We already know that there is a paper-based version of IELTS. However, a newer version of IELTS has recently been launched – CDI or computer-delivered IELTS. Let us have a look at CDI details.
If you have ever taken the CBT (Computer Based TOEFL) or iBT (Internet Based TOEFL), you can imagine how the CDI will be.
In CDI, like the paper-based version of IELTS, you will have to sit for four skill tests – listening, reading, writing, and speaking. The type of questions, content, time restriction, and marking – all these remain the same, but only the delivery method will be through a computer.
One distinction is the speaking part of the CDI. It remains the same as the paper-based version of IELTS. You will sit in front of an interviewer in a one-to-one session and answer various questions within the given time limit.
Free Materials for Practice
After you register, just like iBT or CBT, you are entitled to a free test so you can learn about the method and get accustomed to the system.
Why computer-delivered IELTS?
The real benefit of CDI is that you get your results way faster than the paper-based version of IELTS. It takes about 5 to 7 days to get your results.
So, if you are in a hurry, register for CDI and get the free materials to practice online.