The computer-delivered test is different from the paper-based test

This is a myth!

The only difference between the computer-delivered and paper-based IELTS test is your test day experience. The test format, question types, time allocated to each test part and content is the same for both computer-delivered test and the paper-based test.

If you choose to complete your IELTS test on a computer, you will do the Reading, Listening, and Writing parts of the test using a computer. All answers will be typed on the screen. You will also be able to write notes on a notes sheet during the Listening test.

If you take IELTS on paper, you will complete the Reading, Listening and Writing parts on paper. You can use a pen or HB-pencil to complete your Writing test, but you must use an HB-pencil to write your Listening and Reading answers on the answer sheet.

In both the paper-based and computer-delivered IELTS test, the Speaking test is completed in a face-to-face interview with an IELTS examiner.

I can do all parts of the IELTS test on the computer

This is true!

The Reading, Writing and Listening parts of the IELTS test are completed on a computer, but the Speaking test is completed face-to-face with an IELTS examiner.

The computer-delivered test is easier than the paper-based test

This is a myth!

The test format, question types, time allocated to each test part and content is the same for both computer-delivered test and the paper-based test. 

And because the content for both the paper-based and computer-delivered IELTS test is the same, the level of difficulty is also same. The only difference might be your level of confidence in sitting your IELTS test on a computer. If you are tech savvy, you might prefer to take IELTS on a computer.

The paper-based test is easier than the computer-delivered test

This is a myth!

Again, both the computer-delivered and paper-based IELTS test are the same level of difficulty. The computer-delivered test has a help button to assist you throughout the test. This help option describes question types as well as how the test works. In the computer-delivered IELTS test there is also an option to change some of the settings, such as font size on the screen.

I need a computer to take the computer-delivered IELTS test

This is a myth!

You do not need your own computer or laptop to sit a computer-delivered IELTS test.

All equipment, including computers and headphones will be supplied by the test centre where you booked your computer-delivered IELTS test.

I will get my results faster if I take IELTS on computer

This is true!

If you take IELTS on computer, you will receive your results 3 to 5 days after sitting your test. However, if you take IELTS on paper, you will receive your results 13 days after sitting your test.

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