IELTS can now be taken on computer

For almost 30 years, IELTS has been a paper-based English test that people like you have used to achieve their work, study and migration dreams. You’ve had the choice of 50 test locations, 48 test days per year, and both the Academic or General Training test format.

But you asked for more choice – and we’ve listened. Meet computer-delivered IELTS: the same IELTS test you know, delivered via computer, with more test dates and results in 5-7 days.

Where can I get computer-delivered IELTS?

  • IDP IELTS Adelaide – bookings now open!
  • IDP IELTS Brisbane – bookings now open!
  • IDP IELTS Melbourne – bookings now open!
  • IDP IELTS Sydney – bookings now open!
  • IDP IELTS Perth – bookings now open!

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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 with 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 desktop computer. All aspects of the test are identical to the paper-based IELTS test, including:

  • Question types
  • Content
  • Timings
  • Marking

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

More test availability and faster results

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.


More test availability

Computer-delivered testing will allow us to increase the number of test dates (with paper-based and computer-delivered) each week, offering your more flexibility with test dates and times.


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Familiarise yourself with computer-delivered IELTS now

Familiarise yourself with computer-delivered IELTS

Familiarise yourself with the computer-delivered IELTS Listening test

Familiarise yourself with the computer-delivered IELTS Reading test

Familiarise yourself with the computer-delivered IELTS Writing test

Practice computer-delivered IELTS now

Before you head into your test, make sure you take some time to get familiar with the computer-delivered format of the test. These sample materials will give you an idea of what to expect in the computer-delivered Listening, Reading and Writing components.

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Academic Reading and Writing practice tests

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General Training Reading and Writing practice tests

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