There are two different methods you can choose for the IELTS exam. You can choose your computer-based IELTS or paper-based IELTS exam while registering. The differences and similarities between these two methods are the first question of the candidates in the decision-making stage.
Where and how?
First of all, let's say that the content, duration, question types, evaluation and scoring of both exams are the same. Reading, Listening and Writing sections in the computer-based IELTS exam; It is completed in the exam center using a computer. The Reading, Listening and Writing sections of the paper-based IELTS exam take place on paper at locations determined by the exam centre. Speaking test in both methods; It is done face-to-face with a real IELTS expert, without the use of artificial intelligence, at the exam location to successfully measure your speaking skills.
Exam times and result processes
Computerized IELTS exam, 3 times a day, 7 days a week; The paper-based IELTS exam is held at most 4 times a month. Computerized IELTS results are communicated to candidates within 2 to 5 days, and paper-based IELTS results 13 days later.
Paper-based IELTS exam
In the paper-based IELTS exam; the examiner gives the exam booklets and answer sheets before each section; It also collects before moving on to the next section. In answer sheets, it is requested to use HB pencil. Since the Speaking test takes place face-to-face with an IELTS expert; It can take place the day before your exam date, the day of the exam, or the day after the exam.
Computer-based IELTS exam
In the computer-based IELTS exam, the answers to the questions are entered into the computer. Candidates; Before the Reading, Listening and Writing sections, a paper with a username and password is given. This username and password are used when logging into the exam system. Candidates can take grades on this paper as they wish, but these grades are not included in the exam evaluation. The answer to each question must be entered into the computer. Speaking test is; It is done on the same day before or after the Reading, Listening and Writing sections.
You can get information from IDP experts to get detailed information about the IELTS exam or to register for the exam.