The IELTS is now available in Computer based format and has seen scores of test takers opt this format instead of the traditional paper based IELTS, however there are still a lot of myths floating around about the new format and some of it are spread among test takers, it is essentials to understand the test clearly before attempting the test in order to get a high band, the below table is an effort to dispel Computer based IELTS myths.
Debunking Computer Based IELTS Myths
|Computer Based IELTS format is different||No, the test format is the same in both modes|
|All sections are on Computer||No, speaking test is still face-face and offline|
|Computer based test is harder / easier||No, both formats are same and has the same difficulty|
|Can take my own device||No, the device is provided by the test centre|
|Scores are given immediately||No, scores on CB test takes 5-7 days|
|Computer test is costly||No, the fee is the same for both modes|
|Computer based test can be taken anytime||No, the test dates are fixed like the paper-based test|
|Computer based test scoring is different||No, the scoring pattern is the same for both tests|
|Computer based IELTS is only for General test||No, the test is available for both Academic & General test|
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