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Computer delivered Ielts in India-Starting 23rd Aug at New Delhi

Dudelebowski

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Hello People,

IDP is launching computer delivered Ielts test in India on 23rd Aug,2018.They are starting this test in New Delhi as of now.Exam fee is set at INR 13300/- and the results are delivered within 5-7 days after the test is taken.The time slot can be chosen by the candidate and the format remains the same as paper based test.Speaking is done face to face just like they do it in Paper based test and the speaking slots can be booked now online across 50 cities in India.It is indeed a great news for Ielts test takers with faster result turnout time and hassle free experience using computer compared to paper and pen.
 
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vdhiman23

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I don't think this gonna be helpful for IDP to regain the market it lost due to PTE. Even, CELPIP going to introduce in india in couple of months.

Major problem with IDP computerized pattern will be listening. People feel comfortable in applying tricks in IELTS listening. They can highlight keywords on paper, draw circles etc. Rest of module seems fine.

Nowadays, biggest share of IDP/BC coming via Canada. So, if IDP/BC want to retain that market it has to compete with CELPIP. Waiting to hear first feedback from first Computerized IELTS aspirants.
 

vichauhan

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I'm sure this will increase the transparency in the system especially when we heard many cases where BC/IDP held results of many candidates in the named of quality control analysis and afterwards there will be no time frame to release their result . At-least with this system your result will be out within a week, so good for them where time is the crucial factor. Additionally many students nowadays choose to prefer computer based writing rather than pen/pencil.
 

NavKaur02

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Hello Folks, I am planning to take IELTS general exam soon. I had given it before via paper based conventional method but was only left .5 less from what I wanted to be through. This time however IDP has came up with computer based exam too. What are your recommendations? The thing is I can type faster then writing, which has handwriting contraints as well. Plus I will get more time to build the content and think of language.
Has anyone given it? I believe time limit, marking strategy and questions type remains same in that. right? The only difference is medium. Please help.
 
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Same question types, same marking criteria, similar difficulty. Other than the medium, only difference is that you will not be given 10 mins extra time at the end of listening that you get in traditional IELTS to copy answers from the question paper to the answer sheet. You'll have to practice typing the answers while hearing them.
 

ankur.agarwal

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Sep 19, 2018
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Hi! Has anybody from Delhi/NCR appeared for the CBT yet? I want to know what kind of computers are there in the exam centers. Asking because if it's the traditional desktop then I will have to start practicing on those keyboards, as I haven't used a desktop in last eight years!
Thanks.
 

PinkFloyd89

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Hi! Has anybody from Delhi/NCR appeared for the CBT yet? I want to know what kind of computers are there in the exam centers. Asking because if it's the traditional desktop then I will have to start practicing on those keyboards, as I haven't used a desktop in last eight years!
Thanks.
I just read your question.
Well, I gave computer based IELTS in New Delhi on 9th October and experience was pretty good as compared to Pen and Paper based test.
Regarding the kind of computers they use, they have decent LCD screen desktops with a "soft-key" keyboard (unlike the hard-key keyboards we usually see in commercial shops). Mouse was swift and comfortable as well.
Practising on a proper keyboard is a good approach man.
Even I had bought a USB keyboard to practice for writing section over my laptop.
Best of luck for your paper!
 

PinkFloyd89

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Hello Folks, I am planning to take IELTS general exam soon. I had given it before via paper based conventional method but was only left .5 less from what I wanted to be through. This time however IDP has came up with computer based exam too. What are your recommendations? The thing is I can type faster then writing, which has handwriting contraints as well. Plus I will get more time to build the content and think of language.
Has anyone given it? I believe time limit, marking strategy and questions type remains same in that. right? The only difference is medium. Please help.
Computer based test is recommended indeed.
All your reasons are correct and too the point! Full marks in Task Achievement :D
I gave it on 9th October and experience in Writing section was superior over conventional PBT.
 
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ankur.agarwal

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Sep 19, 2018
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Thanks a lot brother, really appreciate your response. I have already started practicing on the conventional keyboard, but, I guess I should start over on the soft-key keyboards. Actually, I have been using mac from last four years, so I will have to practice a lot on keyboard.

How was your 'Listening' test experience? Do you think the lack of pen and paper may increase our chances of missing out on words, since we have to type the answers (or rather transfer the answers) as we hear the transcripts, and that we do not get the 10 minutes time at the end of the test to transfer the answers on to the answer sheet (like we get in PBT)?

Please do share your thoughts / experience. Also, was the keyboard like this ?


I just read your question.
Well, I gave computer based IELTS in New Delhi on 9th October and experience was pretty good as compared to Pen and Paper based test.
Regarding the kind of computers they use, they have decent LCD screen desktops with a "soft-key" keyboard (unlike the hard-key keyboards we usually see in commercial shops). Mouse was swift and comfortable as well.
Practising on a proper keyboard is a good approach man.
Even I had bought a USB keyboard to practice for writing section over my laptop.
Best of luck for your paper!
 
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PinkFloyd89

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Thanks a lot brother, really appreciate your response. I have already started practicing on the conventional keyboard, but, I guess I should start over on the soft-key keyboards.

How was your 'Listening' test experience? Do you think the lack of pen and paper may increase our chances of missing out on words, since we have to type the answers (or rather transfer the answers) as we hear the transcripts, and that we do not get the 10 minutes time at the end of the test to transfer the answers on to the answer sheet (like we get in PBT)?

Please do share your thoughts / experience. Thanks again.
I agree Listening test has some disadvantages like you cannot highlight keywords (well, we still can do it using highlight option from right click of the mouse, but would not advise you to waste time on that as underlining is natural and more quick than this in a PBT).
Apart form this, you should practice typing answers while you listen to the recording. I didn't miss out on any words as there was a limit of max 2 words in 1st section while section 4 had a limit of 1 word only, which should not be difficult to type I believe.
We are given 2 minutes in the end to check our answers than the usual 10 minutes in PBT and I used this time to just verify any spelling mistakes or incomplete responses in my test.
 
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PinkFloyd89

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ankur.agarwal

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Wow, that really helps, thank you so much. I should start typing while listening then. I have to work hard on listening and writing sections.
And thanks for updating on the keyboard part. God bless you.
 
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