Discover computer-delivered IELTS

With multiple test sessions a day and fast results, computer-delivered IELTS is now available across Australia.

Computer-delivered IELTS is available 3 times a day, 7 days a week

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 computer-delivered IELTS: the same IELTS test you know, delivered via computer, with multiple test sessions a day and fast results.

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90% of test takers at IDP Melbourne found the computer-delivered IELTS easier than paper-based IELTS. See what others say about IELTS.

Computer-delivered IELTS 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 the computer-delivered IELTS test, you will take the Listening, Reading and Writing components using a computer. All aspects of the test are identical to the paper-based IELTS test, including:

  • Question types
  • Content
  • Timings*
  • Marking

*In the computer-delivered Listening test, the timings are slightly different from the paper-based test. This is because the paper-based 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.

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Computer-delivered IELTS Speaking test

Want to know the best news of all? The IELTS Speaking test is the same as always – face-to-face, in a quiet room, with a real, human examiner. We believe a face-to-face Speaking test is the most effective way of assessing your speaking skills and prompts a more lifelike performance. Don’t struggle to be heard above a noisy test room, at IELTS we hear you loud and clear the first time.

Benefits of the IELTS Speaking test

  • 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 won’t ‘time out’ on you
  • We hear your accent

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Faster results

When you take computer-delivered IELTS, your test result will be available in 5-7 days. The Writing and Speaking components will continue to be marked by IELTS examiners to ensure the highest level of accuracy and fairness.

Getting your IELTS results

More test availability

Computer-delivered IELTS is now testing up to 7 days a week, and up to 3 times a day: morning, afternoon and evening, offering your more flexibility with test dates and times.

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Relaxing environment

Computer-delivered IELTS is offered at new, custom-built test locations. We provide you with noise-cancelling headphones for the listening test and have staff available during the test for assistance.

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New features

  • Highlight text and make notes
  • Copy & 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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