Know the CD-IELTS
If you choose to take the computer-delivered IELTS test, you will take the Listening, Reading and Writing components using a computer. All aspects of the test are identical to the paper-based IELTS test, including:
- Question types
the computer-delivered Listening test, the timings are slightly different from the paper-based test. This is because the paper-based test requires test takers 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.
CD-IELTS Speaking Test
The IELTS Speaking test is the same as always – face-to-face, in a quiet room, with a real, human examiner.