IELTS is a language proficiency test required to be completed by people who wish to study or work abroad. Most European universities require an IELTS score as proof of English proficiency. 

This English language proficiency test is composed of four sections such as reading, writing, speaking and listening.  One has to appear for all four sections of the examination and achieve the required score as per the requirement specified by different universities and governments of different countries.

Are you one of those willing to appear for the 2021 exam? Want to know how to apply and register for an IELTS exam in 2021? If yes, then relax now. You have reached the right place. Keep on reading the article till the end to find all the important and just-know information about the IELTS exam 2021.

Types of IELTS Test? 

There are two types of IELTS test – IELTS general training and IELTS academic. The listening and the speaking section for both the tests are the same, whereas the reading and writing sections vary as per the exam chosen by the individual. 

IELTS Academic

Candidates who wish to apply for higher education or multiple training programs to a natively English speaking nation need to appear in the IELTS academic test. Most educational universities accept IELTS as valid proof of language proficiency. 

IELTS General Training

Candidates who are applying for employment, migration or secondary education to natively English speaking nations need to appear in the IELTS general training exam. This exam focuses on assessing whether individuals would be able to sustain themselves in the workplace and social situations.

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How can I Apply for the IELTS Exam? 

Individuals, who are willing to apply for the IELTS can either register via online or offline mode. The IELTS registration can be completed within a few easy steps.

There are more than 80 IELTS test centres located across India, and the applicant can choose a test centre that is easily accessible to them. 

Online IELTS Registration

Most students prefer to register online rather than offline. Applicants must follow the below-given steps to register online: 

  • Candidates can register through IDP India or British Council for the IELTS exam.  
  • You will have to book a date and a venue on the website.
  • You need to select the type, date, and country you hail from.
  • After choosing the date you wish to appear in the exam, you need to fill out basic details such as educational qualification, personal details, identification number and proof, and current occupation.
  • Pay the application fee via credit card or other modes of online payment. 

Offline IELTS Registration

Candidates can apply via the offline mode as well if they wish to register for the IELTS exam. Follow the steps given below to register for IELTS offline:

  • Visit the official IELTS website and download the application form.
  • Take a print out of the application form and fill out the details correctly.
  • Choose a test date after viewing the availability on the website.
  • Pay the IELTS exam fees either via demand draft or cash.
  • Send the form along with the fees to the nearest test centre

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IELTS Exam Fee for Offline and Online Mode

You can pay the IELTS exam fee via either online or offline mode. The fee varies from one country to the other. If you wish to register in India, the registration fee is INR 14,000. The process is discussed below for both online and offline mode.

  • Online mode: Candidates applying via online mode can make the payment either via credit or debit card. 
  • Offline mode: You can make a payment via cash or by demand draft. If you want to pay via cash, you need to visit the ICICI bank branch and use the payment slip from the bank. Candidates wishing to pay via demand draft need to make a demand draft either in the name of ‘British Council’ which is payable at New Delhi or you can make a demand draft in the name of ‘IDP Education Indian Private Limited’.

Documents Required for IELTS Registration

Documents required to register for IELTS are given below:

  • Proof of fee payment either via payment slip or demand draft.
  • Copy of identity proof.
  • Copy of a valid passport.
  • Occupation details.
  • Proof of disability ( if any).
  • Proof of educational qualifications.
  • Copy of signature.

IELTS Exam Dates 2021

Candidates need to check the slots available if they wish to apply for the IELTS exam 2021. You can see the dates mentioned below for reference: 

Dates

Type of Test

9th January 2021

Academic

16th January 2021

Academic and General Training

21st January 2021

Academic and General Training

23rd January 2021

Academic

6th February 2021

Academic

20th February 2021

Academic and General Training

25th February 2021

Academic

27th February 2021

Academic and General Training

4th March 2021

Academic

13th March 2021

Academic and General Training

20th March 2021

Academic

7th March 2021

Academic and General Training

10th April 2021

Academic and General Training

17th April 2021

Academic

24th April 2021

Academic and General Training

29th April 2021

Academic

8th May 2021

Academic and General Training

20th May 2021

Academic

22nd May 2021

Academic and General Training

29th May 2021

Academic

5th June 2021

Academic and General Training

12th June 2021

Academic and General Training

17th June 2021

Academic

19th June 2021

Academic and General Training

2nd July 2021

Academic

11th July 2021

Academic and General Training

18th July 2021

Academic

25th July 2021

Academic and General Training

6th August 2021

Academic

8th August 2021

Academic and General Training

22nd August 2021

Academic and General Training

29th August 2021

Academic

5th September 2021

Academic

12th September 2021

Academic and General Training

17th September 2021

Academic and General Training

26th September 2021

Academic and General Training

10th October 2021

Academic

15th October 2021

Academic and General Training

24th October 2021

Academic and General Training

31st October 2021

Academic and General Training

7th November 2021

Academic

12th November 2021

Academic and General Training

21st November 2021

Academic and General Training

28th November 2021

Academic

3rd December 2021

Academic

5th December 2021

Academic and General Training

12th December 2021

Academic

19th December 2021

Academic and General Training

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Conclusion

Hopefully, by now you have got a clear idea of how to and when to register for the IELTS exam throughout the year. You can register according to the dates mentioned above. If you want to know more about IELTS preparation, techniques, and courses visit the IELTS Ninja website or click here.

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