IELTS test format
All aspects of the tests are similar for both formats but the Writing and Reading tests are different in the Academic and General Training tests.
Which do you need? Watch the video below to help you find out which IELTS test is right for you.
Computer-delivered IELTS test format
The computer-delivered IELTS is the same IELTS test that you’re familiar with, delivered via computer. All features of the computer-delivered IELTS are like the paper-based IELTS including:
*The timings are different in the computer-delivered Listening test as test takers answer directly on a computer. In the paper-based test, test takers are required to transfer answers to an answer sheet.
- You will have some time to read the questions before the start of each part of the Listening test.
- You will have some time to review your answers after the end of each part of the Listening test.
- You will have 2 minutes to check your answers at the end of the Listening test.
- The timing of the Listening test is between 30 – 34 minutes long.
Computer-delivered IELTS - faster results and more test availability
Shanshan from China and Tom from Germany took the IELTS test on computer recently. Hear what they have to say about their experience.
What’s new with computer-delivered IELTS?
Here are new computer-delivered features you will love!
- Browse forward and backward through your questions
- Change your screen settings, and the size and colour of the text based on your preference
- Highlight text, take notes and flag questions to revisit later
- Save time by copying and pasting directly from your text and notes
- Automatic word count for your Writing test. You don’t have to count your words