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What is computer delivered IELTS

If you opened this, it means you have come in contact with this acronyms IELTS. People who wish to study in international schools are always asked to take this test as a criteria for getting admitted. Although, many don’t really know how it is done, or even what it actually means.

This article will carefully explain everything about IELTS, and it will be broken down into different questions;

What is IELTS?


What are the requirements of IELTS?

what are the IELTS registration steps?

Do I need to write IELTS?

Can I compromise taking IELTS?

What is computer delivered IELTS?

Now we know what we are looking out, let’s run along.

What is IELTS?


IELTS is an acronym for International English Language Testing System. It is one of the most prominent International English testing exams. IELTS was created to test individuals who wish to study abroad, on how proficient they are in English language. Since English is a generally accepted language overseas, immigrants should be able to understand and be able to speak English fluently.

Finally, IELTS consists of four basic testing skills namely;

  • IELTS listening
  • IELTS reading
  • IELTS writing and
  • IELTS speaking



We know that few organizations don’t rely on IELTS in admitting international students, but majority of international organizations fully rely on IELTS as a core admission requirement.

According to British council, about 11,000 organizations globally trust IELTS. So passing this English test will give you the confidence and the prestige you need in attending international schools and gaining employments overseas. IELTS will also increase your employment and admission chances in different organizations.

We have also noticed that some countries make use of IELTS in processing immigration applications, which means that having your IELTS documents can increase the chances of immigration success.

What are the requirements of IELTS?

If you have confirmed that the country, or the country’s institution or organization requires IELTS for admission process or immigration process, then you need the following to be able to write an IELTS examination.

The countries that accept IELTS includes;

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • United Kingdom
  • United State of America

The requirements for writing IELTS includes;

  • Must be 16years and above
  • Must have a valid passport

Also, before taking the test, you need to understand the type of test you need to take. IELTS test is grouped into two types, depending on your immigration purposes. The test types are;

IELTS Academic – This is needed when you are to travel for academic purposes like schools, institutions, etc. It is used to check how proficient you are in English, relating to an academic establishment.

IELTS General Training – This type of IELTS determines how proficient you are in English as it concerns a practical and everyday context. Which means, it encompasses both social and work life.

If you have all these, and have confirmed the country, school, and the type of test you need to take, you can proceed to the next sub topic.

IELTS registration steps


Follow the few seamless steps to register for IELTS.

  1. Go to IELTS official website, https://ielts.ng/take-ielts/how-to-apply/
  2. Choose the IELTS test mode  (If you want a Computer-delivered IELTS or a Pen and paper-based IELTS)
  3. Choose the IELTS test type( Whether IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training)
  4. Click on ‘Book Now’
  5. Pick a date on which you are free to take your IELTS exam
  6. The dates available will appear in green color and your selected date will appear in black.
  7. Review your chosen date and click on ‘Book Now’
  8. Read the IELTS terms and conditions and click on ‘Accept’ to continue.
  9. Fill out all your personal details correctly, crosscheck before submitting.
  10. Also fill the available spaces with your address, why you are taking IELTS, occupation, nationality, first language, etc.
  11. Upload the first and last page of your passport ( Passport should be in the following format; JPG, JPEG, PNG, and PDF. 1mb as maximum upload, that means your passport document size should not exceed 1mb).
  12. There will be an option, where you are required to add 5 renowned organizations that will receive your score before you do, either electronically or by post.
  13. Before moving to the payment section, crosscheck all details you have given as mistakes are dangerous and payments made cannot be refunded.
  14. If all given information are correct, forge ahead to make your payment(IELTS registration payment).
  15. Congratulations, you have registered for IELTS, get ready for your exam.

We wish you a successful and seamless examination.

Do I need to write IELTS?

If you must migrate to international countries who supports IELTS, for academic or other purposes, then you must take the test  to prove your proficiency in English. They believe communication is vital, and lack of good English skill will be a problem for you. In other to cope with these countries standards, you have to take the test.

Can I compromise taking IELTS?

If your admission or immigration success is dependent on IELTS, then you have no need to compromise, as IELTS examinations are not hard as people think. If you have been having failure in IELTS exams, our next article will guide you with the dos and don’ts in IELTS examination.

Secondly, there are other organisations and countries that doesn’t take IELTS into consideration, you can try to gain admission or migrate to those countries.

What is computer delivered IELTS?

Due to the covid-19 pandemic and convenience in taking exams, IELTS exams can now be taken with a computer from your convenience. That means, you can take the exams from home or anywhere convenient for you online.

Note:Choosing the computer delivered exam option means that, the listening, reading and writing exam sections will be done on a computer, but the speaking section must still be carried out face to face with a trained IELTS examiner. The reason is because, the speaking section is really sensitive and a face to face section is the only valid and accurate way to determine your English speaking proficiency.

Also, someone might take the speaking exam for you, so to avoid exam malpractice, its better to do the speaking test face to face with a trained examiner.


This article was able to explain IELTS and ways to register for IELTS test. It will be nice to understand that, this exam is highly recommended by top schools and organisations. Our next article will discuss the best way to prepare and top your IELTS score. Stay tuned!


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