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The test experience for IELTS on computer is a little different from IELTS on paper. When you choose computer-delivered IELTS, you take the Listening, Reading and Writing components using a desktop computer.

We have curated some familiarisation tests for you so you can experience computer-delivered IELTS in its truest form. These tests will help you measure your performance as well as help you improve your final score.


The Listening practice test consists of 6 question types and 24 questions including:

  • Multiple choice
  • Matching
  • Plan/map/diagram labelling
  • Note completion
  • Short answer questions


The Writing practice test consists of 2 tasks.

Task 1: You will be asked to write 150 words and spend about 20 minutes on this task.

Task 2: You will be asked to write 250 words and spend about 40 minutes on this task.


The Reading practice test consists 11 question types and 41 questions including:

  • Multiple choice
  • Identifying information
  • Note completion
  • Matching headings
  • Matching sentence endings
  • Summary completion
  • Sentence completion
  • Flow-chart completion


The Speaking test remains the same for both – Academic and General Training.

When you take IELTS on computer, the Speaking test remains face-to-face with a certified IELTS examiner.

Test duration for Speaking test is 11-14 minutes.

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*Please note that answers are not saved on the familiarisation tests when you move between question types. However on test day, answers will be saved.

Information for your familiarisation test

The familiarisation tests are not marked, but we provide the answer key for the Listening and Reading tests. Write down your responses after each section and use the answer key to mark yourself.
Please note you cannot:

  • Review answers
  • Go back after you have submitted answers

The IELTS familiarisation tests are timed and are a very close representation of the actual computer-delivered IELTS test.
The familiarisation test has useful tools such as:

  • Countdown timer
  • Highlight text
  • Make notes
  • Word count (writing test)

The Speaking section is the same for both versions of IELTS (Academic and General Training). For IELTS computer-delivered tests, the Speaking test remains face-to-face with a certified IELTS examiner in a quiet room.