Take an exam

Over 2 million people took an English exam with the British Council last year. We offer a wide range of exams, from English tests to school and business qualifications, in more than 90 countries worldwide. We connect people worldwide with learning opportunities and creative ideas from academia and the business world.


IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the world’s most popular English language test. More than 2 million IELTS tests are taken each year.

Taking IELTS opens doors – it can help you live, study and work around the world. More than 8,000 organisations worldwide accept IELTS, including government, academic and employment institutions. In fact, IELTS is the only English language test accepted for immigration purposes by all countries that require one.

Cambridge English

Cambridge English Language Assessment exams are known and recognised by schools, universities, private and public sector employers all over the English-speaking world.

Success in a Cambridge exam provides you with an internationally recognised certificate showing the level you have attained in English.

How can I find out more or register for an exam?

We do not currently offer exams in Syria.  If you would like more information about how you can take an IELTS or Cambridge English exam with us, please contact one of our regional offices: