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IELTS Exam Dates 2021 Available at IDP IELTS and British Council

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Sayantani Barman

Study Abroad Expert | Updated On -Jun 9, 2021

IELTS exam dates are available all around the year, you need to choose the date as per your application deadline. Over 9,000 organizations across the globe accept IELTS score.

  • It is used as a reliable indicator of all the aspects of communication in English for education, immigration, and professional purposes.
  • IELTS is conducted on 48 fixed dates a year, up to four times a month as per local demand. Candidates therefore can choose from various slots available for the test. 
  • The test fee for IELTS Academic is INR 14000 irrespective of the means of IELTS Registration
  • Since IELTS is a very popular test, it is suggested that candidates 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 see it on the online registration system.

IELTS Exam Dates 2021 

Only a few IELTS exam dates are left this year. Due to COVID 19 outbreak, circumstances have been changed and so the authority took decisions for making the exam easier for the test takers by making it available at home. IELTS exam dates left are 

IELTS Exam Dates May 2021

8th May, 2021 Academic and General Training
20th May, 2021 Academic
22nd May, 2021 Academic and General Training
29th May, 2021 Academic

IELTS Exam Dates June 2021

5th June, 2021 Academic and General Training
12th June, 2021 Academic and General Training
17th June, 2021 Academic
19th June, 2021 Academic and General Training

IELTS Exam Dates July 2021

2nd July, 2021 Academic
11th July, 2021 Academic and General Training
18th July, 2021 Academic
25th July, 2021 Academic and General Training

IELTS Exam Dates August 2021

6th August, 2021 Academic
8th August, 2021 Academic and General Training
22nd August, 2021 Academic and General Training
29th August, 2021 Academic

IELTS Exam Dates September 2021

5th September, 2021 Academic
12th September, 2021 Academic and General Training
17th September, 2021 Academic and General Training
26th September, 2021 Academic and General Training

IELTS Exam Dates October 2021

10th October, 2021 Academic
15th October, 2021 Academic and General Training
24th October, 2021 Academic and General Training
31st October, 2021 Academic and General Training

IELTS Exam Dates November 2021

7th November, 2021 Academic
12th November, 2021 Academic and General Training
21st November, 2021 Academic and General Training
28th November, 2021 Academic

IELTS Exam Dates December 2021

3rd December, 2021 Academic
5th December, 2021 Academic and General Training
12th December, 2021 Academic
19th December, 2021 Academic and General Training

How to Select IELTS Exam Dates and Location

Candidates can book the IELTS Exam centers and dates in three ways:

1) British Council:

Candidates can find updated information about the test dates and availability of slots by either using the online registration system or contacting one of the British Council centers to register in person. Usually, Listening, Reading and Writing tests are completed on the same day. The Speaking test may be conducted on the same day, or up to a week before or after the main test day, in which case, the candidate will receive a notification 5 days before the test.

There are two ways of registering for IELTS through British Council: Online and Offline.


  1. Visit the British Council website.
  2. Click on ‘Register for IELTS now’.
  3. Go to the box on the left side of the webpage, ‘Find Test Date’. Enter Month, City, Module.
  4. This will lead to IELTS Application: Check Test Availability page.
  5. Select the desired date and click ‘Apply’.
  6. The terms and conditions and declaration page will open.
  7. At the end of the declaration, click ‘I Agree’. Click ‘Confirm’.
  8. An IELTS Application: The candidate details page will open.
  9. Provide all the necessary details on the form. Click ‘Continue’.
  10. Pay the fees online using a credit/ debit card (Visa, Visa electron, Master Card).
  11. The final confirmation page will appear and an email will be sent to the provided email ID.


Candidates can register for IELTS via British Council through post/ courier as detailed below:

  1. Download the IELTS registration form from the website.
  2. Pick your test date and fill in the asked details. 
  3. Pay by demand draft (made to British Council and payable at New Delhi) or by cash (To pay by cash visit the nearest ICICI bank with the ICICI payment slip). 
  4. On the registration form, please provide a Blue Dart courier service address. Candidates may check whether their address is covered by Blue Dart or not on the link: The IELTS study book and the TRF will be despatched at the address provided on the registration form.
  5. Send the following documents if paying by ICICI challan slip or demand draft: 
  • A copy of the IELTS Test application acknowledgement that received by email after the online registration.
  • Proof of the payment made (either the demand draft or the ‘British Council copy’ of the ICICI payment slip).

