IELTS Exam Dates 2022: Check British Council & IDP IELTS Test Dates in India Month Wise

Updated by: Subhashri Roy on May 20, 2022, 4:03 p.m.

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IELTS Exam Dates 2022

The IELTS exam dates 2022 have been declared. Candidates can select from four IELTS exam dates offered every month. While the IELTS Academic test is conducted on 48 fixed test dates in a year, the IELTS General Training Test is conducted 24 times in a given year.

It should be noted that the time slot for IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training may vary in India. Popular foreign universities including MIT, Oxford, Stanford, University of Cambridge, Caltech, among others, accept IELTS scores.

The IELTS exam is usually conducted on Saturdays and Thursdays of every week at designated IELTS test centers across the country, for convenience and flexibility. The listening, speaking, and writing section of the test is conducted on the same day, meanwhile, the speaking section is conducted within the next 7 days.

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IDP IELTS Exam Dates 2022

There are four IDP IELTS exam dates 2022 available every month. While a few IELTS test dates are reserved for IELTS Academic only, on some dates both IELTS General Training and IELTS Academic are conducted.

In addition, there are several IELTS Online exam dates available that allow the candidates to take the exam whenever they find it convenient. IELTS exam dates 2022 are now out on the official website of the IDP but you can check the same with us below.

British Council IELTS Exam Dates 2022

Before July 25, 2021, British Council and IDP used to run the IELTS exam in India. At present, the IELTS exam in India is being administered solely by IDP. While the logo and the test registration process have changed, the content and credibility of the IELTS exam remain the same.

So, for IELTS candidates who took the test before July 25, 2021, their results will still be valid for a recommended period of two years from the IELTS exam date.

January IELTS Exam Dates 2022

Given below are the IELTS test dates in January 2022:

IELTS Test Dates

Test Day

Test Type

January 8, 2022

Saturday

Academic 

January 15, 2022

Saturday

Academic and General Training

January 20, 2022

Thursday

Academic 

January 29, 2022

Saturday

Academic and General Training

February IELTS Exam Dates 2022

Mentioned below are the IELTS test dates 2022 in February:

IELTS Test Dates

Test Day

Test Type

February 5, 2022 

Saturday

Academic 

February 12, 2022

Saturday

Academic and General Training

February 17, 2022

Thursday

Academic 

February 26, 2022

Thursday

Academic and General Training

March IELTS Exam Dates 2022

Given below are the IELTS exam dates in March 2022:

IELTS Test Dates

Test Day

Test Type

March 3, 2022 

Thursday

Academic 

March 12, 2022 

Saturday

Academic and General Training

March 19, 2022

Thursday

Academic 

March  26, 2022

Saturday

Academic and General Training

April IELTS Exam Dates 2022

Given below are the IELTS test dates in April 2022:

IELTS Test Dates

Test Day

Test Type

April 9, 2022

Saturday

Academic and General Training

April 2, 2022

Thursday

Academic Only

April 23, 2022

Saturday

Academic and General Training

April 30, 2022

Saturday

Academic Only

May IELTS Exam Dates 2022

Given below are the IELTS test dates in May 2022:

IELTS Test Dates

Test Day

Test Type

May 7, 2022

Saturday

Academic and General Training

(Australia and New Zealand only)

May 12, 2022

Thursday

Academic and General Training

May 21, 2022

Saturday

Academic Only

May 28, 2022

Saturday

Academic and General Training

June IELTS Exam Dates 2022

Given below are the IELTS test dates 2022:

IELTS Test Dates

Test Day

Test Type

June 4, 2022

Saturday

Academic Only

June 11, 2022

Saturday

Academic and General Training

June 16, 2022

Thursday

Academic Only

June 25, 2022

Saturday

Academic and General Training

July IELTS Exam Dates 2022

Given below are the IELTS exam dates 2022 in July:

IELTS Test Dates

        Test Day

Test Type

July 7, 2022

Thursday

Academic Only

July 9, 2022

Saturday

Academic and General Training

July 16, 2022

Saturday

Academic Only

July 23, 2022

Saturday

Academic and General Training

August IELTS Exam Dates 2022

Given below are the IELTS test dates in August 2022:

