IELTS 2024: Know Eligibility Criteria, Exam Date And Other Key Details

If you are planning to apply for higher education in different countries like Australia, UK, Canada and New Zealand, then it is mandatory to clear the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam. The IELTS test is the English language proficiency test conducted by the British Council and IDP Education System to get eligible for education, work and permanent residency (PR) in foreign countries. Every year, more than 5 million people apply for the IELTS exam. Here is all you need to know about IELTS – from dates, registration to eligibility criteria.

Before we go ahead, let’s inform you that there are two types of IELTS – IELTS General and IELTS Academic. The exam is conducted in both online and offline modes, throughout the year.

IELTS 2024 Eligibility Criteria:

Almost everyone, regardless of age, nationality, gender and background, is eligible for the IELTS 2024 and has very few considerations which are mentioned.

Anyone from any country/ domicile all over the world is eligible to appear for the exam.

The candidate should be above 16 years of age.

The minimum education qualification is 12th class/ High school pass out.

Documents like Passports are mandatory.

IELTS 2024 Exam Fees:

The exam includes four tests, which are reading, writing, speaking and listening skills which a candidate needs to clear. The computer fees delivered for IELTS (for UK Visa) cost around Rs 16,500, while the computer Delivered IELTS is Rs 16,250. The IELTS life skills (A1 and B1) fees charge is Rs 15,350 and the pen-paper-based IELTS exam is Rs 16,250.

IELTS 2024 Dates:

The exam is conducted throughout the year and its score remains valid for two years. Here are exam dates when candidates can apply in 2024.

January 2024- 6, 13, 18, 27

February 2024- 29

March 2024- 9, 16, 23, 30

April 2024- 13, 18, 27

May 2024- 4, 9, 18, 25

June 2024- 01, 08, 13, 22

July 2024- 04, 13, 20, 27

August 2024- 3, 8, 17, 24, 31

September 2024- 7, 12, 21

October 2024- 5, 10, 19, 26

November 2024- 2, 7, 16, 23, 30

December 2024- 5, 7, 14

IELTS 2024 Application Form

Here is how can you apply for IELTS 2024:

Step 1: Visit the official website of IDP at to apply for IELTS 2024.

Step 2: Click the ‘Book IELTS’ option which will appear in the top right corner.

Step 3: Select the test type, module and preferred city that you want to take the test from.

Step 4: Then choose the desired IELTS exam date and the time slot within the mentioned list.

Step 5: Fill in the required details and upload the necessary documents, as per the requirements.

Step 6: Complete the form by payment process and make sure to download the form for future preference.

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