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Frequently Asked Questions

About the test

About the registration

About the test result

About the test procedure

About the test

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What is Computer Delivered IELTS (CDI)?
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IELTS have both Paper-based and Computer-delivered version. They both test all four skills which consists of 60 minutes of Writing, 60 minutes of Reading, approximately 30 minutes of Listening and 11 to 14 minutes of Speaking. Writing, Reading and Listening tests are conducted by pencil and paper for PB IELTS whereas they are delivered by computer for CD IELTS. Speaking test for both PB and CD are carried out in the same way which is face-to-face by an examiner.

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Is CD IELTS different from PB IELTS in terms of question types and difficulty?
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No. Content, marking criteria, duration, and TRF are the  same as PB.

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Do organizations that recognize PB IELTS, accept CD IELTS as well?
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There is no distinction in the transcript; any institution that accredits the IELTS will treat it the same.

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What should I bring to the test site?
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Your passport, a colour copy of your passport, water in a transparent bottle, pencils and an eraser. Although the Listening, Reading, and Writing tests are delivered on computer, you can use pencils or pens to take some notes. A piece of paper for writing notes will be provided by the test centre.

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Can I take CD IELTS at home?
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You cannot take the exam at home. Please be sure to take the exam at the designated testing center.

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I am going to take CD IELTS for the first time. Is there anyway I can experience the test?
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To help you become familiar with the features and test structure of CD IELTS, we offer a free trial test. We encourage you to try it out so you can become familiar with the keyboard and mouse controls. For more information, please select Free Trial from the menu."

About the registration

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I forgot my ID for log-in. What should I do?
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Your log-in ID is your e-mail address you have used for registration.

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I have lost my log-in password.
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Please go to the registration site and there you can find an automatic re-issue procedure.

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How do I receive the confirmation of notice? How do I find out when and where to take the test?
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You will not be issued with any form of letters prior to the test by post. Please check the email sent to you when you register for the exam or  check the CD IELTS registration website for more information."

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When is the deadline for registration?
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9:30 am, 7 days before each test day.

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Is there any age restriction to take the test?
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Candidates who have not turned 11 years old on the day of the test will not be allowed to take the test. If you are a minor under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must apply for the test in order to protect minors.

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Is there any arrangement for candidates who need special requirements?
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In order to ensure a fair and accurate assessment of the English language ability of all candidates, the test has accommodations for candidates with learning disabilities, hearing disabilities, and visual impairments. Please note that in some cases, depending on the disability, it may not be possible to take the test or to schedule the test according to the candidate's preference. For more information, please contact your local test center at least four months prior to your desired examination date.

About the test result

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How and when, will I know the test result?
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CD IELTS Test Report Forms are issued on the seventh day after the test date and sent by post. If the seventh day after the test date falls on a weekend or holiday, it will be issued on the previous business day. You will not be notified of your test results by phone, email or fax.

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How long will the test results be valid for?
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Until 2 years after the test date.

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CD IELTS results are not reflected on My page of the paper and pencil IELTS exam. Why is this?
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My Page is an account for those who are taking the paper-and-pencil IELTS test through the Eiken Foundation of Japan's reception system. On the other hand, for CD IELTS, we use the British Council's reception system, so it is not currently possible for you to check your most recent results, view past scores, or apply for a transcript to be sent to your application.

About the test procedure

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Are there any breaks during the test?
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No.

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How do I apply for the additional TRFs?
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Additional TRFs can be issued to governments, companies and educational institutions that are registered as IELTS accredited institutions. Please contact the Test Centre by email for more information on how to request an additional transcript. Additional transcripts will be sent by the office within four business days of receiving your request and confirming that the information is correct.

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Does the duration of the test differ for each test takers?
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For Listening, Reading and Writing, the duration is the same. For Speaking, it may differ between 11 to 14 minutes.

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