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IELTS Exam Dates 2023 – Check Latest IELTS Test Dates & Top Locations in India!

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IELTS, or International English Language Testing System, is a popular English language proficiency test students write to pursue an international degree. IELTS is accepted in almost all universities and colleges in the UK, U.S., Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. IELTS exam is mainly conducted to measure the ability of the test-takers’ communication skills in the four basic English language skills like speaking, listening, reading and writing.

IDP India conducts IELTS exams every year. You can book the test for computer based or paper-based exam. The IELTS exam dates are allocated on a first-come first-serve basis. It’s best to book the test centers and exam dates beforehand to avoid any delay. Check out the IELTS exam dates 2023 released by IDP IELTS and choose your slots as per your requirements and convenience.

IELTS Exam Dates: Availability of Slots

IELTS exam dates are available up to four times a month making a total of 48 fixed test dates in one year. The IELTS exam dates are available for Academic and General Training module in different dates. The IELTS Academic version is available for all 48 IELTS exam dates and the General Training version is available on 24 dates.

In order to make it convenient for students, the tests are conducted on saturdays and thursdays. While the reading, writing, and listening tests take place on the test date, the speaking test usually takes place a few days before or after.

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IELTS Exam Dates 2023 - Check Latest IELTS Test Dates & Top Locations in India!

Where Do We Find IELTS Exam Dates 2023?

Earlier both IDP IELTS and British Council used to conduct the IELTS test across India, however, now only IDP IELTS organizes the test. You can either visit their website to book the test or check the IELTS exam dates to select the most convenient date.

Let’s take a look at the available IELTS exam dates for 2023.


Test TypeDate
Academic and General TrainingSaturday, 7 January 2023
Academic onlySaturday, 14 January 2023
Academic and General TrainingThursday, 19 January 2023
Academic onlySaturday, 28 January 2023


Test TypeDate
Academic onlySaturday, 4 February 2023
Academic and General TrainingSaturday, 11 February 2023
Academic onlyThursday, 16 February 2023
Academic and General TrainingSaturday, 25 February 2023
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Make sure you book the exam slots in advance to the test day!


Test TypeDate
Academic onlyThursday, 2 March 2023
Academic and General TrainingSaturday, 11 March 2023
Academic onlySaturday, 18 March 2023
Academic and General TrainingSaturday, 25 March 2023


Test TypeDate
Academic and General TrainingSaturday, 1 April 2023
Academic onlySaturday, 15 April 2023
Academic onlyThursday, 20 April 2023
Academic and General TrainingSaturday, 29 April 2023


Test TypeDate
Academic onlySaturday, 6 May 2023
Academic and General TrainingThursday, 11 May 2023
Academic onlySaturday, 20 May 2023
Academic and General TrainingSaturday, 27 May 2023


Test TypeDate
Academic onlySaturday, 3 June 2023
Academic and General TrainingSaturday, 10 June 2023
Academic onlyThursday, 15 June 2023
Academic and General TrainingSaturday, 24 June 2023


Test TypeDate
Academic onlyThursday, 6 July 2023
Academic onlySaturday, 15 July 2023
Academic and General TrainingSaturday, 22 July 2023
Academic and General TrainingSaturday, 29 July 2023


Test TypeDate
Academic onlySaturday, 5 August 2023
Academic and General TrainingThursday, 10 August 2023
Academic onlySaturday, 19 August 2023
Academic and General TrainingSaturday, 26 August 2023


Test TypeDate
Academic onlySaturday, 2 September 2023
Academic and General TrainingSaturday, 9 September 2023
Academic onlyThursday, 14 September 2023
Academic and General TrainingSaturday, 23 September 2023


Test TypeDate
Academic and General TrainingSaturday, 7 October 2023
Academic onlyThursday, 12 October 2023
Academic onlySaturday, 21 October 2023
Academic and General TrainingSaturday, 28 October 2023


Test TypeDate
Academic onlySaturday, 4 November 2023
Academic and General TrainingThursday, 9 November 2023
Academic onlySaturday, 18 November 2023
Academic and General TrainingSaturday, 25 November 2023


Test TypeDate
Academic and General TrainingSaturday, 2 December 2023
Academic onlyThursday, 7 December 2023
Academic onlySaturday, 9 December 2023
Academic and General TrainingSaturday, 16 December 2023

Also read: Book IELTS Slot In 2023: IELTS Slot Booking Process Online & Offline

IELTS Test Centres in India 2023

IDP IELTS has exam centres all over India. The centres are spread across 78 locations in 75 cities. You should book the test in the nearest location considering your travel on the exam day. With so many locations, you would find it easy to find a test centre near your residential place.

Check available test centres by IDP IELTS and book the test right now!

NagpurNasikNavi MumbaiNavsari
NawanshahrNew DelhiNoidaPatiala
SiliguriSri GanganagarSri Muktsar SahibSurat

Also Read: IELTS One Skill Retake 2023: How Will It Help Study Abroad Aspirants?

Steps to Register for IELTS Exam Dates 2023

Students can appear for the IELTS test as many times as they wish. However, they must register each time with a fee of 15,500. One can register for IELTS exams either online or offline. To register in person, you need to go to the nearest IDP IELTS centre and book your slot.