IELTS Test Dates

Test Day

Test Type

August 6, 2022

Saturday

Academic and General Training

August 11, 2022 

Thursday

Academic and General Training

August 20, 2022

Saturday

Academic and General Training

August 27, 2022

Saturday

Academic only

September IELTS Exam Dates 2022

Here are the IELTS exam dates for September 2022:

IELTS Test Dates

Test Day

Test Type

September 3, 2022 

Saturday

Academic and General Training

September 10, 2022

Saturday

Academic only

September 15, 2022

Thursday

Academic only

September 24, 2022 

Saturday

Academic and General Training

October IELTS Exam Dates 2022

Mentioned below are the IELTS test dates in October 2022:

IELTS Test Dates

Test Day

Test Type

October 8, 2022

Saturday

Academic and General Training

October 13, 2022

Thursday

Academic only

October 22, 2022 

Saturday

Academic only

October 29, 2022

Thursday

Academic and General Training

November IELTS Exam Dates 2022

The following are the IELTS test dates 2022 in November:

IELTS Test Dates

Test Day

Test Type

November 5, 2022

Saturday

Academic and General Training

November 10, 2022 

Thursday

Academic and General Training

November 19, 2022

Saturday

Academic and General Training

November 26, 2022

Saturday

Academic only

December IELTS Exam Dates 2022

Given below are the IELTS test dates in December 2022:

IELTS Test Dates

Test Days

Test Type

December 3, 2022 

Saturday

Academic and General Training

December 8, 2022 

Thursday

Academic only

December 10, 2022

Saturday

Academic only

December 17, 2022

Saturday

Academic and General Training

How Can You Apply for IELTS 2022?

Students can apply for IELTS exam dates 2022 using two methods: Online and Offline. The steps for IELTS registration are as follows:

Online Registration

Online registration for IELTS exam dates 2022 can be done by visiting the official website of IDP IELTS India where students can visit and fill out the IELTS exam application form.

Offline Registration

There are two modes of offline IELTS exam dates 2022 selection.

  • Register in Person: Students can visit any regional branch or head office or their nearest Input Node. Following that, they can register online using a computer at the IDP office or fill out an application form and agree to the terms and conditions document by signing it.

  • Register by Courier: The second option to apply for the IELTS exam date is for the candidate to download the application form from the official website or collect the application form from the regional office. After that, they can courier the duly-filled application form, submit a demand draft and courier it to IDP Education India Pvt. Ltd. located at Gurugram.

Steps to Book IELTS Exam Dates and Location

In total, there are 48 IELTS exam dates available every year for students who wish to apply for the IELTS exam. Given below are the steps to book IELTS exam dates 2022 and location:

Online Mode

To book IELTS test dates 2022 and location online, the candidates must:

  • Step 1: Log in to the website of IELTS India.

  • Step 2: ‘Register for Test’ option will pop up. Click on the same.

  • Step 3: Select the preferred IELTS exam. It can be paper-based  (IELTS, IELTS for UKVI or Life Skills) or computer-delivered tests.

  • Step 4: Select the IELTS exam type or module (Academic or General Training for IELTS, IELTS for UKVI, A1 and B1 for Life Skills).

  • Step 5: Next, select the preferred IELTS exam location or city.

  • Step 6: A list of available dates will be displayed. Choose the IELTS test date that is convenient to you.

  • Step 7: Upload a scanned copy of your passport.

  • Step 8: Pay the IELTS exam fee.

Registration in Person

The IELTS exam dates 2022 can be booked offline by following the steps given below:

  • Step 1: Visit the office of IDP India.

  • Step 2: Complete an online application form and select IELTS test dates or fill out a paper application form for the same.

  • Step 3: Pay the fees for the IELTS exam.

Registration by Courier

The IELTS exam dates 2022 can be booked by registering through the courier and attaching a demand draft as follows:

  • Step 1: Download the application form from the official IELTS India website or collect it from the regional office.

  • Step 2: Fill up the application form.

  • Step 3: Read the terms and conditions document and sign it.

  • Step 4: Attach the photocopy of the first and last page of the passport and observation pages.

  • Step 5: Attach a demand draft to pay the fees.

  • Step 6: Send them to the IDP office at Gurugram via courier.

What Do You Need for IELTS Test Booking?

