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How to Find IELTS Test Dates & Venue in Nigeria – In Six Steps!

Are you planning and preparing to study abroad in UK, USA, Australia or any other native English speaking country? In most cases, you need to present an English Language qualification test as requirement for admission or even scholarship application.

The British Council is responsible for administering the International English Language Test System (IELTS) in Nigeria and several other African countries. The first step to taking the IELTS is identifying a date that is suitable for you and applying for the test. Then consider taking classes to improve your chances of scoring high.

In six steps, how to find test dates and venues to take IELTS

Step 1

First visit the https://ielts.britishcouncil.org/ and select your country.

Step 2

Find the Test Date that is most suitable for you. To find an IELTS Exams IELTS date venueTest date in Nigeria, enter your criteria in the form. This will include the month you intend to take the test, the town (Abuja, Lagos or Port-Harcourt) and the module (Academic or General training), and then Find.

Step 3

Check Test Availability

This takes you to a list of available test dates for each venue in Abuja, Lagos and Port-Harcourt open for application and the percentage of application taken so far. Decide on the date that is most appropriate for you and click Apply.

Step 4

Next, read and accept the Terms & Conditions for applying for the IELTS through British Council. Click Continue to the next page.

Step 5

Carefully fill the form for Candidate Details and continue to the next page. Confirm if the information you entered in step 5 is correct for Summary, then click to Apply Now

To complete your application, you are required to pay for your test place, and send all supporting documents to your test centre by the stated deadline. Your application will be cancelled if you do not do this by the stated deadline.


Test Preparation

There are 4 components:

Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

Listening, Reading and Writing components of the test are done on the date you registered for while the speaking test could come up on another date within seven days before and seven days after the date you registered for.

Kindly note that you MUST appear with the original International Passport you registered with, for each of the components of the test.




  1. Akpos says

    I love this and would love to apply but the form not here.

  2. Udaba, Peter Ikechukwu says

    I an so delighted about this test because I want to study abroad. Now, the problem facing this interest of mine is the money aspect of it. I would like you to help me by reducing the form price for me, even if it is #3000.(three thousand) so that I can be able to purchase the form and get ready. Please, I need your reply.Thanks.

  3. Anil Garg says

    About IELTS
    IELTS stands for ‘International English Language Testing System'. It is an international standardized test of English language proficiency. It is jointly managed by University of Cambridge ESOL Examination, the British Council and IDP Education Australia, and was established in 1989.
    The tests are administered at centers throughout the world. Internationally, universities, professional bodies, government agencies and immigration authorities of countries like Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Australia recognize it.

    The International English Language testing System is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is the language of communication and instruction. It covers four basic language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking.

    IELTS is a compulsory exam for admission into universities and training programs in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

  4. Jennifer John says

    Nice post about IELTS. it is helpful for students.


  5. Polycarp Bassey says

    Wao! that's interesting and I will like to register. Thanks to the administrator of this system.

  6. Elvis Braide says


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