British Council to offer computer-delivered IELTS in India

British Council to offer computer-delivered IELTS in India
Pritha Roy Choudhury | Feb 1, 2019 - 4:52 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 01: The British Council will conduct the IELTS in an online mode in India. The computer delivered test IELTS will be held for the first time on the 9th of February, 2019.

The computer-delivered solution is secure and capable of delivering the world-leading security, quality assurance measures and operational benefits that IELTS is renowned for. IELTS on a computer will not replace paper-based IELTS but rather offer a choice in delivery and more availability. Thus, the test taker is administered the same test, but is offered more choice.

Test takers can now choose the option and time to take IELTS that best works for them. They can also get their results faster, with results typically available between five to seven calendar days after the test has been completed.

The test content, timing, fee and structure remain the same in both options and, importantly, the Speaking test remains face-to-face with a certified IELTS Examiner. Whether test takers take IELTS on paper or computer, they can be confident that they are taking the same trusted English language test.

Test takers who choose the option of computer-delivered IELTS can access support materials with which to prepare for taking IELTS on a computer.

IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English.

IELTS offers a choice of two tests, to serve both academic and non-academic purposes. IELTS Academic measures English language proficiency needed for an academic, higher learning environment. The tasks and texts are accessible to all test takers, irrespective of their subject focus. IELTS General Training measures English language proficiency in a practical, everyday context. The tasks and texts reflect both workplace and social situations.

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