IELTS Dates
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IELTS Dates

PBPiyush Bhartiya
Updated OnJul 12, 2020

IELTS 2020 Date

IELTS means International English Language Testing System. IELTS is categorized as one of the most popular English proficiency tests taken by students. IELTS is preferred by those students who are considering higher education in a country where English is the main subject or for global migration. It is preferred for immigration applications by the governments of Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United Kingdom. It assesses the English language of a candidate by four skill tests. It is accepted in every university of the U.K. and Australia. It is jointly owned by IDP Education Australia, British Council, and Cambridge Assessment English.

IELTS Date of Exam

IELTS date of exam and timings can be chosen from www.ieltsidpindia.com and the IELTS date of exams are available throughout the year. The booking has to be done earlier as the test centers follow the first-come-first-serve basis. IELTS Dates for British Council are the same as those mentioned in the IELTS IDP. IELTS Dates for British Council can be accessed from www.britshcouncil.in. There is no difference in fees, marking system or the exam pattern between the IDP and British Council as both are the co-owners of IELTS.ย 

  • IELTS exam is conducted every week.
  • IELTS paper-based exam is conducted on Thursdays and Saturdays only.
  • IELTS computer-based exam is offered every day based on the availability of seats.

IELTS Date 2020

IELTS Dates for 2020 can be found at www.ieltsidpindia.com and www.britishcouncil.in. IELTS Dates for 2020 vary on the basis of paper-based or computer-based tests. Students are advised to register early as during peak time the tests can fill-up from one month in advance. IELTS Academic paper-based test is conducted 48 times a year while IELTS General Training paper-based is conducted 24 times a year. Though, computer-based tests are conducted all year.

  • IELTS is conducted over 60 cities in India.
  • The fee for the exam is Rs13,250 applicable irrespective of the organizational body organizing the exam.
  • Candidates can cancel or postpone the exam personally or by mail, 5 weeks prior to the date of the exam.

IELTS Date 2019

IELTS Date 2019 was announced by the British Council and IDP. There are 48 exams lined-up for the academic version while 24 exams for General Training. IELTS Date of 2019 is only available on Thursday and Friday. The deadline for registration of candidates is 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the exam.

  • IELTS paper-pen based exam is conducted 4 times a month.
  • A 9-band scale is used to evaluate the IELTS exam.
  • IELTS certificate is valid for 2 years in most cases and 3 years in some cases.

IELTS Date 2018

IELTS dates for 2018 varied on the basis of computer-based or paper-based tests. The computer-based test is conducted 3 times a day andย  7 days a week. IELTS dates 2018 was announced by the British Council. It was conducted 48 times in the year and 4 times a month.

  • IELTS is not recommended for students below 16 years of age.
  • The fees for IELTS 2018 in India were Rs13,250.
  • The candidate will have to pay Rs1900 for transferring the test date in India.

IELTS Date registration

IELTS date registration is available at www.ieltsidpindia.com and www.britshcouncil.in. The IELTS date for registration is different for computer-based and paper-based exams. The computer-based exam is available throughout the year while the paper-based exam is conducted 48 times throughout the year. IELTS date booking depends on the availability of seats. IELTS date booking needs to be done 2 weeks prior to the exam. Passport is mandatory for registering for the IELTS exam.ย 

Steps for IELTS Date Registration and Booking-

  • Go to www.ieltsidpindia.com or www.britishcouncil.in.
  • Select register for test option, and choose your preferred test type, location, and available test date.
  • Give your personal details.
  • Upload scanned copies of your passport.
  • Select the colleges where your report needs to be delivered.
  • Pay the fees and print the acknowledgment receipt.

IELTS Date Availability

IELTS date availability depends on the type of test. The computer-based IELTS test is available three times every day while the paper-based test is available only on selected dates. IELTS date availability for the paper-based test varies according to the demand of candidates. Prior registration is mandatory for the IELTS test.ย 

  • Thursday and Saturday are only days when paper-based IELTS is conducted.
  • A computer-based IELTS exam is conducted every day.
  • During peak time, seats get filled-up to one month in advance.

IELTS Date in India

IELTS date in India varies on the basis of the availability of centers. IELTS date in India can be confirmed through www.ieltsidpindia.com or www.britshcouncil.in.ย 

IELTS Date Mumbai

IELTS date is available in Mumbai for both computer-based and paper-based tests. There are three centers in Mumbai where the IELTS date can be booked depending on the availability of seats.

