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Practise computer-delivered IELTS
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.
Tutorial 1: Introduction
- Navigate forward & backward through questions
- Personalise display settings
- Time checks
Tutorial 2: IELTS Listening test
- Change volume
- See the question types
- Time to check your answer
Tutorial 3: IELTS Reading test
- Highlight text
- Make notes on the text
- See the question types
Tutorial 4: IELTS Writing test
- Automatic word count
- Navigate from Task 1 to Task 2 (and back)
- Auto-saving of your work
- How is computer-delivered IELTS different from paper-based IELTS?
If you’ve done IELTS before, you might know the paper test. So, what about the computer test? IELTS on computer is exactly the same test as paper-based IELTS, but instead of writing your answers on paper, you will type them on a computer.
- What is the fee for computer-delivered IELTS?
What is the IELTS test fee? The cost for an IELTS test in Australia is $355.* The price for the exam is the same whether you take IELTS General Training or IELTS Academic. The price is also the same whether you do IELTS on a computer or paper. There is no separate registration fee or payment processing fee. There is also no late payment fee. However, in some locations the test fee can be slightly higher.
*From 1 September 2020, the IELTS test fee will increase to $375.00. The new test fee will only apply to test bookings from 1 October 2020. Any test dates prior to 1 October will not be subject to the fee increase.
- Is the IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) the same?
Yes, whether you do computer-delivered IELTS or paper-based IELTS, your Test Report Form is the same. Additionally, IELTS is accepted by over 10,000 universities, government bodies, and organisation around the world. So, if you need IELTS for study or migration, you know that your scores are accepted.
- How can I check my computer-delivered IELTS score?
If you have taken the computer-delivered IELTS test, we’ll release your scores 2-5 days after your test date. You can check your results online. Additionally, sometimes you can get your IELTS results through SMS. If you want to know if this option is available, please check with your Test Centre before your results are released. Your IELTS Test Centre will send you your Test Report Form (TRF) to your postal address.
- Is the computer-delivered test is easier than the paper-based test?
Because the content is the same, the level of difficulty for both the computer-delivered test and the paper-based test are the same. In addition, neither test is easier than the other because the scoring for all sections is also the same. However, some test takers at IDP IELTS Melbourne did find computer-delivered IELTS easier because of the comfort level. Also, people who use computers phones more for typing in their daily lives would rather take the IELTS test on the computer, that write on paper.
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