Kathmandu, 18 January 2019
You can now take IELTS on a computer with the British Council Nepal
Test takers can now choose the option and time to take IELTS that best works for them. They can also get their results faster, with results typically available between five to seven calendar days after the test has been completed.
The test content, timing and structure remain the same in both options and, importantly, the Speaking test remains face-to-face with a certified IELTS Examiner. Whether test takers take IELTS on paper or computer, they can be confident that they are taking the same trusted English language test.
Test takers who choose the option of IELTS on a computer can access support materials with which to prepare.
A launch event to mark the introduction of IELTS on a computer was organized at the Radisson Hotel on 18 January 2019, in Kathmandu, Nepal. The event was attended by the key IELTS partners, including members from Educational Consultancies Association of Nepal (ECAN), IERIN, FECON, Orbit Medical Entrance Pvt. Ltd. along with the British Council Country Exams Manager and other representatives from the British Council Nepal.
Jim O’Neill, Country Exams Manager, British Council Nepal said: “We are delighted to bring a new test experience for the benefit of our customers and our IELTS registration partners. The new delivery method meets the needs of customers who prefer using a computer and helps us meet growing demand in the market.
Pemba Sherpa, IELTS instructor and Founder of J and C Language Centre for Abroad Study attended the pilot session of computer-delivered IELTS on 11 January 2019 and said: “I found the computer-delivered IELTS to be very smooth, convenient and hassle free and it is going to be well received by many students across Nepal”.
Cinema reflects culture and there is no harm in adapting technology, but not at the cost of losing your originality.Jackie Chan