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 5-7 days.

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

Book your computer-delivered IELTS Academic or General Training test.

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.

Book your paper-based IELTS Academic or General Training 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

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Cape Town

Venue: Cape Town, British Council Exam Venue, Upper East side, Woodstock

Test Date Module Registration Deadline Register
07/12/2019 IELTS Academic 22/11/2019 Apply now
07/12/2019 IELTS General Training 22/11/2019 Apply now
14/12/2019 IELTS Academic 29/11/2019 Apply now
14/12/2019 IELTS General Training 29/11/2019 Apply now
11/01/2020 IELTS Academic 25/12/2019 Apply now
11/01/2020 IELTS General Training 25/12/2019 Apply now
18/01/2020 IELTS Academic 01/01/2020 Apply now
18/01/2020 IELTS General Training 01/01/2020 Apply now
01/02/2020 IELTS Academic 15/01/2020 Apply now
01/02/2020 IELTS General Training 15/01/2020 Apply now
13/02/2020 IELTS Academic 27/01/2020 Apply now
13/02/2020 IELTS General Training 27/01/2020 Apply now

Durban

Venue: Durban, Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology 9 Palm Blvd Umhlanga, Umhlanga

Test Date Module Registration Deadline Register
07/12/2019 IELTS Academic 22/11/2019 Apply now
11/01/2020 IELTS Academic 25/12/2019 Apply now
11/01/2020 IELTS General Training 25/12/2019 Apply now
01/02/2020 IELTS Academic 15/01/2020 Apply now
01/02/2020 IELTS General Training 15/01/2020 Apply now
13/02/2020 IELTS Academic 27/01/2020 Apply now
13/02/2020 IELTS General Training 27/01/2020 Apply now

Johannesburg

Venue: Johannesburg, Rosebank Union Church

Test Date Module Registration Deadline Register
07/12/2019 IELTS Academic 22/11/2019 Apply now
07/12/2019 IELTS General Training 22/11/2019 Apply now
14/12/2019 IELTS Academic 29/11/2019 Apply now
14/12/2019 IELTS General Training 29/11/2019 Apply now
11/01/2020 IELTS Academic 25/12/2019 Apply now
11/01/2020 IELTS General Training 25/12/2019 Apply now
18/01/2020 IELTS Academic 01/01/2020 Apply now
18/01/2020 IELTS General Training 01/01/2020 Apply now
01/02/2020 IELTS Academic 15/01/2020 Apply now
01/02/2020 IELTS General Training 15/01/2020 Apply now
13/02/2020 IELTS Academic 27/01/2020 Apply now
13/02/2020 IELTS General Training 27/01/2020 Apply now

Port Elizabeth

Venue: Port Elizabeth, B and E Conference Centre

Test Date Module Registration Deadline Register
07/12/2019 IELTS Academic 22/11/2019 Apply now
11/01/2020 IELTS Academic 25/12/2019 Apply now
11/01/2020 IELTS General Training 25/12/2019 Apply now
18/01/2020 IELTS Academic 01/01/2020 Apply now
18/01/2020 IELTS General Training 01/01/2020 Apply now
01/02/2020 IELTS Academic 15/01/2020 Apply now
01/02/2020 IELTS General Training 15/01/2020 Apply now
13/02/2020 IELTS Academic 27/01/2020 Apply now
13/02/2020 IELTS General Training 27/01/2020 Apply now

Pretoria

Venue: Pretoria, Royal Elephant Hotel and Conference Centre

Test Date Module Registration Deadline Register
07/12/2019 IELTS Academic 22/11/2019 Apply now
07/12/2019 IELTS General Training 22/11/2019 Apply now
14/12/2019 IELTS Academic 29/11/2019 Apply now
14/12/2019 IELTS General Training 29/11/2019 Apply now
11/01/2020 IELTS Academic 25/12/2019 Apply now
11/01/2020 IELTS General Training 25/12/2019 Apply now
18/01/2020 IELTS Academic 01/01/2020 Apply now
18/01/2020 IELTS General Training 01/01/2020 Apply now
01/02/2020 IELTS Academic 15/01/2020 Apply now
01/02/2020 IELTS General Training 15/01/2020 Apply now
13/02/2020 IELTS Academic 27/01/2020 Apply now
13/02/2020 IELTS General Training 27/01/2020 Apply now