You can choose to take IELTS on a computer or paper for both the General Training and Academic tests. The test format, question types, time allocated to each test part, and content are the same for both IELTS on computer and IELTS on paper test. The only difference is in your test day experience
The below discussion will help the reader understand which medium of IELTS is better for them.
IELTS tests administered on paper will include an answer sheet and a pencil for writing. Within the allotted time, the candidates must fill out this document with their responses.
They will need to enter their responses in the appropriate boxes on the screen during computer-based IELTS exams.
For taking notes in this format, you will still be given a pencil or pen and some paper. The computer test is designed for people with rudimentary typing skills.
The computer-based IELTS exam starts with the Listening test and then moves on to the Reading and Writing examinations, much like the paper-based exam does.
The Speaking exam is administered on the same day as or immediately following the computer-based test.
The candidate will be writing their responses in the question booklet while listening to the tape in the IELTS format that uses paper and pencil. At the conclusion of the Listening portion, they are given 10 minutes to transfer the answers to the official answer sheet. The computer-based format will need the candidate to type their responses into the appropriate boxes on the screen. Without any additional time at the end, they will have time in between portions to carefully review the answers.
IELTS exams with a paper component are typically given in larger rooms, occasionally at colleges and universities, businesses in busy areas, and hotels. IELTS computer tests are typically administered in more intimate settings. In these testing rooms, everything is planned.