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IELTS on computer is available with morning and afternoon test sessions.

For almost 30 years, IELTS has been a paper-based English test that people have used to achieve their work, study and migration dreams. But you asked for more choice – and we’ve listened. Meet IELTS on computer: the same IELTS test you know, delivered via computer, with multiple test sessions a day and fast results. 

IELTS on computer test format 

The IELTS test is offered in two formats, IELTS Academic and General Training. Unlike other providers, the IELTS General Training test is the only non-academic test available for migration to Australia. Now – you also have a choice of how you take your test. 

If you choose to take IELTS on computer, you will take the Listening, Reading and Writing components using a computer. All aspects of the test are identical to the IELTS on paper test, including: 

  • Question types 

  • Content 

  • Timings* 

  • Marking 

*In the IELTS on computer Listening test, the timings are slightly different from IELTS on paper. This is because the IELTS on paper test requires test takers to transfer answers to an answer sheet. This step is no longer required when answering directly on a computer.

  • Before the start of each part of the Listening test you will have some time to read the questions.

  • After the end of each part of the Listening test you will have some time to review your answers.

  • At the end of the Listening test, you will have 2 minutes to check your answers.

The timing of the Listening test is between 30 – 34 minutes long.

IELTS One Skill Retake

Would you like a better score?

  • You can now retake any one section of the test; Listening, Reading, Writing or Speaking without redoing all four.
  • You're eligible to book IELTS One Skill Retake after completing a full test on computer at an eligible test centre.
  • You must book your IELTS One Skill Retake within 60 days of your original test date.
  • The format and timing of the IELTS One Skill Retake test is the same as a normal IELTS test.

Why IELTS on computer?

Frequently asked questions

IELTS on computer

How is IELTS on computer different from IELTS on paper?

If you’ve done IELTS before, you might know the paper test. So, what about the computer test? The order of IELTS on computer is different. It starts with Listening, then Reading, and finally Writing but instead of writing your answers on paper, you will type them on a computer.

Read IELTS on computer vs IELTS on paper

New features of IELTS on computer

  • Highlight text and make notes
  • Copy and paste directly from your text and notes
  • Browse forward and backward through your questions
  • Automatic word count for your Writing test

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Benefits of the IELTS Speaking test

We believe a face-to-face Speaking test is the most effective way of assessing your speaking skills and prompts a more lifelike performance.

  • Private Speaking test rooms, free from noise and distraction
  • We can repeat and rephrase a question for you
  • We can match your pace and level of English
  • We hear your accent