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

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 Lilongwe 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 for paper-based IELTS

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 or computer-delivered tests.

Select an IELTS test right for you

Select a location below

Blantyre

Venue: British Council Blantyre, Pamodzi Office Park, Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road

Test Date Test detail Registration Deadline Register
12/02/2022 IELTS Academic
Computer-delivered
08/02/2022 Apply now
12/02/2022 IELTS General Training
Computer-delivered
08/02/2022 Apply now

Venue: Malawi Sun Hotel, 5 Robins Road Blantyre

Test Date Test detail Registration Deadline Register
15/01/2022 IELTS Academic
Paper-based
09/01/2022 Apply now
09/04/2022 IELTS Academic
Paper-based
03/04/2022 Apply now
09/04/2022 IELTS General Training
Paper-based
03/04/2022 Apply now

Lilongwe

Venue: British Council Lilongwe, Plot 13/20

Test Date Test detail Registration Deadline Register
16/12/2021 IELTS Academic
Computer-delivered
09/12/2021 Apply now
16/12/2021 IELTS General Training
Computer-delivered
09/12/2021 Apply now
29/01/2022 IELTS Academic
Computer-delivered
20/01/2022 Apply now
29/01/2022 IELTS General Training
Computer-delivered
20/01/2022 Apply now
26/02/2022 IELTS Academic
Computer-delivered
17/02/2022 Apply now
26/02/2022 IELTS General Training
Computer-delivered
17/02/2022 Apply now

Venue: Platnum Hotel, Area 12 Lilongwe

Test Date Test detail Registration Deadline Register
05/02/2022 IELTS Academic
Paper-based
28/01/2022 Apply now
07/05/2022 IELTS Academic
Paper-based
29/04/2022 Apply now