IELTS Exam Dates in 2023: Examination Centres and Fees

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21 December 2022 by AECC

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IELTS Exam Dates and Fees 2023 in India 

To take a step closer to fulfilling your dream of studying abroad, you must first clear the language assessment exam. The International English Language Testing System or IELTS Exam is a popular and internationally standardised test to evaluate the English proficiency of non-native English speakers. IELTS exam dates are available frequently if you take a computer-based test or 4 times a month if you take a paper-based test. Numerous universities and colleges widely accept IELTS Academic for admission purposes. 

Before attending an IELTS test, it is essential to prepare adequately for all the sections, which include Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. Continue reading to learn more about the upcoming IELTS exam dates, test centres and fees.  

IELTS Exam Fee in India 2023

The IELTS Exam fee in India varies depending on the type of test you are attempting. You can make the payments using the following modes:

  • Credit/Debit Card
  • Netbanking 
  • Demand Draft 
  • Bank Deposit

 The table below gives you a brief overview of the IELTS exam fees for each test type

IELTS Test Types

IELTS Exam Fee in India

Pen and Paper based IELTS 

INR 15,500

Computer-delivered IELTS 

INR 15,500

IELTS Life Skills (A1 and B1)

INR 14,600

IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration 

INR 15,750

Computer-based IELTS for UKVI 

INR 15,750

 

IELTS Exam centres in India

For the convenience of test takers, the IELTS exam is conducted in around 82 test centres across the country. You can select a test centre closest to you and choose a date that suits you. We have listed below some of the locations where you can attend the IELTS exam across India:

 

Ahmedabad 

Ambala 

Amritsar 

Angamaly 

Bangalore 

Bhopal

Bhubaneshwar 

Barnala 

Calicut 

Chandigarh 

Chennai 

Coimbatore 

Dehradun 

Firozpur 

Gandhinagar 

Goa 

Gurgaon

Guwahati

Hyderabad 

Indore 

Jaipur 

Jalandhar 

Jammu 

Kannur 

Kochi 

Kolkata 

Kollam 

Kottayam 

Kurukshetra 

Lucknow 

Ludhiana 

Madurai 

Mangalore 

Mumbai 

Nagpur 

Nasik 

Navi Mumbai 

New Delhi 

Noida

Patiala 

Patna 

Pune 

Raipur 

Raikot 

Ranchi 

Rajkot 

Siliguri 

Surat 

Thane 

Tiruchirapalli 

Tirupati 

Thrissur 

Trivandrum 

Vadodara 

Vijayawada 

Visakhapatanam 

 

IELTS Exam Dates 2023 in India 

If you have decided to study abroad, you have to get a head start preparing for the IELTS exam. We have compiled below the upcoming schedule for the IELTS on paper test dates for 2023. This is to help you choose a convenient date that will give you ample time to prepare and appear for the test.

To avoid any last-minute rush and to get a slot in a location of your choice, it is advisable to go for an early booking. You can book a test date as early as three months and as late as one week before your desired test date. The IELTS on paper tests are available on 4 fixed dates in a month. You can refer to the tables below for the monthly available slots. 

 

IELTS Exam Dates in January 

 

IELTS Exam Dates 2023 January in India 

IELTS Test Day

IELTS Test type 

7

Saturday

IELTS Academic 

7

Saturday

IELTS General Training 

14

Saturday 

IELTS Academic 

19

Thursday 

IELTS Academic 

19

Thursday 

IELTS General Training 

28

Saturday

IELTS Academic 

 

IELTS Exam Dates in February 

 

IELTS Exam Dates 2023 February in India 

IELTS Test Day

IELTS Test type 

4

Saturday 

IELTS Academic 

11

Saturday 

IELTS Academic 

11

Saturday 

IELTS General Training 

16

Thursday 

IELTS Academic 

25

Saturday 

IELTS Academic

25

Saturday 

IELTS General Training 

 

IELTS Exam Dates in March

 

IELTS Exam  Dates 2023 March in India  

IELTS Test Day

IELTS Test type 

2

Thursday 

IELTS Academic 

11

Saturday 

IELTS Academic 

11

Saturday 

IELTS General Training 

18

Saturday

IELTS Academic 

25

Saturday 

IELTS Academic

25 

Saturday 

IELTS General Training 

 

