About IELTS 2019

The International English Language Testing System or IELTS 2019 is an internationally accepted English language proficiency accreditation which is required by candidates who want to study or work abroad and whose first language is not English. The IELTS 2019 scores will be used to satisfy English language proficiency requirements for various undergraduate and postgraduate programs as well as visa application requirements. There are universally three governing bodies for the IELTS namely, British Council, IDP IELTS: Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment. There are two types of IELTS examinations which are the IELTS Academic test which is more suitable for candidates seeking admission to a foreign college or university and the IELTS General test which is suitable for candidates seeking foreign employment. IELTS scores are accepted internationally in nearly all countries and the scores are valid for up to 2 years after the date of the exam.

IELTS 2019 Highlights

Full Exam Name International English Language Testing System
Short Exam Name IELTS
Conducting Body British Council
Exam Level University Level Exam
Languages English
Mode of Application Offline / Online
Application Fee (General) 13250 Rs [Offline] +1 More
Mode of Exam Online and Offline
Exam Duration 2 Hours 45 Minutes

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IELTS 2019 Important Dates

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IELTS General (Session 2019)

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30 Aug, 2019 - 20 Nov, 2019

Result | Mode: Online

17 Aug, 2019 - 07 Nov, 2019

Exam - Paper based | Mode: Online

IELTS Academic (Session 2019)

Past Dates and Events

30 Aug, 2019 - 20 Nov, 2019

Result | Mode: Online

17 Aug, 2019 - 07 Nov, 2019

Exam - Paper based | Mode: Online

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According to the three governing bodies, there are no eligibility criteria of IELTS 2019 exam which needs to be met in order for a candidate to give the IELTS exam except that the candidate must carry a valid passport at the time of the exam. The IELTS 2019 exam has no eligibility criteria as it is a test of proficiency in the English language and is, therefore, open to candidates of all ages and backgrounds.

Mode of Application : Online and Offline

Mode of Payment : Credit Card | Debit Card | Demand Draft

The IELTS exam is available on 48 fixed dates throughout the year, 4 times a month. In order to apply for the IELTS 2019 exam, candidates must follow the given procedure:

Step 1 - Visit the registration link on the official British Council portal for IELTS

Step 2 - The candidate must select the format of the IELTS examination he or she wishes to give i.e. IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training. 

Step 3 - Register for the IELTS by filling in the requisite details.

Step 4 - The candidate can then select available test dates at the required test location as per his or her convenience.

Step 5 - The final step in the application process is payment of the exam fees which can be done via credit card, debit card, or demand draft. 

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
ST, SC, General, OBC Online, Offline Transgender, Female, Male ₹ 13250

In order to score well in the IELTS 2019 test, candidates should keep the following preparation tips in mind:

IELTS Reading Preparation tips:

  • Candidates should read slowly and understand the nuances of each sentence in the passage before attempting to answer questions.
  • Candidates should work on vocabulary and read long texts beforehand to gain familiarity with the types of questions that will confront them on the test day.

IELTS Writing Preparation tips:

  • Candidates should practice writing and expression opinions with clarity in order to score well on the writing section.
  • Practice should be carried out in a timed environment to give the candidate a semblance of what he or she will have to face on the test day.

IELTS Listening Preparation tips:

  • Candidates should practice listening to various accents and enunciation styles to avoid surprises on the test day.
  • Candidates must harness the power of multitasking and take comprehensive notes during listening exercises in order to appropriately answer the questions.

IELTS Speaking Preparation tips:

  • Candidates should practice oral communication in English in order to gain fluency.
  • Candidates must ensure clear enunciation and refrain from hesitation in a conversation.

The IELTS 2019 exam pattern is the same for IELTS Academic and IELTS General Tests. The two tests only differ in the type of questions presented in the reading and writing sections of the test. 

The IELTS 2019 exam comprises 4 sections or parameters in which a candidate's proficiency in English is evaluated:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Speaking

The reading, writing and listening sections are conducted in one slot and the speaking module is conducted in a separate slot which is in a 7-day window after or before the reading-writing-listening slot. 

IELTS 2019 Exam Pattern

SectionDurationNo. of Questions
Reading60 minutes40
Writing60 minutes2
Listening30 minutes40
Speaking11-14 minutes3 part conversation


The speaking module comprises 3 part one-on-one conversations with an IELTS representative and the component is scored on the basis of the candidate's oral performance in a life-like environment.

Practising and solving IELTS 2019 mock tests is integral for comprehensive preparation for the IELTS 2019 exam. Candidates can easily access free IELTS mock tests for both the IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training tests from the Careers360 sample paper store. 

