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

When you book an IELTS test with the British Council, you also get included in your test fee: 

  • 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.)

Before you book your test


There are two versions of the IELTS test:

  • IELTS Academic
  • IELTS General Training

To check which version of the test you need read: IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training 
If you are taking IELTS for UK visa application purpose, please jump to the IELTS for UK Visa and Immigration page.

Register your IELTS test

Register for IELTS in Japan:

Tests we offer

Test type Fee Book
IELTS on paper - Academic and General Training  25,380 JPY Book now
IELTS on computer -  Academic  26,400 JPY Book now
IELTS on computer - General Training  26,400 JPY Book now
IELTS on paper for UK Visas and Immigration (Academic and General Training)  29,400 JPY Book now
IELTS on computer for UK Visas and Immigration (Academic and General Training)  29,400 JPY Book now
IELTS Life Skills (A1 and B1) 20,500 JPY Book now

In Japan, IELTS is jointly handled by the British Council in Japan and Eiken foundation of Japan.


  • As there are a limited number of places for all sessions, we recommend that you register two months before your chosen test date, though places may be available after this date. 
  • Your Listening, Reading and Writing test will be completed on the same day. Your speaking test may be offered on the same day, or up to a week before or after your main test. If this is the case you will receive notification in advance.