Currently we are offering computer delivered IELTS in London, Cambridge and Chelmsford 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.
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 5-7 calendar days after you complete the last section of your test.
No, the faster results turnaround will not be available for UKVI you taking the test with the British Council until further notice.
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 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 you.
You may notice a slightly different registration journey if you register for a paper-based test or a computer-delivered test but rest assured that your test registration will continue to be carefully managed in line with the world-class processes that IELTS employs. You can book your test directly with the link below:
Currently, you will continue to receive a paper Test Report Form.
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 with a trained IELTS Examiner.
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.
Computer and paper based tests are the same price in all our locations
Increased frequency and availability of the computer-delivered option will be introduced throughout 2019.
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. Registration procedures for computer-delivered IELTS are the same as for IELTS delivered on paper.
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. We are not aware of any institution that has indicated any different approach with their recognition of the computer-delivered version of the test.