All the sample tests contain the following four modules for preparation:

  • IELTS Reading
  • IELTS Writing
  • IELTS Listening
  • IELTS Speaking

IELTS 2019 Exam Centers

State City
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Anand
Baroda
Mehsana
Rajkot
Surat
Punjab Amritsar
Jalandhar
Ludhiana
Moga
Patiala
Kerala Angamaly
Calicut
Kochi
Kottayam
Thiruvananthapuram
Thrissur
Karnataka Bengaluru
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Odisha Bhubaneswar
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Coimbatore
Madurai
Delhi New Delhi
Haryana Gurgaon
Uttar Pradesh Noida
Lucknow
Goa Goa
Assam Guwahati
Rajasthan Jaipur
Telangana Hyderabad
West Bengal Kolkata
Siliguri
Maharashtra Mumbai
Navi Mumbai
Pune
Bihar Patna
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Jharkhand Ranchi
Andhra Pradesh Vijayawada
Visakhapatnam

Documents Required at Exam

  • Current valid government issued passport

The IELTS 2019 results are generally available 13 days after the test date. The IELTS results can be accessed online via the candidate's IELTS registration account using the candidate's passport number and registration number. However, the result of the computer-delivered exam is made available after 5-7 days of the exam date.

IELTS 2019 scores are calculated on a 1-9 point scale which is a mean of the individual sectional scores. If the average of the sectional scores ends in 0.25 then the overall score is rounded off to the next half band. In the situation that the average of the sectional scores ends in 0.75 then the overall IELTS score is rounded off to the next full band. 

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can you please inform me how to apply for IELTS and TOEFL exams

Charvi Nayyar 7th Feb, 2020

hello aspirant

you can register for IELTS exam in the following way:

1. you can register online and pay the fees by credit card (Log on to www.ieltsidpindia.com and Select the option "Register for IELTS" and fill the necessary information).

2.  register in person at idp branch and pay the fees there. identical to the first option.

3. register by courier and pay test fee by demand draft.

you can register for TOEFL exam by online means and or by email or by phone. you can also register in person at a toefl resource center. you will be basically required to visit and create an online profile and then pay the exam fees.

hope this helps

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Dear Sir/Mam, I want to do MS in UK in January 2021. Do i have to give both IELTS and TOEFL exams or either? I dont know when and how to start preparation. please Help. Thanks

Mayank Chowdhary 2nd Feb, 2020

Giving either of them is ok actually. And for preparations then if you plan to shift in 2021 try to give the exam in around November 2020 if possible and to start it's preparations, as per me it's a 3 months regular studies required to crack the same. So you can start in around July/August to be well prepared to give the exam.

Either the IELTS or the TOEFL is required as part of your application to an English-speaking university and will demonstrate if you will be able to understand the course material.

The IELTS and TOEFL exams are two of the most accepted English proficiency exams around the world. However, both of these tests are different in their structure, approach, and teaching criteria. This means that you need to understand how the two differ before selecting which test to study for and ultimately take.

Thank you.

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Dear Sir/Mam, I want to do MS in UK. But cost of study is Expensive. Does scoring good in IELTS and TOEFL helps to reduce the amount of cost ? what else option do i get in order to get admission in UK in minimum cost ? Please Help Me !!

Harshit sethi 1st Feb, 2020

All the foreign Universities offer a scholarship which is on the basis of meriat and need basis . You should try to look for it and inform the competent authority about it . They would help you in every way . They also offers 100 % scholarship to merit and need basis students.


This would help you to study abroad.

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can u help with the name of universities for MBA with affordable price accepting the IELTS Score of 6.5 in UK exclusively

Sampriti Student Expert 30th Jan, 2020

Following are a few good Universities in the UK you can check out with their required IELTS score and the overall academic fees for the programs

  • Imperial College of London ( IELTS score required = 6, fees for MBA = 49.1 lakhs)
  • University College London (IELTS score = 5.5, fees for MBA = 45 lakhs)
  • University of Edinburgh (IELTS score = 6.5, fees for MBA = 57 lakhs)
  • Kings College London (IELTS score = 6, fees for MSc in accountability and financial Management = 47 lakhs, fees for MSc in Human Resource Management and Organization Analysis = 42 lakhs)
  • University of Glasgow (IELTS score = 6.5, fees for MBA = 50.8 lakhs)
  • University of Bristol (IELTS score = 6, fees for MSc Management = 46.2 lakhs, fees for MSc Management in International Business = 47 lakhs)
  • University of Warwick (IELTS score for Business  Analytics= 5.5, fees for MSc Business Analytics = 52 lakhs). For MBA it accepts GMAT or GRE scores
  • University of Southampton (IELTS score = 6.5, fees for MBA = 46 lakhs)
  • University of Exeter(IELTS score = 6.5, fees for MBA = 54 lakhs)
  • Royal Halloway, University of London (IELTS score = 6, fees for MBA = 40 lakhs)
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if i want to go to usa ( for BA course) What are the basic requiremnts that i need to have ?? Did i need to write SAT Exam ???(For BA...SAT for what ??). Is IELTS score enough? Is it necessary for me to get 90+ in class 12th?? Did a student with 80+ can apply for admission? Can you answer these ans.

thomas joy 28th Jan, 2020

Hi there,

For taking admission in most of the collegws in US and Canada students needed to write SAT exam. It is for Undergraduate courses.IELTS is asked by the universities for testing the English profficency, but SAT is required for taking the admission.

Even TOEFL or good scores in 10+2 for English subject is enough for showing the English Profficency.

Hope this will help you.

Thank you

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