The documents must be submitted within 3 days from the day of registering for the test to the British Council in Gurgaon. Candidates can also forward the application acknowledgement email with a scanned attachment of the British Council copy of the ICICI challan slip to

  • In case the payment is not received within 3 days, the IELTS application will be rejected.
  • Candidates who apply using the online application form and made the payment online do not need to submit any documents.

Check   Documents Required for IELTS

2) IDP Education:

Candidates can register for IELTS via IDP Education in three ways: online, in- person and offline.


  1. Visit the IDP Education website
  2. Select ‘Test’ and ‘Test Type’ and click ‘Go’.
  3. An entire matrix of all the available test centers, city-wise and month-wise will appear.
  4. Select the center according to your preference.
  5. Privacy Policy and ‘Terms and Conditions page will appear. Click ‘Agree’ at the bottom of the page.
  6. Provide the following details: ID Type, ID number, validity date of ID, and date of birth.
  7. Click ‘Proceed’.
  8. Fill up your personal details on the Candidate Details page.
  9. Pay the IELTS fee using a credit card (MasterCard/ VISA)
  10. After successful registration, a confirmation mail will be sent on the email ID provided on the form.

In person:

  • Visit any of the IDP Education India Pvt Ltd offices. 
  • Complete the online form online or a paper application with assistance from the staff.
  • Fee payment can be made by credit card/ debit card or demand draft or customized ICICI bank/Allahabad bank deposit slip. Instant confirmation of reservation will be provided.

Offline- via courier:

Candidates can complete the IELTS application form and send it by courier to the address below where the application will be processed upon receipt and the placement will be determined, subject to availability:

IDP Education India Pvt. Ltd.
6th Floor, Plot No. 32
Global Business Square, Sector 44,
Gurgaon–122003(Haryana), India
PH: +91-124-4445999

3) IELTS official website:

  1. Visit the official IELTS website:
  2. On this ‘Find a Test Location’ webpage of the IELTS official website, select the IELTS you want to take: IELTS or IELTS UKVI and IELTS Life Skills.
  3. Select ‘Country’ and click on ‘Find a test location’.
  4. Choose your ‘City’ and test center.
  5. Click ‘Book Now’.
  6. Depending on whether you choose the ‘British Council’ test centre or ‘IDP test centre’, you will be redirected to their respective websites. From here, the process will be the same as detailed above.

IELTS Test Center Instructions

Candidates must acquaint themselves with the test day instructions and requirements carefully to avoid any unpleasant scenario on the test day at IELTS Test Centres.

What to bring into the IELTS test center

  • Only pens, pencils and erasers.
  • Passport/ national identity card that was used on the IELTS Application Form will be allowed inside the examination room.
  • No food is allowed inside the examination room, only a drink in the transparent bottle may be taken inside.

Mobile phones and pagers must be switched off and placed with personal belongings in the area designated by the supervisor.

IELTS Test Center Rules

IELTS Test Centres provide extra facilities to test takers with special needs. In case any candidate requires some modified version of the test due to special requirements, he/ she must give the Test Centre three months’ notice for the preparation of the modified test version. In case any candidate requires special administrative arrangements to be made, e.g. extra time due to special requirements, he/ she must give the test center six weeks' notice.

The special arrangements for the candidates include the following:

  • Braille papers
  • Special Listening CD with necessary stops and pauses
  • Lip-reading version of the Listening test
  • Enlarged print or braille Speaking task cards

Candidates with special requirements must contact the IELTS test center at least two months before the test date to discuss their requirements and allow time for the necessary formalities, verification, and arrangements to be done.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.


parbati poudel
Provide some information about scholarsip for B.Sc nursing in Canada?
jaspreet kaur