Candidates can check the upcoming IELTS exam dates on the official website IELTS or IDP and register for the IELTS exam. All candidates will be asked to select the IELTS test date and IELTS test centre to appear for the IELTS exam while registering for the test. Candidates will be required to possess the following items while registering for the IELTS exam.

A Valid ID

At the time of their IELTS Registration, the candidate will be asked to upload a scanned copy of their passport. It must be valid at the time of registration and on the day of the test. The age of the candidate must not be less than 16 and those who are less than 18 years of age will need their parents' consent. 

A Bank Card

Candidates who register online for the IELTS test will have to make the payment online. For this, they must have a bank card (credit/ debit card). It is to be noted that a Demand Draft (DD) is accepted for offline booking.

The registration fee for booking an IELTS test is INR 15,500.

Once the registration for IELTS is done for a date comfortable for the candidate, they will receive a confirmation mail on their registered email ID. Therefore, candidates should provide an email ID that they use currently.

The email will contain the specified date of the test, the test time, and the test centre address.

How to Choose the IELTS Exam Date?

When selecting the IELTS exam date, candidates should be very careful to avoid unnecessary cancellation of the application form. Here are some key points to remember on ‘how to choose the IELTS exam date’.

Type of IELTS Exam: Students must consider the date for IELTS General Training and IELTS Academic. While IELTS General Training is taken for immigration purposes, IELTS Academic is taken for higher education. In case a candidate is taking the IELTS General Training exam, they would not have deadlines chasing them. 

However, for IELTS Academic, one must consider the application deadline prescribed by universities. Also, students must try to not delay taking the IELTS exam as they might need to retake the IELTS exam for a better score.

Personal Commitments: Candidates must make sure that they are not preoccupied with any work on their selected IELTS test dates 2022. They must prioritise their commitments accordingly.

Required Documents: Students must keep their documents ready when they sit to choose their IELTS exam date 2022. It is to be ensured that the passport is valid and that they provide correct information while filling up the application. Any kind of discrepancy will lead to the rejection of the application.

Evaluation of Strengths and Weaknesses: Evaluation of each IELTS exam section that is reading, writing, speaking and listening individually by attempting IELTS practice tests is extremely crucial when choosing an IELTS test date. In case the student scores below the IELTS score band 7 in the IELTS mock test, they might need more time before the actual exam.

Requirements for IELTS Online Exam: Students must choose the IELTS Online exam date by fixing the setup required in their home. The laptop/PC must be updated with a stable internet connection.

Location of IELTS Test Centre: In case students stay far away from the location of the IELTS test centre, they can consider checking in a nearby hotel on the previous night.

Which Month is Best for IELTS?

Candidates looking forward to taking the IELTS must make note of the application deadlines of their shortlisted universities before booking an IELTS test date 2022. The test date should be at least three months before the application deadline so that students have enough time to prepare for the exam.

Students generally applying for the September intake must choose the IELTS test date between January and April.

Apart from that, the students must know that IELTS speaking topics are added in January, May and September. So, selecting the IELTS exam date one month before that, i.e, in December, April or August will help students be aware of the topics that they are supposed to cover.

How to Reschedule IELTS Exam Dates?

IELTS allows a candidate to change the IELTS test dates 2022 chosen at the time of registration on certain terms and conditions. To change the date, candidates need to request for the same at least five weeks before the test date. However, postponement requests are also accepted within five weeks of the original test date in case of illness or other medical conditions for which the candidate will have to produce a medical certificate.

Candidates are allowed to reschedule the IELTS exam dates 2022 only once and the new IELTS exam date must be within three months from the original test date. Candidates will be charged with a small fee, called the cancellation/postponement fee.

Rescheduling IELTS test dates 2022 can be done by requesting online and offline. For offline rescheduling of the IELTS exam dates 2022, candidates can download the form from the official website, fill it and send it to the Gurgaon IELTS office address.

IELTS Exam Dates Cancellation and Refund Policy

A candidate can cancel the IELTS exam dates 2022 up to five weeks before the original IELTS test date 2022. The IELTS exam fee is refundable but a certain amount is deducted as a cancellation/ postponement fee. An administrative charge of INR 3,500 (Inclusive of all taxes) is applicable.

