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IELTS test date availability across the globe

You can take your IELTS test with the British Council in over 140 countries/territories. We offer many different test dates and tests are typically held up to once a week.

The British Council schedules the following IELTS test dates worldwide:

  • IELTS Academic: 48 days per year
  • IELTS General Training: 24 days per year 

You will usually take the Listening, Reading and Writing tests on Thursdays or Saturdays, and the Speaking test either on the same day, or seven days before or after that. Some dates may vary in some centres, according to local demand.

Take a look at the global IELTS test dates table below and find the date that suits you best:

Test date Test format  
November 2018
Thursday 1 November 2018 Academic and General Training Book now
Saturday 3 November 2018 Academic Only Book now
Saturday 10 November 2018 Academic and General Training Book now
Saturday 17 November 2018 Academic Only Book now
December 2018
Saturday 1 December 2018 Academic and General Training Book now
Saturday 8 December 2018 Academic Only Book now
Thursday 13 December 2018 Academic Only Book now
Saturday 15 December 2018 Academic and General Training Book now
PLEASE NOTE: the availability of IELTS for UKVI is different. Visit How to book an IELTS for UKVI test.