IELTS Exam Dates in April 

 

IELTS Exam Dates 2023 April in India 

IELTS Test Day

IELTS Test type 

1

Saturday 

IELTS Academic 

1

Saturday 

IELTS General Training 

15

Saturday

IELTS Academic 

20

Thursday 

IELTS Academic 

29

Saturday

IELTSAcademic

29

Saturday

IELTS General Training 

 

IELTS Exam Dates in May 

 

IELTS Exam Dates 2023 May in India 

IELTS Test Day

IELTS Test type 

6

Saturday

IELTS Academic 

11

Thursday 

IELTS Academic 

11

Thursday 

IELTS General Training 

20

Saturday 

IELTS Academic 

27

Saturday 

IELTS Academic

27

Saturday 

IELTS General Training 

 

IELTS Exam Dates in June 

 

IELTS Exam Dates 2023 June in India

IELTS Test Day

IELTS Test type 

3

Saturday 

IELTS Academic 

10

Saturday 

IELTS Academic 

10

Saturday 

IELTS General Training 

15

Thursday 

IELTS Academic 

24

Saturday 

IELTS Academic

24

Saturday 

IELTS General Training 

 

IELTS Exam Dates in July 

 

IELTS Exam Dates 2023 July in India  

IELTS Test Day

IELTS Test type 

6

Thursday 

IELTS Academic 

15

Saturday 

IELTS Academic 

22

Saturday 

IELTS General Training 

22

Saturday 

IELTS Academic 

29

Saturday 

IELTS General Training 

29

Saturday 

IELTS Academic 

 

IELTS Exam Dates in August 

 

IELTS Exam Dates 2023 August in India  

IELTS Test Day

IELTS Test type 

5

Saturday 

IELTS Academic 

10

Thursday 

IELTS Academic 

10

Thursday

IELTS General Training 

19

Saturday 

IELTS Academic 

26

Saturday 

IELTS Academic

26

Saturday 

IELTS General Training 

 

IELTS Exam Dates in September 

 

IELTS Exam Dates 2023  September in India 

IELTS Test Day

IELTS Test type 

2

Saturday 

IELTS Academic 

9

Saturday 

IELTS Academic 

9

Saturday 

IELTS General Training 

14

Thursday 

IELTS Academic 

23

Saturday 

IELTS Academic

23

Saturday 

IELTS General Training 

 

IELTS Exam Dates in October 

 

IELTS Exam Dates 2023 0ctober in India  

IELTS Test Day

IELTS Test type 

7

Saturday 

IELTS Academic 

7

Saturday 

IELTS General Training 

12

Thursday 

IELTS Academic 

21

Saturday 

IELTS Academic 

28

Saturday 

IELTS Academic

28

Saturday 

IELTS General Training 

 

IELTS Exam Dates in November 

 

IELTS Exam Dates 2023 November in India  

IELTS Test Day

IELTS Test type 

4

Saturday 

IELTS Academic 

9

Thursday 

IELTS Academic 

9

Thursday 

IELTS General Training 

18

Saturday 

IELTS Academic 

25

Saturday 

IELTS Academic

25

Saturday 

IELTS General Training 

 

IELTS Exam Dates in December 

 

IELTS Exam Dates 2023 December in India 

IELTS Test Day

IELTS Test type 

2

Saturday 

IELTS Academic 

2

Saturday 

IELTS General Training 

7

Thursday

IELTS Academic 

9

Saturday 

IELTS Academic 

16

Saturday

IELTS Academic

16

Saturday 

IELTS General Training 

 

IELTS has been a paper-based English test for around 30 years, but you can now take IELTS on the computer too. IELTS on computer slots are available up to 7 days a week, three times a day—morning, afternoon and evening! The availability of multiple test sessions, test centres and faster results within 3-5 days make computer-delivered IELTS a flexible and convenient option for many students. 

Frequently Asked Questions

IELTS Academic and General Training tests will start on January 7, 2023. You can book in advance and choose your preferred slot.

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April, August and December are the months that most students appear for IELTS as it gives you ample time to prepare for all test sections. 

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It is advisable to book your dates a month in advance during peak times like July and August when most students appear for the test. In other cases, you can even book your slots 15 days prior to the test. 

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