IELTS Exam - Overview

IELTS Exam 2023: Fees, Registration, Syllabus, Results & Scores

Updated on Sep 6, 2022

Depending on local demand, the IELTS test is offered on 48 scheduled dates per year (up to four times a month). Candidates can take the exam on any of the 48 days that are convenient for them. Candidates can also retake the exam at any time. Also, there is no time limit for taking the IELTS exam; students can retake the exams as many times but they have to pay the exam fee of Rs.14,700 each time.

Table of Contents

1 Below are the steps for registering IELTS

Step 1: Visit IELTS official website and go to the “registration” tab

Step 2: On the IELTS registration page, select the IELTS test of their choice, then select the test type, and then choose the location/city from the dates available.

Step 3: Confirm the exam date and time, based on the slots available, then agree to the terms and conditions and proceed.

Step 4: Enter personal information like name, date of birth, valid email address, contact number, and document ID number.

Step 5: Fill out any additional registration information, such as their address, educational qualifications, and the reason for taking the exam.

Step 6: In this step, candidates are required to upload the first and last page of their passport (a passport is mandatory for IELTS). Make sure the document is in JPG, JPEG, PNG, or PDF format and its size is less than 1 MB.

Step 7: Select the university or organization that the candidate wants to send the IELTS scorecard to, and it will be directly delivered to them (this step is optional).

Step 8: Review the application and make the required changes before submission.

Step 9: Make payment for the IELTS fees for registration and click "submit."

Step 10: Once payment is done get your acknowledgement receipt

2 Other methods for registration

Online – Go to the IELTS British Council's website and fill up an online profile. After that, you'll have to pay the exam money (Rs. 14,700). The quickest and most convenient method is to register online at the British Council IELTS India website. You can register at any time and on any day using the online approach. You'll have to pay using a credit or debit card.

In-person – One can directly register at the IDP office or the British council by filing a paper application or downloading it online. You can pay the fees by debit card, credit card, demand draft, or direct bank deposit for which you will get immediate confirmation.

3 IELTS Exam Slot Booking

For booking a slot for the IELTS exam, the aspirant needs a valid passport and a debit/credit card to pay the registration fee of INR 14,700.

Some important points to remember while registering for the IELTS exam:

  • To take the IELTS exam, the candidate must be at least 16 years old.

  • The information submitted by the aspirant during registration must correspond to the information on the passport.

  • Candidates must bring their passports with them to the test.

  • When registering for the IELTS exam, candidates must have their debit/credit cards available

4 Test Schedule

The IELTS exam is scheduled to take place 48 times per year, according to the British Council Global Schedule. You are free to select any date that is convenient for you. When deciding when to begin IELTS preparation, pick a period that is at least three to four months before the college application deadline. If you do this, you'll have plenty of time to retake the exam if you didn't do well the first time.

5 IELTS Test centers

The IELTS India exam is held in all the major cities  in India throughout the year.

6 FAQs

Q. What are my options for paying for the IELTS test?

A. The following means of payment are available to candidates:

Net banking, debit or credit card, demand draft, bank deposit etc.

Q. What is the minimum age requirement for taking the IELTS exam?

A. The IELTS test is not recommended for individuals under the age of 16.

Q. How do I change the date of my IELTS Speaking test?

A. Because the speaking exam schedule is generated by the system, it is not feasible to adjust the date.

Q. What should I bring on the day of the test?

A. Candidates must present the original ID card, such as a passport or national identity card, that they used to register.

Q. How far in advance of the test date can we register up for IELTS?

A. Candidates can register up to three months prior to the IELTS test date but no later than a week before the scheduled date. Again this is based on the availability of seats in the city/test centre where you want to register for the exam.If there are more applications than available spaces, you will need to reserve a new date or choose another location.

Q. When do candidates receive information about the IELTS exam location?

A. Two days prior to the exam date, candidates will receive an email and SMS confirmation on their registered cell phone number or email id informing them about the details of venue and schedule.

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