IELTS 2020 APPLICATION & REGISTRATION
IELTS is popular among Indian students who wish to settle in English speaking nations. One needs IELTS exam score either for pursuing higher studies or for employment purposes. There are no eligibility criteria for taking this exam. This exam is recommended for those candidates above 16 years.
Candidates have to follow steps to register for exam. IDP and British Council both conduct this exam for the candidates. Steps to be followed are
Besides the above mentioned online mode, candidates can also opt for offline mode to register IELTS exam. Application form for the offline process, candidate has to download it from official IELTS website. Registration forms are also available on either IDP or British Council website as well. Fill out the form correctly and send it to the nearest test center along with fee.
Candidate has to follow each method prominently to register for IELTS exam in offline mode.
Registration fees for IELTS exam can be paid either online or offline mode. IELTS exam fee varies across countries due to rate of currencies. For India, registration fee is INR 13,250. Fee payment process is discussed below.
Across India, there are 78 locations for IELTS exam centers. British Council has 40 locations across India and IDP Education has 37 locations across cities. Irrespective of conducting organization, exam fee for IELTS is INR 13250. Total number of exam centers across India is given below on the map.
Candidates should know the exam pattern for IELTS. Academic test is taken only for those who want to pursue higher education and General Training Test is taken only for those who want to go abroad for employment opportunities. Candidates have to fill out many details for IELTS application form. Following are the fields to be filled up in the form
|Personal Information||Name of the candidate; Email address; Date of Birth; Address; Phone number; Gender|
|Identification Proof||Identity document; Identity proof number|
|Nation related information||Code and name of the country; Nationality Code and name of first language|
|Occupational details||Occupation sector; Occupation level|
|Educational Qualification||Level of education; Number of years studying English; Current studying level on English|
|Reason for IELTS||For Higher Education or for Employment purpose|
|Important dates||Declaration; Signature; date|
For occupational details, candidate has to fill up other occupational sectors along with code. Below the table is given along with code
|Agriculture, Fishing, Forestry, Mining||02|
|Arts and Entertainment||03|
|Banking and Finance||04|
|Catering and Leisure||05|
|Craft and design||07|
|Health and Social Services||09|
|Installation, Maintenance and Repair Services||10|
|Law and Legal Services||11|
|Manufacturing and Assembly Industries||12|
|Technical and Scientific||15|
|Telecommunications and Media||16|
Along with occupational sector, candidate has to fill up an occupational level as well with code
|Employee (Senior level)||3|
|Employee (Middle or Junior level)||4|
|Worker in home||5|
Other than occupational details, the candidate has to fill up reason for taking IELTS exam. There are specified codes among which applicants have to choose a reason for taking IELTS exam. Most candidates take it for pursuing higher education or employment purposes. Reasons have been mentioned in the drop-down list, candidates have to choose option along with code in registration form.
|Reason for IELTS exam||Code|
|For higher education extending 3months or more||1|
|For higher education extending 3months or less||2|
|For other education purposes||3|
|For registration as a doctor||4|
|For professional registration (other than medical)||7|
|For personal reasons||8|
|For registration as nurse (including CGFNS)||9|
|For registration as dentist||10|
For those who have registered online, there is no need to send any more documents along with form. Candidates who register via online but make payment via cash or demand draft has to send following documents along with application form
Candidate who makes an offline application for IELTS exam and makes fee payment via Cash or Demand Draft has to send following details
Candidates should get an overview of IELTS exam dates before booking slots. Global test dates are given below along with its test type. Exam date sheets are given below
|January 4, 2020||Academic|
|January 11, 2020||Academic and General Training|
|January 16, 2020||Academic|
|January 18, 2020||Academic and General Training|
|February 1, 2020||Academic and General Training|
|February 8, 2020||Academic|
|February 13, 2020||Academic and General Training|
|February 22, 2020||Academic|
|March 5, 2020||Academic|
|March 7, 2020||Academic and General Training|
|March 14, 2020||Academic only|
|March 21, 2020||Academic and General Training|
|April 4, 2020||Academic and General Training|
|April 11, 2020||Academic|
|April 18, 2020||Academic and General Training|
|April 30, 2020||Academic|
|May 9, 2020||Academic|
|May 16, 2020||Academic|
|May 21, 2020||Academic and General Training|
|May 30, 2020||Academic and General Training|
|June 6, 2020||Academic|
|June 13, 2020||Academic and General Training|
|June 18, 2020||Academic|
|June 20, 2020||Academic and General Training|
|July 2, 2020||Academic|
|July 11, 2020||Academic and General Training|
|July 18, 2020||Academic|
|July 25, 2020||Academic and General Training|
|August 6, 2020||Academic|
|August 8, 2020||Academic and General Training|
|August 22, 2020||Academic and General Training|
|August 29, 2020||Academic|
|September 5, 2020||Academic|
|September 12, 2020||Academic and General Training|
|September 17, 2020||Academic and General Training|
|September 26, 2020||Academic and General Training|
|October 10, 2020||Academic|
|October 15, 2020||Academic and General Training|
|October 24, 2020||Academic and General Training|
|October 31, 2020||Academic and General Training|
|November 7, 2020||Academic|
|November 12, 2020||Academic and General Training|
|November 21, 2020||Academic and General Training|
|November 28, 2020||Academic|
|December 3, 2020||Academic|
|December 5, 2020||Academic and General Training|
|December 12, 2020||Academic|
|December 19, 2020||Academic and General Training|
Due to any kind of unavoidable situation, candidates cancel or reschedule for IELTS exam. Candidates must keep in mind the amount of cancellation fee will be charged depending on duration left for the test taken.
British Council: BC Examinations and English Services India Pvt. Ltd.,
6th Floor, One Horizon Centre,
Sector 43, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon - 122002.
IDP:IDP Education India Private
Limited, 6th Floor, Plot No.32, Global Business Square, SECTOR44, GURGAON-122003 (Haryana),India.
If a candidate wishes to postpone IELTS date to later time, then it is necessary to request a change in date 5 weeks prior to exam date. For postponement of exam date, candidate will not be charged any fee. If postponement happens due to medical issues, candidate needs to submit medical evidence.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College
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