IELTS Slot Booking 2024: Check and Book Available IELTS Exam Slots (Online/Offline)


Rahul Singha

Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

Updated on Dec 8, 2023 12:49 IST

IDP IELTS Booking: Candidates looking to appear for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam must go ahead with their IELTS slot booking to book their preferred date and test center for the exam. The IELTS exam is one of the most popular English language proficiency exams for candidates looking to study abroad, and every year thousands of students appear for the test. Hence, it is important for candidates to book their IELTS exam early, to get their preferred IELTS Center and IELTS exam dates as per their availability. Candidates looking to proceed with their IDP IELTS booking must do so by visiting the official IDP IELTS India website.


How to Book an IELTS Slot?

IDP IELTS Slot Booking 2023: Candidates looking to book their IELTS exam can opt for either the IELTS Computer-based test or the IELTS Paper-based test. Test takers opting for IELTS on computer-delivered tests will take the Listening, Reading, and Writing sections on a computer. The Speaking test remains face-to-face or via a video call with a trained IELTS examiner. Whereas test takers opting for IELTS on paper will take the Writing, Listening, and Reading sections on paper with either pen or HB pencils. The Speaking test is carried out face-to-face or via a video call with a trained IELTS examiner.

When we talk about IELTS score delivery, the IELTS paper-based IELTS test is announced after 13 calendar days and the IELTS computer-based test is delivered within 3-5 days. The IELTS Computer-based tests are available on all days of the month and up to 3 times a day (multiple slots)  to provide candidates with a convenient testing experience. Whether candidates want to opt for the IELTS computer-based test or the IELTS paper-based test they would be required to visit the official website and go ahead with the IELTS registration process.

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Online IELTS Slot Booking 2024

IDP IELTS Slot Booking 2024: In this section, we are going to look at the steps involved in your IELTS Slot Booking online method.

Step 1: Visit IELTS official website

Step 2: Create your profile and log on to your account

Step 3: Select the option 'Register for test'

Step 4: Select your preferred test - computer-delivered IELTS or paper-based IELTS

Step 5: Choose your test type - IELTS Academic or (IELTS General Training)

Step 6: Select your preferred IELTS test center, exam date, and IELTS exam slot

Step 7: Upload a scanned colour copy of your passport

Step 8: Pay the IELTS test fee using a credit card

Step 9: Check the IELTS test fee confirmation for IELTS exam booking on your registered email id

Step 10: Make sure that you keep that mail for future reference

After booking the IDP IELTS test you will receive acknowledgement on your registered email ID/phone number.

Book the slot for the Speaking test online on your preferred date and time. If you won't be able to book the slot within the available time then a time slot will be automatically allocated to you.

Book an IELTS Slot Offline

Step 1: Visit the official IELTS website

Step 2: Visit the nearest IELTS test center/ branch 

Step 3a: At the branch, register on the IELTS website and pay the online registration fee of INR 16,250 OR

Step 3b: Candidates can also download the registration form and submit it to the nearest IELTS test center along with the IELTS exam fee of INR 16,250

Step 4: The confirmation of the date and time will be sent by the IELTS test center.

Step 5: Also note that the speaking test will be conducted on a separate date within 7 days of registering for the IELTS test.

Key points to remember while booking the Slot for the IELTS exam:

  • The aspirant must have completed the age of 16.
  • The candidate must carry a valid passport at the time of entering the Test Center
  • Make sure the information you are giving while registering should match the information form in the applicant’s passport.

Documents Required for IELTS Slot Booking

Please read below about the documents required for IELTS exam booking for both online and offline methods.

Online registration

  • Proof of payment done through demand draft (DD) or 'British Council Copy' of ICICI bank payment slip
  • Copy of IELTS exam application acknowledgement received after registering online

Offline Registration

  • IELTS application form
  • IELTS payment proof done through demand draft (DD)
  • Passport photocopy

IELTS Registration

After you decide on when to start preparing for IELTS, you should choose a date at least three to four months before the college application deadline for your IELTS registration. Doing this should give you plenty of time to retake the exam if you feel the first attempt wasn’t great. IELTS exam aspirants need to register themselves for the exam. There are 23 computer-delivered IELTS Test centres in India and more than 25,000 computer-delivered IELTS slots available per month. So, candidates can check the IDP IELTS exam booking slot according to their convenience and book the exam.

IELTS Centers in India 

IDP has multiple IELTS centres spread across 75 cities in India providing a seamless IELTS testing experience to candidates who are looking to take the IELTS exam. The IELTS 2024 exam can be given around the year and can be given in the following test centers across India: Patiala, Pune, Raipur, Rajkot, Coimbatore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Ludhiana, Madurai, Mumbai, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Trichy, Vijayawada, Kottayam, Lucknow, Kochi, Kolkata, Navi Mumbai, Surat, Chandigarh, Chennai, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Bhatinda, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Calicut, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, and Bengaluru.

IELTS Exam Dates 2024

The IDP IELTS paper-delivered exam is available 48 days a year or 4 days a month (Thursdays and Saturdays). Candidates who would be opting for the IELTS computer-based test would be glad to know that the test is available seven days a week and up to 3 times a day. You can select an IELTS slot according to your convenience. Candidates can check out the IELTS exam dates on our website.

IELTS Exam Fee

In this section, we are going to be talking about the IELTS exam fee, the IELTS Cancellation fee and the IELTS Reschedule fee. The IELTS exam fee in India is INR 16,250. Candidates looking to take the IELTS exam are required to pay an IELTS Registration Fee of INR 16,250 every time they book their IELTS exam.

IELTS Exam - Type Updated IELTS Exam Fee 2024

IELTS Exam Fee 2024

(Pen and paper-based & Computer-delivered IELTS exam)

INR 16,250
IELTS for UKVI INR 16,500

IELTS Life Skills

(A1 and B1)

INR 15,350

IELTS for UK Visas

INR 16,500

IELTS Cancellation Fee

Check IELTS Cancellation Fee Details Here

IELTS Reschedule Fee

INR 3,300

IELTS Revaluation Fee

INR 12,200
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FAQs about IELTS Slot Booking

Q. Can I book IELTS 2 days before?

A. Candidates can register for the IELTS as early as three months before the test date and latest by one week before the exam date.

Q. Is IDP easier than IELTS?

A. IDP is the conducting body of IELTS. They organize IELTS exam for students and immigrants who wish to move abroad for studies or work. Also, there is not difference between IELTS test at the IDP or British Council.

Q. Can I take IELTS immediately?

A. Candidates need to book the IELTS in advance and they can book the test latest by one week before the test date. Also, one can take the retest as soon as you feel you are ready. However, make sure to prepare and improve your English sufficiently, so, you can resit for the exam.

Q. Does Canada accept IDP IELTS?

A. Yes, IDP IELTS is accepted by a majority of the universities and colleges to give admission to international students. Also, there is no difference whether it is IDP IELTS or British Council IELTS, both are accepted by the institutes as there is no difference in their format.

Q. Can I retake IELTS Writing test only?

A. IELTS does not allow to retake the IELTS Writing part only. If your IELTS Writing part score is less in that case you have to retake all other modules as well. One needs to retake the IELTS exam completely.

Q. Is IELTS valid for 3 years now?

A. No, the IELTS exam score is valid for 2 years. The validity of the IELTS has not been prolonged to three years yet.




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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

5 months ago

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