Currently, we are offering computer-delivered IELTS in Central London, Bristol, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Cardiff and Oxford, but will soon roll out in all our UK venues. With computer-delivered IELTS there are more test dates and test sessions available, allowing you to sit the test at a time convenient for you. Find the available dates and locations here.
We offer Computer Delivered IELTS sessions from Monday to Sunday.
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.
The computer and paper-based IELTS test fee is £185 in all our locations, except Cardiff and Oxford, where the test fee is £180.
IELTS and “IELTS for UKVI” are different tests.
If you wish to use an IELTS test result as a part of your application to UKVI – apart from some types of student visa – you may need to take an “IELTS for UKVI” or “IELTS LifeSkills” test.
To find out whether you need to take an approved SELT test, what level you need to achieve, and which test you can use, you should visit https://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/take-ielts/which-ielts-test/ukvi.
There is also a wealth of information on UKVI’s website www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-applying-for-uk-visa-approved-english-language-tests.
Both the UKVI and LifeSkills tests are provided by the British Council and must be taken at an IELTS test location specifically authorised by UKVI and must be taken under specified conditions.
You will need to book your UKVI test with the British Council at https://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/united-kingdom
This comes down to personal preference and choice. You might be used to paper-based exams as this might feel similar to other exam situations from school, whereas other people might feel more comfortable typing.
Yes, you will be able to choose the time and day of your Speaking test time at the point of registration.
Yes. If you take computer-delivered IELTS you will receive your results 3-5 calendar days after you complete the last section of your test (paper based results take 13 days).
You can book your test directly with the link below:
You can find familiarisation material available here, which provides a clear overview of the computer-delivered test and how it works.
There is also practice material available at www.ielts.org . 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 of you.
Once the results are released, you will receive a notification email. You will be able to see your results online from your Test Taker Area, and your Test Report Form (Certificate) will be posted to your address the day after the release.
* Please note that we can’t send your results by email.
If you think your test results are wrong and want to appeal, you’ll need to follow the Enquiry on Results (EOR) procedure. To have one or more components of your test re-marked you’ll need to download and complete an Enquiry on Results EOR form. The fee is £110. Please send the completed form to us. The form must be returned within six weeks of your test date. Requests received after six weeks will not be accepted.
Once we receive your form and payment, we will send the appropriate test materials to the British Council to be remarked.
The British Council will inform us of their decision within 2-21 days approximately; we will then tell you the outcome of your appeal.
If your score changes as a result of the remark, you will be refunded the £110 fee and will be issued with a new Test Report Form. If your score does not change, you will lose your £110 fee.
Download your form: Enquiry of results form
Pay the EOR fee here
You receive a paper with log on details before each test section and this can be used to make notes on.
Computer-delivered IELTS results will be issued more quickly, however the delivery method will not be mentioned on the Test Report Form.
No. Currently you need to take the Listening, Reading and Writing sections either all on computer or all on paper.
Computer-delivered IELTS is not available on demand at present but it is available more frequently than paper based.
Every IELTS test is unique. This means that you will never sit the same test twice.
The Reading and Listening sections are marked automatically by computer while IELTS Writing and Speaking continue to be graded by trained IELTS Examiners.
The computer-delivered test is the same as IELTS delivered on paper in terms of content, scoring, level of difficulty and test format, and therefore demonstrates the same validity and reliability.