A guide on IELTS Exam Dates for 2021

ielts exam dates in 2021

IELTS is the preferred test to evaluate the language skills of immigrant students to secure admission in undergraduate and postgraduate courses in English-speaking countries. Academic institutions across the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and Australia accept IELTS scores. The test comprehends students’ abilities in four major sections- speaking, reading, writing, and listening. There are two different IELTS tests- General Training and Academic.  You are required to take the test depending on the university or college you’ve decided to enrol at. 

The IELTS exam dates are allotted on the first-come and first serve basis. Choose your date and timings beforehand to avoid the delay. You can register for the test both in online and offline mode. The online test is available throughout the week, thrice a day, and results are delivered within five working days. You can give listening, reading, and writing tests on the same day and speaking tests a week before or after the test date, so schedule accordingly. Choose your dates wisely as the dates are different in every state, so in case you’re travelling, do not assume that dates will be the same. 

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IELTS Exam Highlights

 

Official Website

 

https://www.ielts.org/

 

Official bodies

 

British Council and IDP

 

Test mode

 

Online and Offline

 

Exam Fees

 

Rupee 14,700

 

Accepted score

 

7.5 to 9

 

Sections

 

Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening

 

Acceptance by

 

USA, UK, Australia and other English speaking countries

Read More: IELTS Exam Pattern 

IELTS Exam Pattern

The IELTS exam contains four sections- writing, speaking, listening and reading. Although the questions differ slightly for General Training and Academic. Check below-

IELTS General Training

IELTS General Academic

Sections

No. of Questions Time Allotted No. of Questions Time allotted

Listening

40 30 minutes 40 30 minutes

Speaking

3 11-14 minutes 3 11-14 minutes
Reading 40 60 minutes 40

60 minutes

Writing 2 60 minutes 2

60 minutes

Where to find IELTS Exam Dates?

Earlier both the IDP and British Council used to conduct the IELTS test throughout India, however, now only IDP organizes the test. You can either visit their website to find the dates or check the dates mentioned below or select the most convenient date. 

Read More: Categories of IELTS Test

How to book IELTS Exam date 2021?

Annually 48 tests are conducted for IELTS, and as we mentioned, booking depends on availability. Twenty-four days are fixed for IELTS General Training Exams and 48 days for IELTS General Academic. Follow the steps to book IELTS Exam date 2021 in India-

1. Visit the IELTS India website and create your ID.

2. Select Register for Test

3. Select your preferred test mode- paper-based / computer delivered test 

4. Choose your module- IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training for A1 and B! for Life Skills or UKVI. (select carefully, consult with your academic institution about which test they accept.)

5. Select your nearest location

6. Select the date and time you prefer

7. Fill in the required details and complete your application.

8. Upload a scanned copy of your passport

9. Pay the fees

10. Check the receipt for booking confirmation

IELTS test fee structure and mode of payment

Test

Fees
Life Skills

INR 13,940

Offline test

INR 14,700
Online test

INR 14,700

UKVI 

INR 15,100

You can pay online via credit/debit card, PayTM, or Net Banking. If you’ve opted for offline mode, you can pay via demand draft or HDFC/ICICI deposit slip.

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IELTS Exam dates

January, 2021

Exam date

Exam Format
January 21, 2021

General Training and Academic Training

January 23, 2021

General Academic

February, 2021

Exam Date 

Exam Format
February 6, 2021

General Academic

February 20, 2021

General Training and General Academic
February 25, 2021

General Academic

February 27, 2021

General Training and General Academic

March, 2021

Exam Dates

Exam Format
March 4, 2021

General Academic

March 7, 2021

General Training and General Academic
March 13, 2021

General Academic 

March 20, 2021

General Training and General Academic

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April, 2021

Exam Dates

Exam Format

April 10, 2021

General Training and General Academic
April 17, 2021

General Academic

April 24, 2021

General Training and General Academic

April 29, 2021

General Academic

May, 2021

Exam Dates

Exam Format
May 8, 2021

General Training and General Academic

May 20, 2021

General Academic

May 22, 2021

General Training and General Academic
May 29, 2021

General Academic

June, 2021

Exam Date

Exam Format

June 5, 2021

General Training and General Academic
June 12, 2021

General Training and General Academic

June 17, 2021

General Academic

June 19, 2021

General Training and General Academic

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July, 2021

Exam Dates

Exam Format
July 2, 2021

General Academic

July 11, 2021

General Training and General Academic
July 18, 2021

General Academic

July 25, 2021

General Training and General Academic

August, 2021

Exam Dates

Exam Format
August 6, 2021

General Academic

August 8, 2021

General Training and General Academic
August 22, 2021

General Training and General Academic

August 29, 2021

General Academic

September, 2021

Exam Dates

Exam Format
September 5, 2021

General Academic

September 12, 2021

General Training and General Academic
September 17, 2021

General Training and General Academic

September 26, 2021

General Training and General Academic

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October, 2021

Exam Dates

Exam Format
October 12, 2021

General Academic

October 15, 2021

General Training and General Academic
October 24, 2021

General Training and General Academic

October 31, 2021

General Training and General Academic

November, 2021

Exam Dates

Exam Format
November 7, 2021

General Academic

November 12, 2021

General Training and General Academic
November 21, 2021

General Training and General Academic

November 28, 2021

General Academic

December, 2021

Exam Dates

Exam Format
December 3, 2021

General Academic

December 5, 2021

General Training and General Academic
December 12, 2021

General Academic

December 19, 2021

General Training and General Academic

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