British Council in Georgia Announces Launch of IELTS on Computer

IELTS is one of the world’s most popular high-stakes English language tests, with over three and a half million tests taken in the past year, and is recognized by more than 10,000 universities, schools, employers and immigration bodies.

British Council in Georgia has administered more than 45,000 IELTS tests for over 25 years, opening doors for people who aspire to life changing opportunities around the world.

It is continually enhancing IELTS to improve the experience for its test takers and stakeholders. As a result, as of 29 November 2019, Computer Delivered IELTS will be launched in Georgia and candidates can take IELTS on computer alongside the paper-based version of the test.

IELTS on a computer will not replace the paper-based IELTS but rather offer a choice in delivery and more availability. Test takers can now choose the way and time to take IELTS that best works for them. The test content, timing and structure remain the same in both options and, importantly, the Speaking test remains face-to-face with a certified IELTS Examiner. Whether test takers take IELTS on paper or computer, they can be confident that they are taking the same trusted English language test.

“I am delighted to announce the launch of the computer-delivered IELTS in Georgia, which builds on the success of delivering the world’s most popular English language test for over 25 years now," said Zaza Purtseladze, British Council Director South Caucasus and Georgia. "The test’s success has largely been based on our ability to adapt and evolve with changing environments, customer expectations and technological developments. As of 29 November 2019, we will be providing our candidates with a choice depending on their preferences to pursue their academic objectives and career aspirations.’’

IELTS on computer was launched in Australia in December 2017 and is being introduced across the IELTS testing network.

The test is the same as paper-based IELTS in content, scoring, level of difficulty, question format and security arrangements.

IELTS on computer includes Listening, Reading and Writing. The Speaking test will continue to be face-to-face, as it is a more reliable indicator of communication and it is what our customers tell us feels more natural for them.

This new option will not replace paper-based IELTS but rather offer a choice in delivery and more availability.

Results from IELTS on computer are available between 5-7 days after taking all four test sections.

The IELTS partners are committed to continuous investment in test development in order to enhance the IELTS experience.

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12 November 2019 17:18