List of IELTS Test Centres in India
Everybody looking to settle abroad looks to take up the IELTS exam. And when you have to appear for the exam, the first and foremost thing that comes to mind, apart from the syllabus and what to study for the exam, is how/where to give the test or to be more precise the venue details of the test i.e. the IELTS Test Centres.
To begin with, there are two official bodies which conduct the IELTS exam across the country. Taking into account both these organizations the IELTS is conducted in 78 locations (test centres) across India. To talk about the two bodies which conduct the IELTS examination, they are the British Council and the IDB Education.
Both the bodies conduct the exam for the same fee of ₹13,250. About which organization the candidates will choose to give their exam depends totally on them. It might depend on which city he/she might be looking to take the test from, i.e. which body has test centres close to his/her convenience, so that he can take the test easily. After deciding on the body from where the test is to be taken, the candidates are expected to book a date with them at the preferred test centre.
Let us take a look at the individual bodies with the list of test centres where they conduct the IELTS exam:
British Council - It conducts IELTS exam in more than cities across the country. It is headquartered at Gurgaon, Haryana (Address: One Horizon Centre, 6th Floor, Golf Course Road Sector 43, DLF Phase–V, Gurgaon, Haryana).
It has 9 branches - Mumbai (Maharashtra), Kolkata (West Bengal), Chennai (Tamil Nadu), New Delhi (Delhi), Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Hyderabad (Telangana), Bengaluru (Karnataka), Pune (Maharashtra), Chandigarh. The headquarters and the branches are all individual test centres for the IELTS exam. The individual addresses for each of these centres and other necessary details can be found on the main website of the British Council
For a quick reference, below are the addresses for the above branches
British Council Division, British Deputy High Commission, 901, 9th Floor, Tower 1 One Indiabulls Centre 841, Senapati Bapat Marg Elphinstone Road, Mumbai–400013
Kolkata, West Bengal
British Council Division, British Deputy High Commission, L&T Chambers, 1st Floor, 16 Camac Street, Kolkata–700017
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
British Council Division, British Deputy High Commission 737 Anna Salai, Chennai–600002
New Delhi, Delhi
British Council Division, British High Commission, 17 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi–110001
A503-506, 5th Floor, Amrapali Lakeview Tower, Near Vastrapur Lake, Vastrapur Ahmedabad Gujarat–380052
4th Floor, SL Jubilee, Plot No 1202, 1215/A Road No 36, Jubilee Hills Hyderabad Telangana 500 033
Prestige Takt 23, Kasturba Road Cross, Bengaluru–560001
917/1 Fergusson College Road, Shivaji Nagar, Pune–411004
C515, 5th Floor, Elante Office Block, 178A, Industrial and Business Park, Phase 1, Chandigarh–160002
Apart from all the above locations, the British Council has centres, effectively test centres, in the below cities as well - Moga, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Patiala, Bathinda, Ludhiana (Punjab); Anand, Vadodara, Rajkot (Gujarat); Jaipur (Rajasthan); Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh); Goa; Raipur (Chhattisgarh); Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh); Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh); Rudrapur (Uttarakhand); Siliguri (West Bengal); Guwahati (Assam); Bhubaneswar (Odisha); Ranchi (Jharkhand); Patna (Bihar); Mangaluru (Karnataka); Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, Kozhikode, Thrissur, Kochi, Kottayam (Kerala); Coimbatore, Tiruchirappalli, Madurai (Tamil Nadu).
IDP Education - It conducts IELTS exam across 38 test centres in India. The head office is located at New Delhi (Address: 610-616, 6th Floor, International Trade Tower, Nehru Place, New Delhi).
It has 18 branches - Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Bathinda, Amritsar (Punjab); Chandigarh; Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara (Gujarat); Kolkata (West Bengal); Pune, Mumbai (Maharashtra); Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh); Hyderabad (Telangana); Bengaluru (Karnataka); Kochi (Kerala); Chennai, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu). More details including their addresses and phone numbers can be accessed from their website - www.ieltsidpindia.com.
Refer to the below addresses of the main branches shared below -
SCO-39, Ladowali Road, Opposite DC Office, Jalandhar–144001
Tel: +91 1814411888
SCO-41, 2nd Floor, Feroze Gandhi Market, Bhai Bala Chowk, Ludhiana
Tel: +91 1614211800/4411888
SCF 12-13, Above Domino’s, 100 Ft Road, Near Bhagu Road, Bathinda
Tel: +91 1645211888
SCO- 28, 1st Floor, Taneja Towers, D.S.C, Ranjit Avenue, Block B, Amritsar
Tel: +91 1835020240
SCO 149-150, 2nd Floor, Sector 9-C, Madhya Marg, Chandigarh
Tel: +91 1724411888
1st Floor, Madhav Complex, Hotel President Lane, Off CG Road, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad
Tel: +91 7944118888
209-210, International Business Center, Dumas Road, Piplod, Surat
Tel: +91 2614411888
205 Ocean 2nd Floor ,Opp Vadodara Central Mall, Dr Sarabhai Road, Near Genda Circle, Vadodara
Kolkata, West Bengal
The Regency, 4th Floor, 6 Picasso Bithi Sarani (Hungerford Street), Kolkata
Tel: +91 3344118888
Office No.1, Ground Floor and Mezzanine Floor, Dnyanesh Complex 103, CTS No. 1179/3, Shivaji Nagar, Pune
Tel: +91 2044118888
3rd Floor, Opposite Churchgate Railway Station, Express Building, Churchgate, Mumbai
Tel: +91 2244118888
Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
2nd Floor, D No 40-1-62, Naga’s Hafeez Plaza, Above Taruni, Opp Grand Modern Super market, Between Benz Circle to NTR Circle, MG Road, Vijayawada
Tel: +91 8662454888
Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Door No 10-1-9/4, Vinay Ghar Heights, Asilmetta, Waltair Uplands, Near SampatVinayakar Temple, Visakhapatnam
Tel: +91 8916611888
3rd Floor North Wing, Challa Chambers, Kapadia Lane Raj Bhavan Road, Somajiguda, Hyderabad
Tel: +91 4044118888
No 8, Excellency Building, 1st Floor, Papanna Street, Off St Mark's Road, Bangalore
Tel: +91 8044118888
4th Floor, BAB Towers, Opposite Kochi Shipyard, Atlantis, MG Road, Kochi
Tel: +91 4844411888
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
1055/7, 1st Floor, Avanashi Road, Gowtham Centre, Coimbatore
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
1st Floor, KPR Tower, New No 2/1 Subba Rao Avenue, 1st Street, College Road, Opposite Good Shepherd School, Nungambakkam
Tel: +91 4433018888
Other locations where the IDP Education has test centres are New Delhi (Delhi); Karnal, Ambala (Haryana); Patiala,Moga (Punjab); Mehsana (Gujarat); Dehradun (Uttarakhand); Navi Mumbai (Maharashtra); Bhopal, Indore (Madhya Pradesh); Rajkot, Anand (Gujarat); Jaipur (Rajasthan); Angamaly, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Thrissur, Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala); Mangaluru (Karnataka).
Once the test centre has been booked, the candidates can choose how they want to take the test. Whether they want the test to be taken in paper based medium or in the computer driven medium. But that choice rests totally upon the candidate.