IELTS Exam Dates

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IELTS Exam Dates

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is considered as the prominent English language proficiency exam undertaken by those planning to work or study abroad in an English-speaking country. There are two types of IELTS, i.e. IELTS General and IELTS Academic and are slightly different in their structure and pattern. Further, the IELTS exam pattern comprises of four sections, namely, Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. If you are planning to register a slot for this exam, it is important to familiarise yourself with the available dates on which you can take IELTS. This blog brings you a detailed list of IELTS exam dates available across India.

Exam type Paper-based or Computer-delivered
Conducted in4 times in a month
Toral Dates Available in one calendar year48 (fixed) [As per British Council]
Academic Version Availability48 dates
General Training Version Availability 24 dates
IELTS Test Convenient DaysSaturdays and Sundays 
Total IELTS Centres in India 84
Announcement of ResultsAfter 13 days of the test

Quick Read: IELTS Preparation Tips

IELTS Exam Dates April-May 2021

The latest dates for the upcoming IELTS exam are given below:

April 2021

Exam DateExam Type
10 April 2021General Training/ Academic
17 April 2021General Training/ Academic
24 April 2021General Training/ Academic

May 2021

Exam DateExam Type
8 May 2021General Training/ Academic
20 May 2021General Training/ Academic
29 May 2021General Training/ Academic

Exam Centres for IELTS

IELTS exam is taken in several cities in India. These locations have available test dates almost every month. Let’s check out the locations of the IELTS exams:

Ahmedabad-WestJalandharNavsari
AmbalaJammuNawanshahr
AmritsarKannurNew Delhi-South
AnandKapurthalaNew Delhi-West
AngamalyKarnalNoida
BarnalaKhannaPatiala
BathindaKochiPune
BengaluruKolkataRaikot – Punjab
BhopalKollamRaipur
CalicutKothamangalamRajkot – Gujarat
ChandigarhKottayamRudrapur
ChengannurKurukshetraSangrur
ChennaiLucknowSri Ganganagar
CoimbatoreLudhianaSri Muktsar Sahib
DehradunMaduraiSurat
FirozpurMangaloreThane
GandhinagarMehsanaThimphu (Bhutan)
GurdaspurMogaThrissur
GurugramMumbai-SouthTiruchirappalli
HoshiarpurMumbai-WestTirupati
HyderabadNadiadTrivandrum
IndoreNagpurVadodara
JaipurNavi MumbaiVijayawada

Exam Dates for Prominent Centres

IELTS listening, reading as well as writing test are conducted on the same day. The speaking test is organised on prior to or after 7 days from the test date. The following tables elucidate the IELTS exam dates for the major cities across India.

Ahmedabad-West

DateExam Type
10 April 2021Academic/ General Training
17 April 2021Academic/ General Training
24 April 2021Academic/ General Training
29 April 2021Academic
8 May 2021Academic/ General Training
20 May 2021Academic/ General Training
22 May 2021Academic
29 May 2021Academic/ General Training

Amritsar

DateExam Type
10 April 2021Academic/ General Training
17 April 2021Academic/ General Training
24 April 2021Academic/ General Training
29 April 2021Academic
8 May 2021Academic/ General Training
20 May 2021Academic/ General Training
22 May 2021Academic
29 May 2021Academic/ General Training

Bengaluru

DateExam Type
10 April 2021Academic/ General Training
17 April 2021Academic/ General Training
24 April 2021Academic/ General Training
29 April 2021Academic
8 May 2021Academic/ General Training
20 May 2021Academic/ General Training
22 May 2021Academic
29 May 2021Academic/ General Training

Bhopal

DateExam Type
10 April 2021Academic/ General Training
17 April 2021Academic/ General Training
24 April 2021Academic/ General Training
8 May 2021Academic/ General Training
20 May 2021Academic/ General Training
29 May 2021Academic/ General Training

Chandigarh 

DateExam Type
10 April 2021Academic/ General Training
17 April 2021Academic/ General Training
24 April 2021Academic/ General Training
29 April 2021Academic
8 May 2021Academic/ General Training
20 May 2021Academic/ General Training
22 May 2021Academic
29 May 2021Academic/ General Training

Also Read: IELTS Eligibility with FAQs

New Delhi (South)

DateExam Type
10 April 2021Academic/ General Training
17 April 2021Academic/ General Training
24 April 2021Academic/ General Training
8 May 2021Academic/ General Training
20 May 2021Academic/ General Training
29 May 2021Academic/ General Training

New Delhi (West)

DateExam Type
10 April 2021Academic/ General Training
17 April 2021Academic/ General Training
24 April 2021Academic/ General Training
29 April 2021Academic
8 May 2021Academic/ General Training
20 May 2021Academic/ General Training
22 May 2021Academic
29 May 2021Academic/ General Training

Note: The aforementioned dates are similar for Noida as well. 

IELTS Slot Booking

To check the IELTS exam dates available for the upcoming months, you must go through the websites of the IELTS-affiliated institutions in India such as the British Council. You will find a list of available dates for IELTS slot booking and you can select the right date as per your convenience and preparation plan. Here are the key steps you can follow to find IELTS Exam Dates on the website of the British Council:

  • Visit the official website of the British Council and select the “take an exam” option at the top of the page.
  • Select “Take IELTS with British Council” and then scroll down to the option of “test date, fees and location”.
  • You will be redirected to a page listing the different IELTS exam dates for the upcoming months, click on “apply now” in front of the suitable date and location and book your slot.

How to Prepare for IELTS?

In order to prepare for IELTS, you need to plan accordingly:

  • Draft an Efficient Study Plan
  • Use Unique Ways to Improve Your English
  • Get a Hold of the IELTS Exam Pattern & Format
  • Go Through IELTS Sample Papers
  • Relax Before the Exam 

To know the more IELTS exam dates of other important cities, get in touch with our Leverage Edu experts.

Check Out the Detailed Step-by-Step Registration Process at IELTS Registration 2020

FAQs

What level is 6.5 in IELTS?


IELTS score is distributed in various bands. The level 6.5 denotes B2 grade in CEFR level. You can get full insight about IELTS banding by reading our blog on Different IELTS Bands.

Which IELTS for Canada PR?

IELTS General is the preferred test to obtain Canadian PR. It is essential to know that IELTS Academic score won’t be applicable for applying for immigration. 

What is the syllabus of IELTS?

Generally, IELTS covers four modules which include Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing. To know more about it in further detail, read our comprehensive blog on IELTS Syllabus.

We hope this blog has helped you with a comprehensive understanding of IELTS exam dates. To achieve a targetted score, a decisive strategy in IELTS preparation plays an essential role. Sign up for online demo session with our experts at Leverage Edu and we will help you devising the right preparation plan as well as equipping you with the best study material and exam tips to help you in achieving a higher band score in IELTS.

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