Exam registration process for Private Candidates 

Please note the October / November 2020 Cambridge registration process for Private Candidates will only be done online.

Please follow the steps below in order to register:

  • Select registration link Cambridge Oct / Nov 2020 Registration
  • Carefully read through the guidance notes before you register.
  • Click on the “Register Here” tab at the bottom of the Guidance Notes page. You will be taken to the Registration Mode page.
  • Select the appropriate registration mode to indicate who you are registering the exams for.
  • Fill in and confirm your email address. Click “Proceed”
  • Complete your contact details. Please note if you do not complete all required fields this will cause a delay in processing your registration. “Click Proceed”
  • Tick the box to confirm you have read and understood the Privacy Terms and Conditions. Click “Proceed”
  • Fill in your personal details in the relevant fields. Click “Proceed”
  • Select all the subjects you wish to register for by clicking a small box to the left of the subject you want to register. The subject fee is shown next to the subject. Click “Proceed”
  • Complete the Disability requirements & Child Protection section. If you are registering for a student above the age of 18 years, select “No” in the drop-down menu below and click “Proceed”. If you are registering subjects for a student under the age of 18 years, select “Yes” and complete the information below. Click “Proceed”
  • Fill in the Application Details section. If you are registering for more than one candidate, click “Add another attendee” and repeat all the processes mentioned above.
  • Click “Complete Registration”
  • You will receive a confirmation email with your selected options and payment instruction. Kindly check your junk/spam folders if you do not see the confirmation email in your inbox
  • When contacting the British Council, always quote your reference number in the email subject line.


Step 1: Complete your registration form

You can click here to start your registration online:

Register for IGCSEs, GCE O-Levels or A-levels

When to register

Find out about the registration deadlines for Cambridge International Exams (CIE) exams.

Do I need to make any special arrangements? 

Find out about special arrangements.

Step 2: Pay for your exams

You will find the fees for all exams listed on the registration form. Your application will not be processed until you have paid for your exams.

You can pay via a bank transfer payable to the British Council, or via a bank deposit through designated Stanbic Banks.

See a list of designated banks:


Belgravia – 6 Duthie Road, Belgravia

Nelson Mandela – 64 Nelson Mandela Ave.

Borrowdale – Shop No 20 Sam Levy Village

Minerva – 77 Parklane,

NSSA Building - Samora Machel – 59 Samora Machel

Bulawayo - Main Street Cn Main Street & 8th Avenue

Chegutu - 128 Queen Street

Kwekwe - 28B Nelson Mandela Way

Mutare - 67 Herbert Chitepo Street

Gweru - 6th Floor Zimnat House

Chitungwiza - Shop 40B Town Centre


Use the British Council bank details:

Account name:                      British Council

Nostro Account Number:    9140000882703

Branch:                                  Minerva


Penalty Fees 

Each examination board has a normal registration stage for each exam session. You may still be able to register for exams after this date, but you will have to pay a penalty fee. You can find more information about late registration penalty fees on your exam registration form.

Keep your stamped bank deposit slip/proof of payment as you will need this to complete your exam registration.

Step 3: Submit your registration form

You have now filled in your registration form and paid for your exams.

The final step is to submit your application to the British Council.

To do this, please attach your proof of payment and send an email to general.enquiries@britishcouncil.org.zw

Emails should have the Candidate Name and Registration Reference on Subject.

Step 4: Registration complete

You have successfully registered for school exams with the British Council.

You will receive your Statement of Entry and information about your examination venues approximately four weeks after registration.

Need to amend your entry?

Contact us  for support

Should you require any information in the meantime, please contact us.  We will be happy to talk you through the process.