COMPUTER-BASED IELTS VS PAPER IELTS (Secrets revealed) in 2020

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COMPUTER-BASED IELTS: By analyzing the preference being given by the abundance of students of numerous nations to the IELTS exam. It’s organizations continue to bring new modifications in the IELTS exam and the latest change in IELTS history has occurred with the arrival of computer-delivered IELTS.

WHAT IS COMPUTER DELIVERED IELTS?

(COMPUTER-BASED IELTS): technical test rooms
TEST ROOM for taking IELTS through computers

(COMPUTER-BASED IELTS)

Well, it is the latest model introduced by IELTS organizers in order to conduct the IELTS exam more frequently. This method includes the usage of technical devices that is computers for organizing the IELTS exam. So, if you are taking the IELTS exam through computers then you need to: 

1.First,Log in with your candidate number.

2.Nextly,click on listening test to start the test .

3. In the listening test, you have to write your answers on-screen at that moment while the listening audio is playing cause you will not be provided with additional 10 minutes at the end of the test to write your answers. However, merely 2 minutes will be given at last for self-checkout of answers.

4. In computer-based ielts test, a similar time limit will be alloted to candidates to write task1 and 2 as is provided in paper-based ielts, that counts to 60 minutes. Under this, you have to type your answers without any worry of counting words, at last, to meet the word limit requirement because your word count will be automatically displayed on the upper left top corner of your writing sheet or in the center of your question sheet and answer sheet on the screen.

5. In the section of reading, you are facilitated to scroll down to read full passage and even you can highlight some indispensable keywords in the passage with the assistance of highlight option. The same amount of time will be alloted in computerized IELTS as much as is granted in the handwritten IELTS exam. Moreover, the screen will be divided into two parts, on the left side the whole passage will be shown and on the paradox side, you are given space or a sheet to write your answer.

NOTE:-computer delivered ielts test includes only listening, writing, and reading section( speaking is conducted in the same way as in paper-based ielts).

BASIC DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PAPER BASED AND COMPUTER-BASED IELTS TEST

    PAPER BASED IELTSCOMPUTER-BASED IELTS
Hundreds of candidates sit together in examination hallOnly 14 Candidates sit together in the room at a time for exam.
Writing speed should be adequateTyping speed should be fast
Test result in 13 days Quick results within 5-7days
minutes and seconds both are displayed on a timer in the examination hall.only minutes will be displayed on screen.
need to turn over or back the reading sheet to continue readingneed to scroll down to read full passage
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 DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COMPUTER-BASED AND PAPER BASED IELTS IN-DEPTH:

 1.LISTENING:
PAPER BASED IELTSCOMPUTER-BASED IELTS
Additional 10 minutes will be alloted to transfer your answers on answer sheet.Only 2 minutes will be given to have a check on your answers and not to write.So,you have to write answers while audio is  playing
2.WRITING:
PAPER BASED IELTSCOMPUTER-BASED IELTS
you have to write on a paper sheet and count your words at last           to meet the word limit.you have to type your answer on-screen and word count will be displayed automatically in the centre of screen. So, no need to count them manually.
3.READING:
PAPER BASED IELTSCOMPUTER-BASED IELTS
After finding answers you need to transfer them   on your answer sheet.There is no answer sheet provided in computer-delivered ielts because while reading passage on one side of the screen you have to write answers on the other side of the screen within a moment. It actually saves your time.
Detailed difference

IS COMPUTER-BASED IELTS BETTER THAN THE PAPER BASED IELTS?

There is no denying fact that we can save time in computer-based ielts tests but either its computer or paper-based test, they both possess the same value. Further, if we compare them on the basis of easy to attempt and comfort level then I suppose a computerized system will be more suitable for those who do not like much to take tests in a crowdy situation and they are good at typing, also not screen fatigue.

After analyzing every single bit about both the test types, it can be clearly stated that both the tests occupy their own pros and cons when compared with each other. And there are ample differences between both of them. So, a person can choose for anyone of them as per his choice and will.

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