Computer-delivered IELTS

More test dates, faster results, same face-to-face speaking test

Computer-Delivered IELTS is available in Canada!

For almost 30 years, IELTS has been a paper-based English test that people like you have used to achieve their work, study and migration dreams. But you asked for more choice – and we’ve listened. Meet computer-delivered IELTS: the same IELTS test you know, delivered via computer, with multiple test sessions a day and fast results.

Please note, you can still complete a paper-based IELTS test if you prefer.

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Computer-delivered vs. paper-based IELTS

If you choose the computer-delivered option, you will take the Listening, Reading and Writing sections using a computer. The Speaking test will remain face-to-face, as we believe it is the most effective way of assessing your speaking skills and prompts a more lifelike performance. All other aspects of the test are identical, whether it is taken on paper or on computer. Results for computer-delivered IELTS will be available 5-7 days after you finish all sections of your test.

Computer-Delivered IELTS Paper-based IELTS
Delivery Listening  Listening 
Reading Reading
Writing Writing

Speaking  Face-to-face Speaking test with a certified IELTS examiner

Results available 5-7 days 13 days
Booking & registration Look for a computer icon when booking your test Look for a paper icon when booking your test
Test availability 7 days a week* 48 days per year (Thursdays and Saturdays)
Length of the test

Listening (30-34 minutes)

Reading (60 minutes)

Writing (60 minutes)

Speaking (11-14 minutes)

Listening (30-34 minutes)

Reading (60 minutes)

Writing (60 minutes)

Speaking (11-14 minutes)

*Please check with your local test centre for their upcoming schedule of computer-delivered IELTS sessions.

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Receive your results
within 5-7 days

Regardless of whether you choose to take the IELTS test on paper or on computer, you will receive the same test report form. You will receive your results within 5-7 days when you sit a computer-delivered test.

Computer-Delivered IELTS

Speaking test

Want to know the best news of all? The IELTS Speaking test is the same as always – face-to-face, in a quiet room, with a real, human examiner. We believe a face-to-face Speaking test is the most effective way of assessing your speaking skills and prompts a more life-like performance.

Benefits of the IELTS Speaking test

  • Private Speaking test rooms, free from noise and distraction
  • We can match your pace and level of English
  • We can repeat and rephrase a question for you
  • We hear your accent
  • We won’t ‘time out’ on you
Frequently Asked Questions +

What is IELTS?

IELTS is a test of English Language proficiency recognised by more than 10,000 organisations including educational institutions, employers, professional associations and governments, in more than 140 countries around the world.

How long is my IELTS score valid for?

IELTS results are valid for two years.

What is the IELTS Academic test?

The IELTS Academic test is for people applying for higher education or professional registration in an English-speaking environment. It reflects some of the features of academic language and assesses whether you are ready to begin studying or training.

What is the IELTS General test?

The IELTS General Training test is for those who are going to English speaking countries for secondary education, work experience or training programs. It is also a requirement for migration to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. The test focuses on basic survival skills in broad social and workplace contexts.

How do I book/register for my test?

Most IELTS test centres offer a convenient online booking system, which can even be completed on your phone. To complete your registration, you will need to upload a clear colour scan or photo of your passport and use your credit card to finalise payment. Click here [add hyperlink] to start the booking process. To register in person, please contact your closest test centre to learn more.

How much does it cost?

There is no difference in cost for the Academic and General Training tests. Please check with your closest centre to confirm local pricing. Find a test centre near you.

When can I take IELTS?

IELTS is available on 48 fixed dates a year – up to four times a month on Thursdays and Saturdays, depending on local demand. Find a test centre and test dates near you.

Where can I take IELTS?

IDP IELTS offers testing in over 100 locations across Latin America. Find a test centre near you.

What if I am absent or sick on the day of my test?

Absence on test day with no prior notice means that you will lose your full test fee. However, if you are unable to attend due to a serious medical condition and provide a medical certificate within 5 days of the test date, you can receive a refund minus the local administrative cost. Please contact your test centre for complete information.

What if I need to postpone or cancel my application?

In general, if you postpone or cancel your application more than 5 weeks before the test date, you will receive a refund minus an administration charge. If you postpone or cancel within 5 weeks of the test date, you will be charged the full fee unless you have a medical reason. If you provide a medical certificate within 5 days of the test date, you will receive a refund minus the local administrative cost. For complete information, please contact the test centre where you booked your test.

What can I take into the examination room?

You must bring the same identification document that you used on the IELTS Application Form with you on test day. You must leave all personal belongings outside the examination room. Mobile phones must be switched off and placed along with all of your other items in the area designated by the supervisor. If you do not switch off your phone or if you keep it with you, you will be disqualified.

Do I take all parts of the test on the same day?

The Listening, Reading and Writing components of the test are always completed immediately after each other and with no break. You will take the Speaking test up to 7 days either before or after the test date, depending on the test centre. The date and time of the Speaking test will be confirmed the week before the test.

How many Test Report Forms (TRFs) am I entitled to?

You will only receive one copy of your Test Report Form. At the time of registration, you can name up to five (5) institutions that you would like to send copies of your TRF to. These will be posted via regular mail at no additional cost. Additional charges for courier services and/or overseas postage will apply.

How do I request for an additional TRF from IDP Canada: IELTS Test Centre?

As long as your IELTS results are valid (2 years from the date of the test), you can request the test center where you took the test to send additional copies of your Test Report Form to organizations of your choice. There is a small administrative fee for each additional TRF request, regardless of whether the organization accepts results electronically or by post. To request an additional TRF, please complete the online form at Upon submission, your Test Centre Administrator will contact you to confirm payment.

What if I lose my copy of the TRF?

If you have lost your TRF, please contact the test centre that issued your TRF.