This article gives you knowledge on our IELTS tests, explains the various types and modules and how to register/book for a test.

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is an English proficiency examination administered by the British Council for people who would like to study, live or work in the United Kingdom and other English speaking countries. There are currently three IELTS examinations taken, UKVI & IELTS Life Skills specifically for UK and Standard IELTS for all countries.

The British Council does not decide on which IELTS type you should take and we do not have a specific time frame within which Test Takers can prepare. 

You only register when you are ready for the test.


Step 1: Which IELTS test should I take?

Step 2: Test fee, dates and location

Step 3: Register or book a test

Step 4: What do I need to register?

  • You will need a valid ID card (Either a National ID issued by the National Identification Authority for Ghanaians or Passport for non-Ghanaians) when registering. You will also need a valid email address which will be used for all correspondence. You download more candidate information here.

Step 5: Making your payment

  • Payment can be made either online during your registration or offline at any Standard Chartered Bank branch in Ghana

Step 6: Preparing for your test

Step 7: Test day activities

Step 8: Test Report Form/Results

  • Your result or Test report form (TRF) will be available online and in hard copy. 
  • IELTS on Computer results are published online between 3 to 5 days after your test
  • IELTS on Paper tests are published online 13 days after your test.
  • Online results can be viewed on our Test Taker Portal and remain available for 28 days
  • Hard copy results will be available for collection. However due to the covid-19 pandemic, some of our offices are closed to the public. Contact the Customer Services Team for guidance on TRF collection or courier.
  • If you would want an additional copy of your result or want us to send it to any receiving organisation, please click here for guidance.
  • Read more on test report forms here