International English Language Testing System

Required for:

Students who want to pursue PG Degree/ Masters in Business Administration Entrance exam in USA primarily. However there are some Premier Ivy League universities in UK that may also require GMAT to be taken as a qualifying exam. GMAT is also accepted by IIMs, ISB and Some other colleges for their executive MBA programs.

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The score is valid for 2 years.


The score is sent to 5 universities by GMAC free of cost at the time of exam. GMAC charges additionally for scores sent to universities later.


The score is sent to 2 universities.


The registration is either done in person or by mail.


British Council (Mumbai):
The British Deputy High Commission,
British Council Division,
901, 9th Floor, Tower 1,
841, Senapati Bapat Marg,
Elphinstone Road, Mumbai – 400013
Tel – (022) – 67486748
IDP Australia (Mumbai):
IDP Australia,
Express Building, 1st Floor,
Opp. Churchgate Railway Station,
Churchgate, Mumbai 400020. India.
Tel : 022-22026505 Fax : 022-22042686

Requirements for Registration:

Name as in the Passport, Passport, 2 Photographs- not less than 6 months old, Address, and Demand Draft. If the date is not available the Demand Draft is sent back.


Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Baroda, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Calicut, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Jamshedpur, Kochi, Kolkatta, Kottayam, Lucknow, Ludhiyana, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi, Patiala, Patna, Pondicherry, Pune, Raipur, Rajkot, Rudrapur, Siligiri, Surat, Thimpu, Thrissur, Trichur, Trichy, Trivandrum, Vadodara, Vapi, Vijayvada, Visakhapatnam and Vizag.



Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Indore, Gurgaon, Noida, Manipal, Pilani, Mysore, Coimbatore, Trichy, Bhubaneshwar, Ranchi, Jaipur, Lucknow, Pune, Patna, Vellore, Nagpur, Vijayawada, Vizag, and Trivandrum.


If you postpone or cancel your application more than 5 weeks before the test date, you will receive a refund minus an administration charge, If you postpone or cancel within 5 weeks of the test date, you will be charged the full fee unless you have a medical reason. If you provide a medical certificate within 5 days of the test date, you will receive a refund minus the local administrative cost.


The IELTS test is a paper-based test.

Number of Tests:

You may take the IELTS test as many times as you like.


The test is for 2 hours & 45 minutes excluding the Speaking module. The Speaking module is for 15 minutes; hence the total duration is for 3 hours.


Total score is out of 9 Bands. Scoring is between 1-9.

Test Reports:

There is NO CHARGE for the additional TRF, but the candidate will have to pay a dispatch charge of Rs. 1,000/- if the candidate wishes to order dispatch by Courier or Rs. 250/- if the dispatch is by Registered Post.

Academic Training:

  • Listening (40 questions) – 30 minutes
  • Reading (40 questions) – 60 minutes
  • Writing (2 essays) – 60 minutes
  • Speaking – 10 to 15 minutes.

General Training:

  • Listening (40 questions) – 30 minutes
  • Reading (40 questions) – 60 minutes
  • Writing (2 essays) – 60 minutes
  • Speaking – 10 to 15 minutes.


  • 1st essay (150 words) 20 minutes
  • 2nd essay (250 words) 40 minutes

Countries Accepting IELTS:

Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, United States, Singapore, Dubai & Malaysia