IELTS exam in Nigeria 2018: registration, dates, fees & locations
IELTS is taken all over the world. This abbreviation stands for International English Language Testing System. It is highly demanded by people who have plans to study or work abroad, immigrate or temporarily move to a foreign country where English is the main language. The British Council that organizes IELTS exams also offers all applicants the free online courses (they become available after registration for this international test).
The Online Registration Service is user-friendly, so you can register without any problems by following this steps:
₹ Each candidate has to read everything about the type of the test questions, interesting details about getting results on the British Council site. It is advised that those Nigerians who wish to take this exam are at least 16 years old.
₹ Choose the type of your IELTS exam (either General Training or Academic).
₹ Select the date and location which suits you the best.
₹ Once you have doubled checked everything and prepared the scan of your international passport, you can place your registration online.
₹ Upload the image of the passport in png, jpeg or gif format. Its dimensions should not exceed 1600×1600 pixels, and your file cannot be heavier than 1.5MB. The scanned copy of your passport should include the following information about you: ID, birth date, image, passport expiration date and signature.
₹ Complete the payment through bank transfer or draft. It is possible to pay directly at Zenith, Guarantee Trust or First Bank, and if you choose the offline payment method you have to print your registration application and send It along with the bank draft and passport copy to the British Council office.
The offline payment and documents sending should be completed within 5 business days.
₹ Once the registration is completed (and paid for), you will get an email with the code to access online courses on English language that are free for all registered candidates.
Important notes about IELTS exams
₹ It is possible to collect your examination results three days per week (on Monday, Tuesday and Friday), however, applications from Port Harcourt can only be done on Wednesday
₹ It is better to pay through Nigerian bank instead of providing an online payment (due to possible technical problems)
₹ It usually costs 68,000-75,000 Naira to take the test, still some banks might charge you extra fees for their services or online transaction
₹ You must-have to present a copy of your international passport at the time of registration for test, otherwise your application will not be processed
₹ It is possible to take IELTS exam in Nigeria in multiple locations. Most of them carry 2 tests each month, but there exceptions where tests are organized 1 or 3 times per month.
Below are all the locations available:
Abuja (2 tests monthly)
Abeokuta (1 test monthly)
Enugu (2 exams per month)
Calabar (1 test per month)
Benin City (2 tests monthly)
Ilorin (1 test per 2 months)
Ibadan (2 tests per month)
Port Harcourt (2 exams monthly)
Lagos (3 exams a month)
You can register for these locations either at the British Council in Abuja or Lagos.
IELTS Test Dates in Nigeria
You can visit the official British Council website https://www.britishcouncil.org.ng/ and find the list of all exam dates per locations.