IELTS on Paper or Computer
IELTS - The World’s Most Popular High-Stakes English Language Test
IELTS is accepted by more than 11,000 organizations in over 140 countries. Co-owned by IDP: IELTS Australia, Cambridge English Language Assessment and the British Council, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular high-stakes English-language test for study, work and migration, with more than 3.5 million tests taken last year.
IELTS assesses all of your English skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking, and is designed to reflect real life use of English - whether for study, work, or play. The IELTS exam is developed by some of the world’s leading experts in language assessment. It has an excellent international reputation and is accepted by over 10,000 institutions worldwide. These include schools, universities, employers, immigration authorities and professional bodies, among many more.
IDP Education, Co-Owner and Official Test Centre of IELTS
We are a proud co-owner of IELTS. IDP Education offers the IELTS Academic and General Training tests in more than 450 test locations across 60 countries. The IELTS test is co-owned and was co-created by IDP: IELTS Australia, the British Council and Cambridge English Language Assessment. Since its launch in 1989, IELTS has become the world’s most popular high-stakes English language proficiency test.
Test takers can choose between Paper-based IELTS and IELTS on Computer according to their personal preference. Please note that the test content, structure and timing are identical, whether it is taken on paper or on computer.
If you choose Paper-based IELTS, you will take the Listening, Reading and Writing components on paper; The Listening test will be conducted through indoor broadcast, and the Speaking test will remain face-to-face with an IELTS Examiner. For IELTS on Computer, the Speaking test may or may not take place on the same day as the Listening, Reading and Writing components.>>>More on IELTS Test Format & Content
Whether you’ve chosen Paper-based IELTS or IELTS on Computer, you would get the same test paper as well as an online IELTS Test Report Form. You will receive your IELTS results in 13* days when you sit a Paper-based IELTS test. IDP Education holds around 4 Paper-based IELTS tests every month, Paper-based IELTS test are usually held at various hotels, schools and conference centres, test takers cannot choose or request IELTS test venues as they are subject to availability.
IELTS on Computer
If you choose to take IELTS on Computer, you will take the Listening, Reading and Writing components using a computer. Individual headphones will be provided for the Listening test, and the Speaking test will remain face-to-face with an IELTS Examiner. For IELTS on Computer, Speaking test takes place on the same day as the Listening, Reading and Writing components. >>> More about IELTS on Computer
Whether you’ve chosen Paper-based IELTS or IELTS on Computer, you would get the same test paper as well as an online IELTS Test Report Form. You will receive your IELTS results in 3-5* days when you sit an IELTS on Computer test. IDP Education holds more than 20 IELTS on Computer tests every month, IDP IELTS has three IELTS on Computer Test Centres, located in Mong Kok, Causeway Bay and Kwun Tong, test takers can choose their test centres according to their personal preference and test types. Please note that although IELTS practice tests can be done online, the actual examination must be done in a test centre.
* Results for IELTS on computer are usually available in 3-5 days after you finish all components of your test. Please note that the result release day will be postponed to the next working day in the event if it falls on a Sunday or Public Holiday. Candidates will be notified if results are not available on the scheduled date.