If you choose to take the computer-delivered IELTS test, you will take the Listening, Reading and Writing components using a computer.

All aspects of the test are identical to the paper-based IELTS test, including:

  • Question types
  • Content
  • Timing (see below)
  • Marking

IELTS includes four tests :

  • Writing (60 minutes)
  • Reading (60 minutes)
  • Listening (30 minutes)
  • Speaking (11-14 minutes)

At UQ College, all four tests are taken on the same day. 

You will receive a score from 1-9 for each test and an overall score.  You should check with your Recognising Organisation before booking a test to determine which test version you should sit (ie.Academic or General Training) and which score is required.



The Reading and Writing tests are available in two versions

ielts academic

for people who want to
study at university(including UQ)
or register with a professional association

ielts general

General Training
for people who want to
migrate to an
English-speaking country.

Frequently Asked Questions

UK migration

If you are taking IELTS to migrate to the United Kingdom you cannot use a UQ College IELTS test result.

Find out which test you need and how to apply 

More information

Visit the IELTS website for detailed information on how the test is scored and the two types of test.  
You can also find sample test questions and rules and regulations.

Get the official IELTS brochure: 

Information for candidates: Introducing IELTS to test takers >