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Frequently Asked Questions about the Computer delivered IELTS Test

General questions

How is Computer-Delivered IELTS different from Paper-Based IELTS?
Just like the paper-based IELTS, the Computer-Delivered IELTS consists of Listening, Reading and Writing sections. The format, content, scoring and level of difficulty, all remain the same.

The only difference is that now you have a choice of taking IELTS on paper or on a computer.
Is the speaking test on computer too?
We value the level of comfort and ease a human interaction can bring. Therefore, the Speaking test remains face-to-face with a certified IELTS Examiner
Which one is best for me?
It is all about your personal choice.

Some test takers might be comfortable with writing a test using pen and a paper, whereas other test takers might find it more convenient on a computer.
Is the test harder on a computer?
No, the level of difficulty is the same as Paper-Based IELTS.
Is the test easier if I type faster?
No, the test is the same as the Paper-Based IELTS in terms of format, content, scoring and level of difficulty. It all depends on what you feel more comfortable using.

Special Requirement

If I need special arrangements for the IELTS test, can I still take the computer-delivered test?
All test takers with special requirements are advised to contact their respective test centers to inquire about the computer-delivered test suitability
Should I carry my laptop for the test?
No, all the equipment is provided by the test center, including noise-cancelling headphones for the listening test. No other equipment is permitted during the test.

Availability

Are more sessions available since it is a computer-delivered test?
Yes, please check the test date availability here Computer-Delivered IELTS Availability.
Is the Computer-Delivered test conducted on a regular basis?
Yes. We offer Computer-Delivered IELTS tests up to three times per week. Please keep in mind that at certain times of the year, the frequency and availability of these tests may change.

Before the test

How do I prepare for the Computer-Delivered IELTS?
Please contact us for information on how to Prepare for IELTS. We offer IELTS Preparation Courses for both Academic and General Training.

During the test

After the test

Is the test marked by a computer or by a person?
Automated markings are done for both the Reading and Listening sections. However, trained Examiners are responsible for grading the Writing and Speaking sections.
Taking Computer-Delivered IELTS would mean getting my results faster?
Yes. If you take a Computer-Delivered IELTS test, you will receive your test results in 7 days.

Pricing

Is Computer-Delivered IELTS test more expensive?
No, the price is the same as the paper-based test.
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