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Changes to IELTS Testing Policy for Non-Resident Test Takers in Thailand.

From March 1st, 2024, test takers who are non-residents in Thailand will not be permitted to sit an IELTS on Paper test. Non-resident IELTS Test Takers may take IELTS on Computer.

We will require all test takers who do not hold Thai nationality and who book an IELTS on Paper test to provide us with acceptable proof of residence by email at least three days before the scheduled test date.

If such test takers do not or are unable to provide acceptable proof of residence, then we will cancel the booking and refund the test fee. Alternatively, such test takers may choose to take an IELTS on Computer test without any residency requirements.

IELTS on Paper

You can take IELTS Academic test and General Training test on paper. The contents, test part times, question types, scoring and results of the paper-based test are the same as the computer-delivered test, but your test day experience is a little different. Test day staff will hand you booklets and answer sheets before each test and will then collect these booklets and answer sheets, before moving on to the next test part.

If you take IELTS on paper, you will complete the Reading, Listening and Writing parts on paper. You can use a pen or HB pencil to complete your Writing test, but you must use an HB pencil to write your Listening and Reading answers on the answer sheet. In the paper-based IELTS test, the Writing, Reading, and Listening tests are all completed on the same day with no breaks between each test. The Speaking test is completed in a face-to-face interview with an IELTS examiner.

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