test day. The test centre will send you a confirmation for the Speaking Test date.
After booking your test, you will also receive an automatic email with your access codes to the free online course: Road to IELTS.
You will also receive your IELTS Reference Number to access the Test Taker Portal (Paper-based IELTS portal | Computer-delivered IELTS portal). Login by entering your IELTS reference number and email ID. Your IELTS reference number can be found in your confirmation email. Please make sure that you have included your email address correctly when you book your test.