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IELTS Eligibility Criteria 2021: IELTS Eligibility Criteria, IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training, IELTS Test Pattern Here

IELTS Eligibility Criteria 2021: Candidates who wish to appear for IELTS 2021 should first check the IELTS Eligibility Criteria 2021 before applying for the exam. The exam conducting authorities has laid the IELTS Eligibility Criteria 2021 for the candidates who appear for IELTS 2021. Candidates who want to pursue studies or employment in an English speaking country should appear for IELTS 2021. Aspirants can get detailed information about IELTS Eligibility Criteria 2021, Month-wise IELTS Dates, IELTS Test Pattern and related updates in the article below.

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IELTS Eligibility Criteria 2021: IELTS Eligibility Criteria, IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training, IELTS Test Pattern Here

IELTS Eligibility Criteria 2021: IELTS Eligibility Criteria, IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training, IELTS Test Pattern Here

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IELTS Eligibility Criteria 2021 Details AVailable Here; Month-wise IELTS Exam Dates

IELTS Eligibility Criteria 2021: Candidates who appear for IELTS 2021 should check the IELTS Eligibility Criteria 2021 set by the exam conducting official. IELTS is an English language exam which is taken by candidates who are studying or working in an English speaking country. IELTS is conducted by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English. Before applying for IELTS 2021, the candidates should check if they meet the IELTS Eligibility Criteria 2021 set by the officials. Eligibility Candidates are directed to register and appear for IELTS 2021.

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IELTS 2021 Exam Overview

Particulars

Details

Exam Conducting Body

British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English

Mode of Examination 

Computer-Based or Paper Based 

Types of IELTS Test 

IELTS Academic

IELTS General Training

Exam Duration 

2 hours 45 minutes

Sections

  • Listening 

  • Reading 

  • Writing 

  • Speaking

Scores

On a band scale of 1 - 9 

Registration Fee 

Rs.14,000

Test Centre 

IELTS Designated Centres in More than 140 Participating Countries


IELTS Eligibility Criteria 2021

The British Council and IDP prescribe the eligibility criteria for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The IELTS exam is taken by candidates who want to pursue studies or employment in an English speaking country. Candidates should know that there are no such eligibility norms for IELTS proposed by the authorities, but there are some factors that are considered as important norms to be complied with by the IELTS aspirants. Such factors are listed below:

Age criteria:

The exam conducting officials has mentioned that above 16 years of age are preferable as per IELTS eligibility criteria. IELTS authorities have mentioned that “IELTS is made available worldwide to all persons, regardless of age, gender, race, nationality or religion, but it is not recommended to persons under 16 years of age” in the IELTS registration form.

As IELTS is a language proficiency test, candidates who aspire to study in an English speaking country and aim to gain global exposure can take the exam. Anyone can give the IELTS exam in order to meet the IELTS Eligibility Criteria 2021 for admission in abroad universities, training or employment purposes. 

Candidates who take the IELTS 2021 must be well versed in the English language. IELTS can prove the efficiency of the candidates to cope up with studies in universities abroad with good command. Candidates can enhance their English reading, writing, speaking or listening skills by taking the IELTS 2021 Exam.

IELTS Exam Dates 2021 in India

Aspirants can check the IELTS Test calendar 2021 and look at the IELTS test dates month wise.

