IELTS can be taken on Paper or Computer

Paper-based IELTS

This test requires test takers to sit at a desk with the question papers and answer sheets from the Reading, Listening and Writing tests in an official IELTS test centre. Test takers will write their answers in either pen or HB-pencils. The Speaking test is carried out face-to-face with a trained IELTS examiner.

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Computer-delivered IELTS

This test requires test takers to sit the Reading, Listening and Writing tests in front of a computer with the questions presented on the screen in one of our official IELTS test centres. The test takers then submit their answers through the use of a keyboard and a mouse. The Speaking test is not on computer and is carried out face-to-face with a trained IELTS examiner.

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