Exam registration process for Private Candidates 

Step 1: Complete your registration form

You can download your registration form 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


Main Street Cn Main Street & 8th Avenue


128 Queen Street


28B Nelson Mandela Way


67 Herbert Chitepo Street


6th Floor Zimnat House


Shop 40B Town Centre


Use the British Council bank details:

Account name:                      British Council

Account number:                  9140000223092

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, you will need:

1.    Your completed and signed registration form. Please make and keep a photocopy of this form for your records.

2.    One colour passport-size photograph. These must be taken within the past three months.

3.    A clear photocopy of your valid National ID Card, birth certificate or passport.

4.    Your stamped bank deposit slip or bank transfer. Please make and keep a photocopy of this deposit slip for your records.


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  or visit us at the British Council office

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