FAQs

Which test is best for me?

This comes down to personal preference and choice. Some test takers will be used to paper-based tests as this might feel like other exam situations from school, whereas other people might feel more comfortable typing.

Is it the same content as a paper-based test?

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.

Is IELTS on a computer harder than IELTS paper-based?

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.

Isn’t the test easier if I can type faster on a computer?

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.

Can I bring my own laptop/keyboard?

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.

Is computer-delivered IELTS available on demand?

Computer-delivered IELTS is not available on demand at present. Registration for computer-delivered IELTS is the same as for paper-based IELTS.

How does computer-delivered IELTS compare to other computer tests?

With IELTS, test takers can feel confident they are sitting the world’s most popular high-stakes English language test for study, work and migration. IELTS is trusted by 10,000 organizations worldwide for its fairness, reliability and high-quality standards. This remains true for both computer-delivered and paper-based tests.

Why isn’t IELTS fully computerized, like other computer 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.

Does computer-delivered IELTS mean I’ll get my results faster?

If you take the computer-delivered IELTS test then you will receive your results Three to Five days after you complete the last section of your test.

What if I am delayed by circumstances beyond my control ?

The test center may offer you a test on the next available test date.

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