Are you planning to sit for an IELTS exam but are confused about selecting your IELTS exam date? If yes, then you are at the right place!
IELTS exam dates 2022 has now been released, allowing candidates to book and register for their preferred slot. Because IELTS test centres operate on a first-come, first-served basis, it is crucial to reserve your dates as soon as possible. IELTS exam dates are available up to four times a month, and almost one IELTS exam is available to book each week, mostly on Saturdays and Thursdays.
This means that each year, 48 Academic assessments and 24 General Training tests are administered. Let’s now look at the IELTS exam’s month-by-month schedule for 2022.
Types of IELTS Exam
The IELTS exam can be divided into two types, i.e. Academic and General Training. While the IELTS Academic test is for students who want to study in an English-speaking country, the IELTS General Training exam is used for below degree-level courses, work experience, training or migration to the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Both exams evaluate four skills: Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening. The IELTS Writing and Reading sections in both test types are different, whereas, the IELTS Listening and Speaking sections remain the same.
The total test duration of both IELTS Academic and General Training is 2 hours and 45 minutes.
IELTS Exam Dates 2022 in India
Here we have provided the month-wise IELTS exam dates 2022 for aspirants to know on which date of the month, the exam is going to be held:
IELTS Exam Dates for June 2022
|June 4, 2022||Academic|
|June 11, 2022||Academic and General Training|
|June 16, 2022||Academic|
|June 25, 2022||Academic and General Training|
IELTS Exam Dates for July 2022
|July 7, 2022||Academic|
|July 9, 2022||Academic and General Training|
|July 16, 2022||Academic|
|July 23, 2022||Academic and General Training|
IELTS Exam Dates for August 2022
|August 6, 2022||Academic and General Training|
|August 11, 2022||Academic and General Training|
|August 20, 2022||Academic and General Training|
|August 27, 2022||Academic|
IELTS Exam Dates for September 2022
|September 3, 2022||Academic and General Training|
|September 10, 2022||Academic|
|September 15, 2022||Academic|
|September 24, 2022||Academic and General Training|
IELTS Exam Dates for October 2022
|October 8, 2022||Academic and General Training|
|October 13, 2022||Academic|
|October 22, 2022||Academic|
|October 29, 2022||Academic and General Training|
IELTS Exam Dates for November 2022
|November 5, 2022||Academic and General Training|
|November 10, 2022||Academic and General Training|
|November 19, 2022||Academic and General Training|
|November 29, 2022||Academic only|
IELTS Exam Dates for December 2022
|December 3, 2022||Academic and General Training|
|December 8, 2022||Academic|
|December 10, 2022||Academic|
|December 17, 2022||Academic and General Training|
Steps to Book IELTS Exam Dates and Location
After you have identified a preferable IELTS exam date, you can quickly book your preferred test centre and IELTS exam date by following the procedures outlined below:
- Go to the official website of the IDP India.
- Click on the option of “Register for IELTS”.
- Select your preferred mode of IELTS exam, i.e., computer-based or paper-based.
- Select the type of IELTS exam that you want to give, i.e., IELTS Academic, IELTS General Training, or IELTS for UKVI. Be very careful while selecting the module.
- Select your desired test location and city.
- You will be shown the possible dates for your selection. Choose a date and time slot.
- Fill out the essential information and submit your online application.
- Pay the IELTS exam fee of INR 15,500.
- You will receive a confirmation email/phone call once the test has been booked.
IELTS Computer-Based Test Locations
Given below are the 16 different test locations for the IELTS computer-based test:
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How to Reschedule the IELTS Exam Date?
In case you need to reschedule the IELTS exam date, you can do so by meeting a few requirements which include:
- In case you wish to reschedule your IELTS test date more than five weeks before the exam date, you will be issued a refund. The refund will, however, not include an administrative fee.
- In case you wish to reschedule the test date within five weeks before the exam date, you will not get a refund unless you provide a medical certificate.
- In case you submit a medical certificate within five days from the IELTS exam date, you will get a refund excluding the administrative fee.
Before picking an IELTS exam date, it is crucial that you consider the university application deadline as well as the amount of time you would have to invest in preparing for the exam. Ideally, you should register for the IELTS after you have prepared well for the exam. As a rule of thumb, you would be able to get your preferred IELTS test centre, date, and time slot if you register two to three months in advance.