To have the best chance at scoring 7+ in IELTS, it is important that you prepare well for the test

Online Registration

Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you register for the IELTS exam dates using the online process:

  • Visit the official website of IDP IELTS official website (​​ and choose the ‘Register for IELTS’ option.
  • Select the preferred test – computer-delivered IELTS/ paper-based (IELTS, IELTS for UKVI or Life Skills). 
  • Book the test type/module – Academic or General Training for IELTS, IELTS for UKVI, A1 and B1 for Life Skills (be extremely careful while choosing the module you wish to take).
  • Choose the nearest test centre location, dates of IELTS exam and time slot according to your preference and convenience.
  • Provide personal and academic details on the required application page. 
  • Review the entered details before proceeding with payments. 
  • Book the test by paying the registration fee. You can print the acknowledgement slip for future reference. The payment can be made either through a credit card or debit card. 

How do I Reschedule/Transfer the IELTS Exam Dates?

To reschedule or transfer your IELTS exam dates, follow these steps:

  • Log in to your account on the IELTS IDP India website. You can reschedule your IELTS exam dates only if the test date is at least 15 days from the date you are applying for transfer. For 34 days or more, you can reschedule without stating any reason.
  • Select your reason for rescheduling/transfer. 
  • Upload relevant supporting documents such as a medical certificate, death/cremation certificate or letter from a doctor, police FIR, and passport renewal receipt or receipt from the immigration department
  • Once submitted, check for the acknowledgement. 
  • Your new date will be confirmed within 3 days. If your request is not accepted, you will be informed via email and SMS.
  • Once your request is verified, you will be able to book the test dates and location.

Things to Keep in Mind While Registering for IELTS

IELTS registration is one of the most crucial steps that must be done accurately. Any error in the registration process can potentially lead to the cancellation of the online application. Here are some important points that students need to remember while registering for IELTS tests:

  • Make sure to have a valid passport. It is compulsory to upload a scanned copy of the passport while registering for IELTS tests. Moreover, students need to display their passports to gain access to the test centres on the days of the IELTS exam.
  • One should provide authentic and correct information while filling up an online application form. Any discrepancy in provided information can lead to complications in the future.
  • It is recommended to register for IELTS tests at least three months beforehand. This will enable students to get the desired dates and time slots.
  • Students have to pay a registration fee of ₹15,500 at the time of the online form application. For online registration, candidates must pay the fees through net banking, debit card or credit card payments.

Once you register, the next step is preparation.

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Test Cancellation and Refund Policy

If you cannot sit for the test on the selected IELTS exam dates, you have the option to cancel the test. A candidate can apply for cancellation only if the test date is at least 15 days from the date on which you are applying for cancellation. 

If the IELTS exam dates are between 15-34 days or in case of payment through offline channels, the candidate can make a request for cancellation by providing supporting documents. After cancellation is approved, the refund will be processed within 8-10 business days after deducting administrative charges.

Is There An IELTS Test Cancellation Charge?

  • If you cancel the IELTS exam five weeks before the test date, you will receive a refund excluding a 25% administrative fee.
  • If you cancel the IELTS exam within less than five weeks before the test day, you won’t receive the refund.
  • In case you fail to appear for the test, you won’t receive any refund.

While cancelling the test, if you produce a medical certificate within 5 days of the test date, you’ll receive a refund after deducting the 25% administrative fee.

How Much Does It Cost To Reschedule IELTS exam?

If you want to reschedule your test date, then you can request a day transfer five weeks before your original test date after deducting your cancellation fee.

Make sure the new test date is within three months of the original test date. For transfer of the test date, candidates need to pay an administrative charge of INR 3,300 inclusive of all taxes.

After you book the test or reschedule it, it’s best to start your preparation early for better results. Go for professional coaching for a well-planned preparation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What if I have a medical emergency on the IELTS exam day?

    In case you cannot attend the IELTS Exam due to a medical emergency, you must provide a medical certificate 5 days before your test date to receive a refund (excluding the administrative cost). You will lose the refund if you do not attend the exam without prior notice.

  • How many times can I appear for the IELTS exam?

    There are no restrictions on attempts for the IELTS exam. Up to 48 test dates are available each year. You can book the test as many times you want. However, remember that you will have to pay the fees each time you want to appear for IELTS.

  • Do I have to appear for all the IELTS tests on the same day?

    The Listening, Reading, and Writing sections are on the same day. In some test centres, the Speaking test is either held on the same day or within seven days before or after the Listening, Reading, and Writing test date.

  • Do I need to have a valid passport to write IELTS exam?

    Yes, the candidate needs to have a valid passport to write the IELTS exam. The candidate will have to carry the passport on test day for verification and identification purposes.

  • How can I get access to resources for IELTS preparation?

    Download the IELTS Prep by LeapScholar app to access the latest resources and tutorials from India’s top IELTS trainers. Register for online IELTS masterclasses and crash courses on LeapScholar and ace the exam.

  • How to reschedule the IELTS exam dates?

    The dates of IELTS exam can be rescheduled only if the test date is at least 15 days from the day on which you are applying for transfer. You can do it by the reschedule option by IDP IELTS or British Council.

  • How can I book my IELTS slot?

    The slot for the IELTS exam can be booked either via online or in person. Check out the entire detail on IDP IELTS website.

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