IELTS Exam Dates 2022 (Academic & General Test): How to Choose IELTS Test Dates

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Piyush Kohli

Piyush KohliStudy Abroad Expert

Updated on Feb 9, 2022 03:45 IST

IELTS exam dates 2022 are available throughout the year, so you can choose the timing of your IELTS exam according to your convenience. The IELTS test centers function on a first-come-first-serve basis, so it is important to book your dates as soon as possible. During the high season, tests can fill up one month in advance. So registering for the IELTS date early is a very important task. The computer-delivered IELTS test is available up to 3 times a day on all 7 days a week. Candidates can get their results in 2-5 days after giving the test. Therefore, you can book your IELTS test as per your convenience. Apart from this, the paper-based IELTS test is also available up to four times a month.

IELTS Test dates are available up to 4 times a month that means IELTS exams are available 48 times across the year. However, the availability of IELTS test dates may vary for the IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training exam. The IELTS Academic exam is available on all 48 dates. IELTS exams are usually held on Thursdays and Saturdays.

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IELTS Listening, Reading, and Writing tests take place on the same day whereas either the IELTS Speaking test is conducted 7 days before or 7 days after your test date. Also, it can happen that the IELTS test date may not be the same near your IELTS test location as it is in another city.

IELTS Exam Dates 2022

In India, IELTS exam is owned and conducted jointly by IDP and Cambridge English Language Assessment. IDP conducts the test four times in a month. IELTS exam is conducted 48 times a year. You can check out the IELTS dates 2022 below.

IDP IELTS Exam Dates for January 2022

Test Dates

Test Type

8th-January 2022

Academic and General Training

15th-January 2022

Academic only

20th-January 2022

Academic only

29th-January 2022

Academic and General Training

IDP IELTS Exam Dates for February 2022

Test Dates

Test Type

05th-February 2022

Academic and General Training

12th-February 2022

Academic and General Training

17th-February 2022

Academic and General Training

26th-February 2022

Academic only

How to find the IELTS Test Date 2022?

Both IELTS General and IELTS Academic are conducted by IDP IELTS India across major cities in India. Hence, students can check out the dates mentioned below and choose the one most convenient for them.

Steps to book IELTS Exam Dates and Location

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

  • Visit the 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’

IELTS Test Dates Availability

Computer-delivered IELTS test sessions are now available in 16 cities:

Ahmedabad

Chennai

Kochi

Amritsar

Coimbatore

Mumbai

Bangalore

Delhi

Pune

Baroda

Gurgaon

Surat

Chandigarh

Hyderabad

Vadodara

Vijayawada

 

 

IDP IELTS Test Dates 2022

Due to the high demand of students wanting to travel abroad for further education and requiring an IELTS for the same. IDP IELTS India is conducting the IELTS Computer-Based Exam all throughout the months of July and August (with the exception of August 15, 2022) in Tier 1 cities. Candidates are required to check the official IDP IELTS India website to choose from the available dates keeping their college registration in mind. Candidates who opt for the pen-paper module of the exam need to check the select dates on which the IELTS exam is available on the official website.

British Council Test Dates

The British Council is another widely accepted institution that administers the IELTS examination to candidates looking to travel abroad for further education. Candidates can check out the available IELTS General and IELTS Academic Test Dates available across various major cities across the length and breadth of the country. The computer-based module of the IELTS Exam is being conducted all throughout July and August for the benefit of candidates by the British Council. However, candidates who are opting for the pen-paper module need to check the official website of the British Council for available dates for the IELTS exam.

IELTS Exam Dates in India

Check out the IELTS Test calendar 2022 and look at the IELTS test dates month-wise.

IELTS Exam dates for January 2022

Test Dates

Test Type

8th-January 2022

Academic and General Training

15th-January 2022

Academic only

20th-January 2022

Academic only

29th-January 2022

Academic and General Training

IELTS Exam dates for February 2022

Test Dates

Test Type

05th-February 2022

Academic and General Training

12th-February 2022

Academic and General Training

17th-February 2022

Academic and General Training

26th-February 2022

Academic only

IELTS Exam dates for March 2022

Test Dates

Test Type

3rd-March 2022

Academic only

12th-March 2022

Academic and General Training

19th-March 2022

Academic only

26th-March 2022

Academic and General Training

IELTS Exam dates for April 2022

Test Dates

Test Type

9th-April 2022

Academic and General Training

21st-April 2022

Academic only

23rd-April 2022

Academic and General Training

30th-April 2022

Academic only

IELTS Exam dates in May 2022

Test Dates

Test Type

7th-May 2022

Academic and General Training

12th-May 2022

Academic and General Training

21st-May 2022

Academic only

28th-May 2022

Academic and General Training

IELTS Exam dates in June 2022

Test Dates

Test Type

4-June 2022

Academic only

11-June 2022

Academic and General Training

16-June 2022

Academic only

25-June 2022

Academic and General Training

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IELTS Exam dates for July 2022

