Computer-based IELTS or CB IELTS is a computer-based version

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    Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 11:34 pm Post subject: Computer-based IELTS or CB IELTS is a computer-based version

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    Computer-based IELTS or CB IELTS is a computer-based version of IELTS. It consists of the Listening, Reading and Writing tests. To maintain our personal approach, all IELTS Speaking tests will still be conducted face-to-face. CB IELTS will be available from May 6th 2005 at the following IELTS centres:

    *Bangladesh, Dhaka;
    *Egypt, Alexandria and Cairo; Agouza;
    *India, New Delhi (British Council and IDP Education Australia);
    *Italy, Milan;
    *Jordan, Amman;
    *Kenya, Nairobi (Australian University Studies Institute);
    *UAE, Abu Dhabi; UAE, Dubai;
    *Vietnam, Hanoi.

    For more information about CB IELTS at your local center, please contact the local British Council office. In some places, IDP Australia is responsible for conducting it (mentioned in the list above along with the centers)

    CB IELTS is being introduced initially at a limited number of IELTS centres, which have been chosen on the basis of specific technical and administrative requirements. The availability of the computer-based test will gradually be increased to meet the developing needs of both candidates and test score users globally. The IELTS partners intend to gather feedback from the initial rollout and plan to expand the number of centres offering the computer-based test in the future.

    To apply for CB IELTS, you should contact one of the centres offering CB IELTS. Contact details can be found on the IELTS website (www.ielts.org). Please be aware that places are limited so you should apply for a test as early as possible. The computer-based test costs the same as the paper-based test.

    The CB IELTS Listening and Reading tests are marked by computer, while the Writing test responses are marked by qualified IELTS examiners, in the same way as the paper based version. This approach maintains the security, validity and consistency for which IELTS is internationally recognised. The Speaking test is not taken electronically. To maintain our personal approach, all IELTS Speaking tests are conducted face-to-face. CB IELTS and paper-based IELTS are scored using the same nine-band scale. There is no difference between the difficulty of the computer-based test and the paper-based test. All IELTS candidates receive their test scores within two weeks of taking the test. A candidate?s Test Report Form will look the same whether they have sat the test in its computer-based or paper-based format. In order to maintain consistency and security, all IELTS candidates must wait 90 days between sitting each test, whether it is a paper-based or a computer-based test.

    At this stage CB IELTS is only available for the Academic module. The IELTS partnership intends to make the General Training module available in the future.
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    Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 12:05 am Post subject: CB IELTS FAQ
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    CB IELTS (Computer-based IELTS)
    Currently available only in DELHI

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    Highlights

    This is a Computer-based version of IELTS

    Only Academic module, presently available

    Listening & Reading on Computer

    Writing on Computer OR Paper

    Test dates - 2006 (Friday) - Delhi only

    January 27th (Friday) :: February 16th (Thursday) :: March 3rd (Friday)

    April 13th (Thursday) :: May 5th (Friday) :: June 1st (Thursday)



    CB IELTS - FAQ

    Q. What is Computer-based IELTS (CB IELTS) ?

    CB IELTS is s computer-based version of IELTS. It is the same test as the present Pen and Paper test. Just delivered differently. It consists of Listening, Reading and Writing tests. The Listening and Reading test MUST be taken on the Computer. The Writing test can be taken EITHER on Computer OR on Paper.

    Q. How do I take Speaking test ? On Computer ?

    No. The Speaking tests will be conducted face-to-face, as is presently done.

    Q. Can I take both Academic and General Training modules on the CB IELTS ?

    No. Presently, only Academic Module is available on the CB IELTS

    Q. Where can I take CB IELTS ?

    The CB IELTS is available currently at the New Delhi centre of IDP:IELTS Australia in India. Other IDP centres will be added in due course.

    Q. How can I apply to take CB IELTS ?


    Q. How much does the CB IELTS test cost ?


    Q. How can I prepare for the CB IELTS test ?


    Q. Which is easier, the CB IELTS or the Paper-based test ?


    Q. Does the TRF for CB IELTS look different from the present Paper-based IELTS TRF ?

    No. The TRF will look exactly the same and there is no difference between the TRF of a CB IELTS and a Paper based IELTS.

