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IELTS Exam Dates for 2023

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09 March 2023

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Studying abroad is one of the major dreams of today’s young generation. Since English is a globally accepted language, most students apply for English-taught courses abroad. Further, to prove their language skills, generally, students have to appear for an English proficiency test. There are various English proficiency tests that universities abroad accept: TOEFL, PTE, Duolingo, etc. However, one of the most common proficiency tests is the IELTS (International English Language Testing System). This blog lets you explore all the details about the IELTS exam in 2023.

 

Available Dates for IELTS Exam in 2023

The IELTS test is conducted 48 times yearly in India at different locations. Scores of the IELTS are valid for up to 2 years. In order to appear on a specific date, make sure you book the slots well in advance. Below are the dates on which IELTS exam slots are available.

Date

Day

Type of IELTS Exam

7th January

Saturday

Academic and General Training

14th January 

Saturday

Academic

19th January

Thursday

Academic and General Training

28th January

Saturday

Academic 

4th February

Saturday

Academic 

11th February

Saturday

Academic and General Training

16th February

Thursday

Academic only

25th February 

Saturday

Academic and General Training

2nd March 

Thursday

Academic 

11th March 

Saturday

Academic and General Training

18th March 

Saturday

Academic 

25th March 

Saturday

Academic and General Training

1st April 

Saturday

Academic and General Training

15th April 

Saturday 

Academic 

20th April 

Thursday

Academic

29th April 

Saturday

Academic and General Training

6th May

Saturday

Academic

11th May

Thursday

Academic and General Training

20th May

Saturday

Academic

27th May

Saturday

Academic and General Training

3rd June

Saturday

Academic 

10th June

Saturday

Academic and General Training

15th June

Thursday

Academic 

24th June

Saturday

Academic and General Training

6th July

Thursday 

Academic 

15th July 

Saturday

Academic

22nd July

Saturday 

Academic and General Training

29th July

Saturday

Academic and General Training 

5th August

Saturday

Academic 

10th August

Thursday

Academic and General Training

19th August

Saturday

Academic

26th August

Saturday

Academic and General Training

2nd September

Saturday

Academic 

9th September

Saturday

Academic and General Training 

14th September

Thursday

Academic 

23rd September

Saturday

Academic and General Training

7th October

Saturday

Academic and General Training

12th October

Thursday

Academic

21st October

Saturday

Academic

28th October

Saturday

Academic and General Training

4th November

Saturday

Academic 

9th November

Thursday

Academic and General Training

18th November

Saturday

Academic 

25th November

Saturday

Academic and General Training

2nd December

Saturday

Academic and General Training

7th December

Thursday

Academic

9th December

Saturday

Academic

16th December

Saturday

Academic and General Training 

Advantages of the IELTS Exam

IELTS is the most accepted English proficiency test. Almost all the top universities abroad accept the IELTS test scores. Here are some advantages of taking the IELTS. 

 

  1. Recognition: IELTS is recognized and accepted by more than 10,000 organisations in 140+ countries, including universities, employers, immigration authorities, and professional bodies.

  2. Comprehensive assessment: IELTS assesses all four language skills - listening, reading, writing, and speaking - accurately and objectively, using a comprehensive scoring system.

  3. Flexibility: IELTS offers a range of test formats to suit the needs of test takers, including paper-based or computer-based options, and tests can be taken up to four times a month.

  4. Preparation: IELTS provides a wide range of preparation with materials and resources to help test takers prepare for the test, including practice tests, study guides, and online courses.

  5. Widely Available: IELTS is widely available, with test centres in over 140 countries, making it accessible to people all around the world.

  6. Validity: IELTS scores are valid for two years, giving test takers enough time to use their scores for their intended purpose, whether it is for study, work, or immigration.

  7. Test Modes:  Another advantage of the IELTS exam is that it is available in two modes, i.e., pen-paper test and computer-based test. You can opt for any of the modes you are comfortable with. 

Locations for Computer-Based IELTS Exam

If you are planning to appear in a computer-based IELTS test, have a look at the list of locations mentioned below -

State

Location

Gujarat

Ahmedabad

Surat

Vadodara

Rajkot

Mehsana

Anand

Punjab

Jalandhar

Chandigarh

Patiala

Amritsar

Moga

Ludhiana

Bhatinda

Ambala

Tamil Nadu

Madurai

Coimbatore

Tiruchirappalli

Chennai

Kerala

Trichur

Trichur

Angamaly

Calicut

Kottayam

Trivandrum

Kollam

Kochi

Andhra Pradesh

Vizag

Vijayawada

West Bengal

Kolkata

Madhya Pradesh

Indore

Bhopal

Uttarakhand

Rudrapur

Dehradun

Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow

Noida

Haryana

Karnal

Maharashtra

Mumbai

Nagpur

Pune

Navi Mumbai

Telangana

Hyderabad

Rajasthan

Jaipur

Karnataka

Bangalore

Mangalore

New Delhi

New Delhi

Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu

Locations for Paper-Based IELTS Exam

Locations in all over India for students planning to appear for the paper-based IELTS test are mentioned below.

State

Location

Gujarat

Ahmedabad

Surat

Vadodara

Rajkot

Mehsana

Anand

Punjab

Jalandhar

Chandigarh

Patiala

Amritsar

Moga

Ludhiana

Bhatinda

Ambala

Tamil Nadu

Madurai

Coimbatore

Tiruchirappalli

Chennai

Kerala

Trichur

Trichur

Angamaly

Calicut

Kottayam

Trivandrum

Kollam

Kochi

Andhra Pradesh

Vizag

Vijayawada

West Bengal

Kolkata

Madhya Pradesh

Indore

Bhopal

Uttarakhand

Rudrapur

Dehradun

Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow

Noida

Haryana

Karnal

Maharashtra

Mumbai

Nagpur

Pune

Navi Mumbai

Telangana

Hyderabad

Rajasthan

Jaipur

Karnataka

Bangalore

Mangalore

New Delhi

New Delhi

Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu

FAQs

Q: When to write the IELTS exam for fall 2023?

A: The specific test dates for the IELTS exam may vary depending on your location and the test centre(s) availability. Typically the IELTS exam is offered multiple times a month throughout the year. To write the IELTS for Fall 2023, you should aim to take the test several months before the deadline of the program or institution you are applying to. 

 

Q: What are the fees for the IELTS exam in India 2023?

A: In India, IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is conducted by the IDP in partnership with the British Council. The fee for the IELTS exam in India is INR 15,500.

 

Q: How many IELTS exam centres in India are present?

A: In India, around 75 IELTS test centres are available for students. If you wish to appear at a specific location, make sure you book your slots well in advance.  

 

Q: How much time does it take to receive the  IELTS test score?

A: It may vary depending on whether you took the paper-based or computer-based test and in which country you took the test. In India, generally, test-takers get their score report for the pen-paper IELTS test after 2 weeks of their test date. Whereas for the computer-based IELTS test it can take them around  4- to 5 days. 

 

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