The registration fee for the IELTS exam in India is Rs 16,250. The fee for the IELTS exam in India for both paper-based and computer-delivered tests is Rs 16,250. In this article, we will inform you about the IELTS exam fees for 2023 in India. Apart from the IELTS test fee, we will also inform you about the IELTS cancellation fee, the IELTS rescheduling fee, and all other types of costs related to the IELTS exam.
The IELTS exam fee is set in accordance with every market’s local currency, so, it varies from country to country. Also, candidates can pay the IELTS test fee in their local currency without any need to go for foreign currency exchange.
What is IELTS Exam?
The International English Language Testing System or IELTS is one of the most preferred English proficiency tests which qualifies a candidate for studying abroad, employment, and migration. This test evaluates your English language competence in skills such as reading, writing, listening, and speaking. One can attempt IELTS on a computer or can appear for a paper-based test. It is recognised as the only high-stakes language test which helps one to migrate across Canada, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. The test is conducted on over 1,400 venues across 56 nations.
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IELTS Exam Fee in India
IELTS test fee in India varies as per the test type. Please follow the below table for detailed information on the IELTS exam fee 2023 in India:
|IELTS Test type||IELTS Exam Fee (INR) - April 2023 onwards|
|Computer-delivered IELTS for UKVI||16,500|
|Pen and paper-based IELTS||16,250|
|IELTS Life Skills (A1 and B1)||15,350|
|IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration||16,500|
IELTS Exam Fee Payment Mode
There are different methods through which the candidate can pay and register for the IELTS. Candidates can register through online or offline methods. Further, the payment mode for the IELTS test fee depends on the method you select to register for the IELTS. Following are the payment methods offered by IDP India for IELTS test registration.
Online payment: Candidates need to pay the IELTS exam fee compulsorily through net banking, credit, or debit card while registering for the IELTS online.
Bank deposit: Applicants who choose to register for the IELTS offline can pay the registration fees through bank deposits. The candidate can download the bank deposit slip from the official IELTS IDP India website. Also, they can obtain this slip from their nearest IDP India branch office.
After getting the slip, candidates need to deposit the IELTS exam fee (in cash) at any ICICI bank branch. Candidates need to attach a copy of their slip while submitting the IELTS application form at the IDP branch office.
Demand draft: Applicants can also register for the IELTS and pay through a demand draft in favour of ‘IDP EDUCATION INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED’ to be payable in New Delhi. Candidates are required to make the demand draft payment only from the banks approved by the IDP. You can get the list of approved banks on IDP Education India's official website.
IELTS Cancellation Fees
Due to any reason if you want to cancel your IELTS appointment then there are certain criteria that you need to fulfil in order to receive a refund for cancelling the IELTS exam. However, you need to pay IELTS cancellation fees for cancelling the IELTS test.
- If a candidate cancels the IELTS booking slot more than five weeks before the test date, in that case, he will receive the refund minus a 25% administrative fee
- If a candidate cancels the IELTS test less than five weeks ahead of the test date, then he will receive no refund.
- If a candidate fails to appear for the IELTS test, then also he will not receive any refund. This is also considered a cancellation.
Those who can produce a medical certificate within 5 days of the test date can receive a refund after deducting the local administrative cost.
IELTS Rescheduling Fees
In case you want to change your IELTS test date then you need to request rescheduling at least five weeks before the booked test date after deducting your cancellation/postponement fee. Candidates should select the new test date within three months of the booked test date. They need to pay an administrative charge of Rs 3,300 inclusive of all taxes for the transfer of the test date. Candidates can reschedule the IELTS exam only once. You will not receive any refund or any rescheduling option if you fail to give the IELTS test on the second date.
IELTS Rechecking Fees
Test takers who are not satisfied with their IELTS results can go for a recheck of their IELTS scores. However, they need to pay IELTS rechecking fee to avail of this facility. The IELTS rechecking fee in India is INR 11,625. Test takers need to submit the 'Enquiry on Results Form' (EOR Form) for sending the re-marking request. Test takers have the option to select either one part of the IELTS test or more parts of the IELTS exam for remarking. The test taker will receive a full refund if his result is changed to a higher band score.
Administrative charges for EOR application in India:
IELTS Test type
EOR Fee (INR)
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IELTS Test Fee for Additional TRF
With IELTS Registration test-takers receive 5 electronic ATRF (Test Report Form) for free. However, if they want to send the IELTS score to more universities abroad then they need to pay IELTS exam additional TRF fee. Candidates can apply for electronic reporting up to a maximum of 5 universities in one day. If you want to send a score to more universities then you need to log in the next day.
The additional TRF can be sent in three ways:
- Courier: Aspirants need to give additional fees of Rs 1500 for every address. IELTS scores were delivered in almost 4 days through courier. tracking number is provided to candidates
- Airmail: Aspirants need to pay fees of Rs 250 for every address. However, it can take up to two weeks to reach the scores. A tracking number is not provided while sending additional TRF through airmail
- Electronic: Candidates need to pay Rs 250 for every university they send a score to. However, this can only be given to universities that have opted for electronic download of IELTS scores
To send additional TRFs to universities after one month of taking the test the aspirant needs to complete the 'Application for the Issue of Additional TRFs'. They need to pay an extra fee for each additional TRF apart from the regular courier fees. Any other person authorized by the aspirant can also collect the test report form. You need to complete the TRFs-Payment Authorization Form and return it with the 'Application for the Issue of Additional TRFs' to the IELTS test center in your city.
Note: Test reports are valid for two years