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Computer-delivered IELTS vs. Paper-based IELTS

Computer-delivered IELTS vs. Paper-based IELTS

Computer or paper, your IELTS, your choice

Whether you take IELTS on paper or computer, you can be confident that you are taking the same trusted English language test.

Comparison Computer-delivered IELTS Paper-based IELTS

Delivery

  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking (Face-to-face Speaking Test with a certified IELTS examiner.)

Results available

5-7 days

13 days

Booking and registration

Look for a computer icon when booking your test

Look for a paper and pen icon when booking your test

Test availability

Up to 5 days a week*

Up to 48 days per year (Thursdays and Saturdays)

Length of the test

  • Listening (30 minutes)
  • Reading (60 minutes)
  • Writing (60 minutes)
  • Speaking (11-14 minutes)
  • Listening (30 minutes)
  • Reading (60 minutes)
  • Writing (60 minutes)
  • Speaking (11-14 minutes)

*Please check our Test Dates and Locations for the available computer-delivered IELTS sessions.

No changes to:

  • Content
  • Timings
  • Question types
  • Marking
  • Security arrangements
  • Question types
  • Speaking test delivery (face-to-face)