A guide on IELTS Exam Dates for 2021

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Updated on 05 January, 2022

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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. 

 

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

 

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 TrainingIELTS General Academic
SectionsNo. of QuestionsTime AllottedNo. of QuestionsTime allotted
Listening4030 minutes4030 minutes
Speaking311-14 minutes311-14 minutes
Reading4060 minutes4060 minutes
Writing260 minutes260 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.

 

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

TestFees
Life SkillsINR 13,940
Offline testINR 14,700
Online testINR 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.


 IELTS Exam dates

January, 2021

Exam dateExam Format
January 21, 2021General Training and Academic Training
January 23, 2021General Academic

February, 2021

Exam Date Exam Format
February 6, 2021General Academic
February 20, 2021General Training and General Academic
February 25, 2021General Academic
February 27, 2021General Training and General Academic

March, 2021

Exam DatesExam Format
March 4, 2021General Academic
March 7, 2021General Training and General Academic
March 13, 2021General Academic 
March 20, 2021General Training and General Academic

 

April, 2021

Exam DatesExam Format
April 10, 2021General Training and General Academic
April 17, 2021General Academic
April 24, 2021General Training and General Academic
April 29, 2021General Academic

May, 2021

Exam DatesExam Format
May 8, 2021General Training and General Academic
May 20, 2021General Academic
May 22, 2021General Training and General Academic
May 29, 2021General Academic

June, 2021

Exam DateExam Format
June 5, 2021General Training and General Academic
June 12, 2021General Training and General Academic
June 17, 2021General Academic
June 19, 2021General Training and General Academic


 July, 2021

Exam DatesExam Format
July 2, 2021General Academic
July 11, 2021General Training and General Academic
July 18, 2021General Academic
July 25, 2021General Training and General Academic

August, 2021

Exam DatesExam Format
August 6, 2021General Academic
August 8, 2021General Training and General Academic
August 22, 2021General Training and General Academic
August 29, 2021General Academic

September, 2021

Exam DatesExam Format
September 5, 2021General Academic
September 12, 2021General Training and General Academic
September 17, 2021General Training and General Academic
September 26, 2021General Training and General Academic

 

October, 2021

Exam DatesExam Format
October 12, 2021General Academic
October 15, 2021General Training and General Academic
October 24, 2021General Training and General Academic
October 31, 2021General Training and General Academic

November, 2021

Exam DatesExam Format
November 7, 2021General Academic
November 12, 2021General Training and General Academic
November 21, 2021General Training and General Academic
November 28, 2021General Academic

December, 2021

Exam DatesExam Format
December 3, 2021General Academic
December 5, 2021General Training and General Academic
December 12, 2021General Academic
December 19, 2021General Training and General Academic