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IELTS on computer test format

If you choose to take IELTS on computer, you will take the Listening, Reading and Writing components using a computer at an IELTS test centre.

All aspects of IELTS on computer are identical to IELTS on paper test, including: 

  • Question types 

  • Content 

  • Timings* 

  • Marking 

*In the Listening on computer test, the timings are slightly different from IELTS on paper. This is because the paper test requires you to transfer answers to an answer sheet. This step is no longer required when answering directly on a computer.

  • Before the start of each part of the Listening test, you will have some time to read the questions.

  • After the end of each part of the Listening test, you will have some time to review your answers.

  • At the end of the Listening test, you will have 2 minutes to check your answers.

The timing of the Listening test is between 30 – 34 minutes long.

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Preparation Videos for IELTS on computer

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A quick guide to the IELTS on computer Listening, Reading & Writing tests.