IELTS Exam Dates

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International English Language Testing System known as IELTS  is one of the world’s major recognized English language tests and is widely approved as proof of English language proficiency by over 9,000 organizations worldwide.




Since IELTS is a very popular test, it is suggested that candidates should book the test seat before the registration deadline. Please note, once all the test places have been assigned and the session is full, you will not be able to get a suitable IELTS exam date. Before that, here are some useful links about IELTS Exam:

IELTS Exam Syllabus IELTS Exam Pattern
IELTS Exam Dates IELTS Results


Candidates looking for an IELTS exam date can read this article for clarity, as everything related to it is mentioned in detail below.

How to find the IELTS Exam Date?

IELTS exam dates can be scheduled 4 times a month. You can choose your IELTS exam dates and convenient test center on the IELTS website as well as the type of exam you want to take i.e IELTS Academic training or IELTS General Training. You will then see IELTS exam dates that are available according to you and click then fill out the application form.

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Steps to Select IELTS Exam Dates and Location

Candidates who are looking to book their required test center and IELTS exam Dates are required to do the following:

  • Visit the IDP/British Council official website and click on Register
  • Click on ‘Find Test Date’ and enter in the month city and module of choice
  • You will be then redirected to the IELTS Application: Check Test Availability page
  • Candidates are required to select the desired date and click Apply 

There are 2 official bodies that conduct the IELTS Test in 78 locations. They are :

  1. The British Council with its presence in 40 locations.
  2. IDP Education with its branches in 37 cities.

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Can I postpone the IELTS exam date?

Yes, the IELTS exam date can be postponed or canceled. Candidates can postpone or cancel the exam through email. However, Cancellation or rescheduling cannot be done through the telephone.

  • You will receive a refund of less than 25% of the administrative fee If you postpone or cancel your IELTS exam date prior to 5 weeks of the test date.
  • Candidates canceling the  IELTS exam date less than 5 weeks of the test date will not receive any refund.
  • Those who do not appear for the exam will also not receive any refund

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Do we get text/practice books when we book the IELTS exam date?

The aspirants can prepare for the exam through self-study or by attending coaching for the test. Those who wish to prepare themselves can prepare from the best books and resources for IELTS. 

  • IELTS Exam date is arranged almost every week in different locations.
  • The last Registration time limit is 2 weeks before the IELTS exam date.
  • IELTS exam date is scheduled on Thursdays or Saturdays only.
  • British Council conducts IELTS Academic Test 48 days each year and the IELTS General test is arranged 24 days per year.

Important Points regarding the IELTS exam date are:

  • Candidates should register one month prior to secure their place on your preferred day at your chosen test center
  • Both IDP IELTS and the British Council IELTS offer the test on 48-fixed IELTS exam dates each year. The schedule for the whole year is available on the website.