IELTS is one of the world's most popular high-stakes English language tests, with three and a half million tests taken in the past year, and is recognized by more than 10,000 universities, schools, employers and immigration bodies.
Over the years, the British Council in Azerbaijan has been at the forefront of providing opportunities to students and professionals nationwide through IELTS, helping them realize their ambitions.
We continually enhance IELTS to improve the experience for our test takers and stakeholders. Continuing with this journey, test takers in Azerbaijan will now be able to take IELTS on a computer, with the computer-delivered test due to be launched at our test centre in Baku from 18 April 2019.
Computer-delivered IELTS will not replace paper-based IELTS but rather offer a choice in delivery and more availability. 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 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.
The computer-delivered solution is secure and capable of delivering the world-leading security, quality assurance measures and operational benefits that IELTS is renowned for.
Summer Xia, the British Council Country Director in Azerbaijan, stated:
“Building on the success of delivering the world’s most popular English language test for 30 years, I am delighted to announce the launch of computer-delivered IELTS in Azerbaijan. The computer-delivered solution will offer more choice and better experience to thousands of, opening doors for them at leading academic institutions and improving career prospects.”
The success of IELTS rests on the high quality of the test, which measures the four key languages skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing. It is backed by dedicated research teams in the UK and Australia and administered by centers in more than 140 countries around the world.
Dedicated to support test takers in their preparation, British Council also offers a variety of tools, ranging from free practice tests and Road to IELTS course to free IELTS prep application.
Computer-delivered IELTS in Azerbaijan will be administered in Landmark Business Centre, 90A Nizami Street, Baku.
For more information, please visit British Council Azerbaijan website.