Computer-delivered (CD) IELTS
The world’s most popular high-stakes English language test for work, study and migration can now be taken on computer.
This is exactly the same test as paper-based IELTS, but instead of writing your answers on paper, you will type them on a computer.
If you select this option, you will take the Listening, Reading and Writing sections on a computer, but the Speaking test will still be face-to-face with a trained IELTS Examiner as this is the most effective way to assess your speaking skills.
The Listening, Reading and Writing sections of all IELTS tests are completed on the same day. The Speaking test, however, can be completed up to a week before or after the other tests.
We continuously commit to ensuring that IELTS is available to everyone. If you are someone who has special requirements, please register for IELTS on paper – this option is available worldwide and serves the needs of all test takers.
All other aspects of the test are exactly the same, whether it is taken on paper or on computer, including:
- question types
- speaking test delivery
- test report forms
- results verification.
Test takers who choose the option of computer-delivered IELTS / IELTS on a computer can access support materials with which to prepare for taking IELTS on a computer. Click on the following link to see how computer-delivered IELTS works https://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/take-ielts/prepare/computer-delivered-ielts/how-it-works