Here are the most frequently asked questions about Computer Delivered IELTS exam.

Question:

Is Computer Delivered IELTS easier than paper based IELTS?

Answer:

There is no difference in the level of questions between paper based IELTS andComputer Delivered IELTS. However, if your hand writing is poor, and you are good at using a computer, it might be better to go for Computer Delivered IELTS.  

 

Question:

Can I get any paper to take notes during the Computer Delivered IELTS test?

Answer:



Yes, a single sheet of A4 paper and a pencil will be provided to take notes during the test.

 
Question:
 
In paper based test I like to read the next section's questions in listening in advance. Can I do the same in Computer Delivered IELTS?

Answer:

You can use the side bars to navigate. They also have the numbering in the bottom of the page to change section. You can also press tab to proceed to the next question.
 
 
Question:
 
Would I be able to highlight something in listening and reading?
 
Answer:
 
No. In listening you just have to listen and can't highlight anything. You can highlight text in the reading section.
 
 
Question:
 
Can I use tab (button) for moving to next question or do I need to use mouse click every time?
 
Answer:
 
Yes you can use tab on keyboard
 
 
Question:
 
Is there 10 minutes spare time at the end of the listening test to transfer answers to the screen?
 
Answer:

No. You type your answer straight away using the keyboard during the listening test because there is no time to transfer answers. You only have 1 minute to check answers at the end.

8 Comments
  1. Anonymous 2 years ago

    Can a question be unanswered, complete the other questions, and then come back to the above question again???

    • Author
      IELTS Online Practice 2 years ago

      Yes, you can answer questions in any order within a module but cannot move between modules. I.e if you are in writing you can choose to write the essay first and then attempt task 1 or leave the essay half way and complete the task 1.
      Similarly, in reading you can move between passages and come back to some questions that you left unanswered.
      Listening is a bit tricky because you cannot replay the recording but you can still return to the previous questions and change your answers if you want to.
      Hope this helps.
      Cheers,
      Atul.

    • Anonymous 6 months ago

      I was out of time and i left one unanswered question. Is there a penalty for that?

      • Author
        IELTS Online Practice 6 months ago

        There are no negative/penalty marks in IELTS. If you left the question unanswered, you will just lose the marks for it.
        Cheers,
        Atul.

  2. Anirudh Dhar 5 months ago

    Can we shuffle between the reading passage and the questions for the same in computer based test?
    I prefer looking at the questions and then referring back to the passage.

    • Author
      IELTS Online Practice 5 months ago

      Yes you can. In the Computer Based IELTS test, the reading section is on one half of the screen and the questions are on the other half. Just remember that there are scroll bars for each half so keep scrolling down for more questions instead of moving on to the next passage.
      You can also copy/paste/highlight text in the passage. Use the highlight feature to mark important information which you can quickly refer back to in the passage.
      Good luck!
      Atul.

  3. Hoàng Văn Thái 3 months ago

    Can you change tabs during the tests or are you disqualified if done so?

  4. Nikhil Reddy Kothakota 1 month ago

    Can we forward to the next questions if we want to see them in IELTS listening? Even if they belong to a different audio recording

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