Dates for Mumbai-West

01/02/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

13/02/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

07/03/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

21/03/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

04/04/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

18/04/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

21/05/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

30/05/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

13/06/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

20/06/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

11/07/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

25/07/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

Dates for Mumbai-South

01/02/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

13/02/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

22/02/2020 โ€“ Academic

07/03/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

14/03/2020 โ€“ Academic

21/03/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

04/04/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

18/04/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

30/04/2020 โ€“ Academic

09/05/2020 โ€“ Academic

21/05/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

30/05/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

06/06/2020 โ€“ Academic

13/06/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

20/06/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

02/07/2020 โ€“ Academic

11/07/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

25/07/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

Dates for Mumbai (British Council)

01/02/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

08/02/2020 โ€“ Academic

13/02/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

22/02/2020 โ€“ Academic

05/03/2020 โ€“ Academic

07/03/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

14/03/2020 โ€“ Academic

21/03/2020 โ€“ General training

IELTS Date Bangalore

IELTS dates are available for two centers in Bangalore. IELTS data is available for both computer-based and paper-based in Bangalore. While computer-based exam facilities can be availed only in the IDP center of Bangalore.

Dates for Bangalore (British Council)

01/02/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

08/02/2020 โ€“ Academic

13/02/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

22/02/2020 โ€“ Academic

05/03/2020 โ€“ Academic

07/03/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

14/03/2020 โ€“ Academic

21/03/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

Dates for Bangalore (IDP)

01/02/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

08/02/2020 โ€“ Academic

13/02/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

22/02/2020 โ€“ Academic

05/03/2020 โ€“ Academic

07/03/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

14/03/2020 โ€“ Academic

21/03/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

04/04/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

11/04/2020 โ€“ Academic

18/04/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

30/04/2020 โ€“ Academic

09/05/2020 โ€“ Academic

16/05/2020 โ€“ Academic

21/05/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

30/05/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

06/06/2020 โ€“ Academic

13/06/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

18/06/2020 โ€“ Academic

20/06/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

02/07/2020 โ€“ Academic

11/07/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

18/07/2020 โ€“ Academic

25/07/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

IELTS Dates Pune

IELTS dates are available for both the computer-based and paper-based tests. There are two centers for booking IELTS dates.

Dates for Pune (British Council)

01/02/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

08/02/2020 โ€“ Academic

13/02/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

22/02/2020 โ€“ Academic

05/03/2020 โ€“ Academic

07/03/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

14/03/2020 โ€“ Academic

21/03/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

Dates for Pune (IDP)

01/02/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

13/02/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

22/02/2020 โ€“ Academic

07/03/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

14/03/2020 โ€“ Academic

21/03/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

04/04/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

18/04/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

30/04/2020 โ€“ Academic

09/05/2020 โ€“ Academic

21/05/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

30/05/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

06/06/2020 โ€“ Academic

13/06/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

20/06/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

02/07/2020 โ€“ Academic

11/07/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

25/07/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

IELTS Date Delhi

IELTS dates are available for three centers situated in New Delhi. IELTS dates can be booked for the paper-based as well as a computer-based exam.

Dates for Delhi (British Council)

01/02/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

08/02/2020 โ€“ Academic

13/02/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

22/02/2020 โ€“ Academic

05/03/2020 โ€“ Academic

07/03/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

14/03/2020 โ€“ Academic

21/03/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

Dates for New Delhi- South (IDP)

01/02/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

13/02/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

07/03/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

21/03/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

04/04/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

18/04/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

21/05/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

30/05/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

13/06/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

20/06/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

11/07/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

25/07/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

Dates for New Delhi โ€“ West (IDP)

01/02/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

08/02/2020 โ€“ Academic

13/02/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

22/02/2020 โ€“ Academic

05/03/2020 โ€“ Academic

07/03/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

14/03/2020 โ€“ Academic

21/03/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

04/04/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

11/04/2020 โ€“ Academic

18/04/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

30/04/2020 โ€“ Academic

09/05/2020 โ€“ Academic

16/05/2020 โ€“ Academic

21/05/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

30/05/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

06/06/2020 โ€“ Academic

13/06/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

18/06/2020 โ€“ Academic

20/06/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

02/07/2020 โ€“ Academic

11/07/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

18/07/2020 โ€“ Academic

25/07/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

IELTS Dates Ahmedabad

IELTS dates have to be booked prior to the test date as there are only two centers. IELTS dates are available for paper-based tests in both the centers while computer-based tests are only available in the IDP center.

