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IELTS is a well-acknowledged English proficiency test, attempted by millions of non-native as well as native speakers every year. You can schedule your test 7 days prior to your exam, or before. Test dates for IELTS exam can be selected after making the payment.
Types of IELTS Exam Date
- Global Dates
The dates of the year set by office exam team, when an IELTS exam can be held. Three Saturdays and one Thursday per month are added to IELTS Exam calendar in general. Exam dates also differ according to the test type.
- Local Dates
The global dates, on which an exam is available in your local region, is referred to as local date for IELTS here.
Test Centers in Malaysia
IELTS conducts its test across nine Malaysian cities. The cities where you can appear in this test are - Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Terengganu Selangor, Sabah, Johor Bahru, Melaka, Perak, and Sarawak.
Choosing IELTS Test Dates
Before setting the dates of IELTS, it is necessary to complete the registration process. Candidates can apply for registration at any of the authorized IELTS offices, situated in Kuala Lumpur, Penang or Damansara. Alternatively, it can also be done online. For that, you will have to complete the process by visiting the official site.
Since the IELTS test dates are assigned on the first-come-first-serve basis, it is advisable to register at least two months earlier from the test date.
IELTS Test Dates for Malaysia
Test dates are already declared for IELTS 2017. The availability of dates depends on the city, where a student selects to appear for the examination. Although the listening, reading and writing exams are conducted on the same day, there are chances of conduction of speaking skills being carried out on the same day or on the following day or a date as set by your center.
IELTS exam dates are spread throughout the year. As soon as all exam seats are booked for a certain date, that date is disabled to be chosen by other students. You can check the exam schedule for Academic and General Tests on IELTS or IDP’s website.
Information for Students when their IELTS Exam Approaches
Some important aspects, to note about the exam date, are:
- The examination starts at 9:00 AM sharp.
- The candidates are expected to reach the venue by 8:00 AM. It gives enough time for the students to settle; failing to which, students will not be allowed to sit in the examination.
Getting prepared for IELTS is simple but needs concentration and the right strategy. To appear in the exam, you should look for the suitable IELTS dates, fill in the registration form and start the preparation.
IELTS Available Dates
It varies as per the exam type. The council conducts 48 days of tests towards IELTS Academics while giving 24 days a year for IELTS General training. The exams are scheduled mostly on Thursdays or Saturdays, depending upon the convenience of the students.
Malaysian students can check the IELTS test dates on the official IELTS website by logging into their account.