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IELTS Fees in Pakistan

Anyone looking to take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) in Pakistan will find a multitude of options available.

The IELTS exam is the world's most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and global migration. With the exam being recognized by thousands of universities, schools, employers, and immigration bodies globally.

If you're in Pakistan and want to take this exam, read on for all you need to know about the types of test, fees and who provides the test.

IELTS is administered in Pakistan by two main providers - the British Council and IDP. Each agency has several test locations across the country, offering candidates a wide choice of where and when to take their test.

The process for registering for the examination is relatively straightforward and can be accomplished both online or by visiting the respective offices.

Latest IELTS Fees in Pakistan

The cost of the IELTS exam tends to vary slightly depending on the test type and provider. It can also vary according the place.

Check the British Council site for the most up-to-date IELTS fees in Pakistan and how they vary by place, but approximate costs are listed below.

IELTS Computer-Delivered Test

The computer-delivered IELTS exam is a recent innovation aimed at making the test more accessible and convenient. It maintains the same test format, content, timing and level of difficulty as the traditional paper-based test but allows candidates to take the Listening, Reading and Writing components using a computer.

As of 2024, the IELTS fees in pakistan for the computer-delivered test are PKR 55,000 - 57,400

IELTS Paper-Based Test

While the IELTS computer-delivered test offers speed and convenience, some candidates still prefer the traditional paper-based test. This test format includes the Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking components being completed on paper.

The cost for the IELTS paper-based test is PKR 55,000 - 63,800.

IELTS UKVI

The UK government has designated a specific version of the IELTS for visa and immigration purposes, known as IELTS UKVI. This test is for those applying to study, work, or migrate to the UK. It is conducted in a controlled environment and includes additional security measures.

The IELTS UKVI test fees in Pakistan are PKR 51,700 (paper-based) - 55,000 (computer-delivered).

IELTS Life Skills

IELTS Life Skills is separate from the general IELTS tests and measures Speaking and Listening skills only. It is designed for individuals who need to prove their English speaking and listening skills at Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) Levels A1, A2 or B1.

As of 2024, IELTS Life Skills A1 and B1 test cost PKR 40,000.

Summing Up

Taking IELTS in Pakistan is remarkably easy and convenient as British Council and IDP organise tests frequently across major cities. Candidates have the flexibility to choose their preferred date, location, and format for the test.

Regardless of the variation of the IELTS test one chooses to pursue, all come with a recognized certificate that can open doors to global educational, professional, and personal opportunities.

Please note that fees are subject to changes and it is advised to check the current fee structure at the time of your application. You can do so by visiting the official websites of the British Council and IDP in Pakistan or check out at your local test centre.

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