On the day of your IELTS Test

It is important that all candidates are familiar with the rules and regulations surrounding the IELTS test.

On the test day:

You must

  • Arrive early.

  • Provide proof of your identity using a valid passport or National ID card in the morning at registration and prior to your Speaking test. Your passport and National ID must contain a passport number, a signature, a date of birth and a photograph.

  • Only have on your desk your identification, pencil/pen, an eraser (provided by us), and your passport or National ID card.

  • Ensure cell phone, pagers and any other electronic devices are switched off and placed with personal belongings outside the room (or preferably left at home or in your car). Any candidate who does not switch off their phone/pager, or who retains one in their possession will be immediately disqualified and asked to leave the test.

  • Notify the Invigilator or Test Supervisor immediately if test day conditions in any way impede your performance.

You must NOT

  • Impersonate another person or have another person impersonate you.

  • Attempt to cheat, copy the work of another candidate or disrupt the test.

  • Use, or attempt to use, a dictionary, pager, spell-checker, electronic recorder or cell phone for the duration of the test. Any candidate doing so will be disqualified and asked to leave the test.

  • Talk to or disturb other candidates once the examination has started.

  • Smoke or eat in the examination room.

  • Reproduce any part of the test in any format/medium. Any candidate doing so will have their test results disqualified and be liable to prosecution.

  • Remove any materials used during the examination. This includes, but is not limited to, examination papers, speaking task cards, answer papers or working papers.

End of the test

You cannot leave your seat until your papers have been collected and you have been told to leave. If you finish the test early you must wait quietly until the test is finished and you are advised that you can leave. You must leave any notes and materials on the desk.

After the test

Collect your belongings. Your provisional results will be available online 13 calendar days after the test. Your official result will appear on your Test Report Form which will also be ready after 13 calendar days. You can collect it from the test centre.






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