We understand you may have some queries, so here we are, with answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. Hope these help!
This comes down to personal preference and choice. Some test takers will be used to paper-based tests as this might feel similar to other exam situations from school, whereas other people might feel more comfortable typing. Information on both test formats is available here.
With IELTS, you have a choice. View this video to help you explore Which IELTS is right for you to help you explore which IELTS might be more suitable for you.
Yes. The computer-delivered test will cover the listening, reading and writing skills. The test will be the same as paper-based IELTS in terms of content, scoring, level of difficulty and question types. The Speaking test is not changing and will still be carried out face-to-face with a trained IELTS Examiner.
No. The computer-delivered test will cover the listening, reading and writing skills. The test will be the same as paper-based IELTS in terms of content, scoring, level of difficulty and question types. The Speaking test is not changing and will still be carried out face-to-face with a trained IELTS Examiner.
No, as the test will be the same as paper-based IELTS in terms of content, scoring, level of difficulty and question types. The Speaking test is not changing and will still be carried out face-to-face with a trained IELTS Examiner.
Test takers with special requirements are encouraged to contact their test centre to assess their requirements to discuss if the computer-delivered test is suitable. We have a number of options available to support special requirements through our paper-based format, so speak to your nearest test centre to find the option that best suits you.
No. There is no need to bring your own keyboard or laptop as all equipment is provided by the test centre and no other equipment is permitted.
Initially there will be a maximum of one computer-delivered IELTS session available per day in a limited number of test centres.
Increased frequency and availability of IELTS will be introduced throughout 2018.
Please check with your local IELTS test centre for more detailed information.
Computer-delivered IELTS is not available on demand at present. Registration for computer-delivered IELTS is the same as for paper-based IELTS.
Please view the test date and location details here for more information on test availability.
We have created some familiarisation videos to make it a little easier for you to understand the computer-delivered IELTS. We suggest you go through them for a clear overview of the test. You can access them here. There is also a few practice material for you that you can use to prepare for the test. The content, types of questions asked and format is same as the paper-based IELTS, so you will have no hassle understanding the new way of taking the test. Access the practice tests here.
Please view the familiarisation material available here, which provides a clear overview of the computer-delivered test and how it works. There is also practice material available here. As the questions and tasks on the computer-delivered test are the same as for the paper-based test, the material is suitable for all test takers.
With IELTS, test takers can feel confident they are taking the world’s most popular high-stakes English language test for study, work and migration.
IELTS is trusted by 10,000 organisations worldwide for its fairness, reliability and high-quality standards. This remains true for both computer-delivered and paper-based tests.
With IELTS, you deal with real people. Face-to-face testing helps test takers develop English skills in the context which they’ll be used. The IELTS Speaking test is delivered through a trained Examiner, enabling real-life, two-way interaction, as in the real world.
If you take the computer-delivered IELTS test then you will receive your results 3-5 days after you complete the last section of your test.
IELTS strives to offer the same test experience to all of its test takers regardless of where you take the test. Please verify the price for your chosen test session before you complete your registration.