IELTS Online in Qatar by British Council
18 Nov 2022News
IELTS Online is the same academic test that is accepted and trusted by organisations around the world and is suitable for people looking to demonstrate their English language ability for study purposes and this English language test can now be taken from the convenience of your home in Qatar. Qatari test takers will note that IELTS Online has the same timing, content and structure as the IELTS Academic tests taken in centres, whether on paper or on a computer academic test. However, it offers test-takers more choice on where they physically take it.
“We are committed to giving test takers options around how and where they take their IELTS test, including those who cannot attend a test venue. The IELTS test is one of the prerequisites for international opportunities in higher education and career progression. With IELTS Online, students will have more convenience in terms of accessibility. Qatar will be the first country in the Gulf to launch IELTS Online and this launch is an important step that reflects the British Council’s commitment to continue to support students in Qatar using creative approaches for them to access the test,” said Deep Adhikari, British Council Director Examinations Gulf South Cluster.
IELTS Online assesses English language proficiency across four key skills: Listening, reading, writing and speaking. The speaking test is conducted one-to-one with an accredited IELTS examiner, via a live video call. Like the computer and paper options of the test, IELTS Online maintains the focus on human conversation, empowering test takers to demonstrate their true ability to communicate with real people.
IELTS Online is suitable for academic purposes and is protected by multi-layered security before, during and after the test. During the test, a combination of human and artificial intelligence (AI) invigilation is managed by IELTS. The listening, reading and writing questions are taken the same way as with IELTS on computer. The speaking test will still be with a human examiner and happens via an online video call.
Test takers receive results three to six days after taking IELTS Online. All tests are marked by trained IELTS examiners.