IELTS Exam in January 2021

Dates

Type

21 January 2021

Academic and General Training

23 January 2021

Academic Only

IELTS Exam in February 2021

Dates

Type

6 February 2021

Academic Only

20 February 2021

Academic and General Training

25 February 2021

Academic Only

27 February 2021

Academic and General Training

IELTS Exam in March 2021

Dates

Type

4 March 2021

Academic Only

7 March 2021

Academic and General Training

13 March 2021

Academic Only

20 March 2021

Academic and General Training

IELTS Exam in April 2021

Dates

Type

10 April 2021

Academic and General Training

17 April 2021

Academic Only

24 April 2021

Academic and General Training

29 April 2021

Academic Only

IELTS Exam in May 2021

Dates

Type

8 May 2021

Academic and General Training

20 May 2021

Academic Only

22 May 2021

Academic and General Training

29 May 2021

Academic Only

IELTS Exam in June 2021

Dates

Type

5 June 2021

Academic and General Training

12 June 2021

Academic and General Training

17 June 2021

Academic Only

19 June 2021

Academic and General Training

IELTS Exam dates in July 2021

Dates

Type

2 July 2021

Academic Only

11 July 2021

Academic and General Training

18 July 2021

Academic Only

25 July 2021

Academic and General Training

IELTS Exam in August 2021 

Dates

Type

6 August 2021

Academic Only

8 August 2021

Academic and General Training

22 August 2021

Academic and General Training

29 August 2021

Academic Only

IELTS Exam dates in September 2021 

Dates

Type

5 September 2021

Academic Only

12 September 2021

Academic and General Training

17 September 2021

Academic and General Training

26 September 2021

Academic and General Training

IELTS Exam in October 2021

Dates

Type

10 October 2021

Academic Only

15 October 2021

Academic and General Training

24 October 2021

Academic and General Training

31 October 2021

Academic and General Training

IELTS Exam in November 2021

Dates

Type

7 November 2021

Academic Only

12 November 2021

Academic and General Training

21 November 2021

Academic and General Training

28 November 2021

Academic Only

IELTS Exam in December 2021

Dates

Type

3 December 2021

Academic Only

5 December 2021

Academic and General Training

12 December 2021

Academic Only

19 December 2021

Academic and General Training

IELTS Test Pattern

Aspirants who plan to take IELTS 2021 should know the Test pattern. The IELTS Syllabus includes different sections namely Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. The total duration of the exam is 2 hours and 45 minutes.

  • Listening: Candidates are required to answer different types of 40 questions. The total length/duration of this section is 30 minutes.

  • Reading: This section consists of 40 questions. The total length/duration of this section is 30 minutes.

  • Writing: This section includes two questions where candidates have to write a short essay of at least 250 words. The Candidates are given a table, diagram, or data which they are required to explain in their own words. The total length/duration of this section is 60 minutes.

  • Speaking: Candidates should go through a face-to-face interview in this section. Candidates will be monitored if they can communicate effectively in the country where they have applied. The total length/duration of this section varies from 11 to 14 minutes. 

IELTS Academic Vs IELTS General Training

IELTS Academic: 

The IELTS Academic scores are accepted by universities/institutions for higher education in foreign countries. Admission to the UG/PG courses will be based on the IELTS academic test. IELTS Academic might be required to join a professional organisation abroad. Most of the top universities require IELTS academic overall scores of above 7.0 Band and sectional scores not below 6.5 bands.

IELTS General Training:

IELTS General Training test format is aimed to evaluate a candidate’s general English language for survival in broad society and workplace. This score is required for people who move to foreign countries to pursue vocational education and employment. These candidates should fulfil the eligibility criteria of a particular organisation, regardless of IELTS Eligibility Criteria 2021. 

Who Accepts IELTS 2021 Score?

IELTS 2021 score is accepted by several organizations across the world as one of the necessary parameters to select the candidate suitable for the purpose of employment or academics. The type of organization that accepts IELTS Score is:

  • Educational Institutes: University, College, Training programme

  • Employer: Multinational businesses that accept IELTS

  • Government: Immigration and border control, work departments

  • Other Professional Registrations

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Eligibility 2021 - FAQ

1. What is the age limit to apply for IELTS 2021?

The exam conducting officials has mentioned that above 16 years of age are preferable as per IELTS eligibility criteria. 

2. Who conducts the IELTS Exam?

IELTS is conducted by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English. 

3. What are the IELTS Exam dates in March 2021?

IELTS Exam in March 2021:

Test Dates

Test Type

4 March 2021

Academic Only

7 March 2021

Academic and General Training

13 March 2021

Academic Only

20 March 2021

Academic and General Training

4. Who can apply for IELTS 2021?

IELTS is English language exam. It can be taken by candidates who are studying or working in an English speaking country.

5. What are the types of IELTS Test?
  1. IELTS Academic
  2. IELTS General Training
6. What are the sections in the IELTS Exam?
  • Listening 
  • Reading 
  • Writing 
  • Speaking
7. What is the registration fee for IELTS 2021?

The registration fee for IELTS 2021 is Rs.14,000.

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