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 5-7 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.

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Venue: British Council Lilongwe, plot 13/12D

Test Date Module Registration Deadline Register
25/04/2020 IELTS Academic 11/04/2020 Apply now
25/04/2020 IELTS General Training 11/04/2020 Apply now
21/05/2020 IELTS Academic 07/05/2020 Apply now
21/05/2020 IELTS General Training 07/05/2020 Apply now
20/06/2020 IELTS Academic 06/06/2020 Apply now
20/06/2020 IELTS General Training 06/06/2020 Apply now