The IELTS exam fee is refunded to the bank account that was used to make an online payment at the time of registration. If the fee is paid at ICICI bank it will be refunded via NEFT. It can take two to three days to refund the amount. The request for IELTS cancellation or refund can be made offline. 

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FAQs on IELTS 2022 Test Dates

Can I reschedule my IELTS exam date IDP?

Yes, you can reschedule your IELTS exam date IDP. However, the same will be allowed only if your test date is at least 15 days before the date to which the exam is to be rescheduled. In case you want to reschedule or postpone your IELTS test date for 34 days or above, you do not need to show any reason.

How can I cancel my IELTS exam dates IDP India?

Yes, you can cancel your IELTS exam date IDP India online only if you have at least 15 days at hand before the scheduled exam date. For 15 to 34 days, you can apply for cancellation only by providing the required documents. The refund after cancellation of the IELTS exam date will be processed within 8-10 days. 

How many days before can I book my IELTS test dates?

Candidates can fill up the application form for the IELTS exam and book the IELTS test date three months before the IELTS test date. Test-takers should be alert and book the IELTS test date as soon as possible as IELTS is a very popular exam and the seats get filled up quickly.

What is the ideal IELTS test date?

The ideal IELTS test date is at least three months before the application deadline of the universities if you are taking the IELTS Academic exam. In case you need to retake your IELTS exam, you should have time in hand. For the IELTS General exam, you can take it whenever you feel like it.

What are the IELTS test dates 2022 in India?

The IELTS test dates 2022 in India are distributed throughout the year. In each month, you will get four IELTS test dates. However, the IELTS Academic exam dates may be more than the IELTS General Training dates.

How can I book the IELTS test dates 2022 online?

You can book the IELTS test date 2022 by visiting the website of IDP IELTS India and filling up the application form. You will have to submit a copy of your passport and fill in the information accurately. After that, you will have to pay the IELTS exam fee by using your credit or debit card.

Can I change my Speaking IELTS test dates?

Yes, candidates can change their speaking IELTS test date. But for that, they need to talk to the administrators about it. They can help the candidates if there is an availability of another test date. In case of health problems, candidates can display their medical certificates.

How many times in a year can I attempt IELTS?

IELTS can be attempted as many times as students like in a year. It is held multiple times a year to provide applicants with the option of selecting a day and taking the test whenever they are prepared and ready.

Are all four sections of IELTS conducted on the same IELTS exam dates?

Yes, the Listening, Reading, and Writing components of all IELTS examinations are conducted on the same day, with no interruptions in between. The Speaking component, on the other hand, can be done up to a week before or after the other examinations. The overall testing period is 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Are the IELTS test dates for IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training the same?

No, the IELTS test dates for IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training may differ. Having said that, both tests are available 48 times per year as IELTS exam dates are offered up to four times every month.

How to check the availability of IELTS exam on specific IELTS exam dates at specific test centres?

You can check the availability of IELTS exam on specific IELTS exam dates at specific test centres in India on the official website of IDP. Select the type of test, mode, and location under the ‘book now’ option on the IELTS website and the available dates will be displayed on the screen.

How many days after the IELTS test dates can I receive IELTS results?

You can receive IELTS results after 3-13 days from the IELTS test date depending upon the IELTS test type. For IELTS Paper-based test, you can get your results after 13 days from the test date, whereas, your IELTS computer-delivered IELTS results will be made available in 3 to 5 days.

When are IELTS test dates in India IDP announced?

IELTS test dates in India IDP are announced at least three months before the exam date. However, in the case of Paper-based IELTS, the test dates are announced at the beginning of a particular year or the end of the previous year.

What are the IELTS exam dates 2022 for Amritsar?

The IELTS exam dates 2022 for Amritsar have been announced for the next three months. Students need to note that the Amritsar IELTS exam dates 2022 may differ for both IELTS General Training and IELTS Academic.

On which days is the IELTS exam conducted in India?

In India, IELTS tests are often conducted on Saturdays and Thursdays to provide flexibility and convenience. Please keep in mind that the listening, reading, and writing (LRW) exams will all take place on the same day. However, the IELTS speaking test will take place up to 7 days before and/or after the scheduled IELTS test date.

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