People can now choose if they want to take their IELTS test on a computer or paper.
The computer-delivery testing will let people take the listening, reading and writing sections on a computer. The speaking test, however, will be taken face-to-face with a trained IELTS examiner.
“With computer-delivered IELTS, you will now have more test dates to choose from – and your results will be available in 5-7 days,” according to the IELTS’ website.
The test content, timing and structure remain the same in both options. Moreover, the speaking portion of the test remains face-to-face with a certified IELTS examiner. Whether test takers take IELTS on paper or computer, they can be confident that they are taking the same trusted English language test. The computer-delivered solution which has been developed is secure and capable of delivering the world-leading security, quality assurance measures and operational benefits that IELTS is renowned for.
The British Council’s Country Director Pakistan, Rosemary Hilhorst stated: we aim to provide our test takers with greater flexibility along with the convenience of choosing the IELTS delivery method that suits them the most.”
The option is available in Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, Bangladesh, Bahrain, China, Egypt among others.