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IELTS Exam Dates 2024 India: How to Select or Change Test Date

IELTS Exam Dates 2024 India

IELTS is one of the top English proficiency tests, conducted jointly by the British Council, IDP Education and Cambridge Assessment English. It’s the only test accepted by all four migration bodies Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. That’s why the test is in high demand and its slots get booked.

So, it’s important to you to book your slot earlier and start IELTS test preparation. However, remember to choose the test date as per your requirements like when you’re thinking of migration, taking admission abroad, etc. Since the IELTS test score card validity is also limited.

Moreover, while choosing the test date, stay careful about IELTS preferred test types and modules.

IELTS exam dates and its different types

IELTS preferred test are classified into 5 types:

  • Computer-delivered IELTS
  • Computer-delivered IELTS for UKVI
  • Paper-based IELTS
  • Paper-based IELTS for UKVI
  • Life Skills

The computer delivered IELTS are available almost all year except some national holidays and general holidays like New year, Republic day etc. Paper based IELTS tests, IELTS for UKVI and Life Skills tests are available at fixed dates at different centers of India.

Once you select IELTS preference, you’ll be required to select a test type or module from General training and academic. And in case you’re going for the IELTS life skills test, the offered test type will be Level 1 or 2.

According to your requirement and by understanding the IELTS syllabus you can choose the test and test type. You must know the test date can change according to your preferred exam type and test center.

Here is the calendar for paper based exam dates 2024 for the first 6 months of 2024.


January IELTS exam dates 2024

IELTS Test Date January 2024 IELTS Test Type
Saturday, 6 January 2024 Academic and General Training
Saturday, 13 January 2024 Academic
Thursday, 18 January 2024 Academic and General Training
Saturday, 27 January 2024 Academic


February IELTS exam dates 2024 

IELTS Test Date February 2024 IELTS Test Type
Saturday, 3 February  2024 Academic and General Training
Thursday, 8 February  2024 Academic
Saturday, 17 February 2024 Academic and General Training
Saturday, 24 February 2024 Academic


March IELTS exam dates 2024

IELTS Test Date March 2024 IELTS Test Type
Thursday, 7 March 2024 Academic
Saturday, 9 March 2024 Academic and General Training
Saturday, 16 March 2024 Academic
Saturday, 23 March 2024 Academic and General Training


April IELTS exam dates 2024 

IELTS Test Date April 2024 IELTS Test Type
Saturday, 6 April 2024 Academic and General Training
Saturday, 13 April 2024 Academic
Thursday, 18 April 2024 Academic
Saturday, 27 April 2024 Academic and General Training

May IELTS exam dates 2024

IELTS Test Date May 2024 IELTS Test Type
Saturday, 4 May 2024 Academic and General Training
Thursday, 9 May 2024 Academic
Saturday, 18 May 2024 Academic
Saturday, 25 May 2024 Academic and General Training

June IELTS exam dates 2024

IELTS Test Date June 2024 IELTS Test Type
Saturday, 1 June 2024 Academic and General Training
Saturday, 8 June 2024 Academic
Thursday, 13 June 2024 Academic
Saturday, 22 June 2024 Academic and General Training

General Things You Should Know about IELTS test & its dates

  • According to IDP IELTS test dates, you can expect 4 tests in a month.
  • The test dates generally fall on 1 Thursday  and 3 Saturdays of the month.
  • In India, there are 82 centers in 75 cities of the country.
  • In India, 48 fixed dates are available for IELTS. However, the General training test is organized on only 24 dates.
  • If you wish to take your IELTS test at your preferred location, you’ll need to book your test in advance.
  • IELTS on Computer is available 3 times a day and 7 days a week.
  • On test date, whether you appear for the computer based or paper delivered, It includes only reading, listening, and writing sections. The Speaking test is carried out face-to-face or via a video call with a trained IELTS examiner.
  • For the IELTS paper test, You can schedule the speaking test within a window of 7 days pre or post to your writing, reading, and listening  test date.
  • For the IELTS computer test, you’ll need to schedule your speaking segment test, 5-days prior to your actual exam date.
  • Computer-based IELTS sequence follows listening, reading, and writing.
  • Paper Based tests follow the sequence of writing, reading, and listening.
  • For the listening segment, you receive headphones at the exam center.
  • The result for the computer test is disclosed in 3 to 5 days
  • The paper-based test results come after 13 days.
  • IELTS test fee for all types of test is RS. 16250/-. However, the life skill test is RS.  15350.

How to Select IELTS test date in India 

To register for the IELTS exam and learn about available slots, you can follow these steps to know the IELTS test date.

Step 1:

Visit and navigate to the “register for IELTS”.  Alternatively, you can also visit to find the option to check dates.

Step 2: 

Tap on the get “IELTS exam dates”  A new page will open. If you want to see IELTS test dates location wise, you can scroll down but want it by filtering it with test type. Follow the next steps.

Step 3: 

Select test, test module, test city and click on book now.  The test section includes Computer-delivered IELTS, Computer-delivered IELTS for UKVI, Paper-based IELTS, Paper-based IELTS for UKVI, and Life Skills. And according to the test, you get the test Module.

Step 4: 

Note down available slots and dates for upcoming months. You can click on the (>) to see next month slots and (<) for previous month slots.

Now, if you’re good to go with IELTS preparation, register yourself for the test with the required information.  It’s always advised to book in advance for the IELTS test.

Can we reschedule the IELTS exam date?

Yes, you can reschedule your IELTS exam. You need to request to change your test date. However, the rescheduling of the test depends on how close to the test day it is made. If you want to change the test date only a few days before, it’ll be treated as a cancellation.

Moreover, you must know for rescheduling, you’ll need to select another preferred test date, available within the 3 months from original test date. If the preferred test date falls more than three months after your original test date, your test transfer date will be treated as a cancellation.

You must know you can change IELTS only once from the same booking.

How to change IELTS test date 

To change your IELTS test date, you’ll need to visit your test center and contact the authoritative person. If you reschedule or cancel your application:

  • More than five (5) weeks before the test date, you will receive a refund minus an administration charge.
  • Within five (5) weeks of the test date, you will be charged the full fee unless you have a serious medical reason.
  • If you visit the center with a medical certificate within five (5) days of the test date, you will receive a refund minus the local administrative cost.

The test center person will reschedule your test because of some unseen circumstances.


IELTS is a one of the standard English language tests with a huge reputation. It’s essential to get a visa for the UK, study abroad, or get settled in a foreign land. The examination needs lots of attention and proper preparation.

You must fix your IELTS exam date, so you plan your studies, and aim to score well in the IELTS.

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