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IELTS on Paper or Computer

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You now have the choice of taking IELTS on paper or on computer in several locations.

IELTS on Paper

If you select this option, you will answer the Listening, Reading and Writing sections on a paper. The Speaking test is carried out face-to-face with a trained IELTS Examiner.

IELTS on Computer

If you select this option, you will take the Listening, Reading and Writing sections on a computer. The Speaking test will remain face to face with a certified IELTS Examiner, as we believe it is the most effective way of assessing your speaking skills.

The Listening, Reading and Writing sections of all IELTS tests (Paper or Computer-delivered) are completed on the same day. The Speaking test, however, can be completed up to a week before or after the other tests.

We are committed to making sure that IELTS is available to everyone. If you have a special requirement, please register for IELTS on paper, as this format is available worldwide, and caters to all test takers regardless of need.

Please choose the option you are most comfortable with; paper-based or computer-delivered.


Computer-delivered IELTS

What is new about computer-delivered IELTS?

  • Faster results – your IELTS results will be available 5-7 days after the test
  • More test sessions – test sessions available throughout the week
  • More Speaking test timeslots – speaking timeslots available on the same day for selection
  • Last-minute test registration – registration will only close 3 days before the test date, subject to seats availability
  • Speaking test will remain to be graded by a trained IELTS Examiner
  • Listening – headphones will be provided for the Listening test

What remains the same?

  • Price
  • Question types
  • Level of difficulty
  • Scoring from 1 (non-user) to 9 (expert user)
  • Recognition by over 10,000 organisations worldwide
  • Face-to-face Speaking test – conducted and assessed by a trained IELTS examiner