You can take an IELTS test on paper or on a computer at one of our official test centres in Japan.

Either way, you will be taking exactly the same IELTS test, with the same test content and structure. The only difference is that you can choose to type your answers or write them on paper – whichever suits you best.

IELTS on computer 

You will answer the Listening, Reading and Writing sections on a computer at one of our official test centres. The Speaking test will still be face-to-face with a trained IELTS Examiner, as this is the most effective way to assess your speaking skills.

With computer-delivered IELTS, you will now have more test dates to choose from - and your results will be available in 3-5 days*.

Computer-delivered IELTS tests are available in 3 venues in Japan – British Council Tokyo office, Aoyama Place Canadand and Shinjuku NS building.

Book your computer-delivered IELTS Academic or General Training test.

* Online result review will be available 5 days after the test, after 17:00 JST.
Your TRF will be also issued and posted 5 days after your test date.
Should the TRF release day falls on a Saturday, Sunday or National Holiday, your TRF will be sent on the following business day.

Test fee and application details

Test Fee – Per person per test
26,400 yen (10% tax included)

Payment method
Payment can only be made online by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club, JCB or American Express)

Application deadline
Three days before your chosen test day (0.00AM JST) 

Please note:

  • A passport valid on the examination date is required in order to make an application, so please confirm the validity of test-taker's passport before inputting test-taker details.
  • You can choose from any available time slots for the speaking component. No changes will be accepted once your choice has been confirmed.

Click here to book Computer-delivered IELTS

Test venue and schedule

Test venue

British Council Tokyo office
1-2, Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0825 Japan

Aoyama Place Canada 
1/F Place Canada, 7-3-37 Akasaka Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0052

Shinjuku NS building
Shinjuku NS building 17F, 2-4-1 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 163-0813

Test dates

Tuesdays through Sundays

*Timetable can be found from the registration website.

*Confirmation Notice will be sent out three days before your registered test date via e-mail.

Your results

Online result review will be available 5 days after the test, after 17:00 JST.
Your TRF will be also issued and posted 5 days after your test date.
Should the TRF release day falls on a Saturday, Sunday or National Holiday, your TRF will be sent on the following business day.

IELTS results will not be disclosed over the phone or via email.

Fees for other procedures

FEES FOR ISSUING ADDITIONAL TEST REPORT FORM (TRF)

Request submitted within 30 days after the first TRF issue date AND for the first five additional TRF(s):

  • To be sent by ordinary post or electronic transfer – Free
  • To be sent by EMS registered post upon your request – 1,600 yen per copy

Request submitted on the 31st day onwards after the first TRF issue date OR for the sixth or more TRF(s):

  • To be sent by ordinary post or electronic transfer – 1,100 yen per copy
  • To be sent by EMS registered post upon your request – 2,700 yen per copy 

* Unless you specify that you would like to send TRF(s) by EMS, they will be sent by ordinary post or electronic transfer. Please be aware that in that case, you will not be able to track the delivery status.
* IELTS scores have a two-year validity period. If your request comes at short notice before the score expires, we regret that we may not be able to process it.

For details regarding request for additional Test Report Form (TRF) of your Computer-delivered IELTS, please download Issue of Additional TRFs  (PDF 193KB).

FEES FOR ENQUIRY ON RESULTS (EOR)

Candidates can apply for an EOR if they feel the test result is wrong. The request must be made within 6 weeks of the test date. Candidates can choose to have one or more parts of their test re-marked. Fees for EOR are as below. A full refund will be made if your result is changed to a higher band score. Your result will normally be available in about 3 weeks, depending on several factors, including the number of sections requested for remarking. If you have not received a response after 28 days, please contact your test centre. 

  • Computer-delivered IELTS Academic/General Training: 15,000 yen

Candidates who wish to apply for an EOR, please contact the British Council at cd.ielts@britishcouncil.or.jp.

Cancellation / Change of Test Details

CANCELLATION

Candidate may cancel the test: 

・ Five weeks before the scheduled test date  – candidate will be eligible for a refund of 75% of the test fee
・Less than five weeks before the scheduled test date  – candidate will not be eligible for a refund, except in the exceptional circumstances stated below.

The exceptional circumstances

Candidate may be able to request for an exception to be made to the standard cancellation policies, in cases of:
 - serious medical conditions which prevent you from attending or performing normally on test day; as verified by a medical certificate from a qualified medical practitioner** (does not include minor illness such as a mild cold)
- recent family bereavement
- hardship/trauma – victim of crime, victim of a traffic accident
- other forms of significant hardship
- compulsory military service

Please note:

* Refunds will only be processed upon provision of an official receipt from the British Council.
* Refunds can take up to six weeks to process. 
* Candidates who are absent on the test day will lose their full test fee.
* The British Council reserves its rights to decline refund requests.
* Any refund will be paid to your credit card account.

For candidates who wish to cancel their registration, please contact the British Council at cd.ielts@britishcouncil.or.jp as soon as possible.

TRANSFER OF TEST DATE / TEST MODULE

Candidate may transfer the test date: 

・Five weeks before the scheduled test date  – free of charge
・Less than five weeks before the scheduled test date  – 25% of the test fee will be charged as an administration fee 
・Less than three days before the scheduled test date – no transfers can be arranged, except in the exceptional circumstances stated below.

The exceptional circumstances

Candidate may be able to request for an exception to be made to the standard transfer or transfer policies, in cases of:
- serious medical conditions which prevent you from attending or performing normally on test day; as verified by a medical certificate from a qualified medical practitioner** (does not include minor illness such as a mild cold)
- recent family bereavement
- hardship/trauma – victim of crime, victim of a traffic accident
- other forms of significant hardship
- compulsory military service

Please note:
* The transfer test date must be within six months of the original test date. 
* Candidates can only change their test date/module ONCE.
* Your request will be subject to the availability of test date/module.
* The British Council reserves its rights to decline test date transfer requests.

For candidates who wish to apply for a Transfer of Test Date/Test Venue, please contact the British Council at cd.ielts@britishcouncil.or.jp as soon as possible.

Candidate with Special Needs

The British Council in Japan provides Special Arrangements Service for disabled candidates and candidates with special needs. In order to ensure a smooth set up of your examination, you are advised to contact the British Council in Japan at least 3 months before the exam date.

For further information, please contact us at cd.ielts@britishcouncil.or.jp

*The exact procedure for each exam will differ according to the nature and degree of the candidate’s disability or injury.

IELTS on paper

If you choose this option, you will write the answers to the Listening, Reading and Writing sections on paper. The Speaking test will be conducted face-to-face with a trained IELTS Examiner.

Your results will be available after 13 calendar days from the test date. 

Book your paper-based IELTS Academic or General Training test.

 

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