Dates for Ahmedabad (British Council)

01/02/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

08/02/2020 โ€“ Academic

13/02/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

22/02/2020 โ€“ Academic

05/03/2020 โ€“ Academic

07/03/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

14/03/2020 โ€“ Academic

21/03/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

Dates for Ahmedabad (IDP)

01/02/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

08/02/2020 โ€“ Academic

13/02/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

22/02/2020 โ€“ Academic

05/03/2020 โ€“ Academic

07/03/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

14/03/2020 โ€“ Academic

21/03/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

04/04/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

11/04/2020 โ€“ Academic

18/04/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

30/04/2020 โ€“ Academic

09/05/2020 โ€“ Academic

16/05/2020 โ€“ Academic

21/05/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

30/05/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

06/06/2020 โ€“ Academic

13/06/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

18/06/2020 โ€“ Academic

20/06/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

02/07/2020 โ€“ Academic

11/07/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

18/07/2020 โ€“ Academic

25/07/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

IELTS Dates Chennai

IELTS dates are available in the two centers situated in Chennai. IELTS dates can be booked for both computer-based and paper-based tests at both the centers.

Dates for Chennai (British Council)

01/02/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

08/02/2020 โ€“ Academic

13/02/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

22/02/2020 โ€“ Academic

05/03/2020 โ€“ Academic

07/03/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

14/03/2020 โ€“ Academic

21/03/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

Dates for Chennai (IDP)

01/02/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

08/02/2020 โ€“ Academic

13/02/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

22/02/2020 โ€“ Academic

05/03/2020 โ€“ Academic

07/03/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

14/03/2020 โ€“ Academic

21/03/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

04/04/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

11/04/2020 โ€“ Academic

18/04/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

30/04/2020 โ€“ Academic

09/05/2020 โ€“ Academic

16/05/2020 โ€“ Academic

21/05/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

30/05/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

06/06/2020 โ€“ Academic

13/06/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

18/06/2020 โ€“ Academic

20/06/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

02/07/2020 โ€“ Academic

11/07/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

18/07/2020 โ€“ Academic

25/07/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

IELTS Dates Kolkata

IELTS dates can be booked in one of the centers present there. IELTS dates are available for both the centers. No computer-based test facility is available in the two centers of Kolkata.

Dates for Kolkata (British Council)

08/02/2020 โ€“ Academic

13/02/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

22/02/2020 โ€“ Academic

05/03/2020 โ€“ Academic

07/03/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

14/03/2020 โ€“ Academic

21/03/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

Dates for Kolkata (IDP)

01/02/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

07/03/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

21/03/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

04/04/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

18/04/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

21/05/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

13/06/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

20/06/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

11/07/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

25/07/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

IELTS Dates Vadodara

IELTS dates are available for both the test centers conducted by IDP and British Council. IELTS dates for the computer-based test can only be booked at the IDP center while the paper-based test can be booked for both the centers.

Dates for Baroda (British Council)

ย 08/02/2020 โ€“ Academic

13/02/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

22/02/2020 โ€“ Academic

05/03/2020 โ€“ Academic

07/03/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

14/03/2020 โ€“ Academic

21/03/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

Dates for Vadodara (IDP)

01/02/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

08/02/2020 โ€“ Academic

13/02/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

22/02/2020 โ€“ Academic

05/03/2020 โ€“ Academic

07/03/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

14/03/2020 โ€“ Academic

21/03/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

04/04/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

11/04/2020 โ€“ Academic

18/04/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

30/04/2020 โ€“ Academic

09/05/2020 โ€“ Academic

16/05/2020 โ€“ Academic

21/05/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

30/05/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

06/06/2020 โ€“ Academic

13/06/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

18/06/2020 โ€“ Academic

20/06/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

02/07/2020 โ€“ Academic

11/07/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

18/07/2020 โ€“ Academic

25/07/2020 โ€“ Academic and General training

FAQs

1. How long is IELTS valid?

IELTS scorecard or Test Report Form (TRF) is valid for 2 years.ย 

2. Who is eligible for IELTS?

The eligibility criteria for IELTS is โ€“ย 

  • A candidate should be at least 16 years of age.
  • The candidate is planning to study in the U.S./Canada/Australia/New Zealand/UK.
  • The candidate is a medical practitioner and plans to work or study further in UK/Australia/USA.
  • The candidate is planning to migrate to Canada/Australia/New Zealand.

3. Is the IELTS exam difficult?

The IELTS exam is not too difficult. The questions are straightforward and determine your capability and how well you use English. There is no pass or fail system in IELTS rather it is evaluated on a 9-band scale. Candidates need to see the requirements of the institution to check the score needed for admission.ย ย 

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Piyush values education and has studied from the top institutes of IIT Roorkee, IIM Bangalore, KTH Sweden and Tsinghua University in China. Post completing his MBA, he has worked with the world's # 1 consulting firm, The Boston Consulting Group and focused on building sales and marketing vertical for top MNCs and Indian business houses.