IELTS Computer Based Test

by Larry

IELTS Computer Based Test

IELTS Computer Based Test

Hi everyone, where can I find material to practice for the IELTS computer test?

Thanks

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Mar 13, 2019
IELTS on Computer
by: IELTS buddy

Some people these days are opting to take the IELTS computer based test.

It is the same as the normal test, except the Listening, Reading and Writing are on a computer.

The Speaking test is still face to face with a trained IELTS Examiner.

A difference with the IELTS on computer test is that there are more test dates to choose from and you can get your results in 5-7 days.

Everything else about the test in terms of the questions and question types, is the same as the paper based test. There are some differences in format and procedures. For example, you don't have the 10 minutes at the end of the listening test to transfer your answers because you are inputting them directly as you go along (see the Faqs below for more detail).

Here are some useful links including links to practice tests:

Where can you take the IELTS based computer test?

IELTS on Computer Countries

Useful FAQS:

IELTS on Computer Faqs

Myths and Truths

IELTS Computer Based Practice Tests:

Online Practice Tests

Dec 12, 2019
Listening - Time to Read Questions?
by: Anonymous

In the computer based Ielts exam, at the listening part do we have some time to read the questions before the listening starts?

Dec 17, 2019
Listening - Time to Read Questions?
by: IELTS buddy

It is exactly the same as the paper-based test, so yes, you will have time to read the questions before each section.

Jan 03, 2020
listening - transferring answers
by: Anonymous

Is there an equal time for the transferring answer time in the listening test?

Jan 04, 2020
Transferring Listening Anwers in IELTS Computer Test
by: IELTS buddy

Actually no you don't have the 10 minutes to transfer your answers at the end of the listening test in the computer version because you are inputting them directly in the space as you go along.

This is what it says in the IELTS website:

"In the computer-delivered Listening test, the timings are slightly different from the paper-based test. This is because the paper-based test requires users to transfer answers to an answer sheet. This step becomes redundant when answering directly on a computer".

Feb 19, 2020
LISTENING CHECKS YOUR TYPING ABILITY TOO
by: LINEESH

If you're not good at typing on a qwerty key board, please do not select CB IELTS.

Typing while hearing will be exasperating.

Mar 10, 2020
Computer-based IELTS
by: Anonymous

In my opinion, the computer-based test is more suitable for most people because you don't need any transfer time and have a chance to do the listening section with headphones.

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Tip for IELTS computer based listening test

by Taghrid
(Kuwait)

Note for candidates taking computer driven listening test.

Pay attention to the order of questions on each page.

First I was reading top to bottom then I noticed that the question order was left to right then top to bottom.

This definitely matters because as you are listening you will be reading the wrong question.

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Oct 18, 2019
Will I get a paper and a pen for taking notes during computer based IELTS Listening?
by: Anik

Hi,
During practicing online computer based IELTS mock test, I found that, for listening, its hard to take notes on screen by typing as soon as you hear the questions. So, my question is, will I get any paper and pen for taking notes during computer based IELTS listening test? In real exam?

Jan 31, 2020
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by: Anonymous

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Timing for IELTS Computer Based Test

by Smita
(Mumbai)

I understand the writing section overall is for 60 minutes and the recommendation is to spend 20 minutes for task 1 & 40 for task 2.

My question is for the computer based test, does the system time box the 2 tasks for the test taker?

For example: does the task 1 have a timer for 20 minutes?

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Jun 05, 2019
Timings for IELTS Computer Based Test
by: IELTS

I'm afraid I'm not sure how they time it as I've not dealt with the computer based test in IELTS, but yes I assume there will be a timer that will countdown as you start.

However, my assumption is that it will be for one hour, not 20 mins for Task 1 and 40 mins for Task 2. Those times to spend on each are just recommendations, not requirements, and a candidate may wish to spend differing amounts of time on each.

So it would not make sense to stop you marking each task within those times.

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Best Way to Practice for IELTS CBT

by OLORUNFEMI B.S
(NIGERIA)

Hi everyone,
I will be writing the IELTS this year 2020.
But it's the CBT option, what is the best way to practice for this???

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Feb 12, 2020
Best way to practice for IELTS CBT
by: IELTS buddy

You would mostly practice for the IELTS CBT in the same way you would for the IELTS PBT as the questions and question types are the same.

Some of the differences you need to be aware of are noted above. For example you would want to practice writing your essay on a computer rather than on paper. Also remember that there is not 10 minutes at the end of the listening test to check your answers. They are input straight in.

I have provided links to the IELTS computer based test above so you can practice online.

Apr 28, 2020
IELTS Listening
by: Anonymous

In the PBT, I am able to read the succeeding Parts 2,3,4) while the audio in Part 1 is playing initially. Am I able to move to the succeeding parts in CBT or there is enough time for each part so I just have to focus on what is in front of the screen? Thank you

Sep 04, 2020
Way to prepare CD IELTS
by: Anonymous

The best way is to put your hands on, so that you can really understand what to expect in the computer IELTS test. It is good to prepare like in the real exam, here is the tool I found it useful.

For Academic module: https://bit.ly/3brs0H7
For General Training module: https://bit.ly/2ENE89H

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Making Notes IELTS Computer-Based Listening Test

by Anni

In the computer based listening test, can I make notes? How much time do we have to fill in answers after every conversation?

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Jul 11, 2020
Making notes in IELTS Computer Based Test
by: IELTS buddy

I believe you have a note paper paper and pen given to you so you can take notes if you need to, but if not ask for it. It is important for some students to take notes so you should be allowed to do this.

I don't believe though you can make notes on the computer itself (you can in the IELTS reading).

The timings are the same as for the paper-based test (without 10 minutes at the end to transfer your answers).

So you need to fill in the answers as you hear the audio, though you have some time (20-30 seconds) at the end of each section to check your answers.

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