Exam registration process for Private Candidates 


Please note the October/November 2023 Cambridge registration process for Private Candidates will only be done online.

Please follow the steps below in order to register:

  • Select registration link Cambridge May/June 2024 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 t 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 and upload all required documents 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. 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 process 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 confirmation email in your inbox
  • When contacting the British Council, always quote your reference number in email subject line.

Step 1: Complete your registration form

My examination board is Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)

Register for IGCSEs/GCE O Levels or A/AS-levels at the British Council using this link 

When to register

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

Do I need to make any special arrangements? 

Contact us to find out how we can assist with your special arrangements

 My examination board is Pearson Edexcel

Register for GCSEs or A/AS-levels at the British Council or at your school.

When to register

Find out about the registration deadlines for Pearson Edexcel exams.

Do I need to make any special arrangements?

Contact us to find out how we can assist with your special arrangements

Step 2: Pay for exams

You can pay by cash deposit or bank transfer in Zambian Kwacha (ZMK) only into the account below using the monthly book-keeping rate which is published on our website here. Kindly note that the term "Bank transfer" used in this registration process as a payment option refers to both 'Bank-to-Bank' transfers and cash deposit into our British Council account. Your application will not be processed until you have paid for your exams.

Bank: Standard Chartered 

Account name: British Council

Account Number: 0100114235800


Sort code: 06-00-17

See a list of designated Standard Chartered bank branches:

Lusaka- Lusaka Main Branch, Cairo Road, Levy Mall Branch, Kabulonga Branch, Manda Hill Branch, Manda Hill Shopping Centre

Livingstone - Livingstone branch, Mosi O Tunya Road

Kitwe - Zambia Way (Kitwe Main) Branch

Ndola - Jacaranda Branch

Chingola - Chingola Branch

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 completed and submitted your online registration form and paid for your exams. Please quote your reference number on your bank deposit slip.

The final step is to submit your supporting documents to the British Council. 

To do this, you will need:

  • One colour passport-size photograph. This must be taken within the past three months. 
  • A clear photocopy or scanned copy of your valid National ID Card, birth ceritiface or passport.
  • Your stamped bank deposit slip. Please make and keep a photocopy of this deposit slip for your records.

Submit all your supporting documents via email to info@britishcouncil.org.zm

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.

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