Computer-delivered IELTS at CfBT

Azlan Othman

CfBT Education Services (B) Sdn Bhd recently launched computer-delivered International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with the British Council.

IELTS, a standardised English test for higher education and migration purposes, has been available on computer since February 29. It provides a paperless alternative for test takers.

CfBT Brunei is currently the only centre that offers computer-delivered IELTS in Borneo.

While computer-delivered IELTS does not replace paper-based version of the test, it offers a choice in test delivery and more test availability. It is the same IELTS, at the same price, but with more choice, namely more test session available per week; result available in five to seven calendar days; same day speaking test arrangement; available for academic and general training tests; latest registration available four days before test date; and access to free preparatory materials provided by the British Council.

The test content and structure remain the same in both options and the speaking test remains as a face-to-face test with a certified IELTS examiner.

CfBT Brunei offers two computer-delivered IELTS sessions per week and three paper-based IELTS sessions per month.

IELTS is one of the world’s most popular high-stake English language tests, with over 3.5 million tests taken in 2018.

It is recognised by more than 10,000 universities, schools, employers and immigration bodies, including all universities in Australia and the United Kingdom as well as many leading institutions in the United States.