IELTS 2022 Exam Date, Registration, Eligibility criteria, and fees

IELTS 2022 Exam Date, Registration, Eligibility criteria, and fees

For some of the best universities globally, the IELTS is the doorway, and millions of students across the globe take the exam every year. The IELTS exam dates are conducted every year, and students can give the exam whenever they are ready.

The IELTS exam dates 2022 are out, and candidates who want to give the exam based on the suitable dates. The students get guidance from the experts and institutes about the nature of the exam that will help them to get a good score.

IDP conducts the IELTS for higher education and migration, and it is an English language proficiency test. IELTS is of two types-IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. The candidates can complete their IELTS registration online or offline mode. The total duration of the IELTS exam is 2 hours 45 minutes.

Around 3,400 universities in the USA, UK, and Australia accept IELTS scores as an English language proficiency test. The IELTS exam pattern involves Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. 

IELTS Highlights

IELTS Full Form International English Language Testing System
Official Website of IELTS
Accepted By More than 10,000 universities
Conducted By IDP and British Council
Mode of IELTS Paper and Computer Delivered Test
IELTS Exam Fee INR 14,700
IELTS Score Range 1-9
IELTS Conducting Body Contact

IDP Head Office – 01244445999

    Email – [email protected]

    British Council Office – 01204569000

    Email – [email protected]

IELTS Eligibility

Candidates can take the IELTS exam regardless of their age, nationality, or race. There are no primary eligibility conditions for the IELTS exam. The candidates must be above 16 years of age to appear for IELTS. For IELTS, nationality proof is also required. The IELTS conducting body has not set any minimum IELTS criteria for educational qualification.

IELTS Registration

The candidates can do IELTS registration through online mode or can visit the nearest IDP office to register offline. Across India, there are 80 IELTS test centers located, and the candidates can choose the test center’s location, which is easily accessible. The steps for IELTS registration for both online and offline mode is explained below:

IELTS Online registration

Now IELTS registration is easy and quick. There are three different levels to book for the IELTS test. The candidates have to visit the official websites for IELTS registration, and then:

Create an account on the IELTS website

Search for the suitable date slot as per the availability at the nearest IELTS test centers.

Complete your registration by paying online.

IELTS Offline Registration

The candidates have to download the IELTS exam registration form from the official website. Fill out the other requirements asked in the form and manually select the date. Then the candidate has to pay through the demand draft or in cash. The candidate must provide the blue dart courier’s available address on the registration form.

IELTS Exam Fees

There are many ways through which candidates can pay IELTS exam fees online, net banking, or offline by paying the amount at ICICI bank. The candidates should also look at cancellation, and rescheduling fees before paying. The IELTS exam fee can also be paid using credit or debit cards, net banking, or Demand Draft.

IELTS Cancellation Fees

  • When the candidate wants to cancel the exam, they should cancel it more than five weeks before the test date; 25% of the administrative fee will be deducted from the refund.
  • There will be no refund if the cancellation is made less than five weeks before the test date.
  • If the candidate does not attend the test and receives no refund, their test will be considered canceled.

IELTS Rescheduling Fees

If a candidate wants to reschedule the IELTS exam date, they should reschedule the date at least five weeks before the stipulated exam date. The candidate should reschedule the IELTS exam date within three months of the first assigned date. To reschedule the test date, the candidate has to pay an amount of $40.50 inclusive of all taxes.

IELTS Exam Dates

The available IELTS exam dates are every month for international students four times. There are 48 dates for IELTS annually, and the booking depends on availability. The students giving the exam can take the IELTS exam dates on 48 different days for the Academic section and 24 dates for the General Training section.

The candidates are advised to book for IELTS at least 3-to four months before the application deadlines. There are three different portals: British Council, IDP, or IELTS (Official website) to book IELTS dates. Below table shows the exam dates for 2022:

Exam Dates for March 2022

Test Dates Test Type
Thursday, 3 March 2022 Academic Only
Saturday, 12 March 2022 Academic and General Training
Saturday, 19 March 2022 Academic Only
Saturday, 26 March 2022 Academic and General Training

Exam Dates for April 2022

Test Dates Test Type
Saturday, 9 April 2022 Academic and General Training
Thursday, 21 April 2022 Academic Only
Saturday, 23 April 2022 Academic and General Training
Saturday, 30 April 2022 Academic Only


IELTS Exam pattern

The IELTS exam pattern contains four sections- Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. The IELTS Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking is conducted on the same day, and IELTS speaking can be scheduled up to a week before or after other tests. For IELTS Speaking, the candidates are assessed in three parts, and each part is recorded. The total duration for IELTS speaking is 11-14 minutes.

IELTS Results

The IELTS Result will be declared after 13 days from the test. The students can access the scorecard offline or online. The IELTS score is valid for two years. The candidate should submit the identification document number to know the IELTS score. The candidate also provides the candidate number generated during the IELTS application and the ID proof. The result will be available on IDP or British Council IELTS website.

IELTS Cutoff

For the top universities, the IELTS Cutoff generally ranges between 7-and 8. Some universities have a predetermined sectional cutoff for each section of the IELTS syllabus. Harvard, Stanford, MIT, California Institute of Technology and other top-ranking universities require an IELTS score above 7. Below table shows the IELTS cutoff for the top universities in the world:

Name of the Institution IELTS CutOff
MIT 7.0
Stanford University 7.0
Harvard University 7.0
California Institute of Technology 6.5
University of Oxford 7.0 with 6.5 in each band
Eth Zurich 7.0
University of Cambridge 7.0 with 7.-0 in each band
Imperial College London 6.5 with 5.5 in each band
University of Chicago 7.0
UCL 7.5

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