delivered IELTS Exam has now been introduced, to make it much convenient for
the students to take IELTS exam according to their preferred time slot. Now
let’s look at some basic features of the test. Of courses the level of
difficulty is same for both Pen and Paper and computer-delivered tests. Let’s
weigh some pros and cons and then choose which is better for you.
IELTS paper based tests are held four time in a month but Computer Delivered
tests take place once 14 candidates have registered for the exam. So the
frequency of the test dates increase and once a month, the tests can be held
number of times thus increasing your chance to get admission to study in Canada
and study abroad in universities & colleges. Also, some candidates have
exam phobia and they feel nervous sitting in a hall with many students. This
can be overcome as candidate needs to take the test in small room, with maximum
to the modules, Listening Module is the first in both tests. The only
difference is that you won’t be having a question and answer sheets in your
computer delivered tests. Also there is a slight time difference in both. In
paper based IELTS a candidate would get 40 minutes whereas the computer based
is for 34-40 minutes. The reason is that you do not have to transfer your
answers on to an OMR sheet. In the end you will get 2 minutes to check your
answer. The test would automatically stop after the given time and then, the
next module will appear on the screen.
Next, is the Reading Module which is for one hour. One definite advantage, in Computer Delivered IELTS Test is that you do not have to transfer your answers onto the OMR sheet so you have extra time to solve the passages. For the Reading Test, the screen is divided into two parts. On the left side the comprehension passage would appear and the right side you will have your questions. You can use scroll bars to the text and the questions. Also if you feel that while reading you need to highlight certain important lines you can do it with ‘right click’ and also can make notes. In the given one hour you can go back and forth the entire passage, review your answers and change some answers if you feel the need.
in both Listening and Reading Module the clock at the top of the screen will flash-red
when 10-5 minutes are left for the respective Modules.
on the writing again the screen will be divided into two halves and the questions
will appear on the left side of the screen. On the right side a candidate will
be able to write his answer. Word count will be provided for the candidate but
no spell check or grammar will be corrected. When you finish writing, it will
be saved automatically. There is no need to press the enter button. Of course,
your typing speed must be good for this.
results are declared within 7 working days and the fee is slightly more than
the paper based test.