IELTS January dates 2021 are available on the websites of IDP education and the British Council. These two jointly conduct the IELTS exams in India, for both academic and general training. Read along to get the list of IELTS date 2021.

IELTS examinations are conducted each year, on specific dates in a month by the accredited institutions, for admissions to different countries around the world, including the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and many more. IELTS is accepted as criteria in around 140 countries. The exam is conducted in two forms:

  • IELTS academic test, for applying to an English speaking country for higher studies and professional registration. It is conducted to assess the candidate’s language proficiency for further studies in that environment.
  • IELTS General Training, for secondary education, work experience, training programs, and immigration to English speaking countries.

IELTS January Dates 2021 for Academic and General Training

The frequency of IELTS exams to be conducted differs for academic and general training. The International English Language Testing System academic exam is conducted on 4 dates in one month, which adds up to a total of 48 academic exams in one year. On the other hand, the  International English Language Testing System General Training test is conducted on 2 dates in one month, which adds up to a total of 24 tests in one calendar year.

The tests are conducted on dates assigned by the accredited and affiliated institutions, and the candidate can choose his/her date of preference at the time of prior registration and enrollment. The following table provides the list for the upcoming test dates in January 2021.

IELTS Exam Date 2021 January

         Test Type                         Date               Price (INR)

Academic 09 Jan 2021 14000
Academic 16 Jan 2021 14000
Academic 21 Jan 2021 14000
Academic 23 Jan 2021 14000
Academic 30 Jan 2021 14000
Academic 06 Feb 2021 14000
Academic 20 Feb 2021 14000
General Training 09 Jan 2021 14000
General Training 16 Jan 2021 14000
General Training 23 Jan 2021 14000
General Training 06 Feb 2021 14000

Preparing for IELTS Date 2021

With the IELTS January dates of 2021 are rounding up, it is important to check on the preparation progress. The registration is to be made well in advance, along with the payment of the registration fee. The preparation process can be done online, through various sources and materials available online.

The International English Language Testing System preparation involves practicing for the four exam sections i.e., Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. Each section demands ample practice and fluency, according to the band requirement of the candidate. However, the better the practice, the more desirable is the score.

IDP and the British Council provide booklets upon registration for preparation, and there is also the availability of sample papers and relevant content on their websites. The IELTS exam date 2021 is already mentioned for both types of exams, and it is time to register to choose and pick a date accordingly.

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It is time to be geared up for the upcoming IELTS exam dates of January 2021. It is to be noted that the test scores are generally valid for 2 years and the candidate need not give the exam again in that time frame for applying to any of the associated countries.

One should be aware of the type of test (Academic or General Training) which suits his/her objective of going abroad. Also, it is wise to be updated with the dates for each respective type of exam.

With that said, it is time to shoot for the stars and aim for the best. Do let us know about your International English Language Testing System-related queries in the comments. Good Luck!

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