Please note that you will still be able to complete a paper-based format IELTS test, if you prefer. The test will be held on selected days and registration will close four days before the test date, subject to the availability of seats.
Computer-Delivered IELTS is now available in Toronto, Montreal, Halifax, and Calgary
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. 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.
So, what is new about computer-delivered IELTS?
If you choose the new option, you will take the Listening, Reading and Writing sections using a computer. The Speaking test will remain face-to-face, as we believe it is the most effective way of assessing your speaking skills and prompts a more lifelike performance. All other aspects of the test are identical, whether it is taken on paper or on computer. Results for computer-delivered IELTS will be available 5-7 days after you finish all sections of your test.
Benefits of computer-delivered IELTS:
Multiple sessions per week
Results in 5 - 7 days
Academic and General Training tests
Same day Speaking tests
Noise cancelling headphones for the Listening test
Modern purpose-build lab and Speaking rooms
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 life-like performance.
Benefits of the IELTS Speaking test:
Private Speaking test rooms, free from noise and distraction
We can match your pace and level of English
We can repeat and rephrase a question for you
We hear your accent
We won’t ‘time out’ on you
Why should I take the IELTS on computer with IDP?
1. You will receive your results within 5-7 days.
2. Although the test will be taken on a computer, all other aspects of the test are identical with the paper-based IELTS.
- Question types
- Security arrangements
- Speaking test delivery (face-to-face)
3. You can choose from more test sessions more days a week and find a schedule that best suits you. Check our available test dates here.
4. You will be able to complete all four sections of IELTS in one day.
5. Regardless of whether you choose to take the IELTS test on paper or on computer, you will receive the same test report form. Find out more about IELTS Results.
6. You will take the Listening, Reading and Writing sections of IELTS using a computer. The Speaking test will remain face-to-face, conducted with a live IDP examiner, as we believe it is the most effective way of assessing your speaking skills and prompts a more lifelike performance. All other aspects are identical, whether it is taken on paper or on computer.
Let's get familiar with computer-delivered IELTS
Take a look at this short tutorial video to help you understand and prepare for IELTS on computer.
Having trouble finding your test date or have additional IELTS questions, you can contact IELTS here.