Hey Parbati, Many Canadian colleges do provide scholarships for bachelors of Science(B.Sc) Nursing. Some of the top Canadian colleges offering B.Sc Nursing are the University of British Columbia(Vancouver), McGill University(Montreal), University of Montreal(Montreal), and many more. To know about the scholarships provided by different colleges, do check out Top B.Sc Nursing in Canada 2021

yash raj singh
What is the procedure to reschedule my exam?
diya suresh

To reschedule the exam, it is necessary to request a change in date 5 weeks prior to the exam date. For rescheduling, the candidate will not be charged any fee. If rescheduling is due to medical reasons, then proper medical certificate needs to be produced. You can register in both online and offline mode. Find more details at IELTS Registration 2021.

deep jyoti das
When will exams take place in the month of March?
neha thasale
After how many days of the exams will I get the result?
diya suresh

IELTS scores will be available online after 3-5 days of the test and it will be available for 28 days only. The result for IELTS life skills is available within 7 days. For CBT mode of exam, result will be available within 5 to 7 working days of the test while for offline test, it may take 13 days. IELTS scorecard will be delivered through postal mail at the address provided at the time of online registration. For more information visit IELTS result 2021.

Is there any shift for the exam on the same day?
diya suresh

Exams will be conducted in both pen paper mode as well as computer based mode. On a single day, single exam will be conducted. Dates will be pre decided for conduct of academic and academic & general training.

When can I give exam in June?
manika gupta


IELTS test dates Test Format
Saturday, 05 June 2021 Academic and General Training
Saturday, 12 June 2021 Academic and General Training
Thursday, 17 June 2021 Academic only
Saturday, 19 June 2021 Academic and General Training
sheetal chib
What is the maximum limit to give IELTS?
swati srivastava

Hi Sheetal, there is no limit, you can give the exam as many times you want. For more details visit: IELTS EXAM

Is it possible to reschedule my exam?
manika gupta

Hi, If you need to change the date of your test from the date you originally booked, you can request a test day transfer up to five weeks before the test date, free of charge. Please note that the new test date must be within three months of the original date.

kashish tomar
Has there been any change in the exam dates next year?
aditi arun

Hello Kashish,

No, there has not been any change in the examination dates next year as of now. We will update if there is an official notification. Stay updated.

sheetal chib
What is the difference between IELTS UKVI and IELTS life skills?
manika gupta

Hi Sheetal, It is designed to meet the requirements of UKVI for certain visa categories and other immigration purposes. There is no restriction on how many times you take the IELTS Life Skills test, however, if you pass the test once, you will not be able to re-take it at the same level for a duration of two years.

yash raj singh
After how many days of the exam can I get the result?
aditi arun

Hello Yash,

If you have given the paper-based test, you’ll receive your scorecard within 13 days and if your mode of examination was computer-based, you will get your scorecard within 3-5 days.

shivkumar dama
Please tell me about the exam centres in Maharashtra.
manika gupta

Hi shivkumar, There are 7 centers offering IELTS tests (paper-based or computer-delivered) in Maharashtra

shivkumar dama
What is the validity of IELTS?
aditi arun

Hello Shiv,

The validity of the IELTS Score is 2 years from the date of receiving the result.

Which English test is easy for Canada PR?
devnath tiwary

Dear Bhumika

Greetings from Collegedunia. The Computer-Based IELTS Test is easy for Canada PR. It is easy for test-takers because it provides results within 3-5 business days. For more information, kindly go through this link – IELTS Computer-Based Test

sunny pandey
Will IELTS exam be conducted in December 2020?
manika gupta

Hi Sunny, Yes IELTS Exam will be conducted in Decemeber. The dates are mntioned below:

Test Dates Test Type IELTS Exam Fees
Thursday, 3 December 2020 Academic Only INR 14,000
Saturday, 5 December 2020 Academic and General Training INR 14,000
Saturday, 12 December 2020 Academic only INR 14,000
Saturday, 19 December 2020 Academic and General Training INR 14,000
When the IELTS exam will start in India 2020?
swati srivastava

Hi Vipasha, IELTS exam will start from 12 december 2020. For more details visit: IELTS EXAM

vishal sharma
Which dates are available for IELTS exam?
swati srivastava

Hi Vishal, The dates available for IELTS Exam are 10 and 15 october for academic only and 24 and 31 october for academic and general training. For more details visit: IELTS EXAM