Debunking Computer Based IELTS Myths

Debunking Computer Based IELTS Myths

Debunking Computer Based IELTS Myths

The IELTS is now available in Computer based format & 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 myths about the Computer based IELTS.

Myth Truth
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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