You can take an IELTS test on paper or on a computer at one of our official test centres in South Africa.

Either way, you will be taking exactly the same IELTS test, with the same test content and structure. The only difference is that you can choose to type your answers or write them on paper – whichever suits you best.

IELTS on computer

You will answer the Listening, Reading and Writing sections on a computer at one of our official test centres. The Speaking test will still be face-to-face with a trained IELTS Examiner, as this is the most effective way to assess your speaking skills.

With computer-delivered IELTS, you will now have more test dates to choose from - and your results will be available in 3-5 days.

Computer-delivered IELTS tests are available in various locations across South Africa at one of our official test centres.

IELTS on paper

If you choose this option, you will write the answers to the Listening, Reading and Writing sections on paper. The Speaking test will be conducted face-to-face with a trained IELTS Examiner.

Your results will be available after 13 calendar days from the test date. 

If you have any special requirements, you should take the paper-based test.

Find a test date

The tables below show the available upcoming written test dates for IELTS Academic and General Training on paper. They do not include IELTS for UKVI.

Select an IELTS test right for you

Select a location below

Cape Town

Venue: Belmont Square Conference Centre, Belmont Rd, Rosebank

Test Date Test detail Registration Deadline Register
29/05/2021 IELTS General Training
Paper-based
21/05/2021 Apply now
24/07/2021 IELTS Academic
Paper-based
16/07/2021 Apply now

Venue: Metrofile Capetown, 1 Munich Street, Airport Industria

Test Date Test detail Registration Deadline Register
04/05/2021 IELTS Academic
Computer-delivered
30/04/2021 Apply now
15/05/2021 IELTS Academic
Computer-delivered
12/05/2021 Apply now
05/06/2021 IELTS General Training
Computer-delivered
02/06/2021 Apply now
22/06/2021 IELTS Academic
Computer-delivered
18/06/2021 Apply now
26/06/2021 IELTS Academic
Computer-delivered
22/06/2021 Apply now
29/06/2021 IELTS Academic
Computer-delivered
26/06/2021 Apply now
03/07/2021 IELTS Academic
Computer-delivered
30/06/2021 Apply now
06/07/2021 IELTS Academic
Computer-delivered
02/07/2021 Apply now
17/07/2021 IELTS Academic
Computer-delivered
14/07/2021 Apply now
21/07/2021 IELTS Academic
Computer-delivered
18/07/2021 Apply now
27/07/2021 IELTS Academic
Computer-delivered
23/07/2021 Apply now
31/07/2021 IELTS Academic
Computer-delivered
27/07/2021 Apply now
28/09/2021 IELTS Academic
Computer-delivered
24/09/2021 Apply now

Durban

Venue: Royal Palm Hotel, 4th Floor, Venue 4D, 8 Palm Boulevard, Umhlanga Rocks

Test Date Test detail Registration Deadline Register
12/08/2021 IELTS Academic
Paper-based
28/07/2021 Apply now

Johannesburg

Venue: Focus Rooms, Heaton Lane, Longlake 20, Modderfontein

Test Date Test detail Registration Deadline Register
24/04/2021 IELTS General Training
Paper-based
16/04/2021 Apply now
29/05/2021 IELTS Academic
Paper-based
21/05/2021 Apply now
29/05/2021 IELTS General Training
Paper-based
21/05/2021 Apply now
24/07/2021 IELTS Academic
Paper-based
16/07/2021 Apply now

Venue: Global Continuity, 41 Wordsworth Avenue, Senderwood

Test Date Test detail Registration Deadline Register
20/04/2021 IELTS Academic
Computer-delivered
16/04/2021 Apply now
20/04/2021 IELTS Academic
Computer-delivered
17/04/2021 Apply now
20/04/2021 IELTS General Training
Computer-delivered
16/04/2021 Apply now
27/04/2021 IELTS General Training
Computer-delivered
23/04/2021 Apply now
08/05/2021 IELTS General Training
Computer-delivered
05/05/2021 Apply now
15/05/2021 IELTS Academic
Computer-delivered
11/05/2021 Apply now
15/05/2021 IELTS General Training
Computer-delivered
12/05/2021 Apply now
05/06/2021 IELTS General Training
Computer-delivered
01/06/2021 Apply now
22/06/2021 IELTS Academic
Computer-delivered
18/06/2021 Apply now
26/06/2021 IELTS Academic
Computer-delivered
22/06/2021 Apply now
29/06/2021 IELTS Academic
Computer-delivered
26/06/2021 Apply now
03/07/2021 IELTS Academic
Computer-delivered
30/06/2021 Apply now
03/07/2021 IELTS General Training
Computer-delivered
29/06/2021 Apply now
06/07/2021 IELTS Academic
Computer-delivered
02/07/2021 Apply now
17/07/2021 IELTS Academic
Computer-delivered
14/07/2021 Apply now
21/07/2021 IELTS Academic
Computer-delivered
18/07/2021 Apply now
27/07/2021 IELTS Academic
Computer-delivered
23/07/2021 Apply now
31/07/2021 IELTS Academic
Computer-delivered
27/07/2021 Apply now
28/09/2021 IELTS Academic
Computer-delivered
24/09/2021 Apply now

Venue: Rosebank Union Church, Cnr William Nicol and St Andrews, Sandton

Test Date Test detail Registration Deadline Register
20/05/2021 IELTS General Training
Paper-based
13/05/2021 Apply now

Port Elizabeth

Venue: B and E Conference Centre, 134 Kempston Road, Korsten

Test Date Test detail Registration Deadline Register
12/08/2021 IELTS Academic
Paper-based
28/07/2021 Apply now

Pretoria

Venue: Global Continuity Pretoria, 1011 Pretorius Street, Lyttleton Manor, Centurion, 0157, Lyttleton

Test Date Test detail Registration Deadline Register
20/04/2021 IELTS Academic
Computer-delivered
16/04/2021 Apply now
27/04/2021 IELTS Academic
Computer-delivered
24/04/2021 Apply now
08/05/2021 IELTS Academic
Computer-delivered
05/05/2021 Apply now
22/06/2021 IELTS Academic
Computer-delivered
18/06/2021 Apply now
26/06/2021 IELTS Academic
Computer-delivered
22/06/2021 Apply now
29/06/2021 IELTS Academic
Computer-delivered
26/06/2021 Apply now
03/07/2021 IELTS Academic
Computer-delivered
30/06/2021 Apply now
06/07/2021 IELTS Academic
Computer-delivered
02/07/2021 Apply now
17/07/2021 IELTS Academic
Computer-delivered
13/07/2021 Apply now
21/07/2021 IELTS Academic
Computer-delivered
18/07/2021 Apply now
27/07/2021 IELTS Academic
Computer-delivered
23/07/2021 Apply now
31/07/2021 IELTS Academic
Computer-delivered
27/07/2021 Apply now

Venue: Royal Elephant, Cnr Willem Botha and Wierda Road, Bondev Park, 0157

Test Date Test detail Registration Deadline Register
24/04/2021 IELTS General Training
Paper-based
16/04/2021 Apply now
29/05/2021 IELTS Academic
Paper-based
21/05/2021 Apply now
29/05/2021 IELTS General Training
Paper-based
21/05/2021 Apply now
19/06/2021 IELTS Academic
Paper-based
11/06/2021 Apply now
24/07/2021 IELTS Academic
Paper-based
16/07/2021 Apply now