Alumni Said Business School, University of Oxford, UK
If you want to study in the US, Canada, Australia, the UK, or any other English-speaking nation, you must pass an English proficiency test to demonstrate your ability to comprehend English
The IELTS, TOEFL, PTE, and Duolingo English tests are just a few examples of the many English proficiency exams that are accessible.
One of the most well-known English testing exams is the International English Testing System (IELTS). Because of its accessibility and straightforward structure, IELTS has gained the trust of Indian students.
If your university approves it, you can also take any other test. IELTS has a fairly straightforward framework and assesses your English in four different modules: reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
IELTS is designed for both Paper-based and computer-based differently, and you can choose either of them as they hold equal importance.
Let us see what is the difference between the two;
Paper Based IELTS
|Computer Based IELTS
|You must attempt the reading and writing section by doing it on paper with a pen.
|You must attempt the reading and writing sections by typing it on your computers.
|Your writing should be neat and understandable.
|You need to have a good hold on typing as it is a time bound exam.
|Paper based tests are conducted in larger rooms with a lot of students appearing for the exam
|Computer based tests are conducted in smaller test centres with each student having a computer
|The assessment in the paper based IELTS is done after the examiner collects the answer sheets and sends it to the Cambridge grading centre which is a time-consuming affair
|In the computer based IELTS, the answers are saved and directly uploaded to the Cambridge server.
|Results take up to 13 days or more
|Results are obtained within 5-7 days