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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - CD IELTS


  • If you are comfortable using computers, the CD test will suit you.
  • If you need results in a hurry, the CD test will suit you.
  • Paper-based tests are still available at all PRECISE SOLUTIONS test venues. 


1. What is computer-delivered IELTS?

  • Computer-delivered (CD) IELTS is the same as paper-based IELTS except it is taken on a computer.


2. Is it the same content? Is CD harder?

  • CD covers the same Listening, Reading and Writing sections but you will read and answer on the computer. The aspects of scoring methods, level of difficulty, length of time and question types are the same.  

3. Will the Speaking Interview change?

  • The speaking interview is not changing and will be carried out face-to-face with an IELTS examiner. It will be on the same day as the test. Sign up for your interview time when you register.

4. What do I do if I need special arrangements?


5. How often will CD be offered?

  • See the schedule on We offer the Academic and General Training tests every day. You can select a morning, afternoon or evening test; sign up for your speaking interview time too. Check this link for all available dates for CD IELTS.


6. How do I register?

Remember Academic and General Training tests are offered every day at 20 Eglinton Ave West, Suite 1300.


7. When will I get my results?

  • You will receive your results in 5 to 7 days after you complete the last section of your test.


8. Are there any practice materials?

  • See the links below to view materials that provide an overview of the CD test and how to access free practice material online:
  • A minute video with features and benefits of IELTS CD:

  • Computer-delivered IELTS familiarisation videos

These videos are available to help test takers prepare for computer-delivered IELTS.


  • Practice tests available (samples): please head towards the bottom of the following page for available tests:


9. Can I get more help to prepare for my test?


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