You can take an IELTS test on paper or a computer at one of our official test centres in India.
Either way, you will be taking exactly the same IELTS test, with the same test content and structure. The only difference is that you can choose to type your answers or write them on paper – whichever suits you best.
IELTS on computer vs IELTS on paper
IELTS on the computer - You will answer the Listening, Reading and Writing sections on a computer at one of our official test centres. The Speaking test will be with a trained IELTS Examiner, either in-person or via a high definition video call.
With computer-delivered IELTS, you will now have more test dates to choose from - and computer-delivered results will be available in 3-5 days.
IELTS on paper - If you choose this option, you will write the answers to the Listening, Reading and Writing sections on paper.
The Speaking test will be conducted with a trained IELTS Examiner, either in-person or via a high definition video call.
Your results will be available after 13 calendar days from the test date.
Practising for the IELTS on computer test
Free Computer-delivered IELTS Familiarisation Test- Experience the computer-delivered IELTS test system before you sit the real test and know what to expect on the test day.
More practice tests for computer-delivered IELTS - The sample test questions will help you to decide which option you prefer, and to prepare for the test. These sample materials will give you an idea of what to expect in the Listening, Reading and Writing sections.
Understanding the IELTS on computer test
Familiarising yourself with the system in advance may benefit you to score better.
Watch videos to understand how the four modules will appear on your computer, and learn how to use the help option, make notes and highlight text during the computer-delivered test. Watch more videos