Test Dates

Test Type

7 July 2022

Academic only

9 July 2022

Academic and General Training

16 July 2022

Academic only

23 July 2022

Academic and General Training

IELTS Exam dates for August 2022 

Test Dates

Test Type

6 August 2022

Academic and General Training

11 August 2022

Academic and General Training

20 August 2022

Academic and General Training

27 August 2022

Academic only

IELTS Exam dates for September 2022

Test Dates

Test Type

3rd-September 2022

Academic and General Training

10th-September 2022

Academic only

15th-September 2022

Academic only

24th-September 2022

Academic and General Training

IELTS Exam dates for October 2022

Test Dates

Test Type

8th-October 2022

Academic and General Training

13th-October 2022

Academic only

22nd-October 2022

Academic only

29th-October 2022

Academic and General Training

IELTS Exam dates for November 2022

Test Dates

Test Type

5th-November 2022

Academic and General Training

10th-November 2022

Academic and General Training

19th-November 2022

Academic and General Training

26th-November 2022

Academic only

IELTS Exam dates for December 2022

Test Dates

Test Type

3rd-December 2022

Academic and General Training

8th-December 2022

Academic only

10th-December 2022

Academic only

17th-December 2022

Academic and General Training

IELTS 2022 Test Centres in India

There are two official bodies that conduct the IELTS Test in 77 locations across India, one of which is the British Council with its branches in more than 55 locations. Another recognized organization is IDP Education with its presence in 59 cities. The predefined fee for the exam is INR 14,700 irrespective of the organizational body that conducts the exam. To appear for the IELTS exam or to book the test centre, you must talk to the organization authorized to get the exam conducted. You may choose the organization considering the location that better suits your requirements.

Can I prepone my IELTS exam date?

Candidates can cancel or postpone the IELTS exam. However, candidates can postpone or cancel the exam personally or through email. Cancellation or postponement cannot be done through the telephone.

  • If you postpone or cancel your application more than 5 weeks before the test date, you will receive a refund of less than 25% of the administrative fee.
  • Candidates canceling the exam less than 5 weeks ahead of the exam will not receive any refund.
  • Those who do not appear for the exam will also not receive any refund.

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. Apart from this, those who wish to take professional help can select from the top 10 IELTS coaching centers in India. Still got doubts, check out our frequently asked questions to clear your doubts.

IELTS Exam Dates FAQ

Still have more questions about IELTS? Check out IELTS frequently asked questions and learn more about the exam and IELTS exam dates.

When IELTS exam will start in India in 2022?

IELTS exam is conducted in different cities in India. Because of the restrictions in certain areas you need to check with your local test center whether you can book a slot or not. You can check the IELTS Test calendar 2022 above and check out the dates for IELTS Academic and IELTS General exam.

What to do if there are restrictions in my area and I am not able to visit the IELTS test center?

Currently, the IELTS exam is available in multiple locations. However, if your local test center is not working because of the COVID restrictions then you can also go for an online IELTS exam ( IELTS Indicator) from your home.

Can I take the IELTS exam without coaching?

You need to make a proper study plan and follow the right strategy to score good band scores without coaching. Follow these simple steps and prepare for IELTS at home: Step 1: Understand the concepts clearly Step 2: study online study material Step 3: After learning the concepts go through the IELTS sample questions Step 4: Attempt official IELTS practice tests Read more about how to prepare for IELTS at home here

Is it necessary to join IELTS coaching for preparation?

This is an important factor and a serious concern for IELTS aspirants whether to join IELTS coaching or do self-study. Understand the IELTS format and go through the study material available online and offline and see whether you need to join coaching or you can prepare for the exam through self-study.

Is there any kind of dress code for the IELTS exam?

No, as such there is no specific dress code for taking the IELTS exam. However, it is suggested that you should wear comfortable clothes while giving the IELTS test as you have to sit for the exam for nearly three hours.

Can I prepare for the IELTS exam in 15 days?

Two weeks are quite less; however, a concrete study plan can help you. Understand the IELTS exam format, and try to learn strategies for each of the sections. Try to take full-length IELTS practice tests.

Which app is best for IELTS preparation?

There are a lot of apps that one can use to prepare for the IELTS exam. Below are some of the apps which can be useful while preparing for the IELTS test.
  • IELTS Prep App: This is an official IELTS app developed by British Council and can be used by both Android as iOS users
  • BBC Learning English: One of the best apps to learn English. It is available on both Android and iOS platforms
  • IELTS Writing 2019: A great app to improve your writing skills.

How many hours one needs to study for IELTS?

On average candidates need to study for 200 hours to improve their band scores. However, it can differ from person to person, their grasping power and skills to prepare for the exam.

Do the interviewer repeat questions in the IELTS Speaking test?

Test takers can ask the examiner to repeat the question once. However, they won't do it the third time. So, it is better to prepare yourself with good speaking and listening skills.

Do the examiner repeat questions in the IELTS Listening Test?

In the  IELTS Listening test examiners need not repeat the questions as the questions are provided to test-takers in written form. So, candidates can repeat the questions themselves if they want to.

Are test takers allowed to wear a watch in the IELTS exam?

Test takers are not allowed to wear a watch in the IELTS test. A clock is there in the test center, so, test takers can check the time while giving the exam.

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