The International English Language Testing System. It is commonly known as IELTS. The IELTS is an international standardized test focusing on English language proficiency. Specifically centred for non-native English language speakers. The IELTS exam is jointly managed by the British Council, IDP.

This year the exam will be taking place as expected. Starting with January 2021,  The exam will first be conducted in January 2021.  The exact date for the January IELTS exam 2021 has been anticipated by the students for a long time now. They have been looking forward to this for quite a few months now. The exam date has been released and the exact dates are mentioned as per below, before that, let’s delve into some details regarding the same.

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Applying for the Test

IELTS conducts the test in two ways

  1.  The IELTS test is conducted either on paper.
  2.  Or it is conducted on a computer which is an online test.

Applicants have the choice of taking any format of the test. You can choose either one that suits your preference.

You have to choose the medium that you require while applying for the test this leads us to

How to a to Apply for the IELTS Exam January 2021 Onwards and Its Types

  1.  You will need a valid ID when you register for the test. This will require other documents as well, such as a copy of your passport.  It is also to be noted here that you must be 18 years or you may require a parental consent form for candidates below 18 years old.
  2.  You will also need a bank card for online payment to register for the test.

The different tests offered by IELTS- There are three types of test offered by IELTS they are

  1. The training test by IELTS  which is paper based and computer delivered.
  2.  The IELTS test for UK visas and for immigration. This includes both the paper types.
  3.  IELTS also offers a life skills course which is in A1 and B1.

IELTS January Dates 2021

The IELTS exam 2021 will be conducted all over India in different parts of the country such as Mumbai Chandigarh Haryana Bhopal. The dates for which are as follows-

Starting on the 9th and the 23rd  of January 2021 the ‘Academic only’ paper will be conducted. The next paper will be conducted on the 16th and 21st of January 2021 which will be in ‘Academic and general training’.

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Exam Locations for IELTS Exam 2021

For the computer test, there are centres which are located all over India; these centres are located in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Vijayawada, Pune and other major cities.

For the test that is on paper, the test will be of three types-  listening, reading and writing.  There will also be a speaking test which will be used to evaluate your speaking abilities in the English language.  This test will be taken by an examiner that is from the IELTS department.

Important Information regarding the IELTS Exam Dates 2021

The overall schedule of the entire year of IELTS exam 2021 has been released. It is as follows,


9 and 23 January 2021    Academic

6 and 21 January 2021    Academic and general training


6 and 25 February 2021    Academic

20 and 27 February 2021    Academic and general training


4 and 20 March 2021    Academic and general training

13 and 27 March 2021    Academic


10 and 29 April 2021    Academic and general training

17 and 24 April 2021    Academic


8 and 22 May 2021    Academic and general training

20 and 29 May 2021    Academic


5 and 17 June 2021    Academic and general training

12 and 19  June 2021    Academic


1 and 17 July 2021    Academic and general training

10 and 24 July 2021    Academic


7 and 28 August 2021    Academic and general training

12 and 21  August 2021    Academic


4 and 25 September 2021    Academic

11 and 16  September 2021    Academic and general training


9 and 14 October 2021    Academic and general training

23 and 30 October 2021    Academic


6 and 27   November 2021    Academic and general training

11 and 20 November 2021    Academic


With this, the list of dates of IELTS exams can be concluded. To prepare better and get an insight into the test with exclusive tips, check out IELTS ninja.

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