Gandharv Mahajan, from New Delhi took our recently launched computer-delivered IELTS and shares his experience, “ I have taken the paper-based IELTS as well so I am in a better position to compare; and I find computer-based IELTS much better as you can edit the writing section easily on a computer. Also the entire interface is very user-friendly and intuitive.”
Amandeep Singh, who also took the computer-based IELTS (Academic) found it more convenient to take the test on computer. He says, “I would recommend you to take the computer-delivered IELTS as it helps concentrate better during the exam. There are less number of students around, compared to 200-300 people in a paper-based version. I think that helps bring our effective results too.”
Tom, from Germany recently took the IELTS General Training Test on computer and we asked him about his experience: “I chose to take the IELTS Test on computer because it delivers the result in just five to seven days. For me, I would like to know my result as soon as possible.”
Shanshan, from China took the IELTS Academic Test on computer to pursue her higher studies in Australia. Here’s her thought on the same: “I think the test is pretty similar. You just need to know how to use a computer. It was the same but all in. It feels a bit more relaxed for some reason, and I was way more comfortable than writing on paper.”
Speaking test remains the same
The computer-delivered test is only for the Listening, Reading, and Writing components while the Speaking Test remains face-to-face test with an experienced examiner. Shanshan shares her experience and how IDP’s Speaking Test helps a candidate in improvised performance.
She says, “Yeah, I think it’s way more natural to talk to someone who face-to-face. You can easily see how the person responds to your answers.”
Tips to Computer-delivered IELTS Test Takers
Here are some useful tips from Shanshan and Tom to excel at your computer-delivered IELTS Exam in ther own words.
“Make sure you improve your typing speed. It's really important, and you also have to double-check your spellings and grammar!”
“My advice would be just to read as much as you can to improve your overall language skills. You can write letters to your family and friends to improve expression, and listen to the radio to enhance pronunciation and listening skills.”
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