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IELTS Online is now available in select countries and territories around the world


Test Takers



Date Published

04 August 2022

The world’s most trusted English language test can now be taken from the convenience of home in select countries and territories around the world.

Suitable for people looking to demonstrate their English language ability for study purposes, IELTS Online is the same academic test that’s accepted and trusted by organisations around the world.

IELTS Online has the same timing, content and structure as the IELTS Academic tests taken in centres, whether on paper or on a computer academic test. However, it offers test-takers more choice on where they take it.

The IELTS partners are committed to giving test takers choice around how and where they take their IELTS test, including those who cannot attend a test centre.

IELTS Online assesses English-language proficiency across four key skills: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The Speaking test is conducted one-to-one with an accredited IELTS examiner, via a live video call.

Like the computer and paper options of the test, IELTS Online maintains the focus on human conversation, empowering test takers to demonstrate their true ability to communicate with real people.

IELTS Online is currently running one session per week in select countries. Session frequency and locations will continue to increase over the coming months.

About IELTS Online

IELTS Online is the same as the IELTS Academic test. It has the same content and features as IELTS on paper and IELTS on computer taken in a test centre.

IELTS Online is suitable for academic purposes. It is not currently accepted for migration.

Reassuringly secure

IELTS Online is protected by multi-layered security before, during and after the test. During the test, a combination of human and artificial intelligence (AI) invigilation is managed by IELTS. It allows us to monitor test takers’ activity and perform identity checks.

Same test of four skills delivered by humans for humans

In IELTS Online test the Listening, Reading and Writing questions are taken the same way as with IELTS on computer. The Speaking test will still be with a human examiner and happens via an online video call.

Receive IELTS Online results within 6-8 days

Test takers receive your results 6-8 days after taking IELTS Online. All tests are marked by trained IELTS examiners.

For more information, please visit IELTS Online.