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You can choose to take IELTS on a computer for both the General Training and Academic tests. The test format, question types, time allocated to each test part and content is the same for both computer-delivered test and the paper-based test.

The only difference is in your test day experience. If you choose to complete your IELTS test on a computer, you will do the Listening, Reading, and Writing parts of the test using a computer. All answers will be typed on the screen. You will also be able to write notes on a notes sheet during the Listening test.

The IELTS Speaking remains the same, with a face-to-face interview with an examiner. The Speaking test will be completed either just before, or just after the Listening, Reading, and Writing test parts.

Taking IELTS on a computer has many benefits. For example, your results arrive a lot faster. With computer-delivered IELTS your results will be available within 3 to 5 days.

You can try sample questions

In the sample questions, answers are not saved when the question type is moved.

Please note that the number of questions is different from the actual number of questions because the purpose is to familiarize you with the question format.

  • Listening: 40 actual questions. The sample has 24 questions.

  • Reading (Academic): 40 actual questions. Sample: 41 questions.

  • Reading (General Training): 40 actual questions. Sample: 34 questions.

◆Listening Test

For the actual listening test, the audio is played only once.

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◆Reading Test(Academic)

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◆Reading Test(General Training)

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◆Writing Test(Academic)

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IDP official YouTube

We recommend you to watch the videos that summarize the useful highlight function, sticky note function, how to advance and return to the screen, and other important points you need to keep in mind.

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Computer-delivered IELTS : Test venues in Japan

Tokyo:IDP Education (JP035)external icon

  • Address:6F ELTZ 6, 6-29-6 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo, 160-0022


Tokyo:Japan Study Abroad Foundation (JSAF)(JP112)external icon

  • Address:Taiju Seimei Building 3F, 1-4-15 Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-0075


Osaka:IDP IELTS Osaka venue (JP033)external icon

  • Computer-delivered IELTS conducted by IDP-Sapporo

  • Test venue:Umeda Pacific Bldg. 5F, 2-5-10, Sonezaki, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0057, Japan


Osaka:Japan Study Abroad Foundation (JSAF) (JP114)external icon

  • Address:5-1-1 Wakasugi Nishi-Umeda Building 701, Fukushima, Fukushima-ku, Osaka 553-0003


Kyoto:Japan Study Abroad Foundation (JSAF)(external iconJP114)external icon

  • Address:Kyoto University Yoshida Campus, Yoshida-Honcho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan