Ways to take IELTS

Tests you can take in a test centre

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IELTS on paper

Test takers sit at a desk with the question papers and answer sheets for the Listening, Reading and Writing tests in an official IELTS test centre. Test takers write their answers in either pen or pencil. The Speaking test is carried out face-to-face with a trained IELTS Examiner. Find out more about IELTS on paper
Computer delivered IELTS

IELTS on computer

Test takers sit their Listening, Reading and Writing tests on a computer at an official IELTS test centre. The questions are shown on screen and answers are submitted using a keyboard and a mouse. The Speaking test is carried out face-to-face with a trained IELTS Examiner.  Find out more about IELTS on computer

Tests you can take remotely

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IELTS Online

IELTS Online is an alternative way to take IELTS Academic. It has the same format, test content, timing and marking criteria as IELTS in a test centre. You can take IELTS Online from the comfort of your home or another private location with a stable internet connection. The Speaking test is with a trained IELTS Examiner and happens via an online video call. Find out more about IELTS Online test