    Q. Will all 4 modules be covered in the same day ?

    The Listening, Reading and Writing will be conducted on the same day. Regarding the Speaking test, it will be held on same day, under normal circumstances. However, if is advisable to seek confirmation from the Test Centre, 4 days prior to the test date.

    Q. Will I get my TRF (results) earlier, if I take CB IELTS ?

    NO. The TRF will be released on the 13th day of taking your IELTS test. This is a standard policy followed worldwide by all centres.
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    Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 4:17 pm Post subject: good
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    so good
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    Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:45 am Post subject:

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    any one have cbt materials ?
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    Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:48 pm Post subject:

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    What is Computer-based IELTS (CB IELTS)?
    Where is CB IELTS available?
    Why is CB IELTS not available everywhere?
    Will CB IELTS be available in other countries in the future?
    How can someone apply to take CB IELTS?
    How much does the CB IELTS test cost?
    How are the CB IELTS tests marked?
    Do candidates have to take the Speaking test on computer in CB IELTS?
    How is CB IELTS scored?
    Which is easier, the computer-based test or the paper-based test?
    When do candidates get the results of their CB IELTS test?
    Will the receiving institution know that a candidate has taken the computer-based version of IELTS?
    Is General Training IELTS available as a computer-based test?
    Answers

    1. What is Computer-based IELTS (CB IELTS)?

    CB IELTS is a computer-based version of IELTS. It consists of the Listening, Reading and Writing tests. To maintain our personal approach, all IELTS Speaking tests will still be conducted face-to-face.

    2. Where is CB IELTS available?

    CB IELTS will be available at the following IELTS centres:

    Bangladesh, Dhaka ? British Council more information
    Egypt, Alexandria ? British Council more information
    Egypt, Cairo Agouza ? British Council more information
    India, New Delhi ? British Council more information
    India, New Delhi ? IDP Education Australia more information
    Italy, Milan ? British Council more information
    Jordan, Amman ? British Council more information
    Kenya, Nairobi ? Australian University Studies Institute more information
    UAE, Abu Dhabi ? British Council more information
    UAE, Dubai ? British Council more information
    Vietnam, Hanoi ? British Council more information

    3.Why is CB IELTS not available everywhere?

    CB IELTS is being introduced initially at a limited number of IELTS centres, which have been chosen on the basis of specific technical and administrative requirements. The availability of the computer-based test will gradually be increased to meet the developing needs of both candidates and test score users globally.

    4. Will CB IELTS be available in other countries in the future?

    The IELTS partners intend to gather feedback from the initial rollout and plan to expand the number of centres offering the computer-based test in the future.

    5. How can someone apply to take CB IELTS?

    To apply for CB IELTS, you should contact one of the centres listed above. Please be aware that places are limited so you should apply for a test as early as possible.

    6. How much does the CB IELTS test cost?

    The computer-based test costs the same as the paper-based test.

    7. How are the CB IELTS tests marked?

    The CB IELTS Listening and Reading tests are marked by computer, while the Writing test responses are marked by qualified IELTS examiners, in the same way as the paper based version. This approach maintains the security, validity and consistency for which IELTS is internationally recognised.

    8. Do candidates have to take the Speaking test on computer in CB IELTS?

    The Speaking test is not taken electronically. To maintain our personal approach, all IELTS Speaking tests are conducted face-to-face.

    9. How is CB IELTS scored?

    CB IELTS and paper-based IELTS are scored using the same nine-band scale.

    10. Which is easier, the computer-based test or the paper-based test?

    There is no difference between the difficulty of the computer-based test and the paper-based test.

    11. When do candidates get the results of their CB IELTS test?

    All IELTS candidates receive their test scores 13 calendar days after taking the test.

    12. Will the receiving institution know that a candidate has taken the computer-based version of IELTS?

    A candidate?s Test Report Form will look the same whether they have sat the test in its computer-based or paper-based format.

    13. Is General Training IELTS available as a computer-based test?

    At this stage CB IELTS is only available for the Academic module. The IELTS partnership intends to make the General Training module available in the future.
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    Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 1:29 am Post subject:

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    I really appreciate it
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    Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 4:15 pm Post subject:

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    I doubt if the CB variant is as popular as the regular version. From what I've heard, people still opt for the regular version.

    Of course, I may be incorrect. Guess it all boils down to personal choice.

    Nonetheless, thanks for the info.

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