As you might already know IELTS exam dates are offered 4 times a month counting towards a total of 48 fixed tests in a year. The availability of test dates for IELTS General differs from that of IELTS Academic as IELTS General is only available for a total of 24 dates in a year.
Before we jump into IELTS exam dates or IELTS exam fee here is a quick introduction of both the IELTS test types and an insight into which one should you take.
IELTS Academic – IELTS Academic is taken by working professionals or students who want to pursue higher education at universities or institutes abroad. IELTS Academic has four sections, namely – Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing. The academic IELTS exam fee is priced at INR 14,700.
IELTS General Training – IELTS General Training tests your English language proficiency in a more practical and everyday context. It is taken by people applying for a visa to migrate to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or the UK or by the students planning to study in high school or vocational training programs. It also has four sections, two of which are the Listening and Speaking test, which are the same as IELTS Academic in terms of format and difficulty. The General IELTS exam fee is also INR 14,700.
IELTS throws at you a lot of dates to keep track of. So in this article, we will cover upcoming IELTS test dates for the year 2022 and here it goes!
IELTS tests are generally conducted on weekends. IELTS exam dates for its Speaking test are not the same as its other 3 sections, that is, three of the four sections of IELTS – listening, reading, and writing are held on the same day. While the speaking section can be conducted on the same day or within the next 7-10 days depending on the availability of the slots. IELTS exam fee of INR 14,700 is also inclusive of IELTS Speaking test charges and students are not required to pay any additional amount for the same.
The IELTS speaking test takes about 11-14 minutes. This section of the test is a face-to-face interview. The interview is structured more like a conversation between the examiner and the test taker. It allows you to talk to the examiner naturally on a familiar topic.
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