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IELTS test can now be taken on a computer and as well as on a paper. Test takers opting for IELTS on paper will take the Writing, Reading, and Listening sections on a paper with either pen or HB-pencils. The Speaking test is carried out face-to-face or via a video call with a trained IELTS examiner. The results of the paper-based IELTS test are announced after 13 calendar days.
Test takers opting for IELTS on computer take the Listening, Reading, and Writing sections on a computer. The Speaking test remains face-to-face or via a video call with a trained IELTS examiner. Computer-based IELTS gives you the convenience to choose from multiple test dates and slots, you can expect your results within 3-5 days.
IELTS is the tried and trusted test for English language proficiency across the globe. IELTS test is best suited for those who want to use English language as a proof to pursue an academic or professional career internationally.
Anyone who wants to study, work or migrate to the UK must take the IELTS test approved for UK Visas and Immigration purposes also known as IELTS for UKVI.
IELTS Life Skills is for those who need to prove English speaking and listening skills at Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) Levels A1, A2 or B1.
IELTS for UKVI Academic and General Training and IELTS Life Skills tests are approved Secure English language tests (SELT) by the UK Home Office for visa applications to the UK.
IELTS assesses your ability to understand English; the IELTS test comprises of four components Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. The total duration of the test is 2 hours and 45 minutes and your Listening, Reading, and Writing tests will be conducted on the same day, without any breaks. The sequence of the four sections for paper-based IELTS will be Writing, Reading Listening, whilst for the computer-based IELTS will be Listening, Reading, Writing. However, the speaking test section can be scheduled up to a week before or after other tests. Your IELTS test centre will inform you of the date and time of your Speaking test.
- Computer-delivered IELTS sequence*Please Note: The speaking test can be scheduled within a window of 5 days prior to your LRW test date.
- Paper-based IELTS sequence*Please Note: The speaking test can be scheduled within a window of 7 days pre or post to your WRL test date.
IELTS has two test types - IELTS General Training and IELTS Academic. IELTS Academic is suitable for candidates who require IELTS for academic purposes, mostly to study at undergraduate or postgraduate levels or for professional registration in an English speaking environment.
IELTS General Training is suited for those who need English language proficiency to show qualifications to study below a degree level, employment and migration to English speaking countries such as Australia, the UK, the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, etc.
I had a great experience in IDP IELTS test centre. The place is great and infrastructure is very good. The test centre has a locker facility and excellent computers with a good pair of headphones. The seats are comfortable... You don't feel the strain of sitting through a 2 and a half hour test. Staff are extremely friendly and helpful.
I would suggest everyone to book IELTS exam at IDP Ludhiana’s Computer-delivered test centre particularly because staff here is extremely helpful and friendly. Centre is also very beautiful and quiet, with all the facilities. There is no long queues of students as in pen-paper based exam for registration.
IDP New Delhi’s Rajouri Garden CD IELTS test center is well maintained. It has nice and silent environment which was very helpful to maintain my concentration during the test. All the staff members are friendly. They provided proper instructions and answer politely if you ask any kind of queries.
IELTS (the International English Language Testing System) is the world’s most popular English language test for work, study, and migration. More than 11,000 organisations trust IELTS as a reliable indicator of true to life ability to communicate in English.
IELTS assesses a test taker’s English language proficiency across four skills: listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Delivered on either a computer or paper, IELTS is the only high-stakes language test recognised for migration across Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
IDP IELTS has more than 1,400 test locations across 56 countries. This includes more than 260 computer-delivered IELTS centres.
In August 2021, IDP India acquired British Council’s IELTS business in India.Read More