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IELTS Exam Dates 2022 : Academic and General Training

Updated on 22 June, 2022
Mrinal Mandal

Mrinal Mandal

Study Abroad Expert

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 enroll at. 

The IELTS exam dates are allotted on a 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 traveling, do not assume that dates will be the same.

IELTS Exam Highlights

Official Websitehttps://www.ielts.org/
Official bodiesIDP
Test modeOnline and Offline
Exam FeesRupees 15,500
Accepted score7.5 to 9
SectionsReading, Writing, Speaking and Listening
Acceptance byUSA, 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.

IELTS Exam Dates 2022

January 2022

Exam dateExam Format
January 8, 2022,Academic and General Training
January 15, 2022,Academic
January 20,  2022,Academic
January 29,  2022Academic and General Training

 

February 2022

Exam dateExam Format
February 5, 2022,Academic and General Training (Aus, NZ)
February 12, 2022,Academic and General Training
February 17, 2022,Academic and General Training
February 26, 2022Academic

 

March 2022

Exam dateExam Format
March 3, 2022,Academic
March 12, 2022,Academic and General Training
March 19, 2022,Academic
March 26, 2022Academic and General Training

 

April 2022

Exam dateExam Format
April 9, 2022,Academic and General Training
April 21, 2022,Academic
April 23, 2022,Academic and General Training
April 30, 2022Academic

 

May 2022

Exam dateExam Format
May 7, 2022,Academic and General Training (Aus, NZ)
May 12, 2022,Academic and General Training
May 21, 2022,Academic
May 28, 2022Academic and General Training

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IELTS Exam Dates in June 2022

Exam dateExam Format
June 4, 2022,Academic
June 11, 2022,Academic and General Training
June 16, 2022,Academic
June 25, 2022Academic and General Training

 

IELTS Exam Dates in July 2022

Exam dateExam Format
July 7, 2022,Academic
July 9, 2022,Academic and General Training
July 16, 2022,Academic
July 23, 2022Academic and General Training

 

IELTS Exam Dates in August 2022

Exam dateExam Format
August 6, 2022,Academic and General Training (Aus, NZ)
August 11, 2022,Academic and General Training
August 20, 2022,Academic and General Training
August 27, 2022Academic

 

IELTS Exam Dates in September 2022

Exam dateExam Format
September 3, 2022,Academic and General Training
September 10, 2022,Academic
September 15, 2022,Academic
September 24, 2022Academic and General Training

 

 

IELTS Exam Dates in October 2022

Exam dateExam Format
October 8, 2022,Academic and General Training
October 13, 2022,Academic
October 22, 2022,Academic
October 29 , 2022Academic and General Training

 

IELTS Exam Dates in November 2022

Exam dateExam Format
November 5, 2022,Academic and General Training (Aus, NZ)
November 10, 2022,Academic and General Training
November 19, 2022,Academic and General Training
November 26 , 2022Academic

 

IELTS Exam Dates in December 2022

Exam dateExam Format
December 3, 2022,Academic and General Training
December 8, 2022,Academic
December 10, 2022,Academic
December 17 , 2022Academic and General Training

How to book IELTS Exam date 2022?

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 2022 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.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can I extend my IELTS exam date?

The IELTS test may be rescheduled if the date of testing is a minimum of 15 days from the date of applying for a transfer. For a period of 34 days and higher, you may reschedule the examination without providing the reasons. The transfer of the testing date is allowed if the request is given in writing with test payment proof to the address- IDP Education Pvt Ltd, Global Gateway Towers, Tower-B, 5th Floor, Sikanderpur Ghosi, Sector-26, M.G. Road, Gurugram, Haryana-122002, India. Transfer requests received more than 5 weeks prior to the date of testing will be taken into account. There will be an administrative fee of INR 3,875. Transfer requests will not be considered if they are received within the duration of five weeks before the date of testing.

Q. Can we postpone our IELTS exam date?

Yes you can postpone your examination date for IELTS by paying the administrative charge of INR 3,875 for rescheduling the test. You can reschedule the test for 34 days and more without giving any reason. The transfer is allowed if you give the test payment proof and written request to the official address- IDP Education Pvt Ltd, Global Gateway Towers, Tower-B, 5th Floor, Sikanderpur Ghosi, Sector-26, M.G. Road, Gurugram, Haryana-122002, India. The test date should be at least 15 days from the date of applying for the transfer. You should contact your test centre and you can postpone more than 5 weeks prior to the date of testing.

Q. Which dates are available for IELTS exam?

The testing dates for IELTS are provided up to four times every month, making it 48 fixed testing dates in a year. The IELTS date availability in the country may vary across the General and Academic modules. The Academic test is available on all these 48 dates while the General Training module is available for 24 dates in all. Tests mostly take place on Thursdays and Saturdays. Listening, writing and reading tests usually take place on a single day while the speaking test is held up to seven days before or after the date of testing. You can check the available dates for your city and location online at the IDP website.  For example, the next available dates are 28th May, 04th June, 11th June, 18th June, 25th June and 9th July, 2022 for the IELTS Academic examination.

Q. How to cancel IELTS exam date?

You can apply for IELTS exam cancellation if the date of testing is a minimum of 15 days from the date on which the aspirant is applying for cancellation. If the testing date is between 15 and 34 days or if you are paying offline, candidates may request cancellation through the provision of backing documents and it will be executed upon approval of the online request. After approval, the refund processing takes 8-10 days after administrative costs are deducted. You have to login to the portal and submit your request for cancellation while uploading other documentation. You can get the refund upon cancellation if it is more than five weeks prior to the date of testing. Cancellation within five weeks of the testing date will mean being charged the entire fee unless there is a medical reason for postponement/cancellation.

Q. How to book IELTS exam date?

You can book the IELTS exam date by following these steps: 

  1. Login to the official IELTS India site. 
  2. Choose Register for Test
  3. Choose the preferred method, i.e. computer-based or paper-based. 
  4. Choose the module, i.e. General Training or Academic. 
  5. Choose your city or testing location. 
  6. Choose the time and date from the available list. 
  7. Enter necessary information for completing the application online. 
  8. You will have to upload a scanned colour passport copy. 
  9. Pay the test fee.

Upon completing the booking, you will get the acknowledgement at the registered phone number/email. You can book the slot online for the Speaking test on the chosen date and time. If you do not book yourself within the given time period, a slot will be given automatically (applies for PBT candidates). You will get a final confirmation mail 5-7 days before the test with all details.

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