The IELTS exam is the most popular exam to check the English proficiency of a candidate. Various institutions in foreign countries accept IELTS scores for admission or enrolment. Therefore, your band scores are very important in getting a good college or university abroad. Today, we will discuss the exam dates, registration process and cost of the IELTS exam in India. Let’s dig in!

IELTS Exam Dates 2021

Before getting on the main topic, let’s check out the exam dates and test centres first. We have only given the dates from August to December 2021 as the test dates for the previous months have already passed.

August 2021

Dates Type
6 August 2021 Academic Only
8 August 2021 Academic and General Training
22 August 2021 Academic and General Training
29 August 2021 Academic Only

September 2021

Dates Type
5 September 2021 Academic Only
12 September 2021 Academic and General Training
17 September 2021 Academic and General Training
26 September 2021 Academic and General Training

October 2021

Dates Type
10 October 2021 Academic Only
15 October 2021 Academic and General Training
24 October 2021 Academic and General Training
31 October 2021 Academic and General Training

November 2021

Dates Type
7 November 2021 Academic Only
12 November 2021 Academic and General Training
21 November 2021 Academic and General Training
28 November 2021 Academic Only

December 2021

Dates Type
3 December 2021 Academic Only
5 December 2021 Academic and General Training
12 December 2021 Academic Only
19 December 2021 Academic and General Training

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Test Centres

# Ahmedabad-West

# Ambala

# Amritsar

# Anand

# Angamaly

# Barnala

# Bathinda

# Bengaluru

# Bhopal

# Bhubaneswar

# Calicut

# Chandigarh

# Chengannur

# Chennai

# Coimbatore

# Dehradun

# Firozpur

# Gandhinagar

# Goa

# Gurdaspur

# Gurugram

# Guwahati

# Hoshiarpur

# Hyderabad

# Indore

# Jaipur

# Jalandhar

# Jammu

# Kannur

# Kapurthala

# Karnal

# Khanna

# Kochi

# Kolkata

# Kollam

# Kothamangalam

# Kottayam

# Kurukshetra

# Lucknow

# Ludhiana

# Madurai

# Mangalore

# Mehsana

# Moga

# Mumbai-South

# Mumbai-West

# Nadiad

# Nagpur

# Navi Mumbai

# Navsari

# Nawanshahr

# New Delhi-South

# New Delhi-West

# Noida

# Patiala

# Patna

# Pune

# Raikot – Punjab

# Raipur

# Rajkot – Gujarat

# Rudrapur

# Sangrur

# Siliguri

# Sri Ganganagar

# Sri Muktsar Sahib

# Surat

# Thane

# Thrissur

# Tiruchirappalli

# Tirupati

# Trivandrum

# Vadodara

# Vijayawada

# Visakhapatnam

Now, let’s move to the next section to know about the IELTS test cost in India.

Cost of IELTS Exam in India

Applicants can pay their fees either online via net banking or in person at an ICICI bank. Candidates must check for cancellation and rescheduling costs before paying the fee.

The cost of the IELTS exam in India differs from the test type. Check the table below to learn about the cost of writing the IELTS exam in India:

Test Type Cost (INR)
Computer-delivered 14,700
Life Skills 13,940
UK Visas and Immigration 15,100
Pen and paper-based 14,700

IELTS Cancellation Fees

If the applicant cancels the exam more than 5 weeks before the scheduled test date, a 25% administrative charge will be taken from the refund. There will be no reimbursement if the cancellation is made less than 5 weeks before the test date; if the applicant does not show up for the exam on the scheduled day, the test will be considered cancelled.

IELTS Rescheduling Fees

If an applicant wishes to reschedule their test, they must do so at least five weeks prior to the scheduled exam date. The applicant must additionally reschedule the test within three months of the original date. To reschedule the exam, the candidate must pay an amount of Rs. 3000, including all taxes.

Payment Modes

# Demand Draft or Pay Order

# ICICI & HDFC Cash Deposit Slips

# Debit & Credit Cards

# Net Banking

# Card Swipe Facility

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IELTS Eligibility

Applicants of any age, country, or ethnicity can take this test. Candidates should be at least 16 years old to take the test. As part of the eligibility criteria, evidence of nationality is also required. The organisation has not established any minimum educational qualifications for eligibility. Applicants should also review the qualifying requirements set out by the institutions to which they are applying. Applicants can take the exam as many times as they need to in order to get the desired score.

IELTS Registration with British Council

Online Method

#1. Visit the IELTS website of the British Council.

#2. Choose the option to “Register For Test.”

#3. Choose your preferred test type, available dates, test venue, and so on.

#4. Fill out the form that comes in front of you with your personal information.

#5. Please provide your registration information.

#6. Upload a colour copy of your passport that is clear and legible.

#7. Choose which institutions you wish to send your Score Report to.

#8. Before completing a payment, double-check the information you’ve provided.

#9. Fees for the IELTS exam must be paid.

#10. Candidates can obtain a hard copy of their acknowledgement after making payment.

Offline Method

Another way to apply with the British Council is to go to the British Council’s nearest branch. The online form can be downloaded or filled out in person at the office. Bring all of the necessary documentation for the IELTS exam application.


Q. What is the cost of the IELTS exam in India?

Ans. The cost of writing the IELTS exam in India is Rs. 14,700

Q. Can I wear a watch for my IELTS exam?

Ans. No, you can’t wear a watch on your IELTS test. You can check the time by looking at the clock in the room.

Q. Is there any negative marking in the IELTS exam?

Ans. No, there is no negative marking in the IELTS test.


With this, we wind up today’s article on the IELTS exam. By now, you must have understood that the cost depends on the test type. Also, check on the cancellation and rescheduling fee sections carefully as they can be very crucial at times.

If you want to achieve a high band score like 8 and above, you can check out IELTS Ninja. This prominent platform has various courses according to your understanding capacity. Click here to check them out now.

Also Read: How IELTS Ninja Helps You to Get 8+ Bands? Try the IELTS Indicator Test Now on IELTS Ninja

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