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Comparing IELTS on Computer and IELTS on Paper

You can choose to take IELTS on Computer for both the General Training and Academic tests. The test format, question types, time allocated to each test part and content is the same for both IELTS on Computer and IELTS on Paper. Your answers and responses will be assessed on the same criteria, ensuring a fair, reliable, and consistent assessment no matter what test format you choose.

The only difference is in your test day experience. If you choose to complete the computer-based version of the test, 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.

The IELTS Speaking portion remains the same for IELTS on Computer assessments, with a face-to-face interview with an examiner. The Speaking test will be completed either just before, or just after the Reading, Listening, and Writing test parts.

Why choose the IELTS on Computer test?

Benefits of opting for the IELTS on Computer include:

  • Faster results within 3-5 days.

  • Able to adjust the test template to your liking, font size or background colour to make you more comfortable.

  • Highlight and note function.

  • Copy and paste answer during Reading, reducing the risk of misspelling answers.

  • Auto word counts during Writing test to meet the Task 1 and Task 2 standards.

  • Easily editable during Writing test, moving the entire paragraph or parts of it with just click and drag.

How the IELTS on Computer test works

The IELTS on Computer test, available through IDP Cambodia, offers a cutting-edge approach to the traditional IELTS on Paper. This format incorporates the same rigour and standard of assessment, with the added advantage of a digital interface.


During the IELTS on Computer Listening test, you will be provided with high-quality headphones to listen to four audio recordings. You'll have 30 minutes to complete 40 questions displayed on the screen, ranging from multiple-choice to sentence completion. The digital format allows you to control the audio volume directly on-screen, enhancing your test experience. At the end of the computer-delivered assessment, a 2-minute review period is allotted for you to check your answers.


In the Reading section of IELTS on Computer, you'll encounter three text passages accompanied by various questions, to be completed in 60 minutes. Interface features such as text highlighting and zoom controls enhance your reading experience, allowing you to navigate and focus on key text segments efficiently.


The Writing section in the IELTS on Computer requires completion of two tasks within 60 minutes. This section is streamlined with digital tools for word processing, although features like copy-paste and spell-check are disabled to uphold the integrity of the test. Advantages of the computer-based test format compared to a traditional paper exam include easy editing, clear formatting, and an auto-save function.


The Speaking test in the IELTS on Computer remains a face-to-face interview with an examiner. This 11 to 14-minute conversation evaluates your spoken English skills in a real-life context. Although not conducted on a computer, this component complements the digital elements of the test, ensuring a comprehensive assessment of your English language proficiency.

Test environment

The IELTS on Computer test environment is designed for minimal distractions. Each candidate is provided with headphones for the Listening test, and the user-friendly computer interface is tailored to ensure a comfortable testing experience from start to finish.

Preparing for the IELTS on Computer

To excel in the IELTS on Computer, combining traditional study and practice methods with computer-based familiarisation is key:

  • Access official resources: As a co-owner of IELTS, IDP provides an array of free online materials and videos to get test-takers accustomed to the computer-based test format. Familiarising yourself with the digital layout is crucial for success and boosting your confidence on test day.

  • Familiarise yourself with the computer-based delivery: IDP Cambodia offers exclusive computer familiarisation tests, giving you a practical insight into the actual IELTS on Computer test day environment. This helps bridge the gap between paper-based IELTS preparation and the digital reality of the IELTS on Computer.

Sign up for IDP’s free IELTS on Computer familiarisation test today, and gain the confidence needed to achieve your desired IELTS band score.

Booking your IELTS Computer-based test

Book your IELTS on Computer in a simple and straightforward way with IDP Cambodia:

  • Visit our IELTS test dates page to choose a convenient date and time for your computer-based assessment.

  • Follow on-screen instructions to complete registration and payment.

You will receive a confirmation email with further details of your test day. As a co-owner of IELTS, IDP Cambodia is equipped to hold IELTS test sessions year-round. If you need help rescheduling your IELTS assessment, reach out to our team and we’ll do our best to help you find a test slot suiting your schedule.

IELTS test fees

The test fees for the IELTS Academic and General Training are the same, but there is a price difference on IELTS on Computer and IELTS on Paper.

  • IELTS Academic/General Training (Computer): USD 195

  • IELTS Academic/General Training (Paper): USD 190

For more information on test fees, contact your nearest IDP IELTS test centre.

IELTS Computer-based Test centres in Cambodia

IDP IELTS Phnom Penh

  • IDP Cambodia Official Test Centre

#67, ST. 163 Corner St 480, Sangkat Psar Deumthkov, Khan Chamkamon, Phnom Penh

IELTS Regular (Academic & General Training):

IELTS UKVI (Academic & General Training):


  • IELTS on Computer - Siem Reap

ACE SIEM REAP CAMPUS #0896 High School Road Wat Bo Village Siem Reap Siem Reap 17251

IELTS Regular (Academic & General Training):

IELTS UKVI (Academic & General Training):

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